- Governor Newsom Signs 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 most restrictive purple/widespread tier into the red/substantial tier (September 10) - read more
- Continue coronavirus safety measures during holiday weekend. Riverside County health officials are urging residents to remember the safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus as they celebrate the Labor Day weekend (September 3) - read more
- Governor Newsom signs 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 in the Homeowner Bill of Rights to small landlords (August 31) - read more
- Riverside County health officials remind residents to take simple steps to protect themselves from COVID-19 (August 28) - read more
- New state framework to provide path for Riverside County’s businesses. Malls, barbershops and hair salons to reopen Monday (August 28) - read more
- California has a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state 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
- As of August 31, 2020, counties in the widespread (purple) tier, such as Riverside County, may open some businesses and activities with modifications: retail, shopping centers at maximum 25% capacity, and hair salons/barbershops indoors.
- 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 Major 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
- COVID-19 testing with or without symptoms is encouraged by Health officials. Riverside County Emergency Management Department have 14 testing site locations that are readily available and, because requests for testing have recently slowed, residents are getting their test results sooner. To make an appointment at any of the 14 testing site locations, visit gettested.ruhealth.org and/or call 888-634-1123 for appointments or results at the Temecula location, the Grace Mellman Library, 41000 County Center Dr. (August 21)
- 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:
- physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between participants; and
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- State of California releases guidance for certain businesses to operate outdoors, including: hair salons, nail salons, and massage services (July 20) - 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.
- 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 email@example.com. 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
City 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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