Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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  • Resumption of Youth Sports Update: On August 3, 2020, the California Department of Public Heath (CDPH) issued a new COVID-19 Interim Guidance as related to Youth Sports, including school-based, club and recreational youth sports (including but not limited to football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, softball, baseball, soccer, swim, water polo, gymnastics, cheer, dance, and karate). Additionally, the CDPH issued a Youth Sports Questions and Answersmemorandum. Under CDPH’s Interim Guidance and FAQs, CDPH is allowing youth sports and physical education ONLY when the following can be maintained:
    1.  physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between participants; and 
    2. a stable cohort, such as a class, that limits the risk of transmission (see the CDC Guidance on Schools and Cohorting). For sports that cannot be played with sufficient distancing or cohorting, only physical conditioning and training is permitted and ONLY where physical distancing can be maintained. Conditioning and training should focus on individual skill building (e.g., running drills and body weight resistance training). Sports that cannot be played with sufficient distancing and cohorting are not permitted.

      Consistent with State requirements, outdoor youth sports practices and conditioning are permitted. For the month of August, all athletic surfaces that are not expressly closed for renovations will be available to use on a first-come, first-serve basis only. Fields will not be reservable and lights will not be available. All activities must comply with State regulations on distancing and cohorting. For information on reservations for September, please email Sergio.Raya@temeculaca.gov by 5:00pm on Thursday, August 13th.
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District intends to start 2020-21 school year online beginning August 17  information and updates are available on their website - read more   (July 31)

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

  • State of California releases guidance for certain businesses to operate outdoors, including: hair salons, nail salons, and massage services  (July 20) - 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 TemeculaCA.gov/Reopen 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 info@temeculaca.gov. 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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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 rivcoph.org/coronavirus.

For up-to-date COVID-19 stats in the State of California, visit update.covid19.ca.gov.

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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 windowFor 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 COVID-19 Hotline

For public information, questions about essential businesses and the re-opening of nonessential businesses, call Riverside County Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 951-351-6866, or email chawebmaster@ruhealth.org.

State of California COVID-19 Hotline

For questions and concerns regarding which businesses can re-open as the State of California moves through each re-opening phase, please reach out to the State of California via their hotline at 833-544-2374, or by email at EssentialServicesInquiries@cdph.ca.gov, or contact them online here.

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Update from Temecula City Manager Aaron Adams - August 6, 2020


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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FEELING SICK?

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. 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...
  2. Coronavirus update April 28 - virtual community services

    The City of Temecula Introduces FREE Instructor Videos Online

    Did you take a class with the City of Temecula before facility closures occurred due to COVID-19 and miss your instructor? Are you looking for something different and enriching to do while you are at home? Read on...
  3. Coronavirus update April 27

    Pickleball & Tennis Courts are Back Open for Safe Temecula Fun

    In accordance with the guidelines issued by the Riverside University Health Systems – Public Health, the City of Temecula’s Community Services Department has re-opened the outdoor pickleball and tennis courts at Margarita Community Park and Pala Park. Read on...
  1. City Hall lights up red,white and blue nightly as beacon of hope

    Temecula City Hall Lights Up Nightly as Beacon of Hope while Clock Tower Chimes ‘God Bless America’

    On behalf of the City of Temecula, we hope you and yours are healthy and safe. We are all aware of the seriousness of the current situation regarding COVID-19, the impact on all of our residents, businesses, visitors, and the world. Read on...
  2. Coronavirus April3 update

    Update on Closed Facilities & Canceled Events in the City of Temecula

    The World Health Organization’s Declaration that the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached pandemic status prompted federal, state and regional public health organizations to implement orders and guidelines to limit the spread of the disease. Read on...
  3. Coronavirus Update, March 27

    COVID-19 Update – Compliance with Stay At Home Order

    On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order directing all residents to immediately comply with State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure Read on...
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