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Meetings in Greater Palm Springs

COVID-19 FAQs

VGPS Vaccine 80%+

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

We fully reopened on June 15, 2021, and Greater Palm Springs is excited to welcome groups back to our Southern California oasis. Our team is ready to assist you in creating an inspirational, unforgettable — and safe — meeting for your attendees. 

With year-round sunshine and unlimited outdoor space, the options for your next meeting in our destination are endless, and you can book with confidence knowing the safety of your attendees is our top priority. To search for lodging, businesses and attractions that have taken our Safer Together, Greater Together destination pledge, visit gpsPLEDGE.com. Restaurants, movie theaters, shopping malls, and most everyday places are now operating 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.

 

  • What are the rules for meetings and gatherings in California?

    December 15, 2021:
    The State of California will require masks to be worn in all indoor public settings irrespective of vaccine status through January 15, 2022.

    For those who cannot provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, testing for Mega Events is required to be conducted within one day for antigen tests, and within two days for PCR tests prior to entry into the facility or venue. To learn more, click here.

  • What are hotels, restaurants and attractions doing to 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 are the destination's vaccination rates?

    Our nine-city destination, also known as the Coachella Valley, is now 80% either partially or fully vaccinated. Along with our high vaccination rate and Safer Together, Greater Together Pledge, you can visit knowing safety is a top priority.

    VGPS Vaccine 85%+

    For more details on our local vaccination rate, visit our county's COVID-19 vaccine updates page.

  • Where can I get more information on the nine cities in the destination?

    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.

  • Where can I find COVID-19 updates for Greater Palm Springs?

    You can find updates on our COVID-19 resources page.