Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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For COVID-19 case statistics in Riverside County, click image below and you will be redirected to www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus for the following information:

RIVERSIDE COUNTY COVID-19 CASES
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  • Effective September 22, Riverside County is moving into Tier 2 Red/Substantial.  The following businesses and activities may open with modifications in Temecula: 
    • Restaurants indoor dining up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer  
    • Retail indoor up to 50% capacity  
    • Shopping Centers up to 50% capacity and food courts up to 25% capacity; common areas remain closed  
    • Museums indoor access up to 25% capacity  
    • Places of Worship indoor services up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer 
    • Movie Theaters indoor services up to 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer 
    • Gyms and Fitness Centers indoor operations up to 10% capacity  
    • Hotels and Lodging Fitness Centers up to 10% capacity  
    • Personal Care Services indoor services (nail salons, esthetique services, etc.)  
    • Visit the COVID19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ website to find the status of what businesses and activities may open by county.
  • New State Legislation to Protect California’s Workforce Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Bills expand access to workers’ compensation and require employers to notify local officials and employees of COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace  (September 17) - read more
    • AB 1159 expands access to workers’ compensation and makes it easier for first responders, health care workers and people who test positive due to an outbreak at work to get the support they need, including necessary medical care and wage replacement benefits. 
    • AB 685 ensures timely notification to employees and local and state public health officials of COVID-19 cases at workplaces. This notification will help workers take necessary precautions such as seeking testing, getting medical help or complying with quarantine directives.
  • Riverside County residents are needed for coronavirus testing to help the county emerge from the state’s restrictive tier and re-open  (September 10) - read more

  • Statewide COVID-19 tenant and landlord protection legislation. This new law includes targeted protections for tenants to shield them from evictions due to COVID-19-related back rent through February 1, 2021, and extends anti-foreclosure protections (August 31) - read more

  • Riverside County health officials remind residents to take simple steps to protect themselves from COVID-19  (August 28) - read more

  • California has a new blueprint with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county in California is assigned to one of four tiers (minimal, moderate, substantial, widespread) based on its rate of new cases and positivity.  (August 28) - read more
    • Visit the COVID19.ca.gov website to find the status of what businesses and activities can open by county on August 31st. - read more
  • Governor Newsom Announces Plan to More than Double State’s Testing Capacity, Reduce Turnaround Time (August 26) - read more

  • Riverside County schools can apply for a waiver to hold in-person classes  (August 24) - read more

  • Resumption of Youth Sports Update: On August 3, 2020, the California Department of Public Heath (CDPH) issued a new COVID-19 Interim Guidance as related to Youth Sports, including school-based, club and recreational youth sports (including but not limited to football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, softball, baseball, soccer, swim, water polo, gymnastics, cheer, dance, and karate). Additionally, the CDPH issued a Youth Sports Questions and Answersmemorandum. Under CDPH’s Interim Guidance and FAQs, CDPH is allowing youth sports and physical education ONLY when the following can be maintained:
    1.  physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between participants; and 
    2. a stable cohort, such as a class, that limits the risk of transmission (see the CDC Guidance on Schools and Cohorting). For sports that cannot be played with sufficient distancing or cohorting, only physical conditioning and training is permitted and ONLY where physical distancing can be maintained. Conditioning and training should focus on individual skill building (e.g., running drills and body weight resistance training). Sports that cannot be played with sufficient distancing and cohorting are not permitted.

      Consistent with State requirements, outdoor youth sports practices and conditioning are permitted. For the month of August, all athletic surfaces that are not expressly closed for renovations will be available to use on a first-come, first-serve basis only. Fields will not be reservable and lights will not be available. All activities must comply with State regulations on distancing and cohorting. For information on reservation availability, please email sports@temeculaca.gov.
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District's first day of online learning is August 17, 2020. Contact information and links for this 2020-2021 school year is available on the TVUSD website - read more   (July 31)

  • County of Riverside publishes Advisory Concerning Live Music Events (July 22) - read more

  • Governor Newsom announces specific criteria for schools reopening in California. Schools located within counties on the monitoring list may not reopen for in-person instruction until their county has come off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. Riverside County is currently on this list  (July 17) - read more

  • Riverside County Health officials need cooperation with contact tracing. Hundreds of contact tracers are calling those who test positive for or who were exposed to COVID-19, in an effort to identify the source of the infection, and who the patient may have been in contact with - read more

  • Temecula City Hall temporarily closes again to the public on Tuesday, July 14 - read more
    • For a list of open and closed City facilities click here.  
  • Industry Sector Reopening. For the most up-to-date information on the reopening of businesses, as guided by the State of California, visit TemeculaCA.gov/Reopen and COVID19.CA.GOV.
    •  For a clarification on Re-Opening Businesses in the City of Temecula click here.
  • POTENTIAL SCAM ALERT! The City of Temecula is not calling individual residents or businesses to discuss any economic recovery options. If you receive a call of this nature, please let us know at info@temeculaca.gov. Read more about potential Coronavirus scams here.

  • Temecula Revive: City of Temecula announces Temecula Revive: an online resource with links and information focusing on the community’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic  (April 24) - read more


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Current COVID-19 Statistics

For up-to-date COVID-19 stats in Riverside County, visit rivcoph.org/coronavirus.

For up-to-date COVID-19 stats in the State of California, visit update.covid19.ca.gov.

For clarification on Re-Opening Businesses in the City of Temecula click here

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report a covid19 related issue Opens in new windowCity of Temecula - For COVID-19-related inquires not found on this web site, click here to contact us. You may also call the City of Temecula’s COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, at 951-506-5111.

Riverside County Public Health - For questions regarding which businesses can be open or which activities are permitted, you may contact the Riverside County Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 951-351-6866, or email chawebmaster@ruhealth.org. You may also contact the State of California  (provided below) as the County of Riverside is following the State's Guidance on reopening.

State of California - For questions regarding which businesses can be open or which activities are permitted, as the State of California moves through each re-opening phase, you may contact the State of California via their hotline at 833-544-2374, or by email at EssentialServicesInquiries@cdph.ca.gov, or contact them online here.

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Update from Temecula City Manager Aaron Adams


As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to generate concern globally, domestically and locally, the City of Temecula remains committed to serving the region by continuously updating this site with up-to-date information. Please check this site, and the City’s Facebook , Instagram and Twitter pages regularly for new and updated information.

The City vehemently recommends following protective measures against the Coronavirus published by the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC, and the Riverside County Public Health.

As with the threat of any emergency, 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.  

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FEELING SICK?

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.  

Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms?  Have you been exposed to COVID-19?

CLICK HERE for more information on FREE COVID-19 testing available in Riverside County (this information is subject to change). You must call ahead to make an appointment, drive-ups without appointments will not be accommodated.

Are you having a medical emergency unrelated to COVID-19?

If you have symptoms that could possibly indicate a medical emergency (chest pain, difficulty breathing, trouble lifting your arms and weakness) please visit your nearest Emergency Room. Temecula Valley Hospital assures there are safe areas and procedures in place for those having medical emergencies outside of COVID-19. If you feel you are having a medical emergency, do not wait to call a first responder or visit the ER.

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Public Health Orders in Effect

The State of California Executive Order: requires Californians to stay at home except as needed to maintain the continuity of operations of sectors designated essential. Please visit the State of California website often for the latest updates to the Executive Order, the definition of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, and Frequently Asked Questions as this information changes and is updated often.  

The County of Riverside Public Health Order(s): specifies additional restrictions that Riverside County residents and businesses must follow. Please visit the Riverside County Public Health website for the most up-to-date information on current county orders, frequently asked questions, COVID-19 cases, and more news about our region. This information changes and is updated often.

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  1. Temecula City hall Closed to the Public1

    Effective July 13, 2020, Temecula City Hall to Temporarily Close to Public

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