Re-Opening Updates

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  • Californians 16+ Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines. Visit to find and schedule available appointments or call the COVID-19 hotline at (833) 422-4255  (April 15) - read more

  • Riverside County in State’s orange tier. Retail businesses may increase capacity to 100 percent indoors. Places of worship, movie theaters, restaurants, museums, zoos and aquariums may increase indoor capacity to 50 percent with modifications. Gyms, wineries, breweries and distilleries may increase indoor capacity to 25 percent indoors with modifications. Starting April 15, meetings, receptions and conferences are allowed indoors up to 150, if all guests are tested or fully vaccinated  (April 6) - read more

  • State’s Next Step in the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery, Moving Beyond the Blueprint: On June 15, California will fully open its economy if two criteria are met: (1) if vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who wish to be inoculated; and (2) if hospitalization rates are stable and low. The State will continue to require masking and encourage Californians to get vaccinated  (April 6) - read more

  • Extended: Moratorium on Residential Evictions in USDA Multifamily Housing Communities in Accordance with CDC Guidance (March 29) - read more

  • Temecula City Hall reopens its doors to the public with regular hours of operation Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm (March 24) - read more

  • Tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year is extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021 (March 17) - read more

  • More breweries, wineries and distilleries to reopen outdoors in Riverside County  (March 12) - read more

  • Outdoor entertainment, sports with spectators may resume April 1 in Riverside County based on which tier of the state’s reopening framework Riverside County is in  (March 9)read more

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues guidelines on how fully vaccinated people may visit safely with others. Based on the latest science, the CDC provides recommendations, for how and when a fully vaccinated individual may visit with other people who are fully vaccinated and with other people who are not vaccinated  (March 8)read more

  • United Lift soon to have new rental assistance resources available to keep Riverside County families housed. Applications will be available to Riverside County residents beginning on Monday, March 8. More information on eligibility guidelines and the application portal can be found at, a joint effort by Lift to Rise, Inland SoCal United Way, and the County of Riverside, and answers to FAQs here.  (March 5)  

  • Youth and adult sports may resume in Riverside County. Informed consent and weekly COVID-19 testing may be required for specific sports  (March 2) - read more  California Department of Public Health’s Guidance on Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports applies to organized youth sports and recreation, including school- and community-sponsored programs, and privately-organized clubs and leagues, and adult recreational sports. This guidance does not apply to collegiate or professional sports, community events, (marathons, half-marathons, and endurance races).  (February 19) - read more

  • Temecula vaccine site opens Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the corner of Winchester and Nicholas (39716 Winchester Road, Temecula). This vaccine site is operated by OptumServe and appointment information may be found here  (March 1) - read more  Visit this link for more vaccine information and county links.

  • TVUSD Returns to On-Campus Instruction: March 15, 2021, for Grades TK-5, and April 5, 2021, for Grades 6-12 with a Timeline/Plan for Transitioning to On-Campus Learning before these dates  (February 23) - read more

  • California Governor and Legislative Leadership Agree on Pandemic Relief Proposal (February 22) - read more The agreement provides: direct relief to individuals and families, immediate relief for small businesses, more resources for critical child care, additional aid for individuals and families, emergency financial relief to support community college students, and CalFresh student outreach and application assistance.

  • Riverside County health officials will contact those who received first vaccine dose at county clinics for second dose appointment. Participants must register and have an appointment to get vaccinated  (February 1) - read more - Visit this link for more vaccine information and county links.

  • 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: restaurants open outdoors only with modifications, retail open to a max of 25% capacity, shopping centers open indoors to a max of 25% capacity with modifications (common areas/food courts closed), hair salons/barbershops/nail salons open indoors with modifications  (January 25) - read more and more

  • The City of Temecula partners with Covid Clinic, Inc. to provide additional COVID-19 testing at Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park at 32380 Deer Hollow Way,  (January 15) - read more and more Visit this link for a list of FREE COVID-19 testing sites.

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Announce Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance - The PPP re-opens the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers, authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan  (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

  • President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133) into law. The comprehensive funding package includes $900 billion in pandemic-related aid and $1.4 trillion in FY2021 funding.  (December 27) - 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's California Rebuilding Fund supports small businesses offering flexible, affordable capital and free advisory services through community-based lenders  (November 20) - read more

  • 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's blueprint for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities has every county in California 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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Reopening in the City - For a clarification on reopening 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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