Update #134
COVID-19 Event
March 12, 2021 - 6:30 pm
San Bernardino County Moves to RED Tier on Sunday, March 14

Vaccination Eligibility Updated

Visit These Websites to Schedule Your Vaccination
With vaccination rates rising and COVID-19 cases declining, San Bernardino County will transition from the State’s most restrictive PURPLE Tier, where it has been since last August, to the more open RED Tier on Sunday, March 14.
The move into the RED Tier means numerous local businesses, including gyms, restaurants, movie theaters and museums, can open for indoor services with modifications. Further details on activity and business tiers can be found here.

  • gyms will be allowed to open indoors at 10% capacity,

  • retailers and malls can operate at 50% capacity,

  • hair and nail salons can continue to operate indoors with modifications,

  • restaurants can operate indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer,

  • movie theaters can reopen at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer,

  • museums, zoos, and aquariums can reopen indoors at 25% capacity,

  • libraries can open at 50% capacity,

  • outdoor live events can resume at 20% capacity (effective April 1),

  • amusement parks can reopen at 15% capacity and small group restrictions (effective April 1), and

  • schools may reopen fully for in-person instruction following re-opening guidance.
The California Department of Public Health and San Bernardino County continue to expand vaccine eligibility, and the following groups are eligible for vaccination:

  • public transit workers,

  • airport workers,

  • janitors,

  • utility workers (electricity, gas, water and waste water, solid waste, roads / highways – this includes many county, city, and special district employees),

  • disaster service workers (once they are activated for emergency response), and

  • social workers (workers responding to abuse and neglect of children, elders and dependent adults, including all front-line social workers and other staff required to enter the home of the individual at risk. Includes those who work in homeless shelters.)

For more information on vaccine eligibility, please click here .
San Bernardino County has been the lead agency for vaccinations since December, and continues to be heavily involved - at least for the next few weeks before Blue Shield of California assumes a greater role. As such, there are now multiple opportunities for you to schedule your vaccination. Please visit the following websites to track your eligibility, sign up for notifications, and schedule your appointment:

  • My Turn California is the official State website to determine eligibility, sign up for notifications, and schedule appointments through the State system that will soon fully transition to Blue Shield. Please click here .

  • At least for the next few weeks, San Bernardino County continues to offer multiple vaccination sites around the entire County. Big Bear Valley residents are eligible to schedule an appointment at any of these. Please click here .

  • Bear Valley Community Hospital continues to receive random, periodic vaccine distributions, and announces opportunities on their website. Please click here .

  • More and more private healthcare providers and pharmacies are now offering the vaccine, and more are expected to offer the vaccine in the coming weeks. Please contact your health care provider and/or pharmacy directly to inquire about availability.
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Frank A. Rush, Jr., City Manager
City of Big Bear Lake
39707 Big Bear Blvd. PO Box 10000, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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