Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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  • The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ends Regional Stay at Home Order, allowing all counties statewide to return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, updated every Tuesday with color-coded tiers indicating which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. Riverside County, which includes the City of Temecula, is in the strictest tier (purple), allowing the following  (January 25) - read more and more:
    • Restaurants - open only outdoors with modifications 
    • Retail - open to max 25% capacity
    • Shopping Centers - open indoors with modifications, max 25% capacity (common areas/food courts closed)
    • Hair Salons, Barbershops, Nail Salons - open indoors with modifications
  • Appointments for COVID-19 vaccine clinics are available in Corona, Menifee, Beaumont and Indio locations, from 8:30 am - 4 pm Tuesdays through and Fridays for Phase 1A (all tiers), 1B (tier 1), as well as individuals 65 and older, and Mondays and Fridays for seniors only. Participants must register and have an appointment to get vaccinated  (January 22) - read more
  • The City of Temecula partners with Covid Clinic, Inc. to provide additional COVID-19 testing sites at three different City parking lot locations throughout Temecula including the Margarita Recreation Center at 29119 Margarita Road, Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park at 32380 Deer Hollow Way, and the Temecula Community Center at 28816 Pujol Street  (January 15) - read more and more 
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information. The following link provides Riverside County’s vaccination rollout plan (updated often) For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, call 833.422.4255 or visit You may also email Riverside County Public Health at:  (January 8)

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is currently being  provided to healthcare employees who work in Riverside County in acute care, skilled nursing facilities & assisted living facilities, first responders, correctional hospitals, behavioral health, dialysis centers, pharmacist & pharmacy staff, intermediate care facilities, home health & IHSS, public health DPSS, community health workers, urgent cares, specialty clinics, laboratory workers, dental/oral health clinics, mortuary services  (January 8) - read more

  • The City of Temecula is partnering with Riverside University Health System-Public Health (RUHS-Public Health) to temporarily provide free walk-up COVID-19 testing to Riverside County residents at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula on Thursdays from 8am until 3pm. Register online at  (December 29) - read more

  • California Governor announces statewide digital smart phone tool allowing Apple and Google smart phone users to opt in to receive COVID-19 exposure alerts, letting them know when they’ve come into contact with someone who has tested positive  (December 7) - read more

  • Many Local Business CAN still remain open.  Due to ICU capacity dipping below 15% in the Southern California region, the new Regional Stay at Home Order will go into effect as of midnight on 12/7 for three weeks. NOTE: This Order still allows many businesses to remain open.  All critical infrastructure; retail businesses will remain open (20% capacity); restaurants can continue to offer take out and delivery, outdoor recreation may continue to operate, and more.  (December 6)

  • New State Requirements if Southern California dips to 15% or less ICU availability. As of today, ICU availability in Southern California is 20.6%, so Riverside County remains within the purple tier.  Should ICU availability drop below 15%, a Regional Stay at Home Order will go into effect for at least 3 weeks.  This Order would still allow many businesses to remain open; but some with some added guidelines. (December 3) - read more

  • Recovery for All report highlights proposals and identifies priorities and challenges as the state works to rebuild the economy  (November 20) - read more  - read report

  • State launches the California Rebuilding Fund to support small businesses offering flexible, affordable capital and free advisory services through community-based lenders  (November 20) - read more

  • Health officials urge Riverside County residents to keep holiday gatherings ‘Smaller, Shorter, Safer’ (November 19) - read more 
    • For guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) click here
  • New [Limited] Stay at Home Order -  Effective Saturday, November 21 at 10pm through, and lasting one month, non-essential activities are prohibited between 10:00 pm to 5:00 am in counties that are in the purple tier, which includes Riverside County (and City of Temecula).  (November 19)  -  read more

  • New Mask Guidelines - California is strengthening its face covering guidance to require individuals to wear a mask whenever outside their home, with limited exceptions  (November 16) - read more

  • California, Oregon & Washington Issue Travel Advisories - In light of rising cases, West Coast states issue travel advisories recommending 14-day quarantines for inter-state and international travel; ask residents to stay local  (November 13) - read more

  • Governor issued an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the pandemic  (October 28) - read more

  • Riverside County urging citizens to get tested to reopen.  Riverside County officials remind residents that returning swiftly to the red tier of the state’s reopening framework is based on the actions that all of us take – including getting tested  (October 23) - read more 
  • State announces Riverside County moved back to widespread (purple) tier and allowing businesses to adjust within 72 hours  (October 20)  - read more

  • The State Public Health Department has modified the safer economy framework related to the sectors mentioned below  (October 20) - read more
    • Personal care services can reopen in all tiers with modifications - read guidance
    • Amusement parks can be open in certain tiers with limited capacity - read guidance
  • Riverside County residents needed for more coronavirus testing to help the county remain in the red tier, which allows more businesses, schools and places of worship to reopen indoors  (October 7) - read more 
    • Click here for a list of public COVID-19 testing sites that include: FREE State testing, FREE County testing (drive-thru and walk-in), and local private medical offices (appointment, drive-up, walk-in, rapid and antibody).
  • Riverside County is now in the substantial (red) tier of the state’s reopening plan. The following businesses and activities may open with modifications in Temecula  (September 22) - read more
    • Restaurants indoor dining up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer  
    • Retail indoor up to 50% capacity  
    • Shopping Centers up to 50% capacity and food courts up to 25% capacity; common areas remain closed  
    • Museums indoor access up to 25% capacity  
    • Places of Worship indoor services up to 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer 
    • Movie Theaters indoor services up to 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer 
    • Gyms and Fitness Centers indoor operations up to 10% capacity  
    • Hotels and Lodging Fitness Centers up to 10% capacity  
    • Personal Care Services indoor services (nail salons, esthetique services, etc.)  
    • Visit the website to find the status of what businesses and activities may open by county.
  • New State Legislation to Protect California’s Workforce Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Bills expand access to workers’ compensation and require employers to notify local officials and employees of COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace. Effective January 1, 2021  (September 17) - read more
    • AB 1159 expands access to workers’ compensation and makes it easier for first responders, health care workers and people who test positive due to an outbreak at work to get the support they need, including necessary medical care and wage replacement benefits. 
    • AB 685 ensures timely notification to employees and local and state public health officials of COVID-19 cases at workplaces. This notification will help workers take necessary precautions such as seeking testing, getting medical help or complying with quarantine directives.
  • Statewide COVID-19 tenant and landlord protection legislation. This new law includes targeted protections for tenants to shield them from evictions due to COVID-19-related back rent through February 1, 2021, and extends anti-foreclosure protections (August 31) - read more

  • Riverside County health officials remind residents to take simple steps to protect themselves from COVID-19  (August 28) - read more

  • California has a new blueprint with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county in California is assigned to one of four tiers (minimal, moderate, substantial, widespread) based on its rate of new cases and positivity.  (August 28) - read more
    • Visit the website to find the status of what businesses and activities can open by county on August 31st. - read more
  • Governor Newsom Announces Plan to More than Double State’s Testing Capacity, Reduce Turnaround Time (August 26) - read more

  • Riverside County schools can apply for a waiver to hold in-person classes  (August 24) - read more

  • County of Riverside publishes Advisory Concerning Live Music Events  (July 22) - read more

  • Governor Newsom announces specific criteria for schools reopening in California. Schools located within counties on the monitoring list may not reopen for in-person instruction until their county has come off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. Riverside County is currently on this list (July 17) - read more

  • Riverside County Health officials need cooperation with contact tracing. Hundreds of contact tracers are calling those who test positive for or who were exposed to COVID-19, in an effort to identify the source of the infection, and who the patient may have been in contact with - read more

  • Temecula City Hall temporarily closes again to the public on Tuesday, July 14 - read more
    • For a list of open and closed City facilities click here.  
  • Industry Sector Reopening. For the most up-to-date information on the reopening of businesses, as guided by the State of California, visit and COVID19.CA.GOV.
    •  For a clarification on Re-Opening Businesses in the City of Temecula click here.
  • POTENTIAL SCAM ALERT! The City of Temecula is not calling individual residents or businesses to discuss any economic recovery options. If you receive a call of this nature, please let us know at Read more about potential Coronavirus scams here.

  • Temecula Revive: City of Temecula announces Temecula Revive: an online resource with links and information focusing on the community’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic  (April 24) - read more

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Public Health Officials Lift Regional Stay at Home Order for All Regions - Conditions improving statewide, allowing most counties to return to most strict (purple) tier for Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Californians urged to wear masks, limit mixing and get vaccinated when eligible.   (January 25) - read more 

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Mask up, Riverside County! from RUHS Public Health on Vimeo.

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Current COVID-19 Statistics

For up-to-date COVID-19 stats in Riverside County, visit

For up-to-date COVID-19 stats in the State of California, visit

For clarification on Re-Opening Businesses in the City of Temecula click here

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report a covid19 related issue Opens in new windowCity of Temecula - For COVID-19-related inquires not found on this web site, click here to contact us. You may also call the City of Temecula’s COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, at 951-506-5111.

Riverside County Public Health - For questions regarding which businesses can be open or which activities are permitted, you may contact the Riverside County Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 951-351-6866, or email You may also contact the State of California  (provided below) as the County of Riverside is following the State's Guidance on reopening.

Riverside County Third District Supervisor’s Office - For constituent questions about property taxes, COVID-19 restrictions and mandates, obtaining benefits and other County-related matters, staff members are available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm at 951-955-1030 or email at

State of California - For questions regarding which businesses can be open or which activities are permitted, as the State of California moves through each re-opening phase, you may contact the State of California via their hotline at 833-544-2374, or by email at, or contact them online here.

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to generate concern globally, domestically and locally, the City of Temecula remains committed to serving the region by continuously updating this site with up-to-date information. Please check this site, and the City’s Facebook , Instagram and Twitter pages regularly for new and updated information.

The City vehemently recommends following protective measures against the Coronavirus published by the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC, and the Riverside County Public Health.

As with the threat of any emergency, the City of Temecula works alongside trained professionals and would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens to ensure their family’s home emergency kits are replenished – see page 3 of Temecula’s Emergency Preparedness.  

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If you need first responder assistance - including police or fire, or plan to visit your doctor, urgent care or the hospital emergency room - please call ahead and tell them your symptoms so they can prepare.  

Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms?  Have you been exposed to COVID-19?

CLICK HERE for more information on FREE COVID-19 testing available in Riverside County (this information is subject to change). You must call ahead to make an appointment, drive-ups without appointments will not be accommodated.

Are you having a medical emergency unrelated to COVID-19?

If you have symptoms that could possibly indicate a medical emergency (chest pain, difficulty breathing, trouble lifting your arms and weakness) please visit your nearest Emergency Room. Temecula Valley Hospital assures there are safe areas and procedures in place for those having medical emergencies outside of COVID-19. If you feel you are having a medical emergency, do not wait to call a first responder or visit the ER.

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Public Health Orders in Effect

The State of California Executive Order: requires Californians to stay at home except as needed to maintain the continuity of operations of sectors designated essential. Please visit the State of California website often for the latest updates to the Executive Order, the definition of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, and Frequently Asked Questions as this information changes and is updated often.  

The County of Riverside Public Health Order(s): specifies additional restrictions that Riverside County residents and businesses must follow. Please visit the Riverside County Public Health website for the most up-to-date information on current county orders, frequently asked questions, COVID-19 cases, and more news about our region. This information changes and is updated often.

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  1. The City of Temecula partners with Covid Clinic, Inc., to provide additional COVID-19 Testing Sites

    In an effort to accommodate local demand for COVID-19 testing, the City of Temecula is partnering with Covid Clinic, Inc., to temporarily provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing to residents at three different City parking lot locations throughout Temecula Read on...
  2. The City of Temecula partners with Riverside County Public Health to provide Free COVID-19 Testing

    In an effort to accommodate local demand for COVID-19 testing, the City of Temecula is partnering with Riverside University Health System-Public Health (RUHS-Public Health) to temporarily provide free walk-up COVID-19 testing. Read on...
  1. Temecula City hall Closed to the Public1

    Effective July 13, 2020, Temecula City Hall to Temporarily Close to Public

    Effective Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5pm, Temecula City Hall will close again to the public temporarily. Read on...
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