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Covid-19/Coronavirus Update

Information Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus

Published: 03/27/2020




Please check this page often for updates.

City Leaders are actively monitoring the COVID -19 pandemic, working closely with the Riverside County Department of Public Health and other agencies.  The lead national agency is the Federal Government who is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The lead local agency for this public health matter is the Riverside County Department of Public Health. For more information about COVID-19 including guidelines, business planning resources, and local updates, please visit this page frequently.

For the latest updates regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases in Riverside County, please visit their website

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Press Releases  

Press Release - March 27, 2020 - Mayor Bailey Addresses Riverside Co. Dept. of Public's Health's Covid-19 Statistics

A message from Mayor Bailey: As you may know, the Riverside County Department of Public Health now has enough data to begin releasing information regarding the number of COVID-19 cases on a city-by-city basis, without jeopardizing patient confidentiality.

This is a departure from previous practice, which had grouped cases together by sections of the county, with Riverside in the “Western Riverside County” group. This information can be found at www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus

Not surprisingly, as the largest city in Riverside County, we are among the cities with the highest number of cases. And we know that these numbers will increase as our medical personnel test more people. This should not be shocking to anyone, but it does reinforce the need to strictly adhere to the measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As you head into another weekend, we hope that you are being mindful to love on your families, to reach out to those who may need support or (virtual) company, and to manage your own personal stress.

All levels of government are working to provide resources to support you during this uncertain time. We will intermittently release information on the resources available.

Stay strong, Riverside, and most of all, take care of one another.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Zhi3xf1Y0&feature=emb_title

EN ESPAÑOL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuPVOilutew&feature=youtu.be

Press Release - March 27, 2020 - City of Riverside to Hold Virtual City Council Meeting Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 27, 2020 

Contact:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

 

 

City of Riverside to Hold Virtual City Council Meeting Tuesday

Items for discussion include ban on evictions, housing project at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
En español: https://www.riversideca.gov/press/la-ciudad-de-riverside-tendrá-reunión-virtual-del-concilio-municipal-este-martes

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside will hold its first virtual City Council meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday (3/31) and will include an option for members of the public to provide a pilot “drive up public comment” from the safety of their vehicles in the parking lot of City Hall.

Items on the agenda include a proposed moratorium on evictions for residential and commercial tenants for non-payment of rent for the next 60 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic; a review of emergency orders issued during the pandemic; and a public hearing on a proposal to build 50 affordable housing units at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

“We all are changing our behavior in order to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe during this very serious health threat,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “We are bringing this same mindset to how we do the public’s business, so we will see you online and look forward to your feedback.”

A live webcast of the meeting will be available at www.engageriverside.com, and members of the public will have several ways to provide input. They include:

* File an eComment at www.engageriverside.com

* Send an email to city_clerk@riversideca.gov

* Drive up at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. to a video link set up in the parking lot of City Hall, 3900 Main Street.

The meeting can be held because Gov. Newsom’s call for the public to stay at home in order to stifle the spread of COVID-19 includes an exemption for essential government services. He also has issued an order that enables virtual government meetings and suspends some usual meeting requirements. That order can be found here.

The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. with closed sessions for legal matters, which are not open to the public.

The virtual meeting starts at 5 p.m. and includes an update on how the city is battling the spread of COVID-19, as well as three other related items, including the moratorium on evictions.

Then, at 7 p.m., the City Council will take public comment on any matter, then proceed to a discussion of the St. Michael’s project.

“COVID-19 cases are increasing in Riverside County, so these precautions are absolutely necessary,” Mayor Pro Tem Erin Edwards said. “I am encouraged by our city’s efforts to protect public health while also innovating public comment procedures to ensure that residents are heard.”

People who wish to comment on the eviction discussion at 5 p.m., provide public comment at 7 p.m., or speak on the St. Michael’s project at 7 p.m. are encouraged to avail themselves of the online resources listed above. The City Council chambers will not be open to the public, and most elected officials will be participating in the meeting from outside the chambers using a computer and an online meeting tool.

Members of the public who wish to speak in person on items on the 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. portions of the agenda should make plans to do so from their vehicles. A camera system, with communications personnel in attendance, will be set up on the west side of City Hall in a parking lot. Speakers should plan to access this option by driving south on Orange Street from University Avenue and points to the north, turn right on Ninth Street, then turn left down Mariposa Alley and then right on 10th street before turning right into the parking lot.

Signs will be posted, and police officers will direct motorists and maintain order. Motorists who attempt to access the line by driving west on Ninth Street from Lemon or Lime streets will be required to circle the block and enter the back of the line on Orange Street.

The St. Michael’s housing item has previously been delayed and is being heard at this meeting because, if the issue is delayed further and then approved, deadlines for crucial funding sources will have passed.

The meeting, and the drive-up public comment option are part of an evolving decision to how to do the public’s business while keeping everyone as safe as possible from COVID-19. Future meetings will collect public comment by email, e-comment and letters delivered by mail.

For the latest information and resources regarding COVID-19 -- www.RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19

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Press Release - March 27, 2020 - La Ciudad de Riverside Tendrá Reunión Virtual del Concilio Municipal este Martes

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA:

Marzo 27, 2020

           

Contacto:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

 

 

La Ciudad de Riverside Tendrá Reunión Virtual del Concilio Municipal este Martes

Temas de discusión incluyen prohibición de desalojamientos, proyecto de vivienda en la Iglesia Episcopal St. Michael   

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – La Ciudad de Riverside tendrá su primera reunión virtual del Concilio Municipal este Martes (3/31) durante la pandemia del COVID-19 y esta incluirá una opción para los miembros del público de proveer “comentarios públicos desde sus vehículos” para su seguridad desde el estacionamiento del Ayuntamiento.

Los temas en la agenda incluyen una propuesta de implementar una moratoria sobre desalojos para inquilinos residenciales y comerciales por falta de pago sobre rentas en los próximos 60 días a causa de la pandemia del COVID-19; un repaso sobre las ordenes de emergencia dadas durante la pandemia; y una audiencia pública sobre la propuesta de construir 50 unidades de viviendas accesibles y de apoyo en la Iglesia Episcopal St. Michael.  

La agenda para la reunión se puede encontrar aquí: here.

“Todos estamos cambiando nuestro comportamiento para mantenernos a nosotros y a nuestros seres queridos seguros durante este tiempo de amenaza seria a la salud,” dijo el alcalde Rusty Bailey.  “Estamos trayendo esta misma mentalidad a como llevamos a cabo los negocios de la ciudad, entonces los veremos en línea y esperamos sus comentarios.”  

La difusión en vivo de la reunión en internet estará disponible en  www.engageriverside.com,  y los miembros del público tendrán varias maneras de proveer sus aportaciones.  Estas incluyen:

* Registrar comentarios electrónicos en www.engageriverside.com

* Mandar un correo electrónico a city_clerk@riversideca.gov

* Manejar su vehículo a las 5 p.m. o 7 p.m. a una conexión de video instalada en el estacionamiento del Ayuntamiento, 3900 Main Street.

La reunión se podrá llevar a cabo porque la llamada del Gobernador Newson al público de quedarse en casa para combatir la propagación del COVID-19 incluye exenciones a los servicios esenciales de gobierno.  También ha dado una orden que permite reuniones virtuales de gobierno y suspende algunos requisitos habituales de reuniones.  La orden se puede encontrar aquí here.

La reunión comenzara a las 3 p.m. con sesiones cerradas para discutir asuntos legales, los cuales no están abiertos al público.

La reunión virtual comenzara a las 5 p.m. e incluye una actualización de como la ciudad está combatiendo la propagación del COVID-19, como también otros tres temas relacionados, incluyendo la moratoria sobre desalojos.

Después, a las 7 p.m., el Concilio Municipal tomará comentarios públicos de cualquier asunto, y después continuará con discusiones sobre el proyecto de St. Michael.

“Casos del COVID-19 continúan aumentando en el condado de Riverside, entonces estas precauciones son absolutamente necesarias,” dijo la alcaldesa Pro Tem Erin Edwards.  “Estoy alentada por los esfuerzos de nuestra ciudad de proteger la salud mientras revolucionan el proceso de hacer comentarios públicos para asegurar que los residentes sean escuchados.”

Para las personas del público que gusten comentar sobre la discusión de los desalojos a la 5 p.m., se harán comentarios públicos a las 7 p.m., o podrán hablar sobre el proyecto de St. Michael a las 7 p.m. y se les invita a aprovechar uno de los recursos en línea mencionados arriba.  El salón del Concilio Municipal no estará abierto al público, y la mayoría de los oficiales del Concilio estarán participando en la reunión desde otro lugar usando una computadora y otras herramientas para reuniones en línea.

Para las personas del público que gusten comentar en persona acerca de temas en porciones de la agenda a las 5 p.m. o a las 7 p.m. deberán hacer planes de hacerlo desde sus vehículos.  Un sistema de cámara, con personal de Comunicaciones presente, estará instalado en el lado Oeste del estacionamiento del Ayuntamiento.  Las personas que deseen acceso a esta opción deberán manejar en dirección sur sobre la calle Orange de la Avenida University y apuntar hacia el norte, doblar hacia la derecha en la calle nueve, y después dar vuelta a la izquierda en el callejón de las mariposas y dar una derecha en la calle diez antes de dar una derecha en el estacionamiento.  

Habrá letreros publicados, y oficiales de policía que dirigirán a los conductores y mantendrán el orden.  Los conductores que intenten acceder la línea manejando hacia el Oeste en la calle nueve desde las calles Lemon o Lime tendrán que circular alrededor de la manzana y entrar al final de la línea en la calle Orange.

El tema de las viviendas en St. Michael se había demorado anteriormente y se dará a escuchar en esta reunión a causa de que, si el tema se demora más y se aprueba, las fechas límites de fuentes críticas de financiamiento habrán pasado.

La reunión, y la opción de hacer comentarios desde el vehículo son parte de una decisión tomada para poder continuar los negocios de la ciudad mientras se mantiene la seguridad del público del COVID-19.  Para reuniones futuras se colectarán comentarios públicos por medio de correo electrónico, comentarios eléctricos y cartas por correo.

Para información actualizada y recursos acercad del COVID-19 -- www.RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19

 

Press Release - March 20, 2020 - Riverside Convention Center partners with Sysco Riverside to provide food and essential items to those in need

 

RIVERSIDE, CA - (March 20, 2020) - Beginning on Friday, March 20, Raincross Hospitality Corporation (RHC), which manages and operates the Riverside Convention Center, will partner with Sysco Riverside to provide drive-up grocery service to Riverside residents, convention center clients and their employees, and others in need of essential food and other supplies.

Riverside Cares, an extension of the program initiated by RHC to provide food and other essentials for convention center employees whose jobs have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, features preassembled and themed boxes containing essential foods and supplies (for example, toilet paper, milk,  liquid eggs, bread, chicken, ground beef) that will be offered for sale. Featured boxes include Italian, South of the Border, vegetarian and child’s options.

Costs for the food and essentials packages will be below the pricing you will find on Instacart.  An opportunity will also be provided to donate to purchase packages for individuals or families who are unable to afford them. 

How to Order • Review Package Items List by going to  www.rivcares.com • Phone: 951-346-4700 to place an order and pay – English, Spanish ordering available • Credit card payments only • Bring purchase confirmation to the Riverside Convention Center pick-up station • Call Center hours for ordering are 9am to 3pm, Monday thru Saturday. After hours, leave a message with name and contact information.

Picking up Orders • Orders will be available for pick-up between the hours of 7am – 11am and 3pm - 7pm, Monday thru Saturday at the Riverside Convention Center pick-up station, located on Orange Street between Third and Fifth Streets in downtown Riverside, the following day based on the assigned time you will be given with your confirmation number at time of purchase. ID and credit card used for purchase must be presented at pick up.   
 
Media Contact:   
Ted Weggeland, CEO, Raincross Hospitality Corporation 951-440-1647 Ted@wegcorp.com

 

Press Release - March 20, 2020 - City of Riverside Encourages Residents to Heed Governor’s Order, Stay Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 20, 2020

Contact:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

City of Riverside Encourages Residents to Heed Governor’s Order, Stay Home

Permitted trips are grocery stores and food outlets, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, laundry services

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside, in an effort to protect its residents from the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, is strongly urging everyone to heed Gov. Newsom’s order issued Thursday night that greatly restricts most travel outside the home.

Residents should avoid all travel to dine-in restaurants, bars and nightclubs, entertainment venues, gyms and fitness studios, public events and gatherings, and convention centers.

Permitted travel includes trips to gas stations, pharmacies, food outlets (including grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants), banks, laundromats and laundry services. Essential local and state government functions will continue.

The police and fire departments will continue to keep the city safe; water and electric workers will continue to provide safe and reliable water and power; and refuse workers will continue to pick up and dispose of trash. But, given the restrictions, other city services will be minimal until further notice.

“The Governor’s order makes it very clear that the best thing we can do for one another is stay home to prevent the spread of the virus,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “If you need to go out for a walk or a bike ride, just make sure you observe social distancing and stay at least six feet away from other people.”

The changes are the latest effort by the City of Riverside and the state to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has characterized as a worldwide pandemic. The City and County each have declared a local emergency in connection with COVID-19. President Trump has declared a national emergency.

Gov. Newsom’s order increases the previous restrictions of travel and gathering for people living in this area. Riverside County’s Public Health Officer had previously cancelled all gatherings with an expected presence of 10 individuals based on an imminent and proximate threat to public health. Now, Gov. Newsom’s order – which can be found at https://covid19.ca.gov/img/N-33-20.pdf -- makes it more important than ever to stay home when not undertaking the specific permitted tasks, most of which are related to food, medicine, banks and laundry services.

The measures are designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which can be debilitating for most people, but deadly for some, especially the elderly. People who believe they may have contracted COVID-19 should contact medical professionals and follow their advice before proceeding to a hospital or doctor’s office.

“The best antidote for what we are experiencing now is a well-prepared populace,” Mayor Pro Tem Erin Edwards said. “Our city’s website – www.RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19 -- is a great place to learn about the steps you can take to safeguard yourself and your loved ones.”

Police Chief Larry Gonzalez stressed that residents do not need to be worried about being questioned or arrested just for being on the street. That would be akin to martial law, which is not in effect.

“We want you to be able to get groceries, bring home a prepared meal from a restaurant or pick up your prescriptions, for example,” he said. “We just want you to go home as soon as you do those things.”

Chief Gonzalez encouraged Riverside residents in a video today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCaKQG0BU2A

 

Press Release - March 20, 2020 - La Ciudad de Riverside Alienta a Residentes a Atender la Orden del Gobernador, Quedarse en Casa

 

PUBLICACION INMEDIATA:

Marzo 20, 2020

           

Contacto:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

 

 

La Ciudad de Riverside Alienta a Residentes a Atender la Orden del Gobernador, Quedarse en Casa

Se permitirán viajes a tiendas de comida y abarrotes, farmacias, gasolineras, bancos, lavanderías

RIVERSIDE, Calif. –  La Ciudad de Riverside, en un esfuerzo por proteger a sus residentes de la propagación del nuevo coronavirus COVID-19, urge fuertemente a cada persona a atender a la orden emitida por el Gobernador Newson el Jueves por la noche que restringe extremadamente la mayoría de las salidas/viajes fuera de la casa.

Los residentes deben evitar toda salida a restaurantes (para sentarse), bares y discotecas, lugares de entretenimiento, gimnasios y estudios de ejercicio, eventos públicos y reuniones, y centros de convenciones.

Viajes permitidos incluyen salidas a gasolineras, farmacias, concesionarios de comida (incluyen tiendas de comida, abarrotes, mercado de agricultores, tiendas de conveniencia, restaurantes con comida para llevar y servicios de entrega), bancos, lavanderías y servicio de lavandería.  Funciones esenciales del gobierno local y estatal continuarán.

Los departamentos de policía y bomberos continuarán manteniendo la ciudad segura; trabajadores de agua y electricidad continuaran proveyendo agua y electricidad segura y confiable; y trabajadores de basura continuaran recogiendo y desechando basura.  Pero, ante estas restricciones, otros servicios ofrecidos por la ciudad serán mínimos hasta nuevo aviso.

“La orden del Gobernador indica claramente que lo mejor que podemos hacer el uno por el otro es quedarse en casa para prevenir la propagación del virus” dijo el Alcalde Rusty Bailey.  “Si usted necesita salir para hacer una caminata o dar una vuelta in bicicleta, solo asegúrese que observe el distanciamiento social y mantenga por lo menos seis pies de distancia con otras personas.”

 

 

 

Estos cambios son los esfuerzos recientes de la Ciudad de Riverside y del estado para reducir la propagación del COVID-19, el cuál ha sido caracterizado como una pandemia global por la Organización Mundial de la Salud.  La Ciudad y el Condado han emitido por separado un estado de emergencia local en conexión con COVID-19.  El Presidente Trump ha declarado una emergencia nacional.  

La orden del Gobernador Newson aumenta las restricciones anteriores de viajar y de reuniones para la gente que vive en esta área.  El Funcionario de Salubridad del Condado de Riverside previamente cancelo todas las reuniones con una expectativa de más de 10 individuos basado en una amenaza inminente y próxima a la salud pública.  La orden del Gobernador Newson – la cuál se encuentra en la página https://covid19.ca.gov/img/N-33-20.pdf - hace mucho mas importante que nunca el quedarse en casa cuando no se están haciendo labores permitidas, las cuales en su mayoría están relacionadas con alimentos, medicamentos, bancos y servicios de lavandería.

Las medidas están designadas a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19, el cual puede debilitar a la mayoría de las personas, y puede ser mortal para algunos, especialmente las personas mayores.  Las personas que creen haber contraído COVID-19 deben conectarse con profesionales médicos y seguir las recomendaciones antes de ir en persona a un hospital o a una oficina de doctor.

“El mejor antídoto para lo que estamos experimentando ahora es una comunidad preparada,” dijo la Alcaldesa Pro Tem Erin Edwards.  “Nuestra página de internet -  www.RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19 -es una pagina valiosa para aprender los pasos que pueden tomar para protegerse y proteger a sus seres queridos.”  

El Jefe de Policía Larry Gonzalez subrayo que los residentes no necesitan estar preocupados sobre ser cuestionados o arrestados solo por estar en la calle.  Eso seria parecido a una ley marcial, la cual no esta en efecto.

“Queremos que puedan salir a comprar sus alimentos, traer a su casa una comida preparada de un restaurante o ir a recoger sus medicamentos prescritos, por ejemplo,” El dijo.  “Queremos que vayan a casa lo más pronto posible al terminar esas actividades.”

Mensaje Importante del Jefe de Policía de Riverside sobre la Orden de Quedarse en Casa.

Press Release - March 17, 2020 - Alters Emergency Order Regarding Local Restaurants, Bars, Breweries and Wineries to Slow Spread of COVID-19 Virus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 17, 2020

 

Contact:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

Riverside City Council Alters Emergency Order Regarding Local Restaurants, Bars, Breweries and Wineries to Slow Spread of COVID-19 Virus

Decision does not supplant order from Riverside County’s Public Health Officer requiring no more than 10 people per subdivided room

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Riverside City Council voted on Tuesday (3/17) to alter some of the local regulations for restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries that had been put in place Monday to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and Council members agreed to revisit the rules in two weeks.

“These changes represent our best efforts as a local government to protect public health and acknowledge the urgency being experienced by some of our business owners,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “We pledge to continue to work with our community to keep everyone safe and avoid as much economic damage as possible.”

The Council left unchanged the closure of bars, breweries and wineries that do not sell food, but agreed to allow takeout business for breweries and wineries. The Council decided that restaurants may remain open at 50% of their capacity, as long as they adhere to social distancing norms that keep people six feet apart. If a restaurant has a bar, the bar must close. Restaurant patrons eating food may order from the bar until 10 p.m.

Restaurants must still observe the order of County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser that limits gatherings to no more than 10 people in each subdivided room of a building and requires six feet of social distancing. Details can be found at: https://rivcoph.org/Portals/0/Documents/CoronaVirus/SharpMFD_20200316.pdf

On Monday evening, the City had called for restaurants and cafes to be closed for in-restaurant seated dining and only be open for drive-through or other pick-up/delivery options. The sale of food on a take-out basis and for delivery was allowed 24 hours per day. Those rules were to be in place for 60 days.

That decision was up for ratification on Tuesday afternoon, which is when the City Council made the changes designed to help businesses. The rules approved Tuesday are in effect through March 31, at which time they will be reviewed at a City Council meeting.

“We are trying to dramatically reduce the spread of COVID-19 while minimizing the impact to businesses to the extent possible and protecting the most vulnerable” Mayor Pro Tem Erin Edwards said.

The changes are the latest effort by the City of Riverside to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has characterized as a worldwide pandemic. The City and County each have declared a local emergency in connection with COVID-19. President Trump has declared a national emergency.

 

Press Release - March 16, 2020 - Orders Closure of Local Bars, Breweries and Wineries to Slow Spread of COVID-19 Virus

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 16, 2020

           

Contact:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

 

 

City of Riverside Orders Closure of Local Bars, Breweries and Wineries to Slow Spread of COVID-19 Virus

Decision follows action by Riverside County’s Public Health Officer and guidance from state

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside ordered the temporary closure of bars, breweries and wineries on Monday (3/16) and called for restaurants and cafes to be closed for in-restaurant seated dining, and should be open only to drive-through or other pick-up/delivery options. The regulations mirror many suggestions made later in the day by the state Department of Public Health. The sale of food on a take-out basis and for delivery can occur 24 hours per day.

The city’s order came shortly after Riverside County’s Public Health Officer cancelled all gatherings with an expected presence of 10 individuals based on an imminent and proximate threat to public health from the introduction of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Riverside County. The World Health Organization has characterized COVID-19 as a worldwide pandemic.

“Containment of the virus is critical to our medical system being able to respond appropriately to an outbreak, and these steps will help with that,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “This is the next evolution of our efforts to keep Riversiders safe during a global health crisis.”

Late Monday, the state Department of Public Health issued a notice that all bars, wineries, breweries and pubs should be closed, except for venues that are currently authorized to provide off sale beer and wine to be consumed off premises are allowed. Bars, breweries, pubs, and wineries that include meals provided by a full kitchen should follow the restaurant guidance below if they provide delivery or pick-up options.

The department also said that restaurants should be closed for in-restaurant seated dining, and should be open only to drive-through or other pick-up/delivery options. Restaurants also should increase the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing of all hard surfaces, including tables and counter tops used by employees and patrons during pickup/delivery options.

The city rules, which are effective at 6 a.m. on Tuesday (3/17) and last 60 days unless terminated or extended by the City Council, are in place as part of the proclamation of a local emergency to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19. The rules are scheduled to be ratified by the Riverside City Council during a 1 p.m. meeting Tuesday in the Council chambers, 3900 Main Street.

The new rules are the latest in a string of government interventions during the past week designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Riverside County’s Public Health Officer on March 8 declared a local health emergency based on an imminent and proximate threat to public health from the introduction of COVID-19 in Riverside County. On March 10, the County of Riverside ratified the local emergency.

On March 11, Gov. Newsom issued a policy recommending the cancellation of public gatherings of 250 people or more and limitations on gatherings of people who are at higher risk for COVID-19 to 10 people or fewer, and delaying or canceling meetings where attendees cannot observe at least six (6) feet of “social distance” from one another.

That same day, the California Department of Public Health issued guidance regarding large gatherings of 250 people or more. On March 13, President Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. Also, on March 13, the City of Riverside declared a local emergency to increase its efforts to protect the public from COVID-19.

The City of Riverside’s proclamation of local emergency notes that “there exists conditions of a disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons or property within the territorial limits of the City of Riverside that are beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City for the reason of COVID-19.”

“This decision was not easy, and it was not taken lightly. The health effects of COVID-19 are real, and they are serious,” Mayor Pro Tem Erin Edwards said. “These steps will help slow the spread of the virus and give our medical system the ability to properly treat the people who do fall ill.”

 

Press Release - March 16, 2020 - Postpones Evening City Council Meeting

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 16, 2020

           

Contact:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

 

 

City of Riverside Postpones Evening City Council Meeting Where Proposed St. Michael’s Housing Project Was to be Discussed

Only meeting on March 17 will be at 1 p.m. and focus on COVID-19 items

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside has postponed the evening portion of Tuesday’s (3/17) City Council meeting that included a hearing on the proposed St. Michael’s housing project. The change was made to provide more time to determine how to proceed with heavily-attended public meetings while also taking steps to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Community Development Partners is seeking to build 50 affordable and supportive housing units and other facilities at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 4070 Jackson Street. The 6:15 p.m. hearing on Tuesday evening had been advertised for weeks, and several dozen people were expected to speak on the project. The item is now continued at least a week.

“This project has been the source of a great deal of interest in the community, and many folks had March 17 circled on their calendars,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “But the safety of the community is paramount, so this continuance is warranted.”

One of the most effective ways to avoid the spread of COVID-109 is social distancing, which calls for people to stay at least six feet away from each other. If meeting were held in the City Council chambers, only about 25 people would be able to attend while observing social distancing. The City discussed moving the meeting to a much larger room at the Convention Center at 5th and Main streets, which would allow for 225 members of the public to enter with chairs placed six feet apart. But the decision ultimately was to wait at least a week to determine what other measures can be taken.

As a result, the only time the City Council will meet Tuesday is at 1 p.m. in the City Council chambers, 3900 Main Street. The only items that will be heard are an opportunity for the Council to ratify a local emergency that previously was called by the city manager; a proposal by three Council members to suspend discontinuance of water, electric, sewer, and refuse utility service for non-payment for at least 30 days as a result of the pandemic; and for city staff members to give COVID-19 updates.

“Social distancing and other methods to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are absolutely essential if we are going to limit the spread of this virus in our community,” Mayor Pro Tem Erin Edwards said. “It is encouraging to see us take the additional time to determine what other steps can be taken to accommodate the public in a safe manner.”

The City of Riverside has proclaimed a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has closed most city government buildings to the public, including City Hall, libraries, senior centers and community centers. In addition, all events at city facilities, except for essential city meetings, have been cancelled. Police, fire, water and power, and trash services are not be affected.

Online services will remain available throughout the closure and can be found on the City’s webpage. The Riverside and Alvord unified school districts are closed. Refer to each district’s webpage for more information.

As a result of the health advisories that have been issued, the City has examined how it can continue to serve the public while taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. For example, the city Charter requires two City Council meetings per month, but only essential staff will be present at Council Meetings. Every City Council meeting will include a discussion of “Pertinent health, safety, and security updates,” and agendas for all public meetings will focus on essential items of business. City Council Committee meetings have been cancelled, as have most Boards and Commissions.

The public is encouraged to use e-comment and other forms of communication, such as emails, phone calls and letters. Public comments can be emailed to city_clerk@riversideca.gov or mailed to the attention of the appropriate person or department at: City of Riverside, 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522.

A calendar of public meetings, live streams of meetings, the e-comment feature and minutes of City Council and other public meetings can be found at https://riversideca.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Every City Council meeting and most other public meetings may be watched at RiversideTV at https://www.riversideca.gov/videos/.

For more information about COVID-19 including guidelines, closures, business planning resources, and local updates, please visit RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19.

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Press Release - March 16, 2020 - Encourages Local Residents and Businesses to Heed Gov. Newsom’s New Advice

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 16, 2020

           

Contact:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

 

City of Riverside Encourages Local Residents and Businesses to Heed Gov. Newsom’s New Advice on COVID-19

Measures are designed to reduce the spread of the deadly virus

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside advises local residents, especially those 65 and older, and local businesses to heed the advice issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday (3/15) in a further effort to slow the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Newsom said Californians age 65 and older, who are most vulnerable to the virus, must practice home isolation. He also said that bars, nightclubs, wineries, and breweries in the state “should close,” and that restaurants should focus on providing takeout food for people who are isolating themselves. He also called on everyone to “maximize social distancing” by keeping at least six feet away from another person.

The state is “working in real time to secure hotels, motels, and trailers to house our homeless safely and protect our communities and the spread of COVID-19,” Newsom said. He added that these actions will protect the state’s most vulnerable residents and ensure that the healthcare system, grocery stores, pharmacies and social service providers will continue to operate.

“The Governor’s words emphasize how imperative it is to take the necessary steps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 to ensure we continue to have the capacity at our hospitals to treat the sick,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “This is especially true for our senior population, which is at the greatest risk.”

No utility shut-offs will be undertaken by Riverside Public Utilities at least until the end of April. Information about unemployment insurance can be found here: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm Online services in Riverside, including permitting and bill payments, will remain available; bills may also be paid by phone, or by mail. Utility payments centers will have drop boxes available at the Orange Street facility downtown and at a facility in the Casa Blanca neighborhood.

The state Department of Public Health website stated as of Monday morning that California had 335 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and six deaths. The department advised that smartest things to do to keep yourself safe continue to be:

  • Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Following guidance from public health officials.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread should call their health care provider or local public health department before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken, according to the department.

The City of Riverside declared a local emergency on Friday (3/13) to increase its efforts to protect the public from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Many City offices, including City Hall, libraries and community centers, are closed and will not re-open until at least March 23.

Most city employees will continue to report to work for their regular schedules. The decision to close public buildings to the public will be reviewed each Monday, starting March 23. A list of closures and other COVID-19 information can be found at RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19.

The declaration of local emergency will not affect the work schedules of Police, Fire, and Riverside Public Utilities employees whose work is required to provide the city with water and power.

“Every day we take the necessary precautions is a day that we, as a community, are doing our best to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy,” Mayor Pro Tem Erin Edwards said. “It is essential that we all do our part.”

 

Press Release - March 13, 2020 - Declares Local Emergency  

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 13, 2020

           

Contact:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

 

City of Riverside Declares Local Emergency, Closes Non-Essential Facilities to the Public

 

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside declared a local emergency today (3/13) to increase its efforts to protect the public from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Many City offices, including City Hall, libraries and community centers, will close to the public at 5 p.m. and not re-open until at least March 23.

Most city employees will continue to report to work for their regular schedules. Some will be re-assigned to other duties necessitated by the closures, including communicating with the public. The decision to close public buildings to the public will be reviewed each Monday, starting March 23. A full listing of closures will be available at www.riversideca.gov.

“This step is necessary and was not taken lightly,” Mayor Rusty Bailey. “We must do our part to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 so that our medical facilities are not overwhelmed by more cases in the future.”

The declaration of local emergency will not affect the work schedules of Police, Fire, and Riverside Public Utilities employees whose work is required to provide the city with water and power.

The City will cancel many scheduled public events at city facilities. Refunds of special event fees will be issued to organizations that previously paid fees for the cancelled events.

Online services, including permitting and bill payments, will remain available; bills may also be paid by phone, or by mail. Utility payments centers will have drop boxes available at the Orange Street facility downtown and at a facility in the Casa Blanca neighborhood. No utility shut-offs will be undertaken at least until the end of April, and late payments will be accepted without penalty.

The declaration of local emergency allows City Manager Al Zelinka to better prepare the city by purchasing supplies, materials and equipment without going through normally-required bidding requirements. The declaration is expected to be ratified by the Riverside City Council on Tuesday, March 17. If ratified, the declaration of local emergency must be reviewed every 30 days until the local emergency is terminated.

“Riverside residents need to know that their local government is taking steps to keep them safe,” Mayor Pro Tem Erin Edwards said. “We have a strong team in place that will continue to monitor the situation locally, across the state and the nation to ensure we are taking the proper steps moving forward.”

The City of Riverside’s proclamation of local emergency notes that “there exists conditions of a disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons or property within the territorial limits of the City of Riverside that are beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City for the reason of COVID-19.”

The declaration of local emergency comes as local, state and federal governments are working in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19 across the country, in order to reduce the potential of the virus to overwhelm the nation’s healthcare agencies. President Trump declared a national emergency today.

Gov. Newsom declared a state of emergency on March 4. County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser on Thursday ordered the cancellation of public gatherings of 250 people or more in Riverside County. Gov. Newsom included that recommendation in a series of preferred measures he released Wednesday evening. He also called for limiting gatherings of people who are at higher risk for COVID-19 to 10 people or fewer, and for delaying or canceling meetings where attendees cannot observe at least six feet of “social distancing” from one another.

There are eight cases of COVID-19 involving Riverside County residents, two of which involve Riverside County residents who are infected but have not returned to the area. The County Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified a local public health emergency declaration on Tuesday.

The City of Riverside is still holding its scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 17. Many items that were scheduled to be heard that day have been removed from the agenda. A scheduled hearing on a on the property of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church remains on the agenda for the portion of the meeting that starts at 6:15 p.m.

Other public meetings could be cancelled or delayed in the near future, including City Council meetings. At meetings that do occur, attendees will be encouraged to cover their mouths when coughing, wash their hands frequently, refrain from touching their faces, and stay at least six feet away from another person.

The six-foot social distancing recommendation is likely going to limit the number of people who can simultaneously attend a City Council meeting to about 50. City officials are determining how best to utilize the Council Chambers and the nearby lobby of City Hall when needed. Residents who want to weigh in on issues before the City Council but do not want to attend a public meeting are encouraged to use the “e-comment” feature HERE

The City is encouraging residents to educate themselves about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including how to protect themselves and their families, by reviewing a new city webpage devoted to the topic. The webpage – RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19 -- is stocked with the latest information about the virus, which recently was described for the first time as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. WHO defines a pandemic as the worldwide spread of a new disease for which most people do not have immunity.

More than 1,629 people are infected with the virus in the U.S. and 41 people have died, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Riverside County Department of Public Health remains the lead agency locally. Links to these agencies’ websites and many others at the local, state and federal levels can be found on the city’s website. Topics on those linked websites include how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, what symptoms to look out for, and planning toolkits for businesses concerned about the health of their employees and customers.

Information is being regularly provided to two numbers -- 311 and 911 – that residents call for information or when they have an emergency, respectively. Riverside residents are encouraged to sign up for RiversideAlert.com for critical City messages and alerts.

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Press Release - March 12, 2020 - Embracing Measures to Reduce Transmission of COVID-19

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 12, 2020

           

Contact:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

 

City of Riverside Embracing Measures to Reduce Transmission of COVID-19

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside is embracing recommendations from Gov. Newsom and an order from the Riverside County Department of Public Health designed to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser on Thursday ordered the cancellation of public gatherings of 250 people or more in Riverside County. Gov. Newsom included that recommendation in a series of preferred measures he released Wednesday evening. He also called for limiting gatherings of people who are at higher risk for COVID-19 to 10 people or fewer, and for delaying or canceling meetings where attendees cannot observe at least six feet of “social distancing” from one another.

There are eight cases of COVID-19 involving Riverside County residents, two of which involve Riverside County residents who are infected but have not returned to the area. The County Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified a local public health emergency declaration on Tuesday.

As a result of those developments, the City of Riverside is determining which public meetings should be cancelled or delayed in the near future. Some items on the agenda for remaining meetings will be removed if there is not a pressing need to take action on those items. At meetings that do occur, attendees will be encouraged to cover their mouths when coughing, wash their hands frequently, refrain from touching their faces, and stay at least six feet away from another person.

The six-foot social distancing recommendation is likely going to limit the number of people who can simultaneously attend a City Council meeting to about 50. City officials are determining how best to utilize the Council Chambers and the nearby lobby of City Hall when needed. Residents who want to weigh in on issues before the City Council but do not want to attend a public meeting are encouraged to use the “e-comment” feature HERE.

The City is acting to protect the safety and security of its employees and members of the public who use city facilities while also allowing for the efficient and necessary operation of City government. The actions come at a time when major sporting events are being cancelled, Disneyland is closing for the first time since the Sept. 11 attacks, and sports and entertainment figures are being diagnosed.

“COVID-19 is very serious, so it is prudent for us to take these measures to minimize the impact that unnecessary exposure could have on our medical system,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “We want the public to be as safe as possible.”

The City will announce in coming days which public concerts, community gatherings and other events will be cancelled or postponed. The City also is encouraging residents to educate themselves about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including how to protect themselves and their families, by reviewing a new city webpage devoted to the topic.

The webpage – RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19 -- is stocked with the latest information about the virus, which recently was described for the first time as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. WHO defines a pandemic as the worldwide spread of a new disease for which most people do not have immunity.

“We all want to keep ourselves and our families healthy and safe, and good information is a key building block in that effort,” Mayor Pro Tem Erin Edwards said. “For practical ways to reduce the spread of the virus, the website has the information you need to make smart choices about your family’s health.”

More than 1,200 people are infected with the virus in the U.S. and 36 people have died, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Riverside County Department of Public Health remains the lead agency locally. Links to these agencies’ websites and many others at the local, state and federal levels can be found on the city’s website. Topics on those linked websites include how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, what symptoms to look out for, and planning toolkits for businesses concerned about the health of their employees and customers.

The City of Riverside has a very active internal planning team tracking developments around the state, nation and world, then delving into how these developments could affect Riverside. This team, which includes city management, fire, police and emergency management personnel, is focused on how best to ensure that as many city services as possible remain active as we deal with the virus.

The team also is developing specific actions that could be undertaken based on pre-determined thresholds of infection if Riverside begins to see “community spread” of the virus in the city or in adjacent communities. Community spread is defined as person-to-person transmission of the virus without known exposure to an already-confirmed case.

“City leaders are actively monitoring the COVID-19 virus and are working closely with our partner agencies to ensure the public has access to the latest information,” City Manager Al Zelinka said. “We encourage all Riverside residents, students, employees and business owners to familiarize themselves with this information so they can make informed choices.”

The city is procuring additional supplies to prevent the spread of the virus and ensuring there is adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all applicable city staff, including first responders. Information is being regularly provided to two numbers -- 311 and 911 – that residents call for information or when they have an emergency, respectively.

Riverside residents are encouraged to sign up for RiversideAlert.com for critical City messages and alerts.

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RPU Customers  

311 and Call Center Extended Hours:
RPU Customer Call Center (951) 782-0330
311 Call Center (951) 826-5311
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

RPU’s Downtown Customer Payment Center and Casa Blanca Customer Resource Center has a drop box available for payments. No utility shut-offs will be undertaken through the duration of the emergency. Online services will remain available throughout the closure and can be found on the City’s webpage. Please note, bills may be paid online, by phone (951) 782-0330, by mail or by the 311 mobile application.

Payment Assistance Program (SHARE) is available and can be applied for online and through telephone, learn more: https://riversideca.gov/utilities/residents/rebates-assistance.asp

Per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. We remain committed to providing reliable, high-quality and safe drinking water. For more information on RPU's water quality, please visit http://riversidepublicutilities.com/residents/water-conservation.asp

Southern California Gas Company

Western Municipal Water District

 

City Facilities, Services and Event Information

Due to the unprecedented and fast-changing environment surrounding COVID-19, updates regarding City facilities and events will be made available as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to keep you informed. 

Additionally, numerous City services may still be available online, by mail, or by phone. Please visit the Online Services website or call 311 for more information.

Closed Facilities

For a list of postponed and cancelled City events visit: https://www.riversideca.gov/press/information-regarding-special-events

Business Resources

Food, Grocery and Nutrition Resources

Guidance for Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related Service Venues

School Districts

Grocery: Local Grocery Hours + Senior Priority Hours

 

Grocery Retailer

Revised Hours

Priority for Seniors and Disabled Individuals 

Albertsons 

7 am to 9 pm

 

Aldi 

9 am to 7 pm

 

Cardenas 

8 am to 9 pm

7 am to 8 am (s, p, sm, sw & d)

Clarks

8 am to 9 pm 

8 am to 9 am (s) 

Food 4 Less

7 am to 11 pm

 

Goodwins

8 am to 8 pm

 

Grocery Food Outlet

9 am to 9 pm

 

Maxi Food 

6:30 am to 10 pm

7 am to 8 am (s, p & d)

Northgate

8 am to 8 pm

7 am to 8 am (s)

Ralphs

8 am to 8 pm

 

Smart and Final

8 am to 8 pm

7:30 am (s)

Sprouts

7 am to 10 pm

 

Stater Brothers

8 am to 9 pm

7 am to 8 am (s)

Trader Joe's

9 am to 7 pm

 

Trader Joe's

9 am to 7 pm

 

Vons

7 am to 9 pm

 

(s) = Seniors (d) = Disabled (p) = Pregnant (sm/sw) = Service Men and Woman

Food Pantries: The following is a list of distribution centers where families in need can recieve food

Food Distribution

Agency Name

Days

Hours

Arlington Temporary Assistance

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

9 am to 1 pm

Bethel Christian Center

Monday - Friday & Sundays

M-F 8 am-5 pm & Sunday 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Community Settlement Association

Mondays

9 am - 12 pm

Hope Lutheran Church

Mondays and Wednesdays

9 -11:30 am

Saint Vincent De Paul

24/7 Emergency Food Hotline

(951) 684-7386

SDA Riverside Spanish Church

3rd Friday

9-11 am

Lake Hills Christian Center

Fridays

4-5 pm

Queen of Angels Catholic Church

Thursdays

9 am to 10 am

Meals

Agency Name

Days

Hours

First Congregational Of Riverside

Wednesdays

4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Calvary Presbyterian Church

Sundays

4-6 pm

Other

Agency Name

Days

Hours

La Sierra University Church

Wednesdays (except 5th)

8 - 10:30 am

Riverside City Mission

Online request only

riversidecitymission.org

Delivery and Pick-Up: Shop local through takeout and delivery from small businesses

Resources to Help Stay Heathy  

Do I need to seek medical advice?https://www.rivcoph.org/Portals/0/Documents/CoronaVirus/Toolkits/Public/novel-coronavirus-factsheet.pdf

Mental Health: If you are having emotional feelings, experiencing anxiety, having suicidal thoughts, or are in crisis, please call 1-951-686-HELP (4357) anytime, day or night. Helpline provides research-based help and compassionate hope to every contact in over 120 languages. The service is free and confidential. https://connectriverside.org/coronavirus2019/

Testing for Covid-19There are laboratory tests that can identify the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens. State and local public health departments have received tests from CDC while medical providers are getting tests developed by commercial manufacturers. All of these tests are Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR Diagnostic Panels, that can provide results in 4 to 6 hours, click here to learn more.

Right now, eligible and healthy blood donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to prevent shortages. Please give now. https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=92522

Latest CDC Guidelines for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

Kaiser Permanente Coronavirus and COVID-19: How to protect yourself and get care - https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/coronavirus-information

https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus

Covid-19 Resources  

Federal

World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVID-19 information: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Global Situation Reports from World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

CDC COVID-19 Case Count: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC Framework for Mitigation: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf


State

Coronavirus (COVID-19) California Gov: https://covid19.ca.gov/

Resources for Access Services - CalWORKs, CalFRESH, MediCal, Child Care or General Assistance


County

Additional current COVID-19 information provided by Riverside County Department of Public Health can be found here:

Updates from Riverside County Department of Animal Services - https://www.rcdas.org/index.php/about-us/newsroom/news-releases/386-vaccination-clinics-suspended-during-covid-19


Other

Charter Offers Free Access to Spectrum Broadband & WiFi for 60-Days for New K-12 and College Student Households - https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

AT&T Response - https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Verizon Response - https://www.verizon.com/about/news/update-verizon-serve-customers-covid-19

Southern California Edison Response - https://energized.edison.com/stories/sce-offers-bill-help-to-customers-impacted-by-covid-19

COVID-19 - Videos  

Un breve referente la publicación del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside

An update from City of Riverside Mayor Bailey regarding COVID-19: March 27, 2020

 

A Message from the City of Riverside Fire Chief regarding COVID-19

Mrs. Pitchford reads The Three Bears

 

Behind-the-scenes tour of station life at Riverside City Fire Department's Station 10

Mrs. Pitchford teaches children about germs and handwashing

Fire Department’s COVID-19 update regarding what to do if you need to call 911

 

Vì Covid-19 đang lan tràn khắp nơi, trạm chữa lửa phải đóng cử

Aviso importante del acceso al público a las estaciones de bomberos

Riverside City Fire Department’s COVID-19 update regarding public access to fire stations

 

Actualización de COVID-19 sobre precauciones de equipos de protección personal

Personal Protective Gear Precautions: Covid-19 Update from Riverside City Fire Department

Una actualización sobre COVID-19: 21 de marzo

 

Una actualización sobre COVID-19: 20 de marzo

An update on COVID-19: March 21, 2020

An update on COVID-19: March 20, 2020

 

Mensaje Importante del Jefe de Policía de Riverside sobre la Orden de Quedarse en Casa.

An update on
COVID-19: March 19

Un Mensaje a Nuestra
Comunidad Sobre COVID-19

 

An Update on
COVID-19 March 18th

Una actualización
sobre COVID-19: 18 de marzo

City Council Meeting Discusses
Local Emergency Regarding COVID-19

 

A message to our
Community Regarding COVID-19