Re-Opening Updates

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  • 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 California Bills to Support Small Businesses  (September 9) - read more
    • AB 1577 allows small businesses to exclude PPP loans from gross income for state taxes 
    • SB 1447 authorizes $100 million Main Street hiring tax credit program for small businesses
    • SB 115 accelerates $561 million in state bond funding to help jumpstart construction projects 
    • Visit the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - read more
  • California has a new blueprint  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
  • Riverside County Administrative Center and other county buildings reopen for limited in-person services  (August 26) - read more

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

  • Temecula Valley Unified School District's first day of online learning is August 17, 2020. Contact information and links for this 2020-2021 school year is available on the TVUSD website  (July 31) - read more
    • 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
  • State of California requires face coverings in most public spaces - read State requirements HERE; and additional guidance HERE for details and exemptions. Also, see Press Release  (June 18)

  • Shop and Dine, Outside! To support businesses impacted by COVID-19, the City of Temecula is offering temporary outdoor expansion opportunities to restaurants and establishments  (June 17) - read more

  • Pechanga Resort Casino reopens in June  (June 1) - read more
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Unsure about guidance on a certain activity or business reopening?

The State of California has a hotline and email for such inquiries.
State Hotline: 833-544-2374
State Email:

Additionally, the County of Riverside’s Public Health Department can assist.
County Hotline: 951-351-6866
County Email:

Also, the Riverside County Third District Supervisor’s Office is working remotely to answer constituent questions about COVID-19 restrictions, mandates, and other Riverside County-related matters.
Supervisor’s Phone:
Supervisor’s Email:

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Reopening Guidance for Businesses

For the most up-to-date information on the reopening of businesses, as guided by the State, visit COVID19.CA.GOV.

Five Essential Actions for Individuals and Businesses  (July 8)

What to do if an employee is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19  (July 8)

What to expect when employees are quarantined or isolated  (July 8)

Reopening in the City 

For a clarification on re-opening businesses in the City of Temecula click here

City Facilities and Parks 
For an up-to-date list of which City facilities and parks are open and closed, click here.

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