On April 29, 2020, the Health Officer for the County of Riverside issued an amendment to the Governor's stay-at-home order as it pertains to face covering worn in public. Click here to read the full order

On April 24, 2020, the city of Palm Springs amended a supplementary order related to trails, parks, golf courses, and recreational facilities.  Click here to read full order.

On April 20, 2020 Riverside County Public Health Officer issued an order allowing golf course to operate with restrictions. This order was subsequently amended on May 1, 2020.  Click here to read full order.  

On April 20, 2020 Riverside County Public Health Officer issued an order allowing outdoor recreational activities including hiking, biking, tennis, and pickleball.  Click here to read full order.

On April 3, 2020 Riverside County Public Health Officer issued an order extending short-term lodging facilities through June 19, 2020.  The press release sent on April 6, 2020 further states, “If  these standards are followed and positive progress is made to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases, the restrictions may be lifted earlier. Click here to read full order.

On April 2, 2020 Riverside County Public Health Officer ordered all golf course to close including public and private courses.  Click here to read full order.

On March 27, 2020, the Health Officer for the County of Riverside issued a clarification to the Governor's stay-at-home order as it pertains to the closures of hotels, short-term vacation rentals, timeshares and other short-term lodgings. Click here to read the full order. PDF File.

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an order all residents of the state of California to stay at home or their place of residence to protect public health.  Exceptions to this order are outlined at        

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation; the best resources for up-to date information can be found on the following resource sites:

Riverside County Public Health:

State of California:


California Dept. of Public Health:



The role of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau during this unprecedented time is to keep you informed and to lead the response and recovery with resources for the local community, visitors and our Partners.  

From providing up-to-date information on the situation and new ways to enjoy Greater Palm Springs through virtual adventures to a website page listing takeout and delivery options of local restaurants, as well as a PSA for the safety of our residents and raising money for families in need through our Tourism Foundation, we want to be part of the solution as we look forward to our visitors being able to travel here again.  




Greater Palm Springs comprises nine distinct cities and several unincorporated areas of Riverside County that make up what is called the Coachella Valley. While the destination as a whole is governed by the guidelines set by the State of California and Riverside County, the procedures for each city may vary. Click on the links below for guidelines and updates specific to each city.

Cathedral City


Desert Hot Springs

Indian Wells


La Quinta

Palm Desert

Palm Springs

Rancho Mirage



The Health Officer of the County of Riverside has issued an order that all gatherings are prohibited until June 19, 2020 and with that all events are postponed or cancelled and attractions are closed.  For more information on this order please visit

Coachella & Stagecoach Music Festivals

The Coachella Music & Arts Festival will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020 and the Stagecoach Festival will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. Goldenvoice has stated that all purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend. To learn more, visit



The U.S. Travel Association maintains national status updates on COVID-19 and travel industry talking points here:

MPI is maintaining a Coronavirus Resource page with updated information:

Meetings Mean Business maintains meetings industry updates and message points on its website, and is actively issuing media and public messages about the importance of fact-based reporting and messaging. Find updates here: