HOW THE GOVERNOR’S NEW ORDER APPLIES IN BIG BEAR
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:
- Vacation rentals may be occupied, but only by members of the same immediate household .
- This restriction will be strictly enforeced by the City
- More than two cars at a vacation rental will result in an inspection from Code Compliance to ensure that all guests are from the same household. It is very unlikely that a family from the same household would need bring more than two vehicles.
- Guests found to be mixing households in the same vacation rental will be evicted and the agent/owner will be issued a citation if they were negligent in enforcing the Stay at Home Order.
- Visitors from other states must quarantine for 14 days.
- outdoor recreational activities are permitted, including skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow tubing, hiking, running, biking, walking, and visiting the lakeshore and other parks,
- Big Bear Mountain Resorts and other commercial snow play areas may operate,
- restaurants may operate for take-out and delivery only,
- 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,
- California residents are advised to limit travel within the State, and within 2 – 3 hours of home, and only with your immediate household.
- 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,
- 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 Big Bear Zoo will close temporarily,
- traditional hotels and lodging facilities (not vacation rentals) may only operate if housing essential workers,
- 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
- WEAR A FACE COVERING whenever you are indoors at a local business, and also if you are within 6 feet of others in an outdoor setting,
- maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others whenever possible, and
- practice good personal hygiene – wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.
These new restrictions are effective in Big Bear December 7, 2020.