Re-Opening Updates

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  • Barbershops and hair salons can reopen in Riverside County. State Guidelines can be found here.  More information here  (May 26)                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Houses of worship reopen with modifications. The California Department of Public Health announced the statewide reopening of houses of worship with modifications effective immediately (May 25) - read more

  • Promenade Temecula - Many restaurants are open; inside retail is opening Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00 am; curbside pick-up to continue as long as necessary.                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Pechanga Resort Casino - Casino to open soon; June 1 is the target reopening time frame. The actual date will be confirmed in the days ahead.

  • Riverside County approved to move to accelerated stage 2 Effective May 22, 2020, the City of Temecula progressed into the accelerated/expanded phase of Stage 2 of the State of California’s Resilience Roadmap. Riverside County is among the counties approved to move forward from the early phase of Stage 2 to the accelerated/expanded phase of Stage 2, based on an approved variance by the State of California.  As part of the state’s accelerated stage two, the following businesses can now reopen in Riverside County: destination retail stores, including shopping malls and swap meets; dine-in restaurants; hair salons and barbershops; and schools with modifications. Please note, the County’s health order prohibiting primary schools for grades K-12 is still in effect until June 19.

  • CLARIFICATION on Re-Opening Businesses in the City of Temecula: read full statement here
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Accelerated Stage 2: 

As of May 22, 2020, the City of Temecula currently falls within the accelerated phase two of Stage 2 of the State’s Re-Opening plan. This means businesses that fall within Stage 1, Stage 2 and now Accelerated Stage 2 can be open: 

  • Accelerated Stage 2: Destination (in-store shopping) retail stores, including shopping malls and swap meets; dine-in restaurants; hair salons and barbershops; and schools with modifications.  (The County’s health order still requires K-12 schools to stay closed until June 19).
  • Stage 2: Retail (e.g. curbside pickup), Manufacturing, Offices (when telework not possible), Outdoor Museums, Limited Personal Services
  • Stage 1 - All essential businesses that remained opened through the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to: healthcare and public health sectors (providers, caregivers, blood banks, pharmacies, veterinary clinics, etc.), emergency services, transportation services, grocery stores, gas stations, government operations, communications and IT, construction and other industrial/commercial/residential services workers, and more.
Do you own a restaurant, retail store, or other business in Temecula? The State of California has issued Statewide Industry Sector Guidance (also here for dine-in restaurants and shopping centers) and the County of Riverside has issued Safe Reopening Guidelines for businesses to follow. Businesses anticipating reopening should take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and create a safer environment for workers and customers.


Before reopening, all facilities must:

  • Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
  • Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
  • Implement individual control measures and screenings
  • Implement disinfecting protocols
  • Implement physical distancing guidelines

Unsure whether a certain activity can occur or if a business can reopen?
The State of California has a hotline and email for such inquiries.
State Hotline: 833-544-2374
Additionally, the County of Riverside’s Public Health Department can assist.
County Hotline: 951-351-6866

Re-Opening Guidance for Businesses

For businesses getting ready to re-open, please review the guidance documents below from the State of California to re-open safely:

State of California
As California moves into Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap, every business should take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and create a safer environment for workers and customers. To view the industry-specific statewide guidance set forth by the State for businesses to re-open safely, please visit: covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance

Riverside County is in the Accelerated/Expanded phase of Stage 2, which allows the following industries to now reopen: destination retail stores, including shopping malls and swap meets; dine-in restaurants; hair salons and barbershops and schools with modifications. 

These are the main guidelines; however, Riverside County and City of Temecula also has some guidance that are complementary to the State’s.

County of Riverside
Businesses anticipating a re-opening are expected to complete and implement a Safe Reopening Plan that addresses employee and customer health measures. The safe reopening plan does not require County approval, but businesses are encouraged to make the plan available so that the public and staff are aware of the precautions it addresses. 

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of Riverside County’s Safe Reopening Guidelines.

The City of Temecula
The City of Temecula has also developed safe re-opening guidance for Temecula Valley. This Community Recovery and Reopening Plan represents the collective efforts of the City of Temecula and industry stakeholders, including but not limited to the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, Visit Temecula Valley, The Promenade, and Temecula Valley Hospital. The recommendations within this plan are based on industry best practices and procedures. Users of this document are encouraged to review guidelines and mandates from the County of Riverside, State of California and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prior to taking any action. These are complementary to County and State guidelines.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the City of Temecula’s Community Recovery and Reopening Plan.

Additional State information and Resources

City of Temecula Parks and Facilities

For an up-to-date list of which City facilities and parks are open and closed, please CLICK HERE.