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March 19, 2020

Community Update

by Mayor John Aguilar

Mayor John Aguilar's Statement on the Declaration of a Local Emergency for the CoronaVirus

Mayor John Aguilar's Statement on the Declaration of a Local Emergency for the CoronaVirus

As the world deals with a new deadly virus invisible to the naked eye and highly contagious, the City Council of Cathedral City is well aware that families are juggling many new obstacles around their daily lives, such as school closures and related childcare, isolation within our homes, threats to our health and the need for social distancing, work slowdowns …Read more.

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

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Spectrum Cable Offering Free Broadband and Wifi to K-12 and College Students

Spectrum Cable Offering Free Broadband and Wifi to K-12 and College Students

For the next 60 Days, Charter Communications, Spectrum Cable locally, will offer free broadband and open up its Wifi hotspots to the public for free.  This offer is for households with students enrolled in K-12 and colleges.  Below is their press release with details:  Read more.

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Get Up to $200 in Emergency Cash Assistance

Get Up to $200 in Emergency Cash Assistance

Coalition announces new emergency cash assistance fund   Fund part of coordinated effort to connect Coachella Valley families to available public resources to help with food, housing, medical care and financial relief   PALM DESERT, CA — Today, a coalition of local government and community partners announced a new emergency cash assistance fund for Coachella Valley residents financially impacted by …Read more.

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Riverside County Issues Directive for Food Service Establishments

Riverside County Issues Directive for Food Service Establishments

The Riverside County Health Officer clarified its order of no more than 10 people in gatherings as it applies to food service establishments.  Here is its order:   Download Directive Read more.

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Take the Time to Be Counted, Cathedral City!

Take the Time to Be Counted, Cathedral City!

Spending more time at home and on our electronic devices, please take the time to fill-out the 2020 Census questionnaire.  For the first time, you can complete it online at www.My2020Census.gov.   With the downturn in the economy, it is even more important than ever before to fill it out so that Cathedral City gets its fair share of federal …Read more.

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Excellent Resource Guide to Help You through COVID-19 Economic Impact

Excellent Resource Guide to Help You through COVID-19 Economic Impact

The Coachella Valley is severely impacted by COVID-19. In response, Lift to Rise is launching an Economic Preparation and Protection Plan for all affected residents throughout the region. The plan outlines the resources available to assist residents with food, unemployment benefits, utility bill payments, housing and rent, medical care, and education needs. Check out the full plan at www.LiftToRise.org/protection... Read more.

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Cathedral City Closes City Buildings to the Public

Cathedral City Closes City Buildings to the Public

 Effort made to help protect the public and prevent COVID-19 community spread   CATHEDRAL CITY, CA. – In an effort to help protect the public and prevent community spreading of the novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19), the City of Cathedral City has closed all city buildings including the police station, fire stations, fire administration, and the public works’ yard to the general … Read more.

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Governor Issues Executive Order to Protect Ongoing Safety Net Services for Most Vulnerable Californians During COVID-19 Outbreak

Governor Issues Executive Order to Protect Ongoing Safety Net Services for Most Vulnerable Californians During COVID-19 Outbreak

SACRAMENTO – Taking action to ensure that California’s most vulnerable residents can continue to receive health care, food assistance and in-home supportive services in a timely manner during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order today to extend the eligibility period for important safety net services.   “These social safety net programs are so important for families … Read more.

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CPUC Asks Utilities Not to Disconnect During CoronaVirus Emergency

CPUC Asks Utilities Not to Disconnect During CoronaVirus Emergency

The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Executive Director today determined that energy, water, sewer, and communications companies under CPUC jurisdiction should halt customer disconnections for non-payment as a result of the State of Emergency called by Gov. Gavin Newsom due to COVID-19. To learn more, go to: https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/covid Read more.

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Cathedral City Public Library Closed Until April 30

Cathedral City Public Library Closed Until April 30

The City has been informed that the Cathedral City Public Library has been closed due to the CoronaVirus pandemic.  It will remain closed through April 30.

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Riverside County Public Health Officer Mandates No Gathering of More than 10

Riverside County Public Health Officer Mandates No Gathering of More than 10

On the evening of March 16, 2020, the Riverside County Public Health Officer ordered a mandate of no gathering greater than 10 people.  Below are the details:   Download Order Read more.

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Cathedral City Declares a Local Emergency Due to the CoronaVirus

Cathedral City Declares a Local Emergency Due to the CoronaVirus

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA. – The City Council of Cathedral City held an Emergency Meeting in response to the CoronaVirus pandemic.  The council voted unanimously in support of a resolution declaring a local emergency.   The declaration provides the following measures to be implemented immediately:   To Protect our Community: We will follow all orders or directives from Riverside County Health and …  Read more.

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Mayor of Cathedral City Calls for an Emergency Meeting

Mayor of Cathedral City Calls for an Emergency Meeting

Consider declaration of a local emergency   CATHEDRAL CITY, CA. – Mayor John Aguilar has called for an Emergency Meeting of the City Council to be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 4 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers.  Three items are listed on the agenda including a resolution proclaiming the existence of a local …Read more.

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Latest CoronaVirus Update - March 15, 2020

Latest CoronaVirus Update - March 15, 2020

COVID-19 Numbers at a Glance As of the morning March 15, 2020 there were a total of 335 positive cases in California, a 14% increase from the previous day. 24 cases are from repatriation flights, and the other 311 confirmed cases include: 70 - travel related, 3 of which are from the Grand Princess. 68 - person-to-person. 82 - community …Read more.

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Governor Newsom Directs All Bars, Wineries, and BrewPubs to Close Statewide; Seniors over 65 to Isolate Themselves at Home

Governor Newsom Directs All Bars, Wineries, and BrewPubs to Close Statewide; Seniors over 65 to Isolate Themselves at Home

Click on the video below to watch Governor Newsom's Press Conference over the weekend on his directive to close all bars, wineries, and brewpubs statewide.  He also asks all seniors over the age 65 to isolate themselves at home until the CoronaVirus concerns have been lifted...Read more.

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Cathedral City Senior Center Temporarily Suspends Regular Operations Due to the CoronaVirus

Cathedral City Senior Center Temporarily Suspends Regular Operations Due to the CoronaVirus

The Cathedral City Senior Center has temporarily suspended its regular operations until April 3rd due to the CoronaVirus.  The Food Bank and designated lunch order pick-ups will continue.  Read more.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Assistance During the CoronaVirus Pandemic

The U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Assistance During the CoronaVirus Pandemic

The United States Small Business Administration is offering emergency programs to assist small businesses during the COVID-19: CoronaVirus Pandemic and its economic impact on the economy and small businesses.  They have developed numerous programs to help assist during this economic downturn.  For the latest information, go to: Read more.

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Employees and Employers Have Resources Available During the CoronaVirus Pandemic

Employees and Employers Have Resources Available During the CoronaVirus Pandemic

As more and more businesses are asked to close due to stopping or slowing the CoronaVirus Pandemic, this can put additional pressures on employers and employees.  The California Employment Development Department has implemented emergency procedures to assist employees and employers during this rapidly changing environment.   To learn more about these resources available now, please go to: Read more.

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PSUSD Providing Free Breakfast and Lunch Meals During School Closures              

PSUSD Providing Free Breakfast and Lunch Meals During School Closures              

Palm Springs Unified School District is providing free student meals (breakfast and lunch) to all children during school closures at designated locations.  Your child does NOT have to be enrolled to receive the free meal.  Here are the locations: All school bus stops. The school buses will be delivering meals at all regularly scheduled morning bus stops Monday through Friday …

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EVENTS

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Cathedral City Postpones March and April Special Events

Cathedral City Postpones March and April Special Events

 Public audience at council meetings limited to no more than 10 people

The Riverside County Public Health Officer has issued a countywide order mandating all venues to have no more than 10 people at any given time, with exceptions of essential personnel, through the end of April.  The City of Cathedral City will suspend all … Read more.

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For Questions or Comments, Contact Chris Parman, Communications and Events Manager
cparman@cathedralcity.gov