As we reflect over the last year and what we have endured as a city, a community, and as a country, we should all be reminded how fortunate we are to be part of such a strong community that supports each other. It is power of community that will get us through this to better times. 

The well-being and safety of our community has always been and remains our top priority here at City Hall. As we closely monitor the evolving impacts of COVID-19, we will continue to ensure the health and safety of City staff, while also maintaining the highest level of service to the public.
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 will remain in place for at least three weeks. 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
Drive-Through Contactless COVID-19 Testing
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 7, 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 as of December 31, 2020.

Vaccinations will be done in phases, starting with persons at risk of exposure through their work or in any role in direct health care of long-term care settings.

See below for the complete schedule and progress of vaccination schedule.
Chamber News
The City of Rancho Mirage has partnered with the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce for distribution of 30,000 masks, 1,000 face shields, and over 2,000 hand sanitizers to Rancho Mirage small businesses.

In order to qualify, your business must be located in Rancho Mirage; Chamber members and nonmembers are welcome to the supplies while they last with general allowances allotted by industry.

To schedule an appointment for pick up, please email
Pick up will be at Chamber offices, 71905 Highway 111, Suite H, Rancho Mirage
(located behind PIRCH and Lamps Plus).
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) provided Coachella Valley small businesses with more than $1 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) and has partnered with all Coachella Valley cities to assist in the distribution of 1,440,000 face masks, 96,000 16.9 oz. bottles of hand sanitizer, and 40,400 face shields to small businesses.
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
The State of California's California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is now accepting applications.

Application Closes January 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST;
Approval Notifications begin January 13, 2021 

For more information or to apply, please visit
Riverside County Department of Waste Resources
Host Free Virtual Composting & Vermicomposting Class
Looking for a safe, socially-distanced way to learn how to create a soil amendment that’s great for gardens? The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free virtual backyard composting and vermicomposting class that can be accessed on any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

On Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., you can learn how to recycle organic resources, such as yard trimmings, as well as fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner called compost. 
These programs are offered to teach residents about the ease and advantages of organic material recycling and how composting helps preserve valuable space in county landfills. 

The class can be accessed via the sign-up link found at

For more information, please call (951) 486-3200,
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.
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 7, 2021
1:00 p.m.

Passcode: 406370
Webinar ID: 834 0591 5241
Zoom Call-In Nos.: 1 (669) 900-9128 (Carrier charges may apply)
1 (877) 853-5257 (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 of Rancho Mirage Housing Element Community Workshop
A community workshop for the City’s Housing Element Update (2021-2029 planning period) will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

At this workshop, the City will discuss background information regarding its upcoming Housing Element Update including new State Housing Element law, the 2021-2029 Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation for the City, and take public comments on the Update from those attending. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Click here for details and Remote Access Information.
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.