Beaumont City Hall has gone VIRTUAL!
City Hall is closed to in-person visits, but staff is behind the scenes working during normal business hours. 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. All other Departments are operational as well, including our Parks & Rec staff who are providing fun videos and activities on the City's Facebook.

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. As always, stay safe and check out our webpage BeaumontCA.gov/coronavirus and social media posts for more information on COVID-19.
Stay Home. Save Lives.
The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance.
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
Can I still exercise? Take my kids to the park for fresh air? Take a walk around the block?
Yes. So long as you are maintaining a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household, it is ok to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air. Playground equipment is CLOSED - citations will be issued by Beaumont PD to residents who are found in violation of current COVID-19 related closures at city owned facilities

Helpful Shopping Tips

  • Minimize trips to the store - make a shopping list
  • Do not hoard - get what you reasonably expect to use in a week
  • Leave the family at home - send one person to shop
  • Ask for help - if you are sick, ask someone to shop for you
  • Shop online - for delivery or pickup
  • Social distancing - leave space between you and other shoppers/employees

STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES.
Latest Recommendations from Riverside County Public Health
Riverside County health officials are recommending residents cover their nose and mouth when leaving home for essential activities.

Medical masks such as surgical and N95 masks are in short supply and needed by healthcare professionals. To prevent further shortages, DO NOT purchase these types of masks. Bandanas, fabric masks and neck gaiters are recommended and can be washed/reused. Read on...
LAKE ELSINORE TESTING

If you believe you are at risk for COVID-19 and live within 50 miles of Riverside, CA, screening and testing availability can projectbaseline.com/covid-19 . People must be screened as high risk to make an appointment and the site is unable to take walk-ins.
COVID-19 Business Resources
Employers can reach out to the Beaumont Economic Development Department at kylew@beaumontca.gov to share concerns and learn more about existing programs that can assist you during this time. 

Riverside County Resources
Riverside County has created a website specifically tailored to assisting businesses affected by COVID-19 - www.RivCoBizHelp.org

SBA - U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Learn more at: sba.gov

State Resources for Employers
The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) provides many services to employers affected by COVID-19. For the most up-to-date state resources for businesses, visit the GO-Biz
CHIEF'S CORNER - COVID-19 & Scams

According to the Federal Trade Commission - Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow the headlines — and the money, and COVID-19 is no exception.


Scammers can come in the form of those going door to door, via our cellphones, email addresses and even through the mail. We would like to remind our citizens to be wary of scams, especially as they relate to COVID-19 . Scammers know how to prey on emotions or in crisis. They will often use high pressure tactics and threats of arrest, cutting off services, benefits and the like.

Some recent scams we have seen as they relate to COVID-19 include subjects representing themselves as government employees going door-to-door offering COVID-19 testing. NO healthcare provider, law enforcement or any government agency is going door-to-door testing for Coronavirus. If you see anyone offering such a service, don’t fall for it.

Another one we have seen is letters, text messages, emails and/or phone calls from scammers in an attempt to gain access to personal and financial information by promising government assistance, stimulus checks and other forms of assistance for those who have been impacted by COVID-19.

We are still early on in this event, so there may be other forms of scams making their way around. We urge you to ONLY go to trusted and confirmed sources for information. Also be sure to verify claims through an independent source before providing any personal information to anyone. If you are unsure if a claim is legitimate before providing any information or consenting to services, contact us on our business line at 951-769-8500.

We thank the community for their diligence during these very trying times. We understand the public’s fear and apprehension but want to assure you we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our community.
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
Check out our Facebook for videos from our CRC Rec Leaders!
Beaumont Transit is offering FREE FARES
on all routes until further notice.
Check out our Beaumont EATS listing of all local eateries offering take-out & delivery.
Other News
CIP Road Projects
Please excuse our progress! The Beaumont Avenue Reconstruction and Annual Citywide Street Rehabilitation projects will soon begin 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.

Beaumont Ave - 2.3 centerline miles from 5th Street to Brookside Avenue.
Street Rehab - Slurry seal to 7.1 centerline miles of existing street surfaces throughout the City.
Please use caution while driving in construction zones!
Census Day 2020
April 1st is Census Day 2020! The Census is at the core of our democracy and getting an accurate count is critical for Beaumont's economic, social and civic well-being. Responding is fast, easy and will determine how billions of dollars are distributed to states and cities for the next 10 years.

Beaumont Community Survey
In a few weeks, a sample of households will be invited to participate in a Beaumont Community Survey from the National Research Center. Your participation in this survey is very important and feedback will help the City make strategic planning decisions.

An online survey will be made available to all residents not included in the scientific sample. More information will be available on our website. We look forward to your feedback!
Community Job Fair
Matching Local Talent with Beaumont Businesses
Join us for the 2nd annual Beaumont Community Job Fair on Thursday, June 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Civic Center, located at 550 E. 6th Street.
 
Businesses wishing to participate are encouraged to register online at BeaumontCa.gov/JobFair