Riverside County has announced an update to its Stay-at-Home Order, in line with recommendations from State officials.
So far, the City has been operating under a Riverside County order that will expire on April 30. County officials announced today that they will cede to the oversight of the Governor, whose Stay-at-Home Order currently is in place with no end date.
Three additional County provisions will remain in effect, having been extended until June 19:
- A ban on short-term rentals
- The suspension of schools
- The requirements for face covering and social distancing
In effect, no aspect of life in the City will change — only the authority that issued the order.
Accordingly, the City also will follow the Pandemic Roadmap as issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, which recommends that modifications to the Stay-at-Home Order be guided by health risk and a commitment to equity. Key indicators for that process will include the following:
- Ability to test, contact trace, isolate and support the exposed
- Ability to protect those at high risk for COVID-19
- Surge capacity for hospital and health systems
- Therapeutic development to meet the demand
- Ability of businesses, schools, and childcare facilities so support physical distancing
- Determination of when to reinstitute measures like stay-at-home
The State has outlined four Resilience Roadmap Stages that will be shaped by those indicators. Information on each Stage can be found HERE.
Additional FAQs and guidance from the State is available at the California Department of Health page here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Guidance.aspx
Or, visit the City of Desert Hot Springs COVID-19 resources webpage.