- Barbershops and hair salons can 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.
- GET TESTED! The re-opening of businesses is heavily dependent on each County meeting certain State testing milestones. Please make an appointment to get tested as soon as possible, whether you think you have had COVID-19 or not. Riverside County Public Health offers FREE drive-up and walk-up testing at several locations throughout the county. CLICK HERE to find a location and make an appointment today. Testing has been available to all Riverside County residents, with or without symptoms since April 17.
- Promenade Temecula - Many restaurants are open; inside retail is opening Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00am; curbside pick-up to continue as long as necessary.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- Are facial coverings/masks required? Effective May 8th, face coverings/masks are not required in Riverside County (read more); however, they are strongly recommended whenever practical and within reason. Please have a face covering/mask accessible as certain businesses may require them to be worn. While the County rescinded their Orders requiring the use of facial coverings/masks, there is State of California guidance for some businesses, and patrons/shoppers. (May 8)
- What about physical distancing? The latest State of California Public Health Order dated May 7, 2020 states physical distancing is required (see paragraph 3, here).
- 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.
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.
City of Temecula COVID-19 Hotline
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 email@example.com.
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.
Update from Temecula City Manager Aaron Adams - May 28, 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.
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.
Stay at home as much as possible. Take precautions, and keep following public health best practices.
We are in this together and will get through this together.
-Temecula Mayor James “Stew” Stewart
California’s Roadmap to Modify the Stay-at-Home Order
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 drive-up COVID-19 testing sites 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.
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