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    Our New Life

    Our New Life

    As many of us wonder how much longer before we can return to work, life and friends, we are facing the reality that our new life may look a bit different. As we continue to see positive outcomes from social distancing and shelter in place orders, our leaders are working hard to determine the best plan to roll out reopening Big Bear, the County, State and Country. Here is the latest news from the City as of yesterday:


    San Bernardino County has not yet updated its COVID-19 data today. As such, there remain a total of 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the City of Big Bear Lake and confirmed cases in the Big Bear City area. HIPAA requirements prohibit the release of additional information about the patients or their specific location.

    As of 5 pm yesterday, there were a total of 977 confirmed cases in San Bernardino County. A total of 9,358 tests have been administered thus far in the County, and approximately 10.4% of those tested have been positive for COVID-19. Sadly, a total of 31 people have died from COVID-19 in San Bernardino County.

    This data is updated daily at the County’s COVID-19 dashboard, and the City encourages everyone to view this site for the most accurate information.

    Earlier today, Governor Newsom outlined the State’s approach going forward, and outlined six key indicators for modifying the current “stay-at-home” order that has been in place since March 19. The Governor did not indicate specific timelines, but will be using these indicators to establish the strategies and timelines for modifying restrictions. It is anticipated that more specifics will be announced gradually in the coming weeks, and may include different strategies and timelines for different geographic areas. To view the Governor’s press release outlining the State’s approach, please click here.

    The City’s decisions to modify current restrictions and recommendations will be heavily dependent on guidance from President Trump, Governor Newsom, the County Supervisors, and San Bernardino County public health officials, and this guidance will be factored along with specific local conditions and specific public concerns in Big Bear Lake. The City’s decisions will thoughtfully consider all higher guidance and the concerns of every segment of our community.

    In the meantime, it is critical for all of us to continue to remain “sheltered in place” to the maximum extent practical, practice effective social distancing when we do need to interact with others, and maintain good personal hygiene. PLEASE continue to be vigilant, and do your part to help us keep our residents safe and “get back to normal” sooner rather than later!

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