June 24, 2020

As more businesses and services begin to open up, we urge everyone more than ever to take steps to protect themselves. Please continue the six feet social distancing rule and continue to wash your hands to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
On June 18, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a statewide order that face coverings are to be worn by the general public when outside the home. It mandates that face coverings be worn state-wide in the circumstances and with the exceptions outlined below. It does not substitute for existing guidance about social distancing and hand washing.
State Guidance

People in California must wear face coverings when they are in the high-risk situations listed below:

  • Inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space;
  • Obtaining services from the healthcare sector
  • Waiting for or riding on public transportation or ride-sharing vehicle;
  • Engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site, when: Interacting in-person with any member of the public;
  • Driving or operating any public transportation or paratransit vehicle, taxi, or private car service or ride-sharing vehicle when passengers are present; and
  • While outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible.

Some individuals may be exempt from the mandatory face covering order.
Click here for to view all requirements and exemptions.
The City of Rancho Mirage wants to remind you of existing and extended orders:


  • Short-Term Rentals:
  • The City's Short-Term Rental Moratorium expires on June 30, 2020 and all short-term rental certificate holders will be allowed to resume operation on July 1, 2020. All short-term rental owners/operators must adhere to the State guidelines.

To view the State Guidelines,
All questions about the Moratorium must be directed to the Code Compliance Division by emailing  code@ranchomirageca.gov  or by calling (760) 770-3220.

The City provides all short-term rental owners & operators with compliance information to ensure their renters abide by the City's regulations and requirements when renting in Rancho Mirage.

The Good Neighbor brochure offers important phone numbers, laws, ordinances, specific violations and other pertinent renter information.

Click the image to view the City's
Good Neighbor Brochure
Residents and neighbors concerned with non-compliance or disturbances due to short-term rental activity are encouraged to call the City's Short-Term Rental hotline at:
760-833-7999 .

The City of Rancho Mirage has extended its Residential & Commercial Eviction Moratorium through July 30, 2020. This Moratorium ensures that no landlord/lessor can evict a tenant/lessee for nonpayment of rent if the tenant/lessee demonstrates that the tenant/lessee is unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19.

For more information about the Residential & Commercial Eviction Moratorium,
On Friday, June 19, 2020, the following personal care services were permitted to reopen with enhanced safety measures in place. Services permitted to reopen are :

  • Nail salons
  • Facial and estheticians services
  • Shaving, waxing, and threading services
  • Massage therapy services
  • Body art, tattoo and piercing services

All personal care service providers must follow strict State Guidance listed here:

For a list of State Guidance for all industries permitted to operate at this time is available at covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance .

Residents are encouraged to visit businesses that are taking safety precautions for their employees and customers by following local guidance and industry-specific guidance issued by the state. To view State Guidance for all industries allowed to operate at this time and find more information visit coivd19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties .
Eisenhower Health is committed to maintaining and improving wellness and health throughout our community and beyond. The team at Eisenhower has been diligent in their sharing of important and up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic in our valley.

To view the most recent update from Eisenhower Health,  click here .

Eisenhower Health and its clinics are open and serving patients in the Coachella Valley. Please call their hotline at  760-TEST988  (or  760-837-8988 ) to discuss any symptom concerns before presenting at any of their locations. The line is staffed 24 hours a day by registered nurses who are ready to assist you. For more information, please visit their FAQ webpage at   eisenhowerhealth.org/patients-visitors/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know/faq / .
The City of Rancho Mirage extended the Great Plates Delivered Program through July 10, 2020!

As of June 19, 2020, there are currently 203 participants enrolled and 22,338 meals served by our local restaurants. City staff have reached out to local restaurants to encourage their participation in this program. To date, we have worked with ten restaurants and continue to encourage those interested to submit an application.
The program received an extension of FEMA and State funding to continue until July 10 th . Meals are delivered Monday, Wednesday and Fridays between 3:00 - 7:00 pm by our wonderful restaurants, many working together to provide an array of meals from various Rancho Mirage favorites.
Eligible Rancho Mirage residents can sign up to participate in the Great Plates Delivered Program by calling the Rancho Mirage COVID-19 Hotline at (877) 652-4844 , via email at  greatplates@ranchomirageca.gov or visiting our COVID-19 website by clicking below:

Please note that any signups received after after July 1 st will only be enrolled to receive meals if the program is extended past the July 10 th .
If you are a locally owned Rancho Mirage restaurant or food provider and would like to participate in the Great Plates Delivered Program, please contact the City of Rancho Mirage at (877) 652-4844 , email at greatplates@ranchomirageca.gov or visit our webpage by clicking below:
A key factor in the State of California’s decision to allow counties to move into Stage 3, is getting more residents tested. The latest testing numbers for the County and the Coachella Valley, District 4, can be found at   rivcoph.org/coronavirus  under “reports.”

Testing at the county-run sites is open to anyone, whether you have symptoms or not, and there are no out-of-pocket costs to individuals. You must have an appointment to get tested.

Coachella Valley testing sites are located in Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Indio and Mecca.

Click here  for a list of all county-run testing site locations.
To make an appointment at a county-operated site, call 800-945-6171.
To make an online appointment at a state-run testing site, click  lhi.care/covidtesting .


For more information on COVID-19 testing, please visit rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing .


Effective immediately at LifeStream Blood Bank donor centers and mobile drives, blood donations are tested for the COVID-19 antibody. The test is performed on donor blood, and is not a nasal swab to tell a person whether or not they have a current COVID-19 infection. Instead, the test identifies those who may have had or been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 in the past.

The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. The antibody tests are part of a full panel of tests that LifeStream performs on successful blood donations. Donors are not charged for the tests.

Visit   lstream.org  to learn more and make an appointment today. 
Did you know that participation in the Census is required by law? In March, 2020, homes across the country received invitations to complete the 2020 Census.

The Census is an critical tool for you and your community because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

If you haven't already responded to the 2020 Census, it's not too late. Please visit their website at 2020census.gov - It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker.

If you need some help, the U.S. Census Bureau offers a free online webinar. Each Wednesday, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., anyone can participate online in a Virtual Questionnaire Assistance Webinar for Self-Response. The webinars are conducted by U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialists who will walk you through the step-by-step online 2020 Census questionnaire and address any questions you may have.

If you are interested in participating in a live webinar
for assistance with completing your 2020 Census,
Summer Reading Club: Reading Across America
For more information about the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory's Virtual Summer Reading Club, go to ranchomiragelibrary.org .

See below for registration options:
Register an Individual or Family
Register a Class or Group