Your Virtual City Hall is OPEN!
City Hall remains closed to in-person visits, but staff is behind the scenes working during normal business hours. We have established three primary objectives during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Public Information
We have established a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 at BeaumontCa.gov/Coronavirus . In addition to press releases and newsletters, we post interactive games and detailed information to our various social media accounts.

City Services
The City has rolled out a Virtual Permit Center to serve our residents and businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; this includes permits, planning applications, inspections and more. While our facilities and playgrounds are temporarily closed, our parks remain open. Be sure to visit our website for dozens of activities you can do safe at home!

Recovery
Beaumont understands the value each of our local businesses brings to the city and we want you to know that we are here for YOU! Our Economic Development team is available to answer questions from our business community regarding relief options.

W e will do all we can to provide customer services, while protecting the health and safety of our residents, visitors and employees and continue doing our part to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Please note that the URL is a .co and not a .com site.
Coping & Anxiety During Covid-19
Riverside County residents who are experiencing the stress and challenges surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have free access to live support via text chat from peer support specialists and counselors through a new computer and smartphone app called TakeMyHand.co

This online resource uses a chat format to connect individuals with specialists who are trained to interact with people expressing concerns about difficult feelings and behaviors.  A comprehensive list of Riverside County wellness and recovery resources is also available.
Business Resources
Beaumont understands this is a challenging time for everyone and we recognize the value each of our local businesses, their owners and their employees bring to the city.

We want you to know that we are here for YOU! To help navigate the variety of available programs, we have developed a Business Resource Toolkit full of links to the latest information and resources available to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is closely tracking these programs and is keeping up with the many changes that occur on almost a daily basis.
Email us today for more info!
Restaurant Meal Delivery Program
Riverside County is currently accepting inquiries from the public and businesses interested in participating in the Restaurants Deliver program. Please check our website daily to confirm the status of the program has changed to “Active.” If you are a food business and have a delivery system in place, complete the interest form found online at www.rcaging.org
Workforce Assistance Programs
County residents who lost employment because of the coronavirus epidemic may receive up to $800 in jobloss benefits thanks to a $252,000 state grant received by the Riverside County Workforce Development Division. For more information on the supportive service program, please call 951-955-9742 or email at workforcehelp@rivco.org
Support your favorite business by buying a gift card for future visits.
Beaumont EATS
Small businesses are the heart of our community, and we can all contribute to their success, as well as the livelihoods of employees in the service industry. There are many ways our community can support local Beaumont businesses. We’ve put together a list of downtown restaurants and other businesses that remain open with carry out, curbside pickup, or delivery services available:

Food Access - Local Resources
In response to an increasing number of requests for resources, Riverside County has released an online map to connect residents to food resources. Food Access gives directions to local senior meal sites, school district meal sites and food pantries within a 10-mile radius.

Food Access is available on www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus and on the RivCoMobile app (available on iOS and Android).
Food Resources for Homebound Seniors    
The services are meant to help vulnerable seniors fight food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic
From quick meals that can be picked up to food dropped off at homes, Riverside County is offering several free food options to disabled and vulnerable adults as stay-at-home orders continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adults who have a disability or are over age 60 can contact Riverside County Office on Aging, which offers food delivery for critical emergencies, two weeks supply of pantry and essential items, home-delivered meals, and Grab-and-Go meal packages at community center locations. Seniors or disabled adults can call 800-510-2020 or visit rcAging.org to determine their need for any one of the following service options:
  • Grab-and-Go Meals: Up to seven to 14 days of cooked and frozen meals ready for pick up
  • Courtesy Pantry: Two weeks supply of food delivered within five to seven days
  • Home-Delivered Meals: Up to seven to 14 days of delivered food with no contact for vulnerable adults
  • Emergency Meals: Up to three days of immediate food delivered to fragile adults and seniors
Safe at Home Update
On March 19, 2020, the Governor of California issued Executive Order N-33-20, ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence. The order remains in place until further notice.

Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser is extending his order requiring residents to wear face coverings when outside and to continue practicing social distancing. The county is also moving to fully align with the governor’s “stay-at-home” order until amended or rescinded.

“While we work within the governor’s plan for re-opening the state, people must be mindful that COVID-19 has not been eliminated,” said Kaiser. “The new normal in Riverside County will still require social distancing, facial coverings and other precautions. Summer will only slow the virus, and we are already thinking about what will happen in the fall.”
WHAT'S CLOSED

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Entertainment venues
  • Gyms and fitness studios
  • Public events and gatherings
  • Community centers
  • Playground equipment
WHAT'S OPEN

  • Gas stations 
  • Pharmacies
  • Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants 
  • Banks 
  • Laundromats/laundry services 
Outdoor Recreation
Am I allowed to go to a park or on a hike? Can I travel to a County park or open space?
Yes. Spending time outside improves mood and well-being and is particularly beneficial to children. You can go for walks, go to the park, hike public trails, and engage in other similar activities, but you should maintain social distance (more than six feet away from persons who are not part of your household) to avoid spread of the virus.

Pursuant to the County Health Officer’s Order of April 20, 2020, “parks, trails, and other outdoor areas may be used for jogging, hiking, biking, equestrian activities, and other non-contact outdoor sports such as golf, pickleball, and tennis."

However, activities that create contact with individuals, fixed objects or shared items, such as picnic tables and playgrounds, activities involving groups of children, adult or children team sports, spectator sports, or other similar public or private events and gatherings are prohibited.

Provided by RivCo Public Health

Trusted Resources
The City is encouraging residents to educate themselves about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), including how to protect themselves and their families, by reviewing resources available at:

Briefs
A new electric vehicle charging station is in progress at the CIvic Center.
Beaumont Transit is offering FREE FARES
on all routes until further notice.
The Beaumont Plunge will be CLOSED for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.
Other News
Street Rehabilitation Projects
Please excuse our progress! The Beaumont Avenue Reconstruction and Annual Citywide Street Rehabilitation projects continue in downtown Beaumont. The projects are expected to be complete by September 2020 and are funded through a combination of SB1, Measure A and Cal Recycle grants.

CHIEF'S CORNER - Rattle Snakes

Many of our neighborhoods and areas within our community lie adjacent to wildlife areas or open spaces and inevitably can lead to encounters with various species of wildlife, including snakes. The start of spring and warmer weather conditions makes human encounters with snakes more likely.

Snakes, especially rattlesnakes are widespread throughout California, they have been known to turn up around homes and yards in brushy areas, under wood piles or near rocks and other vegetation. While generally, not aggressive, rattlesnakes will likely retreat if given room or not deliberately provoked or threatened. Most bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally touched by someone walking or climbing too close.

The following safety precautions can be taken to reduce the likelihood of an encounter with a rattlesnake.

  • Be alert, especially during dawn and dusk hours when snakes are moving around. Generally during the heat of the day snakes will retreat to shady areas to cool.
  • If going outside or hiking in areas prone to snakes wear sturdy boots or shoes and loose-fitting long pants. Never go barefoot or wear sandals when walking outside, especially through brushy, wild areas.
  • When walking around your neighborhood, stick to well-used paths of travel. Avoid tall grass, weeds and heavy underbrush where snakes may hide during the day.
  • Check your yard spaces and outside equipment or play structures before allowing children and pets outside to play.
  • Check around your home, especially close to doorways, along open crevices or near areas of clutter or debris, these make great hiding spaces for snakes.
  • Teach children to recognize snakes and to leave them alone.
  • Leash your dog on walks. Dogs are at increased risk of being bitten due to holding their nose to the ground while investigating the outdoors. Speak to your veterinarian about canine rattlesnake vaccines, rattlesnake avoidance courses, and what to do if your pet is bitten.
  • If you spot a snake, avoid it by giving it a wide berth to move away from you. It is best to leave them alone and let them go about their business. If you find a snake in your yard space or close to your home, you can contact Animal Services at 951-769-8500 and an animal control officer can respond to try to relocate the snake to another area.
 
Bites from snakes are rare, but it is best to know how to avoid encounters with snakes to keep your family and your pets safe.

More information about rattlesnakes can be found at the following website

Parks & Recreation Updates
The Beaumont Parks & Recreation Department has been hard at work updating and enhancing our public facilities, below are a list of recently completed projects:

  • Interior of the Community Recreation Center (CRC) re-painted
  • Sports Park Snack Bar re-painted
  • Wood chip replacement complete at City owned parks
  • New pickleball lines painted at CRC
  • New brick dust for Palmer Park ballfield in progress
  • Stewart Park ball field lights replaced