On Feb. 24, the San Bernardino Valley College campus transformed into a free COVID-19 testing site, welcoming members of the community who signed up for appointments. 
"Testing is just one part of COVID-19 mitigation efforts, and is important to help curb community spread and detect new variants," SBVC President Diana Z. Rodriguez said. "We were happy to help our public health officials and provide easier access to testing for San Bernardino residents." 
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, SBVC has been taking steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and faculty, starting with the shift to online learning. Using money allocated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBVC has been able to distribute $3,366,282 in direct aid to students, purchase personal protective equipment, and offer students access to Care Solace, an online tool that connects them with mental health care resources.