County of Riverside Public Health
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
On January 16, 2021, the County of Riverside released the following in response to the COVID-19 vaccine:
Demand for COVID-19 vaccine is high and doses extremely limited: There are 2.4 million residents in Riverside County, including approximately 343,000 seniors aged 65 or older. The estimate for the number of people currently eligible to receive the vaccine in Riverside County is in excess of 700,000.

Yet, Riverside County has only received 114,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 80% of those doses have gone to state-approved providers, including hospitals, physicians, clinics and pharmacies to vaccinate workers and residents within the current tiers. Shipments are usually received weekly and either distributed to providers or administered at a public health vaccine clinic in 2-3 days.

The demand is so great that when thousands of vaccine clinic appointments were opened Wednesday and Friday of this week, all available timeslots on all days were completely booked within two hours. More than 5,600 appointments were booked on Wednesday and another 11,000 booked Friday. Clinic appointments are currently booked until Friday, January 22, 2021.

There are more than 175 state-approved vaccine providers in Riverside County. Residents should ask their doctor, urgent care or pharmacy if they are an approved provider and when they expect to have vaccine.

For a complete list of all providers in Riverside County, including where the doses have been allocated, visit
Because appointments fill up so quickly, you can click the box below to monitor the Riverside County Health Systems website to see when available appointment dates/times open up.

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.
Rancho Mirage Small Business Grant Program
Applications and program materials are now available for the City of Rancho Mirage’s Small Business Grant Program ("Program"). This program was established to provide financial relief to Rancho Mirage businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Rancho Mirage City Council approved allocating funds for business recovery and resiliency efforts, including small business grants. Approximately $500,000 is available for the Program, which will provide working capital of up to $10,000 per business on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The application period opens today, Friday, January 15, 2021, and closes on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

For Program guidelines, requirements and application,
Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing
No Cost
No Contact

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 @ is strongly encouraged.
  • Currently, appointments are being booked starting January 20, 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
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. The SBA is currently accepting Second Draw PPP loan applications from participating lenders. Lender Match can help connect you with a lender. You can also view all lenders near you on a map. All Second Draw PPP Loans will have the same terms regardless of lender or borrower. 

If you wish to begin preparing your application, you can download the following PPP borrower application form to see the information that will be requested from you when you apply with a lender:

For more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit or
California's Regional Stay Home Order Reminder
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
Face Covering Order in Effect


The Great Plates Delivered program open for applications 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.

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.

Passcode: 406370
Webinar ID: 825 9476 8430
Zoom Call-In Nos. : 1 (669) 900-9128
(Carrier charges may apply)
1 (888) 475-4499 (Toll Free)  
The Agenda is also posted on the City's website at
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