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July 2, 2020

Community Update

by Blake G. Goetz, Interim Fire Chief

“All Fireworks are Prohibited”

The Cathedral City Fire Department wants you and your family to responsibly celebrate the Fourth of July and this year, that means:

All FIREWORKS ARE PROHIBITED in Cathedral City. Any person possessing, discharging or allowing the discharge of any fireworks is subject to a $1,000. fine.

This is the first year that Cathedral City has prohibited all fireworks including “Safe and Sane”. Fireworks are dangerous, cause unintended injuries and fires, and are very upsetting to pets.

The Fire Department and Police Department have been confiscating fireworks and making arrests. Please do not purchase or ignite any fireworks in the city.

These are just some of the fireworks that have been confiscated by the Police Department

 A public education campaign to notify residents and visitors of this new local code, three billboard ads have been erected and 20 posters have been installed in Sunline Bus Shelters.

 If you have any questions, regarding the use of “Fireworks” in Cathedral City, please contact your Cathedral City Fire Department at www.cathedralcityfire.org or (760) 770-8200.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 Information
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Protecting your family during this COVID-19 pandemic is the highest priority. However, it continues to spread among all age groups. On June 1st, Cathedral City had 165 confirmed coronavirus cases, and by June 30, 618 confirmed cases – a 275 percent increase!

COVID-19 spreads through aerosolized water droplets released when an infected person speaks, sings, coughs and/or sneezes and those droplets are breathed in by others who become infected. It is also spread by touching infected surfaces and smartphones and then you or the smartphone touch your face.

COVID-19 symptoms include dry cough, fever, fatigue, difficulty breathing and more. A small percentage of COVID-19 patients develop pneumonia, which can be fatal.

Look at the Prevention Tips and additional graphs at www.DiscoverCathedralCity.com to learn how you can slow the spread and protect your family!

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NEWS

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New Renderings Now Available for the Cathedral City Casino

New Renderings Now Available for the Cathedral City Casino

Progress continues on the Agua Caliente Casino – Cathedral City in downtown near the corner of Highway 111 and Date Palm Drive.  The new 100,000 square- foot entertainment complex is expected to open towards the end of 2020.  It will offer slot machines, card tables, and restaurants as well as serve as an entertainment anchor to the Downtown Arts and …Read more.

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Governor Closes Riverside County Indoor Dine-In Restaurants, Movie Theaters, and Museums for Three Weeks

Governor Closes Riverside County Indoor Dine-In Restaurants, Movie Theaters, and Museums for Three Weeks

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health today released guidance directing counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to close indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing and wearing face coverings difficult. The guidance applies for a minimum of three weeks …Read more.

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Governor Extends Eviction Restrictions for Renters Due to COVID-19

Governor Extends Eviction Restrictions for Renters Due to COVID-19

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through September 30. The order also addresses a variety of issues in response to the pandemic, by extending provisions in earlier orders which allow adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing rather than in-person during the …Read more.

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Family Gatherings Are Spreading the COVID-19 Virus

Family Gatherings Are Spreading the COVID-19 Virus

Riverside County has begun contact tracing to determine where people are exposing themselves to the coronavirus (COVID-19).  The initial data is pointing to places like bars, but also large family gatherings where family members from outside of their immediate households are intermixing for family BBQs, picnics, going to the beaches and parks, funerals, weddings, etc.  It appears that family members …Read more.

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Connect Cathedral City - Take the Survey

Connect Cathedral City - Take the Survey

As we continue during these unprecedented times, figuring out ways to improve the mobility options in our communities is becoming increasingly important. Learn more about Connect Cathedral City! Take a look at four upcoming projects that aim to create safer and better opportunities for you to walk, ride a bike, or drive your golf cart to key destinations in the …Read more.

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Mask Up to Protect Your Family!

Mask Up to Protect Your Family!

We all want to get back to “normal” as quickly as we can.  However, the COVID-19 pandemic has not let up and continues to spread among all age groups.  At the beginning of June, Cathedral City had 165 confirmed coronavirus cases.  At the end of June, we have 618 confirmed coronavirus cases.  This is an increase of 275 percent. …Read more.

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Bars Without Meal Services Must Close Starting June 30

Bars Without Meal Services Must Close Starting June 30

The Riverside County Health Officer, as directed by the California Department of Public Health, has released an order closing all bars without meal service, effective Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:01 am. Brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs, shall close until those establishments are allowed to resume operation per state guidance and local permission, unless they are offering sit-down, dine-in meals. …Read more.

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EVENTS

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Cathedral City Postpones Special Events Until Further Notice

Cathedral City Postpones Special Events Until Further Notice

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order (PDF) and Public Health Order (PDF) directed all Californians to stay home except to go to an essential job or to shop for essential needs.

The City of Cathedral City will suspend all special events until further notice.

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