Big Bear Lake NewsRoom REPORTS ......
FROM: Editor E T Russell
DATE: March 2020
Because of the numerous
Notifications, Announcements and Press Releases since the Coronavirus break-out that have been submitted to Big Bear Lake NewsRoom,
I’ve decided to adjust our procedures of those requesting publication, asap.
We will prepare, edit
and schedule for posting, the submissions by priority; meaning that advertisers,
government, utility companies, local large businesses press releases will get
first attention. Depending on the content, Public Service Announcements/Press
Releases may be simplified (date, time, location) changes/updates and will be
posted on this NewsPage: Big Bear Lake NewsRoom REPORTS at: http://bigbearlake.net/ETNews
Anyone may send
their announcement of closures, postponements, business changes, etc, that relate
to the public Coronavirus
Crisis. The NewsRoom
has not in the past and will not receive or process Forwards, Reprints, newsletters, personal
messages, that can cause violations of copyright. If anyone needs assistance as
to how to format, we have information available, upon request.
For information or
suggestions please call 909-744-0470 or send to ETbigbear@gmail.com
Please refer to this
NewsPage often to stay informed of happenings in Big Bear Valley.
Thank You for your consideration!
STRAIN on 9-1-1 Calls
San Bernardino County Fire Responder & Friends
Appropriate Use of 9-1-1
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in San Bernardino County, local
hospitals and public health officials are anticipating an increase in emergency
room visits from
the public; as such, this may also cause a strain on the 9-1-1 system.
In anticipation of this
potential surge, local public safety officials are urging the public to utilize
the 9-1-1 system for actual emergencies only to ensure the
first-responders are available for life-threatening emergencies.
alleviate excess 9-1-1 calls, if a person is exhibiting flu-like symptoms or
has another non-emergency medical situation, public health and public safety
officials recommend that the public first contact their primary physician or
their health care provider’s nurse health line for assistance.
care providers have 24-hour nurse advice or Call for Care numbers available to serve their
members for several non-emergency medical situations such as colds, coughs,
sore throats, flu-like symptoms, and questions about medicines. Inland Empire
Health Care (IEHP Nurse Advice Line), Kaiser Permanente (Call for Care), Molina
Healthcare, and Blue Cross or Blue Shield, are examples of health care plans in
the region that have 24/7 nurse advice or Call for Care lines available to
information for these services is listed on the back of the membership cards. The information can also
be found on the providers’ websites and mobile apps.
You may be
asked additional questions by the 9-1-1 telecommunicator to help screen
for potential COVID-19 indicators.
may also be asked to step outside to meet first responders if you are
physically able to do so. These steps are necessary to minimize exposure to
first responders and others in the event the symptoms are in fact COVID-19
and law enforcement agencies remain committed to providing the utmost in
customer service and public safety amid these unprecedented circumstances.
Help us be there when you need us most! As always, if you or a loved-one are
experiencing any life-threatening emergency, don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 to
request an emergency response.
For the latest information and preparedness tips, please visit San
Bernardino County Public Health website at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/
San Bernardino County
County Public Information Line
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Please note this line is for general information ONLY.
San Bernardino County 2-1-1 is your one-stop connection
to thousands of community services; staff to assist callers 24
hours a day.
If you are outside the area or dialing 2-1-1 doesn’t work
at your place of business, you can call 888-435-7565
District 33 Assemblyman Jay Obernolte
Jay Obernolte extends
assistance to those experiencing difficulties during this time of crisis. Please
contact the District Office at (760) 244-5277 or at E-address: Assemblymember.Obernolte@assembly.ca.gov
Send us your
questions or how we can assist you, with your contact information enclosed. Rest
assured that I will share any additional information, as it is made
If you have issues
concerning your business, perhaps this information can give some answers. The
U.S. Small Business Administration is offering aid to small businesses.
To learn more, please click here
Instances of price gouging, misinformation, and fraud should be reported
to the Office of the State Attorney General. Complaints can be filed
either online or by calling (800) 952-5225.
Thank you for giving
me the opportunity to serve you. It is a privilege to be your representative.
Jay Obernolte represents the 33rd Assembly District, which
includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley,
Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin,
Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak
Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base,
Twin Peaks and Victorville.