68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, CA 92234

COVID-19 Info


The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sector.

For more information on the stay-at-home order visit:

In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

Resolution Declaring an Emergency in Cathedral City

COVID-19 Vaccine

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What Can I Do in the Purple Tier?

The Purple Tier requires the following Reopening restrictions:

  • Bars that serve food can open outdoors only
  • Bars that do not serve food must remain closed
  • Bookstores – open with 25% capacity
  • Clothing and shoe stores – open with 25% capacity
  • Concert venues – closed
  • Convention Centers – closed
  • Cultural ceremonies, Churches – can open outdoors only
  • Dance studios – open outdoors only
  • Family Entertainment Centers (Kart racing, batting cages, mini-golf) – open outdoors only
  • Farmers markets – open
  • Festivals – closed
  • Grocery stores – open with 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness centers – can open outdoors only
  • Hair salons, barbershops and nail salons – open with modifications
  • Home and furnishing stores – open with 25% capacity
  • Hospitals and urgent care – open with modifications
  • Hotels and lodging – open with modifications
  • Indoor playgrounds – closed
  • Libraries – open with 25% capacity
  • Live theater – closed
  • Massage therapy – can open outdoors only
  • Movie theaters – can open outdoors only
  • Museums – can open outdoors only
  • Nightclubs – closed
  • Offices (non-essential businesses) – work remotely
  • Pet groomers – open with modifications
  • Professional Sports – open without live audiences
  • Restaurants – can open outdoors only
  • Retailers – open with 25% capacity
  • Saunas and steam rooms – closed
  • Shopping malls – open with 25% capacity, close food courts, close common areas
  • Swimming pools – open outdoors with modifications
  • Theme parks – closed
  • Weddings – only outdoor services with modifications
  • Zoos – can open outdoor exhibits only

Stay at Home Order Complaints

Stay at Home Order - Public Complaint Email Link: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

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Riverside County Response to COVID-19

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Ways to prevent the spread      Click for tips

VIDEO - Mayor Aguilar Provides Information on How You Can Help Stop the Spread

Video - Mayor John Aguilar Shows You How to Make a Mask Without Sewing

Stay Home

Stay Home

  • Stay at home whenever possible
  • Only leave home for essential needs and services
  • Protect your physical & mental health
  • Support your local restaurants by ordering take-out/delivery

Cover Your Nose and Mouth When in Public

Cover Your Nose and Mouth When in Public

Wash Your Hands

Wash Your Hands

      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
      • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
      • Proper handwashing demonstration

Don’t Touch Your Face

Don’t Touch Your Face

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue
  • Wearing a mask helps prevent accidental touching

Disinfect Touched Items

Disinfect Touched Items

Social Distance

Social Distance


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Residential Eviction Restrictions

The council enacted two urgency ordinances by voting unanimously to restrict commercial and residential evictions for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 pandemic.  This ordinance will remain in effect until the governor or the county public health officer repeals their coronavirus emergency declarations, or the city council repeals the ordinance by at least a 4/5 vote; whichever comes first.

This ordinance does not relieve a residential renter from the rent owed, but it protects the renter during the COVID -19 emergency declaration from being evicted for non-payment and allows the renter up to 60 days after the ordinance is lifted to repay all past due rent.

Residential Ordinance: Link

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Information for Businesses

Get the latest information on relief packages for businesses - CCEDD.ORG

COVID-19 Business Signage

Images and PDF’s courtesy of visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

  • When creating your plan, below are resources which will help you get through this situation


Creating your plan

  1. Replacing lost income:
    1. For those affected by COVID-19, here is a great summary of what California Employment Development Department is offering.
    2. Unemployment Insurance: Here is how to file a claim.
    3. Paid Family Leave: Here is how to file a claim.
    4. For those with a disability: EDD Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income
    5. For those 65 and over: Supplemental Security Income
  2. Saving money:While there is a nearly endless list of creative ways to save money, below are valuable local resources:
    1. Southern California Gas reduced rate plan for income qualified families (California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE)
    2. Southern California Edison reduced rate CARE and FERA plans;
    3. CVWD-Coachella Valley Water District Help2Others Customer Assistance Program
    4. Desert Water Agency Help2Others Customer Assistance Program
    5. CalWORKS
    6. California Earned Income Tax Credit and Young Child Tax Credit
    7. Google “Cathedral City resale store” for a list of great stores offering real bargains
  3. Landing a great new job:
    1. Preparing for interviews: "60 Seconds and You’re Hired". Single best interview preparation resource I have found. Contact me for a copy.
    2. Spend time creating a solid resume; this will be future employers’ first impression of you!
    3. Leverage the expertise provided by the professionals within the Riverside County Workforce Development Center.
  4. Transportation: Coachella Valley’sSunline Transit Agency is demonstrating, yet again, their proactive thinking, leadership and concern for Coachella Valley residents with free local fixed route and paratransit bus service.
  5. Ensuring food security: Keeping yourself and your family healthy during this crisis is best achieved through adequate rest and nutrition. Below are resources to ensure you and your family have enough to eat:
    1. GetCalFresh (California’s SNAP program)
    2. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    3. Riverside University Health System WIC program
    4. Find Food Bank
    5. Cathedral City Senior Center
  6. Stay healthy: Managing income loss, health concerns or social isolation one at a time can be challenging. Managing all three of these concerns at once requires intentional effort to maintain a healthy emotional outlook.  Below are several articles which can help keep our situation in perspective.
    1. How to manage the psychological effects of quarantine” by Dr. Mark Banschick M.D.
    2. 8 Things to Do While Under Quarantine” by Dr. Kyle D. Killian, PhD. LMFT
    3. How to deal with uncertainty” by Dr. Clay Drinko, PhD.
    4. Healing the Heart During COVID-19 by Christine Fonseca, M.S.
    5. In Helping Others, You Help Yourself” by Dr. Marianna Pogosyan PhD.

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The resources below provide information about programs to ensure that all children have access to resources needed for educational purposes.

National Resources

Mobile Phone Carrier and Broadband Updates

Online Educational Resources

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FAQ’s Regarding the Statewide Stay at Home Order

Disclaimer: This list is current as of March 23, 2020 and is subject to change

Shelter in Place vs. Stay at Home

Stay at home means taking the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe. This means vulnerable populations must stay home. Everyone else is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. It is OK to go outside for walks or bike rides if you are not in a group. Stay at least 6 feet apart when leaving your home for essential activities.

This does not mean that there is Martial Law or military roaming the streets.

How long will we stay home?

The order is in place until further notice.


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FAQ’s Regarding the Coronavirus

What should you do if you think you're sick? What if I have symptoms? ...

Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus

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  • Coronavirus Rumor Control

Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed on what is rumor versus fact related to the coronavirus response.

  • Coronavirus Response: How to Help

Everyone has a role to play in the whole community fight against COVID-19. Learn how to help if you are a company with medical supplies to donate or sell, a volunteer who is medically trained, or  a member of the general public.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Messaging and Resource Links


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Lift to Rise Cash Assistance Grant Program

Get Up to $200 in Emergency Cash Assistance

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Resources for Businesses

For information and resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19, please click HERE

Riverside County is exploring various resources that will help support our business community during this challenging economic time. In order to support these efforts, we need your help to determine the economic impact. The following link to the brief survey  completed no later than April 16, 2020.
Business Economic Injury Survey

The resources below provide information about organizations who are working to minimize the financial impacts to small businesses.

List of Banks Offering Relief to Customers Affected by COVID-19

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New Signage for Businesses

New signage is now available for business to download and post to let patrons know that face coverings are required. More

Senior Resources

Senior Meal Programs and Great Plates Delivered

  • Heaven Heights  (760) 469-4999 Free Grocery Delivery to Senior Citizens

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City Leaders Video Statements

Mayor Raymond Gregory and Supervisor Perez Urge You to Get Tested for COVID-19

Mayor John Aguilar Lends His Support to a Valley Wide PSA to Mask Up

Mayor Aguilar Calls on Residents to “Mask Up to Protect Your Family”

Use La Mascarilla para Proteger a Su Familia

Cathedral City’s Economic Development Department Is Here for Businesses

By the Numbers

  • As of March 3, 2021, there are a total of 3,488,467 positive cases and 53,048 deaths in California.

Source: California Department of Public Health

Important Videos on YouTube

Cathedral City COVID-19 News

Moderate and High-Contact Youth and Adult Sports May Now Resume in Riverside County

Informed consent and weekly COVID-19 testing may be required for specific sports   Moderate- and high-contact sports, including soccer, football, baseball, cheer and water polo, may now resume in...
By Chris Parman | March 2, 2021 | News

Changes to COVID-19 vaccination clinics to better serve Riverside county residents

New vaccine sites opening, expanding hours of operation and one site closing. Riverside County health officials have planned a series of changes to better serve residents and provide more...
By Chris Parman | March 1, 2021 | News

50,000+ Californians Have Died of COVID-19

An undesirable milestone was reached today as more than 50,000 Californians have died from the Coronavirus in the past year.  More than 3.4 million Californians contracted the disease since...
By Chris Parman | February 25, 2021 | News

Schools with Approved COVID-19 Prevention Plans May Return to In-person Instruction

Four school districts in Riverside County have approved plans   Riverside County’s adjusted case rate for new COVID-19 cases dropped below a threshold that will allow transitional kindergarten through...
By Chris Parman | February 23, 2021 | News

Free PPE Equipment for Cathedral City Businesses

Are you a small business in Cathedral City and want FREE PPE items, such as face coverings and hand sanitizer for your employees or customers?  Thanks to Coachella Valley...
By Chris Parman | February 22, 2021 | News

COVID-19 Vaccination Locations and Mandatory Guidelines

Riverside University Health System is asking those who are seeking their first dose of the coronavirus vaccination to follow the county’s rules when selecting the location.  First, if you...
By Chris Parman | February 16, 2021 | News

COVID-19 Vaccinations Available at Palm Springs Convention Center

In an effort to offer a more convenient location for west Coachella Valley residents and workers, Riverside University Health System and Curative have collaborated to offer COVID-19 vaccinations starting...
By Chris Parman | February 11, 2021 | News

Drive-thru Coronavirus Testing Available Tuesday in Cathedral City

Did you take risks at a Super Bowl Party and unsure if you have COVID-19 or not?  Starting on Friday, February 12th you can begin to sign-up at www.Curative.com...
By Chris Parman | February 11, 2021 | News

Councilmember Rita Lamb Reads Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” for Coronavirus Storytime

As elementary school children continue to learn from home during the pandemic, Councilmember Rita Lamb reads Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.” It is a story about preserving Earth’s natural resources...
By Chris Parman | February 10, 2021 | News

Those Who Need Second-Dose Shot Will Be Notified When Vaccine Is Available

Due to a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, Riverside University Health System (RUHS) stated that it may be between the recommend minimum wait time of 21 days for...
By Chris Parman | February 9, 2021 | News

The Council and City staff are asking all our residents and visitors to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe. Further information, along with FAQ’s and health tips are available by visiting www.cdc.gov or www.rivcoph.org