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Testing Information

COVID-19 tests are available at Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). For more details, click here.

Visit gettested.ruhealth.org for county and state-run locations.

Latest Updates

August 11, 2021 The City of Cathedral City has established additional COVID-19 safety requirements including face masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Please read more for additional information.

August 4, 2021 The City of Palm Springs, one of our destination's nine communities, has established additional COVID-19 safety requirements including face masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Regulation dates vary, please read more for additional information.

On June 15, 2021 California met the criteria needed to fully reopen and move beyond the previously in use tier system.   

Restaurants, movie theaters, shopping malls, and most everyday places can now operate at full capacity with no guidelines for social distancing in place. Per the California Department of Public Health, masks are still required for those who are unvaccinated when indoors and for everyone, regardless of vaccination status when in specifically designated areas. 

For full details on this guidance, click here.

Vaccine Information

Current vaccination rates for the Coachella Valley are over 80% of the population being either partially or fully vaccinated.

Vaccination rates by city as of Aug. 29, 2021 are listed below.

  Vaccination Rates
Rancho Mirage 96.43%
Indian Wells 94.76%
Palm Springs 94.20%
Palm Desert 88.52%
La Quinta 83.15%
Cathedral City 79.82%
Indio 74.05%
Desert Hot Springs 71.83%
Coachella 71.59%

 

COVID-19 vaccines are now available in Riverside County through a variety of providers. The vaccine is now available to all individuals 12 or older. Vaccine information and appointments for Riverside County are available at rivcoph.org/COVID-19-vaccine.

To receive a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccine record, visit www.myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/

Our sun-kissed Southern California oasis has always been known for its open and inspiring spaces, and we’re excited to welcome visitors back—safely. Please know that while the safety of our visitors, staff and local community has always been a top priority, we recognize it’s even more important today. Which is why the Greater Palm Springs tourism industry is making a Safer Together Greater Together Pledge to implement the latest safety guidelines so you can feel confident that our oasis remains a healthy, positive and inclusive destination for all.

To search for lodging, businesses and attractions that have taken the Safer Together, Greater Together destination pledge, visit gpsPLEDGE.com.

 

  • Which cities in Greater Palm Springs are there additional COVID-19 safety requirements?

    The City of Palm Springs and City of Cathedral City, two of our destination's nine communities, have established new COVID-19 safety requirements including face masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Regulation dates vary, please read more for additional information.

  • Are masks required?

    The City of Palm Springs, one of our destination's nine communities, has established additional COVID-19 safety requirements including face masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Regulation dates vary; please read more here for additional information.

  • Are hotels taking reservations?

    Yes, hotels are open in Greater Palm Springs. For a directory of hotels and resorts, click here.

  • What are hotels, restaurants, and attractions doing to help protect visitors?

    The Greater Palm Springs tourism industry is making the pledge to implement the latest safety guidelines developed by the State of California and leading industry associations. While the safety of our visitors, staff and local community has always been a top priority, we recognize it’s even more critical today. We are offering our destination safety pledge and sharing information on the additional steps our local businesses and tourism partners are now taking so you can feel confident that our oasis remains a healthy, positive and inclusive destination for all. 

    To find out more by business type, visit our Safer Together, Greater Together pledge.

  • What precautions are hotels taking when cleaning rooms?

    Greater Palm Springs hotels are implementing additional safety practices to protect customers and employees. Those measures, in addition to following the guidance of the State of California for reopening, include limiting the number of customers inside a store at one time, requesting that customers and employees wear face masks, and provide more frequent sanitation of high-touch areas.

    While many hotels in our destination are associated with a national chain and will establish their own set of standards with additional requirements, all hotels in Greater Palm Springs that have taken our Safer Together, Greater Together Pledge have agreed to follow the best-practice industry safety standards and expectations.

    To see which hotels have taken the pledge, click here.

  • Are the pools open at hotels?

    Yes, pools are open. Prior to visiting, you will want to call ahead to ensure the hotel you are planning to visit has additional safety requirements that are in effect.

  • Which restaurants are offering takeout or delivery?

    For a list of restaurants offering takeout or delivery, click here.

  • Is dine-in available?

    Indoor dining is permitted at this time. In the City of Palm Springs, additional safety requirements have been established when dining indoors. You can view those requirements here.

    The other eight communities — including Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella — currently do not have additional restrictions. 

     

     

  • City Resources

    Greater Palm Springs comprises nine distinct cities and several unincorporated areas of Riverside County. While the destination as a whole is governed by the guidelines set by the State of California and Riverside County, each city sets its own regulations on reopening, including the wearing of face masks and guidelines for stores, restaurants and other attractions. See links below for guidelines and updates specific to each city.