In accordance with guidance from the Governor’s Executive Order N-33-20 and multiple orders by the Public Health Officer of Riverside County, the Cathedral City Director of Emergency Services rules that all golf courses, short-term vacation rentals (STVRs), and other lodging facilities such as hotels, motels, and home shares are considered non-essential businesses and should be closed to the general public unless they are open for these two specific COVID-19 mitigation and containment reasons:
- Short-term lodging facilities (including hotels, motels, condominiums or other units) which are used for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, including measures to protect homeless populations, may continue to operate for the limited purpose of providing such mitigation and containment measures.
- Lodging to protect the homeless population
- Lodging for persons who have been displaced and cannot return to their residence because there is a person residing at the residence that must isolate or quarantine or is at a higher risk of severe illness
- Lodging for persons who need to isolate or quarantine
- Short-term lodging facilities (including hotels, motels, condominiums or other units) which are used to house workers performing functions that are essential to maintain the continuity of operations for critical infrastructure may continue to operate for the limited purpose of housing those critical infrastructure workers.
The City of Cathedral City asks that all non-essential businesses comply with the public health ruling and immediately suspend all activity until the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration has ended or been lifted by local, state, or federal authorities.
Visitors utilizing STVRs, hotels, motels, condominiums or other units that are contrary to this ruling should immediately leave and return to their place of residency and stay home. STVR owners should cancel current reservations and refrain from accepting new reservations until the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration is lifted. Additionally, all Cathedral City residents are asked to “stay home,” except for essential food or medical reasons, in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and save lives.