California's Regional Stay Home Order Remains in Effect
The State's December 29, 2020 regional Stay Home Order is still in effect for Southern California and remains in place. The Order will not be lifted until ICU capacity projections are above or equal to 15%.

For more information on the Regional Stay Home Order, please visit
Don't let the Covid-19 Stay Home Order keep you from enjoying life. We have suggestions for fun, family-friendly things you can do to keep your boredom at bay and get out of the house. 
With our picture perfect weather, now is a good time to get reacquainted with your neighborhood. Take a walk, go for a bike ride or a hike on one of our beautiful trails, and don’t forget your four-legged family members need some exercise too! 

Why not pick up curbside meals/have food delivered from one of our local restaurants and take it to a park for a picnic. Rancho Mirage has five (5) parks to choose from.

For parks and trails details, please visit or
click here to download our Parks & Trails map.

What does a complete "Stay Home evening" looks like? Perhaps start with a family barbeque, roast marshmallows by a firepit, and finish it up by watching movies, playing board games or video chatting with family and friends. No matter what creative Stay Home activities you come up with, remember to enjoy the time with your family while keeping them safe and sound.  
Contactless COVID-19 Testing Through Curative
Riverside County Public Health's Dr. Cameron Kaiser Clears Up Questions About Curative's "False Negative" Result

Positive Covid-19 test results from Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests, including Curative’s self-administered test, are almost always correct. Self-administered tests, regardless of the vendor, have more potential to create false negative results compared to tests administered by a health professional. This is because sometimes people don’t follow the instructions precisely, even though they intend to do so. If there isn’t enough viral material in the sample for any reason, it won’t be positive.
Tests are contactless and self-administered through Curative, which has completed more than six million such tests in 15 states across the U.S.

Testing takes place 5 days a week, Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory (west parking lot) located at 71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage.

Appointment Information

  • Scheduling an appointment @ is strongly encouraged.
  • Currently, appointments are being booked starting January 14, 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 regarding Curative Covid-19 testing,
please call (888) 702-9042 or email
Riverside County Public Health Department's
Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule
The Riverside County Public Health Department has provided an updated COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule updated as of January 5, 2021. 

The updated Schedule is now moving into Phase 1b, which includes:
  • Persons age 75 years and older
  • Healthcare Personnel not included in 1-A
  • Law Enforcement Personnel (firefighters, police officers, correctional officers)
  • Food Packing & Distribution Centers
  • Agriculture, Manufacturing & Grocery Workers
  • Teachers, School Staff & Childcare Providers
  • The High Risk for Severe Illness with Underlying Conditions
  • U.S. Postal Services Workers
  • Public Transit Workers
Eisenhower Health Covid-19 Community Updates
Eisenhower Health is experiencing their highest incidence of Covid-19 inpatients since the pandemic began. Please take a moment to read Eisenhower's Covid-19 Community Update and the Q&As (questions & answers) to Covid-19 vaccine and vaccination plan in order to clarify community concerns.
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) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter.
Updated PPP guidance outlining Program changes to enhance its effectiveness and accessibility was released on January 6 in accordance with the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act.
For more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit or
City Orders & Program Reminders
The City of Rancho Mirage City Council has adopted the State of California’s Face Covering Order, which mandates that a face covering is required at all times when outside of the home, with some exceptions.

The Great Plates Delivered program has been extended once again through
February 6, 2021.

If you are a Rancho Mirage resident 65+ or 60-64 and at risk, please call (877) 652-4844 or email to find out if you qualify to receive free delivered meals through this program.

If you are already enrolled, no need to re-enroll.

Visit the City's Covid-19 website at for more details.
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, January 21, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Agenda will be posted to the City's website at
on Friday, January 15, 2021
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
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.

Subscribe on the City's website to receive an email of upcoming City Council meeting agendas. Click the link below and choose "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

Please note: Rancho Mirage City Hall and Library will be closed on
Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.