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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. …

Rental Assistance Grant Eligibility Expanded

The United Way and Lift to Rise have teamed up together to provide rental assistance for Riverside County residents who are behind in their rents due the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Riverside County has reserved $33 million to help pay rents and keep people in their homes.  Nearly 10,000…

Councilmember Rita Lamb Reads “The Dot” for Coronavirus Storytime

Tuesday, September 15th is “International Dot Day” that celebrates the creativity, courage and collaboration of children and art.  The day is based on the children’s book, “The Dot,” by Peter H. Reynolds.  Councilmember Rita Lamb offers this video to familiarize children with message behind this celebrated day in collaboration with…

State Officials Award Contract for New COVID-19 Data Reporting System to OptumInsight, Inc.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California Department of Technology (CDT) today announced that OptumInsight, Inc. has been selected to develop the state’s new COVID-19 data reporting system. The system will collect, track and report COVID-19 cases, supplementing California’s current disease registry system known as CalREDIE. “Throughout this…

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…

COVID-19 Cases Reducing in Cathedral City

Good News!  Your efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus are working, Cathedral City.  As you “Mask Up to Protect Your Family”, the number of COVID-19 cases in Cathedral City has dropped significantly over the past few weeks.  Not since early June has the number of new average daily…

Supervisors approve $4 million for Pathways to Employment Program

A $4 million program to assist unemployed residents get work training and mentoring received unanimous support from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Riverside County’s Pathways to Employment program will provide adult participants paid stipends and other supportive services to ensure success.   The county’s Housing, Homelessness Prevention and Workforce…

California Public Health Officials Release Guidance for Small Supervised Groups of Children

Groups or Cohorts Must be Limited to No More Than 14 Children and 2 Adults   The California Department of Public Health today released guidance regarding the in-person supervision of cohorts of children or youth in educational and childcare settings. A cohort is a stable group of no more than…

Riverside County Creates Housing Program, Financial Assistance to Protect Essential Farmworkers During Pandemic

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a new program to protect farmworkers and their families during the pandemic.   Riverside County will provide temporary housing options, including hotel and motel rooms, for farmworkers who are either COVID-19 positive or exposed to have safe and suitable places to…