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

Restaurants, Bars, Bakeries, Food Trucks, and Caterers Can Apply for New Federal Relief Funds

Cathedral City Rescinds Its Local Mask and Social Distancing Order to Align with State Orders


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COVID-19 Vaccine

What Can I Do in the Orange Tier?

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.

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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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


Ord 836

Commercial 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 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

Important Videos on YouTube


Cathedral City COVID-19 News

Pfizer Vaccine Approved for Children Ages 12+

Children ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine starting Thursday, May 13, 2021 as the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued recommendations...
By Chris Parman | May 13, 2021 | News

Cathedral City Rescinds Its Local Mask and Social Distancing Order to Align with State Orders

Cathedral City Rescinds Its Local Mask and Social Distancing Order to Align with State Orders   The City Council gave direction at Wednesday’s council meeting to have the City’s...
By Chris Parman | May 13, 2021 | News

COVID-19 Vaccination Event at Cathedral City High School this Saturday

A collaboration of multiple healthcare groups has teamed up to bring a Free COVID-19 Vaccination Event to Cathedral City High School this Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9 am...
By Chris Parman | May 6, 2021 | News

Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Apply Now!

The Small Business Administration has begun accepting applications on Monday, May 3, 2021 for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Click here to access an application: application portal. The application portal...
By Chris Parman | May 3, 2021 | News

Getting Vaccinated in Riverside County Just Got Easier

Riverside County has made some recent changes that makes it easier to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  First, all eligible persons are able to go to a Riverside County vaccine...
By Chris Parman | April 26, 2021 | News

Restaurants, Bars, Bakeries, Food Trucks, and Caterers Can Apply for New Federal Relief Funds

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide...
By Chris Parman | April 20, 2021 | News

Councilmember Rita Lamb and Teacher Matiana Rosales Read “I Know the River Loves Me” for Coronavirus Storytime

As elementary school children continue to learn partially from home during the pandemic, Councilmember Rita Lamb and Cathedral City Elementary Teacher Matiana Rosales read “I Know the River Loves...
By Chris Parman | April 7, 2021 | News

Riverside County Moves to Less Restrictive Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7

The state announced today that Riverside County will move to the less restrictive “Orange – Moderate” tier.  Please know the Orange Tier means that the coronavirus continues to spread...
By Chris Parman | April 6, 2021 | News

Governor Proposes Opening the Entire California Economy on June 15

From the California Department of Public Health: As we reach 20 million vaccines administered and COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations have stabilized, California is looking to move beyond the...
By Chris Parman | April 6, 2021 | Uncategorized

Riverside County Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to Anyone 16 Years and Older

Teenagers aged 16 and 17 years must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian to get immunization   Riverside County health officials are expanding the eligibility for those who...
By Chris Parman | April 5, 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