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Cathedral City Extends Face Coverings and Social Distancing Mandate through the End of the Year

The City Council has authorized the Director of Emergency Services to issue Emergency Order 3B which extends the requirement of facial coverings and social distancing in public settings.  Enforcement of this order may include a fine of $100 for the first offense and up to $500 for repeat offenses.  Emergency…

Mayor Aguilar Presented an Economic Update for the Chamber of Commerce’s Town Hall

The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce held its 4th Annual All Valley Mayors and Tribal Chairs Town Hall today to provide an update to the business community on what each city and the valley as a whole have been doing during this pandemic.  Mayor Aguilar offered the following video…

Riverside County Approved to Reopen Businesses with Less Restrictions

The state announced today that Riverside County will move from the most restrictive COVID-19 tier “Purple – Widespread” to the less restrictive “Red – Substantial” tier, effective immediately.  Thanks to residents doing their part (wearing face coverings and social distancing) in slowing down the spread of the Coronavirus, more businesses…

Round 3 for the $10,000 Grants for Small Businesses Program Starts September 16th  

Has your small, for-profit business been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?  If so, you may be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant from the Riverside County COVID-19 Business Assistance Grant Program.  You do not have to pay back this grant.  This is a first come, first serve basis grant program. …

Governor Signs into Law Additional Eviction Restrictions

Late last night, Governor Newsom signed into law an urgency bill, AB 3088, that provides additional protections against evictions for those affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a statewide law and is effective immediately. Highlights of the law include the following restrictions: Past due rents from March through…

Governor Releases His Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Today, Governor Newsom released his Blueprint for a Safer Economy that bases reopening on two color coded metrics: The number of new COVID-19 positive cases per 100K people and; The positivity rate of the county   You can review the metrics and explanations at https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ You can also look up…

Grants Up To $20,000 Available for Minority Owned Businesses through LISC

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the country’s largest social enterprises supporting projects and programs to revitalize underserved communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents, is offering grants ranging between $5,000 and $20,000 to businesses affected by COVID-19.  Priority is given to small businesses owned by entrepreneurs of…

New State Guidance for Outdoor Restaurants, Hair Salons, and Personal Care Services

The State of California has issued new guidance for restaurants, hair salons, and personal care services while operating outdoors.  Indoor operations are prohibited until rescinded by the State Public Health Officer.  These protocols are established to prevent community spread of COVID-19, which is occurring at elevated rates in Riverside County….

LIVE Entertainment Prohibited for All Venues

Riverside County issued an Advisory on Monday specifically pointing out that restaurants, bars, and wineries are not allowed to host LIVE entertainment under current health restriction imposed by the State Public Health Officer in order to avoid large gatherings of people outside of their households.  This includes all LIVE entertainment…

Cathedral City Businesses Ranked “Best of the Best” – Palm Springs Life

Each year, the readers of Palm Springs Life vote for their favorite businesses in multiple categories.  The votes are in and Palm Springs Life has just released the “Best of the Best” Honorees.  Thirty-nine Cathedral City businesses made the “Best of the Best” for the entire Coachella Valley.  Several businesses…