It is a priority of the City Council to protect the health and safety of our residents, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Order 3A requires face masks and social distancing in public settings until September 30, 2020, unless extended or rescinded.
More and more studies point to the fact that wearing a facial covering, social distancing of at least six feet from anyone outside of your immediate household and limiting social interactions to outdoors lowers your risk of a COVID-19 infection by 65%, according to two UC Davis health experts.
Coming to a mailbox nearest you is a bilingual oversized educational mailer to inform you how to prevent spreading the coronavirus, the alarming new statistics, and the need for everyone to wear a mask when interacting with anyone outside of your household. In addition, you will see very soon billboards and kiosks reminding you to Mask Up to Protect Your Family. Two videos are also available by Mayor John Aguilar in English https://youtu.be/sVeC2ePtCiQ and Community Activist Josie Diaz in Spanish https://youtu.be/5R1RCFmfLMU.
In the meantime, Cathedral City reminds everyone to do their part to prevent acquiring the COVID-19 virus by following these tips:
- Wear a face mask or covering when in public and intermixing with those outside of your immediate household
- Social distance at least 6 feet from those outside of your immediate household
- Wash your hands often throughout the day especially before eating and drinking
- Avoid touching your face unless you clean or sanitize your hands first
- Disinfect items touched often like surfaces and smartphones
- Stay home unless going out for essential functions