UPDATE: County closes several public attractions and public offices (3/16/20)

The following is part of an update provided by the County of San Bernardino (see their news release here) this evening:
The following County attractions are closed to the public until at least April 3:
  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge
  • County branch libraries
  • County museums and historical sites
  • County Regional Parks, including Calico Ghost Town
  • Park and recreation district preschools in Big Bear and Joshua Tree
  • The following senior and community centers (centers that conduct meal programs will make meals available via drive-thru):
  • Big Bear Senior Center
  • Bloomington Ayala Senior Center
  • Joshua Tree Community Center
  • Lucerne Valley Community Center
  • Wonder Valley Community Center
Services for the following County departments and offices will be available only by phone and online. Offices will be closed to the public until at least April 3:
  • Assessor, including wedding services
  • Child Support Services
  • Land Use Services, which includes Planning, Building and Safety, and Code Enforcement
  • Public Works, with the exception of lobby computer access to surveyor records
  • Registrar of Voters, with the exception of election observers
  • Special Districts Water and Sanitation
  • Transitional Assistance
  • Veterans’ Affairs

Please note all employees should report to work. This closure is for the public. 

The following is a message from Teamsters Local 1932 Secretary-Treasurer Randy Korgan:
Fellow Teamsters,
The past week has been a trying time for many of you and our society as a whole. Last Thursday, Teamsters Local 1932 sent a letter to all employers requesting immediate bargaining on the following items:
  • Employee ability to telecommute
  • Employee ability to utilize remote access
  • Employee availability to leave balances
  • Employee availability to leave when balances are exhausted
  • Process for sending employees home that appear to be sick or feel ill
  • Procedures for a safe and healthy work environment for all employees
This Wednesday, our union will meet with County leadership to discuss these issues. We have also scheduled meetings with other employers. With the closure of local schools in recent days, we know that this time is a hard one for you and your family with a lot of uncertainty. Local 1932 is committed to working toward a just solution, so that employees are not forced to use their own leave balances, and that those who do not have a leave balance can be accommodated. We stress the importance of following the regular call-in procedure at this time with your employer. We also anticipate many changes week by week and will be working to encourage employers to be flexible and understanding.
Non-County employees should contact their Business Agents regarding ongoing discussions with their employer.
Local 1932 wants nothing but safety and good health for you, your family, and the community-at-large. State officials have established guidelines to prevent further spread of COVID-19 — please see their recommended precautions here. Our union will send new updates to membership as ongoing discussions regarding this situation develop.