CLARIFICATION on Re-opening Businesses in the City of Temecula

(May 5, 2020)

The City of Temecula does not have the authority to re-open businesses that are currently closed due to being deemed not a part of the “essential” workforce as determined by the State of California’s Stay at Home Executive Order.

Statewide, all Cities in California, including the City of Temecula, fall under the direction of the State of California’s Stay at Home Executive Order, which can be found online here: Additional State information can be found here:

It is anticipated that effective Friday, May 8, the State of California will begin to modify/clarify the State Stay at Home Order to phase re-opening certain types of businesses throughout the State of California. Criteria from the State of California defining which types of businesses can re-open is anticipated to be released Thursday, May 7, 2020.

This is the initial phase of re-opening businesses throughout California. There will be many concerns and questions to understand exactly which businesses can re-open as the State of California moves through each phase, and the associated safety guidelines that may be required for the protection of public health. Clarification of essential businesses under the State Executive Order is anticipated to evolve often, as the State of California phases the re-opening of businesses. To answer your questions, the State of California has a hotline and email for such inquiries.

State Hotline: 833.544.2374.
State Email:

Finally, the City of Temecula is in constant communication with the Riverside University Health System–Public Health asking questions, and participating on a Countywide Task Force with intent on meeting the criteria required by the State to accelerate the safe re-opening of our local economy. Please visit the City’s Revive website; an online resource focusing on the community’s economic recovery in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

For the most up-to-date information on the City of Temecula’s reopening status, as guided by the State, visit