COVID-19 Vaccination Update
County of Riverside Health Officials Respond to Second Dose Questions

Riverside County health officials will contact those who received first dose at county clinics for second dose appointment. Participants must register and have an appointment to get vaccinated

For those who received a first dose at a county vaccine clinic (also called points of distribution or PODs), local health officials will reach out to residents through the contact method provided at the first appointment. At that time, the County will provide instructions for receiving the second dose conforming to the current CDC guideline on timeframes. Residents who received their first dose at private provider, should contact that same provider to schedule their second dose.
Current CDC guidelines allow up to 42 days for a second dose with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and due in part to limited vaccine supply from the state, it may not be possible to get a second dose at the 21 or 28 day mark originally recommended.

The County understands the community’s concern about getting the second dose and constantly works on securing additional doses from the state. At the same time, officials want residents to get vaccinated with at least a first dose for those within the current phase and tier system.
For more information, please visit
Eisenhower Health has begun scheduling vaccinations for people 75 and older. As a reminder, Eisenhower can only vaccinate as many people as there are doses available and the supply of vaccine is still arriving somewhat sporadically.

Click here for all pertinent information.
The County of Riverside will open additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics and appointments will be available later this week. The City will send out updated information as it is received.

Click here for County of Riverside Public Health January 29, 2021 update on vaccination administration rate.

Due to the high traffic of residents attempting to make appointments, you may have experienced issues with the County’s new vaccine website and, as a result, many of you may have received an error message when attempting to link to the State website. County of Riverside staff are working diligently to manage the huge demand and expectations, given a limited supply stream. 

In an effort to better assist residents with vaccination appointments, the County is now directing residents to the State of California site at for actual appointments.
Those 65 and older who need assistance making an appointment can call the Riverside County Office of Aging at (800) 510-2020 or dial 2-1-1 for the Riverside County 24-hour, 365-day per year Call & Referral Center.

For a complete list of all providers in Riverside County,
including where the doses have been allocated,
Riverside County Covid-19 Anticipated Vaccination
Distribution Phases & Timeline
Regional Stay at Home Order Lifted
The State's Regional Stay Home Order was lifted on January 25, 2021. Riverside County businesses can now resume business within Purple Tier restrictions pursuant to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

For more information on which businesses may now resume more operations, visit For more information on safe business reopening guidance and other business resources, visit
City Programs
The City will host its next Document Shredding & E-waste Collection event on:

Saturday, February 13, 2021
8 a.m. to noon
Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory
West parking lot
71100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage

This event is free to Rancho Mirage residents with proof of residency (photo I.D., driver's license or utility bill showing Rancho Mirage address). Residents with a local country club access sticker on their vehicle will be permitted to enter without showing proof of residency. 

Please be advised that in accordance with City/State COVID-19 guidelines, residents and City staff will be required to follow proper Covid-19 protocol to ensure the health and safety of our community. Please click button below for precautions so you can arrive prepared.
No Cost, No Contact, Self-administered, Quick, & Easy

5 days a week, Tuesday – Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory
West parking lot
71-100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA

Appointment Information

-Scheduling an appointment at is strongly encouraged.

-Currently, appointments are being booked starting February 2, 2021.

-Only 100 per day walk-ups (without appointment) will be accepted.

-At this time, non-appointments cannot be accommodated between 12:00-1:00 p.m.

-Results are received in 24-48 hours (or two business days if tested on Saturday) via text and email.

Please do not eat, drink or smoke at least 20 minutes prior to testing.

For questions, please call (888) 702-9042 or email
SBA's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Re-Opened
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-opened last week for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.

The Application process is open now through March 31, 2021.

"Feel Good" Items of Interest
Sunnylands employee campus earns LEED Platinum® rating for sustainable design!

The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' 17-acre employee campus, including administration, archives, and operations buildings, has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification*, the U.S. Green Business Council’s highest rating for sustainable design.

The Sunnylands employee campus, completed in 2017, is the second new-construction project at the site of the former Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif., to achieve a high standard of LEED certification. Sunnylands Center & Gardens, the 17,000-square-foot visitor center and 9-acre desert garden that serves as the public access point to the estate, earned LEED Gold certification in 2011.
*LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building rating program. LEED Silver and Gold certifications are' 50-59 and 60-79 points respectively. The highest LEED certification is LEED Platinum, awarded to buildings that attain 80 or more points.
Rancho Mirage Non-Profit Continues to Serve Special Needs Families
United Cerebral Palsy Inland Empire
"Team Freedom"
Since 1985, United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire (UCPIE) has provided programs and services to children and adults with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other special needs; and last year the services did not cease. UCPIE staff quickly adapted to change and created a PPE distribution program in addition to producing a completely virtual educational program serving both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Even during the pandemic and social disruptions, UCPIE remained committed to their mission to provide a "life without limits" to people with disabilities. For the entire month of February, UCPIE, would like to invite you to ride, walk or become a sponsor for UCPIE's Team Freedom.  
UCPIE Team Freedom consists of children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Created by UCPIE in 2012, Team Freedom started with just one rider and now has over 100 special needs kids and adults riding/walking the Tour de Palm Springs. This year will be unlike any other as everyone will all be virtually walking/riding in small groups in our local neighborhoods. We can't all ride together, but together we can all virtually ride to make a positive difference! 

To learn about ways to get involved with UCPIE's mission, please contact UCPIE's Development & Communications Manager, Sandra Gramajo
(310) 709-3936
Inside Rancho Mirage City Hall
City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. Meetings are taped and shown daily on Time Warner – RMTV, Channel 17, during the week following each meeting on at 3:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. 

Thursday, February 4, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk via email to or mailed/delivered to City of Rancho Mirage
69-825 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

Passcode: 406370
Webinar ID: 863 3071 8090  
Zoom Call-In Nos. : 1 (669) 900-9128
(Carrier charges may apply)
1 (888) 475-4499 (Toll Free) 

For questions related to accessing or participating in a City Council meeting remotely, please contact the City Clerk at (760) 324-4511, Ext. 488, or via email to
The Agenda is also posted on the City's website at

If you would like to receive the Agenda via email,
please subscribe on the City's website and chose "City Council".

View all City Council meetings on Rancho Mirage YouTube channel. Meetings on YouTube channel are not live and are posted day after the meeting is held.
City Hall Hours of Operation

Open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed daily 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. for cleaning; Closed to the public on Fridays.

City facilities, including City Hall and the Library and Observatory will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of President's Day.
Please Remember to Cover Your Face