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Effective immediately, and until rescinded, dine–in restaurants within the City of Montclair will be allowed to temporarily create or expand al fresco (outdoor) dining areas notwithstanding any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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What is Emergency Management?

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Emergency management is a coordinated effort between all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to effectively meet the challenges presented by man-made and natural disasters or emergencies.

The following are common goals of emergency management:

· Saving lives

· Stabilizing a situation

· Limiting damage to structures and the environment

· Caring for casualties

· Reassuring and caring for the public

· Restoring daily activities to normal as soon as possible

The four phases of comprehensive emergency management are listed below:


Mitigation efforts occur both before and following disaster events. Post-disaster mitigation is part of the recovery process. Eliminating or reducing the impact of hazards that exist within the City and are a threat to life and property are part of the mitigation efforts.


The preparedness phase involves activities taken in advance of an emergency. These activities develop operational capabilities and effective responses to a disaster. These actions might include mitigation activities, disaster planning, training and exercises, and public education.


The response phase involves actions taken to address the effects of an emergency or disaster. During this phase, emphasis is placed on saving lives and property, controlling the situation, and minimizing the effects of the emergency or disaster.


The recovery phase involves actions taken to restore the affected area. During this phase, Local Assistance Centers (LAC) may be established and are normally staffed and supported by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as non-profit and voluntary organizations. These centers will provide a single facility at which individuals, families, and businesses can access available disaster assistance programs and services.