Regional Stay at Home Order Lifted
Most Counties to Return to Most Strict (Purple) Tier of Blueprint for a Safer Economy
On Monday, January 25, 2021, California Department of Public Health Officials ("CDPH") lifted the Stay at Home Order for all regions but reminds us that the pandemic is far from over, to continue to wear face coverings, limit mixing, and get vaccinated when eligible.

This action allows all counties statewide to return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. The majority of the counties are in the strictest, or purple tier. Individual counties could choose to impose stricter rules.

Nearly all the counties exiting the Regional Stay at Home Order today are in the Purple or widespread (most restrictive) tier. Services and activities, such as outdoor dining, personal care services, and hotels for leisure travel are permitted to resume operation with required modifications and subject to any additional restrictions required by local jurisdictions.


Click here for an overview of what business activities are permitted in the Purple Tier. Many business activities may resume operation with modifications in the purple tier level of restrictions. These businesses include:

  • Hair & Nail Salons
  • Hotels & Lodging for Leisure Travel
  • Personal Care Services
  • Restaurants - Outdoor Dining Only
  • Zoos, Museums and Family Entertainment Centers

Specific restrictions and guidance for all industries is available at

The Limited Stay at Home Order (curfew), which limits non-essential activities between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., expires with the Regional Stay At Home Order ending.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
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.

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. 

The County has added the following language to their website and on social media:

"The State’s CAL Vax website registration link is moving slowly. We are working on the issue with the State. Please be patient and retry the registration link periodically. We apologize for the inconvenience." 

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.
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.

For a complete list of all providers in Riverside County,
including where the doses have been allocated,
City Programs
Applications and program materials are now available for the City of Rancho Mirage’s Small Business Grant Program.

The application process closes on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

For Program guidelines, requirements and application, click here.
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.

For details, visit the City's Covid-19 website at
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 26, 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.

Face Covering Order in Extended


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.

The Agenda for this meeting will be posted to the City's website at on Friday, January 29, 2021

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