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.
Riverside County has moved into the less restrictive “Orange - Moderate” tier. Please know the Orange Tier means that the coronavirus continues to spread in the community but at much lower rates than before. Everyone should continue doing their part to wear a face covering and social distance between you and others outside of your household, especially those who are not vaccinated. To find the latest information and/or other categories not listed, go to the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy at www.COVID19.CA.GOV.
In the Orange Tier, the following applies:
- Bars that serve food can open with 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
- Bars that do not serve food can open outdoors with modifications.
- Bookstores – can open with modifications
- Clothing and shoe stores – can open with modifications
- Concert venues – closed
- Convention Centers – closed
- Cultural ceremonies, Churches – open with 50% capacity
- Dance studios – open with 25% capacity + indoor pools
- Family Entertainment Centers (Kart racing, batting cages, mini-golf) – can open with 25% capacity, 50% capacity if all guests test negative or show proof of full vaccination, food/beverage in designated areas only, alcohol service outdoors only and must follow bar guidance
- Farmers markets – open
- Festivals – closed
- Grocery stores – can open with modifications
- Gyms and fitness centers – open with 25% capacity + indoor pools
- Hair salons, barbershops and nail salons – open with modifications
- Home and furnishing stores – can open with modifications
- Hospitals and urgent care – open with modifications
- Hotels and lodging – open with modifications + 25% fitness center capacity + indoor pools
- Indoor playgrounds – open with 25% capacity, 50% capacity if all guests test negative or show proof of full vaccination, food/beverage in designated areas only, alcohol service outdoors only and must follow bar guidance
- Libraries – open with modifications
- Live theater – closed until April 15
- Massage therapy – open with modifications
- Movie theaters – open with 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
- Museums – open with 50% capacity
- Nightclubs – Closed
- Offices (non-essential businesses) – can open with modifications, still encourage working remotely
- Pet groomers – open with modifications
- Professional Sports – can open outdoors with 33% capacity including suites, 67% capacity with negative test results or proof of full vaccination, In-State attendees only, Advanced reservations only, restricted concessions and dining.
- Restaurants – open with 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
- Retailers – open with modifications
- Saunas and steam rooms – closed
- Shopping malls – open with modifications, closed common areas, reduced food court capacity at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
- Swimming pools – open outdoors with modifications
- Theme parks – open with modifications at 25% capacity or 500 people, whichever is fewer, outdoor attractions only, in-county visitors only, reservations or advance tickets required
- Weddings – open with modifications, outdoor and indoor receptions permitted for up to three households, including host and guests. Indoor receptions are strongly discouraged. Maximum capacity at 50%
- Zoos – 50% capacity for indoor spaces.
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
- When creating your plan, below are resources which will help you get through this situation
The resources below provide information about programs to ensure that all children have access to resources needed for educational purposes.
Mobile Phone Carrier and Broadband Updates
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.
Online Educational Resources
Khan Academy- Math
Storyline Online - English
National Geographic Kids - Science
History for Kids - History
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.
- 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.
The resources below provide information about organizations that help ensure food security for low-income families and children.
FIND Food Bank: CA State Regional Food Bank
Local food pantries are invited to contact FIND Food Bank for food support.
Food Access Map
Local Food Pantries
Free Meals for Children
Free Meals Open to General Public
National Resources and Hotlines
Health Insurance Providers
Local Hospital Resources
Emergency Housing Assistance
Affordable Housing Assistance Resources
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.
- Economic Protection Plan & Support for Residents - Resident request for support - Lift to rise
List of Banks Offering Relief to Customers Affected by COVID-19
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
Frequently Asked Questions
By the Numbers
- As of May 12, 2021, there are a total of 3,658,198 positive cases and 61,305 deaths in California.
Source: California Department of Public Health