Official Orders/News Releases

On July 1, 2020, the State of California mandated that following industries close their indoor operations in Riverside County:  restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums, and card rooms.  Outdoor operations and pick-up or delivery options can continue to operate.  Click here to learn more.  

On June 29, 2020, the Health Officer for the County of Riverside issued and order closing brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs.  Click here to read full order. 

On June 19, 2020, the State of California allowed the reopening of personal care services, including nail salons, estheticians and massage therapists. More information can be found HERE. 

On June 18, 2020, the State of California mandated that face coverings must be worn in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible. Learn more about the guidance and limited exceptions HERE. 

On June 12, 2020, the State of California allowed the reopening of new sectors including hotels to tourism, family entertainment, gyms and bars. Riverside County has issued guidance for those industries to be followed along with the state guidance.

On May 29, 2020, the State of California approved short-term vacation rentals to resume.  Click here to read full News Release.

On May 26, 2020, the State of California approved barbershops and hair salons can now open with guidelines.  Click here to read full News Release

On May 25, 2020,  the State of California approved the county’s request to open for religious services with limitations.  Click here to read full News Release   

On May 22, 2020, the California Department of Public Health approved the county’s request to reopen more businesses as part of accelerated phase two.  This included retail stores, shopping malls, swap meets, dine-in restaurants, and schools with modifications.  Click here to read full News Release

On May 9, 2020, the Health Officer for the County of Riverside issued and order rescinding the previous public health orders related to short term lodging facilities, golf course restrictions, and use of facial coverings and practice of social distancing to align with the State’s orders as they now exist.  Click here to read full order.

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 4, 2020, Riverside County Public Health Officer ordered everyone to cover your face when leaving the home including essential workers.  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 April 1, 2020, the Health Officer for the County of Riverside issued an order to extend the closure of the county’s schools to June 19, 2020 in response to the current conditions of COVID-19. 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.

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 https://www.cisa.gov/critical-infrastructure-sectors. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here: FAQs.