As the State of California embarks on the fifth week of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Rancho Cucamonga and Rancho Cucamonga Fire District continue to provide services and support throughout the Rancho Cucamonga Community.
Although there have been adjustments in day-to-day city services, the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library facilities are offering curbside pick up for materials, limited tech center access is available for those who need computer access while trying to work or attend school from home, and City facility hours have been adjusted for appointment-based services with a 24/7 access to many services via the city’s website at www.CityofRC.us.
Facility hours, service updates and available resources have been provided regularly as impacts occur through email, social media and the city website. However, the City of Rancho Cucamonga and Fire District have implemented a targeted effort to assist businesses in the community during this time. For the past four weeks, the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Prevention Bureau has conducted wellness checks for businesses, providing assistance and information about resources that are available from the City, State, and Federal Governments.
“Many businesses in our city, especially small businesses, have been affected by the stay-at-home orders and mandated closures of non-essential services implemented by the State and County,” stated Fire Marshal Rob Ball. “We have built partnerships and relationships with our business owners and operators and are concerned for their financial well-being. Fire inspectors have visited hundreds of businesses the past few weeks to assess the challenges and needs in the business community in order to better inform our efforts to help with a quick recovery.”
The City has been working alongside the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce to update a running list of restaurants that are open and operating with takeout and curbside pickup. The data is being collected and organized by the City’s GIS division that will be shared on a map with the community.
City of Rancho Cucamonga Community Development is also continuing to assist businesses with processing permits for construction improvements, emergency repairs, business license applications, and development permits.
“We can heal our economic wounds quicker, and move forward and thrive together by continuing to provide these services to the community,” said Michael Frasure, Building and Safety Services Manager. “Our community can ensure we are dedicated to their success and will remain resilient.”
San Bernardino County Public health orders continue to be implemented citywide with social distancing and the wearing of masks for the safety of the community. Staff continue to provide updates on the impacts of COVID-19, while also answering phones and emails to provide the community with services. For more information on how the City of Rancho Cucamonga is handling COVID-19, visit www.CityofRC.us/Coronavirus.