The County Update publishes once a week on Fridays and also as needed to share important news and resources.

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In Today’s Update:

• Opportunity Works at San Bernardino County’s Department of Behavioral Health

• Snow Removal Reimbursement Program ends today

• High school voter education program focuses on getting young people involved in voting

• Discuss ways to improve our community’s health during a virtual meeting Tuesday

• Freeway closures scheduled in Redlands and Bloomington this weekend

High Desert job seekers invited to hiring event at Adelanto Stadium

• Every book counts! Collect your free sun hat at any County Library in April

• Pet of the Week: Daus

• Jobs of the Week

Opportunity Works at San Bernardino County’s Department of Behavioral Health

Department of Behavioral Health Program Manager I, Jill Smith shares how she has built a successful career since joining the County in 2006.  Hear what she values most in her work and learn about the fantastic opportunities available to San Bernardino County employees.

See for yourself why San Bernardino County is a great place to live, work and play! Click here to learn more about career opportunities in public service.

Snow Removal Reimbursement Program ends today

Today is the last day to join the more than 4,000 mountain residents who have been helped by the County’s Snow Removal Reimbursement Program.

The $1.75 million allocated by the Board of Supervisors to fund the program is expected to be depleted by the applications still bring processed and any that might be submitted today. 

The Board created the program to help mountain residents recover from unprecedented amounts of snowfall in late February and early March. Residents have been able to get reimbursed up to $500 toward the cost of professional snow removal from their property. The program is one of many implemented by the Board to assist mountain residents and businesses in the wake of the record-setting blizzard.

To apply, please visit

High school voter education program focuses on getting young people involved in voting

There was a time when San Bernardino County teens had to wait until they were 18 to participate in the political process. Not anymore.

“Today, 16- and 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote and serve as student poll workers,” said San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Stephenie Shea. “These are great ways to nurture the interest of young people who are eager to participate in voting.”

Stephenie Shea, San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, speaks to students at Ontario High School during High School Voters Education Week in September 2022.

The California Education Code designates the last two full weeks in April and September as High School Voter Education Weeks. This provides an opportunity for high school students to learn more about the process of voting, find out how to be a student poll worker, get resources to host a student mock election on their campus, and learn how to organize voter registration drives on school campuses during this period.

Teachers who participate in High School Voter Education Weeks can speak to their students about the importance of voter pre-registration; have an opportunity to work together with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters; and foster environments that create a desire among teens to be lifelong, civically engaged citizens. In addition, the California Secretary of State, Dr. Shirley N. Weber, offers Guidance for School Administrators and Teachers.

To learn more about the California Secretary of State’s youth programs, visit the California Secretary of State High School and Youth Initiatives at

Discuss ways to improve our community’s health during a virtual meeting Tuesday 

Community Vital Signs is inviting the community to discuss the results of a recent health survey during a Virtual Shareback Meeting via Zoom on April 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

More than 6,000 residents responded to the 2022 Community Health Survey to share what they felt were the top issues that affect their health and that of their community.

Let’s work together to prioritize what matters to you. Registration for the community meeting is free. Your input will help in creating solutions for us in developing a community health improvement plan. 

Click here to register.

Freeway closures scheduled in Redlands and Bloomington this weekend

Scheduled roadwork will require the closure of all westbound lanes of SR 210 in Redlands and Highland from the I-10 connector to 5th Street/ Greenspot Road from Friday night through Monday morning.

Additionally, eastbound lanes of I-10 at Cedar Avenue are expected to be closed overnight as crews partially demolish part of the Cedar Avenue bridge over the freeway and the railroad tracks.

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Westbound SR 210 to be closed this weekend

Originally scheduled to start in mid-February, a series of six directional 55-hour freeway closures on SR 210 in the cities of Highland and Redlands have been rescheduled multiple times due to wet weather.

All westbound lanes of SR 210 are scheduled to be closed on Friday, April 14 at 10 p.m. through Monday, April 17 at 5 a.m.

Freeway closures will allow crews to safely perform paving operations at the on-and off-ramp junctures of the San Bernardino Avenue interchange.

During this weekend’s closure, motorists transitioning to westbound SR 210 from either direction of I-10 will exit at Alabama Street and travel north to Greenspot Road and then turn east to access the westbound SR 210 on-ramp.

Future directional closures are scheduled for the following dates*:

Westbound Closures:

  • Friday, April 14 through Monday, April 17
  • Friday, April 21 through Monday, April 24
  • Friday, April 28 through Monday, May 1

Eastbound Closures:

  • Friday, May 5 through Monday, May 8
  • Friday, May 12 through Monday, May 15
  • Friday, May 19 through Monday, May 22

*Schedule is subject to change

For additional information about the project, please visit and be sure to follow @goSBCTA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for additional closure updates.

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Eastbound I-10 to be closed at Cedar Ave for partial bridge demolition

Crews are also expected to close all eastbound lanes of I-10 at Cedar Avenue starting Friday, April 14 at 10 p.m. to Saturday, April 15 at 6 a.m. and again on Saturday, April 15 at 11:59 p.m. to Sunday, April 16 at 7 a.m.  while they partially demolish the east half of the Cedar Avenue bridge over the freeway and the railroad tracks.

Additional demolition scheduled for next weekend, April 21 and 22, will impact westbound traffic on I-10.

During both weekends, Cedar Avenue will also be closed between Slover Avenue and Valley Boulevard. Drivers will be detoured along Valley Boulevard,  Slover Avenue, Riverside Avenue, and Sierra Avenue.

I-10 Cedar Avenue Project construction alerts, project updates and an interactive map detailing lane closures and detours are available on the SBCTA website.

Drivers are encouraged to sign up for weekly text message construction alerts by texting i10Cedar to (888) 525-1021.

High Desert job seekers invited to hiring event at Adelanto Stadium

Job seekers in the High Desert are encouraged to register for a hiring event on Thursday, April 27.

Come dressed to impress and bring several copies of your resume to Adelanto Stadium located at 12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The hiring event is hosted by the High Desert America’s Job Center of California, the City of Adelanto and the California Employment Development Department. Local employers hiring are Victorville Fire, Robertson’s Ready Mix, Fast Lane Transportation Inc, R&S Beverage Company, Learn 4 Life, Bureau of Land Management, Federal Bureau of Prisons, San Bernardino County and more.

Register online at or call 800-451-5627.

Every book counts! Collect your free sun hat at any County Library in April

Every book counts toward a free foldable sun hat from the San Bernardino County Library. Throughout the month of April, all 32 branch libraries will be offering a foldable sun hat when customers check out 30 items.  Select from four different colors or collect them all!  Foldable sun hats are available while supplies last.

In support of the Countywide Vision’s Vision2Read literacy campaign as well as San Bernardino County’s newest Opportunity Campaign, this program will help to improve literacy among children ages 4 to 12, with the help of incentives, by inspiring an excitement to read, providing achievement goals, and encouraging a reading routine.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serve a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision, by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County Library System, please visit or call (909) 387-2220.

Pet of the Week: Daus

Our Pet of the Week is Daus (ID #A777359). Daus is ready to meet you and to be welcomed into his new fur-ever home. Daus is an unaltered male who looks like a Shepherd and Akita mix. He’s estimated to be 6 -years-old and is currently being housed at the Devore Animal Shelter where he’s been since March 24.

For information about animals available for adoption in San Bernardino County’s Big Bear and #Devore shelters, please visit San Bernardino County Animal Care at to see photographs of the pets awaiting adoption or call (800) 472-5609.

To donate to assist animals at the shelter, visit

San Bernardino County has jobs that will open on Saturday, April 15.

We encourage you to apply and share these job openings with those who may be interested in them. Recruitments listed are subject to final department approval.

Check Job Opportunities for the most up-to-date recruitments.

A teal box with the words COVID-!9 Vaccine Information on it and a injectable needle on the left.

For all COVID-19 related information, including case statistics, FAQs, guidelines, and resources, visit the County’s COVID-19 webpage. Residents of San Bernardino County may also call the COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911 for general information and resources about the virus. The phone line is NOT for medical calls and is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions about social services, please call 211.

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