Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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  • State of California closes certain indoor business activities. The following businesses are closed for indoor business operations, but may be modified to operate outdoors or via pick-up  (June 30):
    • Dine-in restaurants
    • Wineries and tasting rooms
    • Movie theaters 
    • Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
    • Zoos and museums
    • Cardrooms
    • More information here; read press release here 
  • State of California closes bars, brewpubs, breweries and pubs, including operations indoors and outdoors. More information here; read press release here  (July 1)

  • Riverside County Public Health Department orders all bars to close, effective Tuesday, June 30, following surge in COVID-19 cases  (June 29) - read Press Release. Read full Public Health Order here.

  • Harveston boat rentals, Temecula Valley Museum, ball fields (for organized youth camps only) and more reopen in the City of Temecula  (June 22) - read more

  • EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - California Governor requires face coverings in most public spaces  (June 18) - read State requirements; and Guidance for details and exemptions.  Also, see Press Release

  • City of Temecula hockey rinks reopen - read more

  • Nail salons, tattoo parlors, and massage and body waxing services approved to reopen Friday, June 19, per new state guidance  (June 12) - read more

  • Temecula City Hall reopens to the public Monday, June 15, with regular hours of operation Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. Visitors will be screened through a touchless thermometer and required to wear face coverings  (June 11) - read more.

  • Gyms, movie theaters, hotels, campgrounds and RV parks, bars and wineries, museums and galleries, zoos and more approved to reopen Friday, June 12, per updated California Department of Public Health guidelines.  (June 5) - read more 
    • *UPDATED July 1 - State of California and Riverside County orders all bars to close. Read County press release here. Read County Public Health Order
    • *UPDATED July 1: State of California Orders that several industries shall no longer operate indoors- and must operate outside or by pick-up only.  Read State of CA information here; also read press release.)
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District intends to start new school year on August 12th, and will offer both online and traditional in-class programs, per TVUSD Superintendent Jodi McClay  (June 4) - read more

  • Pechanga Resort Casino reopens Monday, June 1 with limited gaming, restaurants and other amenities for initial phase  (June 1) - read more

  • Promenade Temecula reopens Wednesday, May 27; majority of stores now open. Curbside pick-up to continue as long as necessary (May 27) - read more     

  • Barbershops and hair salons approved to reopen in Riverside County. State Guidelines can be found here. More information here (May 26)                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Houses of worship reopen with modifications. The California Department of Public Health announced the statewide reopening of houses of worship with modifications effective immediately (May 25) - read more

  • Riverside County including City of Temecula has been approved to move to accelerated stage 2.  The following locations can now reopen in Riverside County: destination retail stores, including shopping malls and swap meets; dine-in restaurants; hair salons and barbershops and schools with modifications. Follow the City’s Re-Opening Updates page for more information.
     

  • 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.

  • CLARIFICATION on Re-Opening Businesses in the City of Temecula: Click here or scroll down to read full statement
    • For the most up-to-date information on the City of Temecula’s reopening status, as guided by the State, visit TemeculaCA.gov/Reopen.
  • All parking lots to City of Temecula parks reopened.  Pump Track, Skate Park, fishing at Harveston are open!  For a list of closed and open City amenities, click here  (May 6)

  • 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

  • Questions About Which Businesses Can Open?  To determine which businesses can re-open pursuant to State Orders, scroll down for State and County Public Health hotline and email contacts below.  Also, check out TemeculaCA.gov/Reopen.


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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.

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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: covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs. Additional State information can be found here: covid19.ca.gov

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: EssentialServicesInquiries@cdph.ca.gov

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: TemeculaCA.gov/Revive

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

Stages of Reopening June 30 FINAL

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report a covid19 related issue Opens in new windowFor 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 COVID-19 Hotline

For public information, questions about essential businesses and the re-opening of nonessential businesses, call Riverside County Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 951-351-6866, or email chawebmaster@ruhealth.org.

State of California COVID-19 Hotline

For questions and concerns regarding which businesses can re-open as the State of California moves through each re-opening phase, please reach out to 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 - June 17, 2020


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. Coronavirus Update May 27

    City of Temecula 4th of July Fireworks Show

    Consistent with the City Council direction provided during its May 6, 2020 special meeting, on May 26th the City of Temecula Community Services Department notified vendors the July 4 fireworks display was being cancelled. Read on...
  2. Coronavirus update April 28 - virtual community services

    The City of Temecula Introduces FREE Instructor Videos Online

    Did you take a class with the City of Temecula before facility closures occurred due to COVID-19 and miss your instructor? Are you looking for something different and enriching to do while you are at home? Read on...
  3. Coronavirus update April 27

    Pickleball & Tennis Courts are Back Open for Safe Temecula Fun

    In accordance with the guidelines issued by the Riverside University Health Systems – Public Health, the City of Temecula’s Community Services Department has re-opened the outdoor pickleball and tennis courts at Margarita Community Park and Pala Park. Read on...
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    Temecula City Hall Lights Up Nightly as Beacon of Hope while Clock Tower Chimes ‘God Bless America’

    On behalf of the City of Temecula, we hope you and yours are healthy and safe. We are all aware of the seriousness of the current situation regarding COVID-19, the impact on all of our residents, businesses, visitors, and the world. Read on...
  2. Coronavirus April3 update

    Update on Closed Facilities & Canceled Events in the City of Temecula

    The World Health Organization’s Declaration that the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached pandemic status prompted federal, state and regional public health organizations to implement orders and guidelines to limit the spread of the disease. Read on...
  3. Coronavirus Update, March 27

    COVID-19 Update – Compliance with Stay At Home Order

    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...
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