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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…

Councilmember Rita Lamb Reads Dr. Seuss’ “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day” for Coronavirus Storytime

With school children learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Councilmember Rita Lamb reads Dr. Seuss’ “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day” written by Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith.  Councilmember Lamb previously served as a teacher and principal and understands the importance of reading to children as it builds their vocabulary.  Children…

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. …

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…