Re-Opening Updates

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  • The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ends Regional Stay at Home Order, allowing all counties statewide to return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, updated every Tuesday with color-coded tiers indicating which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. Riverside County, which includes the City of Temecula, is in the strictest tier (purple), allowing the following  (January 25) - read more and more:
    • Restaurants - open only outdoors with modifications 
    • Retail - open to max 25% capacity
    • Shopping Centers - open indoors with modifications, max 25% capacity (common areas/food courts closed)
    • Hair Salons, Barbershops, Nail Salons - open indoors with modifications
  • Appointments for COVID-19 vaccine clinics are available in Corona, Menifee, Beaumont and Indio locations, from 8:30 am - 4 pm Tuesdays through and Fridays for Phase 1A (all tiers), 1B (tier 1), as well as individuals 65 and older, and Mondays and Fridays for seniors only. Participants must register and have an appointment to get vaccinated  (January 22) - read more
  • The City of Temecula partners with Covid Clinic, Inc. to provide additional COVID-19 testing sites at three different City parking lot locations throughout Temecula including the Margarita Recreation Center at 29119 Margarita Road, Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park at 32380 Deer Hollow Way, and the Temecula Community Center at 28816 Pujol Street  (January 15) - read more and more 
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Announce Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance - The PPP will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers, authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan  (January 8) - read more

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is available to healthcare employees who work in Riverside County in acute care, skilled nursing facilities & assisted living facilities, first responders, correctional hospitals, behavioral health, dialysis centers, pharmacist & pharmacy staff, intermediate care facilities, home health & IHSS, public health DPSS, community health workers, urgent cares, specialty clinics, laboratory workers, dental/oral health clinics, mortuary services  (January 8) - read more

  • The City of Temecula is partnering with Riverside University Health System-Public Health (RUHS-Public Health) to temporarily provide free walk-up COVID-19 testing to Riverside County residents at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula on Thursdays from 8am until 3pm. Register online at  (December 29) - read more

  • President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133) into law. The comprehensive funding package includes $900 billion in pandemic-related aid and $1.4 trillion in FY2021 funding.  (December 27) - read more

  • Many Local Business CAN still remain open. Due to ICU capacity dipping below 15% in the Southern California region, the new Regional Stay at Home Order will go into effect as of midnight on 12/7 for three weeks. NOTE: This Order still allows many businesses to remain open. All critical infrastructure; retail businesses will remain open (20% capacity); restaurants can continue to offer take out and delivery, outdoor recreation may continue to operate, and more.  (December 6)

  • New State Requirements if Southern California dips to 15% or less ICU availability. As of today, ICU availability in Southern California is 20.6%, so Riverside County remains within the purple tier. Should ICU availability drop below 15%, a Regional Stay at Home Order will go into effect for at least 3 weeks. This Order would still allow many businesses to remain open; but some with some added guidelines. (December 3)  - read more

  • Recovery for All report highlights proposals and identifies priorities and challenges as the state works to rebuild the economy  (November 20) - read more  - read report

  • State launches the California Rebuilding Fund to support small businesses offering flexible, affordable capital and free advisory services through community-based lenders  (November 20) - read more

  • State announces Riverside County moved back to widespread (purple) tier and allowing businesses to adjust within 72 hours  (October 20)  - read more

  • New California Bills to Support Small Businesses  (September 9) - read more
    • AB 1577 allows small businesses to exclude PPP loans from gross income for state taxes 
    • SB 1447 authorizes $100 million Main Street hiring tax credit program for small businesses
    • SB 115 accelerates $561 million in state bond funding to help jumpstart construction projects 
    • Visit the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - read more
  • California has a new blueprint  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 website to find the status of what businesses and activities can open by county on August 31st. - read more
  • Riverside County Administrative Center and other county buildings reopen for limited in-person services  (August 26) - read more

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

  • State of California requires face coverings in most public spaces - read State requirements HERE; and additional guidance HERE for details and exemptions. Also, see Press Release  (June 18)

  • Shop and Dine, Outside! To support businesses impacted by COVID-19, the City of Temecula is offering temporary outdoor expansion opportunities to restaurants and establishments  (June 17) - read more

  • Pechanga Resort Casino reopens in June  (June 1) - read more

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Reopening in the City - For a clarification on reopening businesses in the City of Temecula click here

City Facilities and Parks - For an up-to-date list of which City facilities and parks are open and closed click here.

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