FOLLOW CALIFORNIA COVID-19 CLOSURE INFO AT https://covid19.ca.gov/
HOW THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER APPLIES IN BIG BEAR HERE.
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Staying Updated About COVID-19
Visit Big Bear continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 crisis and the spread of the disease in California and across the country. We are working to provide the most updated information from the City of Big Bear Lake, the County of San Bernardino, the State of California, and the CDC. Be sure to sign up for City Manager Frank Rush's daily newsletters as well!
Support Local Restaurants
One thing Big Bear Lake does not lack is a variety of delicious cuisine! From Chinese to Mexican, Japanese to Indian, pizza to pub food, and burgers to breweries, our little Valley knows how to serve up the good stuff. In this time of rebuilding, we encourage our residents, second home owners, and visitors to support our local eateries! Gift cards are also available at many locations and offer much needed aid to our incredible businesses. View local restaurants that are open.
Support Local Businesses
Many local businesses remain open to the public. Appropriate COVID-19 precautions are in place and we ask that everyone respectfully abide by rules businesses have set in place. They are for the safety of both customers and employees, even if they may seem inconvenient.
Big Bear is known for its endless opportunities for outdoor adventure! Explore the San Bernardino National Forest, sail the 7 miles of our beautiful lake, or unplug and get back to nature with a weekend camping trip. Discover what recreational activities are open again or browse local services that keep our community up and running!
COVID-19 Business Aid & Info
The coronavirus pandemic has altered our normal business practices to comply with government safety guidelines. Click to read Best Practices & Community Guidelines. See link to the right on CARES Act Info and business aid.
Big Bear Lake COVID - 19 FAQs
Do I need to wear a mask?
The state of California issued new guidelines that masks state be worn in common areas, indoor public spaces and circumstances where social distancing cannot practiced. Young children and people with medical conditions are exempt. If you are hiking and able to socially distance from others, you are not required to wear a mask. (more information here.)
Is the town closed?
Indoor facilities of attractions and indoor/outdoor dining are closed following state orders for our county however lodging, outdoor recreation, takeaway and shopping remain open. We ask everyone to follow state orders and practice social distancing, avoid crowds and please wear a mask when interacting with others and in indoor spaces.
What outdoor recreation is available?
Please see what's open for outdoor recreation >>> HERE
Are public parks still open?
At this time our parks are still open, however parking may be restricted. Following state orders, we don’t advise anyone congregate in crowded spaces.
What hotels and vacation rentals are open right now?
You may view the list of places to stay here: https://www.bigbear.com/places-to-stay/ And please call the property before booking to see if they have reopened.
How do I do my part to limit the spread of COVID-19?
- Stay home
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- If soap and water aren’t available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Are there any cases of Coronavirus in Big Bear Lake?
There are currently cases in Big Bear Lake and in the county of San Bernardino. Find more information here.
Help our community. Please bring your food and paper goods from home.
From the city of Big Bear Lake:
Local grocery stores are working hard to keep food and supplies in stock and promote a safe shopping environment. There are sufficient supplies for everyone IF we all purchase only what we need. Please consider your neighbors, and exercise restraint. Overall supply chains are strong, and can meet the needs of everyone if normal consumption patterns occur.