Attention Montclair Community

Effective immediately, and until rescinded, dine–in restaurants within the City of Montclair will be allowed to temporarily create or expand al fresco (outdoor) dining areas notwithstanding any preexisting limitations imposed under the Montclair Municipal Code. This City of Montclair Community Guidance is based on provisions of Dine–In Restaurants Guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health updated on Thursday, July 2, 2020 and Guidance on Closures of Sectors in Response to Covid–19 by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health published on July 1, 2020.


In efforts to provide more testing opportunities for San Bernardino County residents, community testing events are being held throughout the county. At these testing events, samples are collected by inserting a swab up the nostril or into the mouth to the throat. These samples are then sent to a laboratory for COVID-19 testing. Events are free of charge and do not require health insurance.


On May 14, 2020, the County of San Bernardino launched the COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program to support local small businesses and help ensure ongoing compliance with State and County health orders and direction.

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Disaster Preparedness

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Emergency PreparedDisasters can leave people injured or displaced and in some cases cause death. They also cause significant damage to our homes, communities, businesses, public infrastructure, and our environment; and they cost tremendous amounts in terms of response, recovery dollars, and economic loss. While we cannot prevent disasters from happening, we can help reduce or eliminate their effects through preparedness and mitigation.

The City of Montclair takes a pro-active role in disaster preparedness and mitigation through the City's Office of Emergency Services. The goal of Montclair's Office of Emergency Services is to implement the four phases of comprehensive emergency management, which are mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

City personnel prepare for disaster situations by conducting training and disaster drills using the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS). Both SEMS and NIMS are emergency management systems that provide a consistent template for all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of their cause, size, location, or complexity.

Montclair is an active participant on the San Bernardino County Operational Area Coordinating Council (OACC). This Council was established on September 19, 1995, by the County Board of Supervisors. The OACC consists of one primary representative from each jurisdiction within the Operational Area. This Council works along with local governments, the County of San Bernardino Office of Emergency Services, the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to better prepare and plan for potential disasters within California. Exchanging critical preparedness information and discussing resources are functions of the Council that better prepare our City, County, and State for man-made and natural disasters.

The City encourages all residents to be prepared for disasters. Some of the things you can do to prepare are build an emergency supply kit, develop an emergency plan, and be informed about the hazards that affect the areas you frequent.

We hope that the information provided on this website is beneficial to you. If you require additional information, please contact the Montclair Fire Department at (909) 447-3540.

Click on the links below to learn more about preparing for disasters:

What is Emergency Management?

City Plans

Emergency Operations Center

Build an Emergency Supply Kit

Make a Family Emergency Plan

Older Americans

People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs

Tips for Preparing Children

Pet Preparedness

Be Informed

Earthquake Preparedness

Business Preparedness

Controlling Utilities

Evacuation Tips

Emergency Alert System

Emergency Communications

Additional Resources