Desert Hot Springs News

March 17 COVID-19 Update

Posted by City of Desert Hot Springs on Mar 17, 2020 7:45:00 PM

The City of Desert Hot Springs is announcing several new restrictions for residents and local businesses in response to the continuing COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak.

 

Please review the most recently released guidelines. 

 

GATHERING RESTRICTIONS

On Monday, March 16, 2020 Riverside County Health Officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser issued an Order for all gatherings in Riverside County. Effective immediately through April 30, 2020, all businesses, with the exception of those listed HERE, are to adhere to the following;

 

No more than 10 people in a space at any given time, regardless of venue. If a venue is subdivided into multiple spaces separated by physical walls or sufficient airspace, the limit per subdivision of space is 10 people.

 

To ensure the public health and safety of you, your employees and the community the City is respectfully asking that all businesses in Desert Hot Springs take this order seriously. Businesses that chose to ignore this order will leave the City with no choice but to move forward with enforcement measures. The near future will certainly be challenging for all of us. We are confident the Desert Hot Springs community and staff will rise to the occasion and act responsibly to keep City businesses operational 

 

Read the City's statement HERE.

Read the full order HERE.

 

RESTAURANT GATHERING RESTRICTIONS

Effective Immediately the City of Desert Hot Springs is mandating the following for Restaurants in the community;

 

Fast Food/Drive Thru Restaurants

• Immediately close dining areas of the restaurant

• Limit orders to pick-up and drive thru ONLY.

 

Restaurants with Dining

• Immediately limit the number of individuals in a space to 10 at any given time.

If a venue is subdivided into multiple spaces separated by physical walls or sufficient airspace, the limit per subdivision of space is 10 people.

• Recommend transitioning to take-out only in an effort to maximize business operations, while limiting the number of individuals in a space to 10 at any given time.

 

To ensure the public health and safety of you, your employees and the community the City is respectfully asking that all businesses in Desert Hot Springs take this order seriously. Businesses that chose to ignore this order will leave the City with no choice but to move

 

Read the City's full statement HERE.

 

CITY OPERATIONAL CHANGES

As a reminder, the City has announced immediate operational changes to best address this crisis. Those measures are described HERE.

 

The near future will certainly be challenging for all of us. We are confident the Desert Hot Springs community and staff will rise to the occasion and act responsibly to keep City businesses operational while also taking reasonable steps to keep themselves and their community as healthy as possible.

 

Stay tuned to this website and social media for updates.

 

 

 

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