The “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” continues to generate concern globally, domestically and locally. The City of Temecula is integrated into the emergency management functions and oversight of the County of Riverside Emergency Management Department. The City of Temecula as a local government agency remains closely engaged with our County Health and emergency management partners. The City encourages residents to monitor the Riverside County Public Health website and Facebook page for the latest updates in our region, which also includes informational videos and links to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for national and international updates.
As with the threat of any emergency, whether a pandemic, or devastation of an earthquake, fire or flood, the City of Temecula works alongside trained professionals and would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens to ensure their family’s home emergency kits are replenished – see page 3 of Temecula’s Emergency Preparedness.
Below are links to the organizations with the most current and accurate information related to COVID-19,
- World: World Health Organization (WHO)
- Nation: The Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- COVID-19 by the Numbers: US (updated daily at 4pm)
- State: California Department of Public Health
- State: Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
- Governor Newsom launches "Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In." Campaign (3/31/20)
- County: Riverside County Public Health
On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order directing all residents to immediately comply with State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure Read on...
Temecula Residents, Business Owners and Community Members: Up until this afternoon, Riverside University Health System-Public Health (Public Health) has only reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 on a countywide and sub-region basis. Read on...
The City of Temecula is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of our community. Read on...
The City of Temecula is committed to helping our community navigate through the challenges of the current COVID-19 crisis. Temecula will provide the same level of unity and support in the virtual space in the wake of the disappointing cancellations... Read on...
Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms? Have you been exposed to COVID-19?
If you need first responder assistance including police or fire, or plan to visit your doctor, urgent care or the hospital emergency room, please call ahead and tell them your symptoms so they can prepare.
Below are drive-up COVID-19 testing sites (this information is subject to change). Drive-ups without appointments cannot be accommodated. You must have an appointment.
-A drive-up testing facility has been set up Riverside University Health System – Public Health in partnership with Verily at Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium. You must schedule an appointment via this webpage https://www.projectbaseline.com/covid-19/.
-Rancho Family Medical Group. Testing requires a video visit with one of their healthcare providers beforehand. Healthcare providers will triage patients, due to limited test kits. Call 951-676-4193 or visit ranchofamilymed.com
Local Businesses have an immediate opportunity to assist Temecula Valley Hospital. Across the nation, businesses are donating or selling supplies within their existing inventory to hospitals where supplies are becoming scarce. Mayor James “Stew” Stewart supports this effort locally in response to Temecula Valley Hospital’s request for assistance.
Temecula Valley Hospital currently has the medical supplies and personal protective equipment that are needed to keep their employees and medical staff safe. The hospital tracks inventory several times per day and has put in place conservation measures to protect their resources in order to address the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the supply is limited and becoming scarce as they await additional supplies. At this point, the hospital would greatly appreciate local support from the community. Their needs include:
- Healthcare Masks (Surgical Masks or N95 masks/equivalents)
- Contractor Grade Masks / Respirators / Filters
- Disposable Gloves, preferably latex free
- Infrared Non-Touch (rated for human temperature readings)
- Other Thermometers
- Forehead thermometers
- Plastic strip thermometers
- Digital Thermometers
- Hand Sanitizer (60% Alcohol Content Required)
- Alcohol Wipes (70% Solution)
- Bleach Wipes
- Alcohol Swabs
- Example – used to clean skin prior to an injection
- Protective Equipment
- Medical Isolation Gowns
- Disposable Coveralls (Tyvek Suits)
- Face Shields
- Disposable food trays
- Take-out / To-go Containers
- Single-use plastic or Styrofoam
- Individually wrapped utensils
- Toilet Paper
While medical supply and personal protective equipment donations are welcomed, Temecula Valley Hospital can make payment arrangements to support local businesses that would incur a financial burden to donate. Many businesses are not open and may have available supplies and equipment. Examples would include hotels, casinos, wineries, schools, restaurants, contractors, dental offices, chiropractors, child care centers, or others. If your business can help, please call 951-331-2536, and Temecula Valley Hospital will make arrangements for delivery or pick-up.
A Message from Temecula Valley Hospital
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