The Governor’s new order builds on previous State orders, and it can be difficult to determine exactly how it applies in Big Bear. The City has worked hard throughout the COVID-19 event to explain how the various restrictions apply in OUR community, and the latest restrictions mean the following for Big Bear:
- interacting with others who are not part of your immediate household is prohibited, unless you are participating in the permitted activities outlined in the Governor’s new order (and indicated below), AND you implement appropriate face covering, physical distancing, and personal hygiene practices,
- individuals are not prohibited from moving around the community, as long as they are traveling to or from or participating in the permitted activities outlined below,
- outdoor recreational activities are permitted, including skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow tubing, hiking, running, biking, walking, and visiting the lakeshore and other parks, LIMITED TICKET SALES – MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE – MORE INFO HERE
- Big Bear Mountain Resorts and other commercial snow play areas may operate,
- all retail stores may remain open, but are limited to 20% capacity (including grocery stores) and must have an employee stationed at the entrance to ensure that entry is limited, Vacation Rentals should bring everything they need rather than visiting the grocery stores.
- restaurants may operate for take-out and delivery only,
- hair, beauty, and nail salons, and other personal care services must close,
- the bowling alley, other indoor entertainment centers, and bars / nightclubs must close,
- churches and other places of worship are limited to outdoor or online worship only,
- the zoo must close,
- traditional hotels and lodging facilities may only operate if housing essential workers,
- vacation rentals may be occupied, but only by members of the same immediate household, city may choose to audit homes if more than 2 cars are at property.
- second homes may be occupied, but only by members of the same immediate household,
- any visitors originating from outside California, and not traveling for essential business purposes, must quarantine for 14 days,
- California residents are advised to limit travel within the State, and within 2 – 3 hours of home, and only with your immediate household.
- These new restrictions are effective in Big Bear tomorrow morning, December 7. Please be responsible, and do your part!