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We will continue to keep our residents and visitors informed about what's happening in and around our community so we can all work together for the greater good.
On Wednesday, September 16th, Sunnylands Center & Gardens is opening its 9-acre art garden to the public as a venue for peaceful walks and the exploration of desert plants.

The gardens and their 1.5 miles of walking trails will be available free of charge from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. 
The public is invited to stroll the walking paths, relax on shaded benches, or use their cell phones to take any of five self-guided audio tours, found on the Sunnylands website. This season, inspirational signs will be placed throughout the gardens to help visitors explore their surroundings and consider the visual and audio relationships that they encounter there.

Sunnylands is requiring guests to wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth and to maintain a 6-foot distance from people not in their party while in the gardens. Sunnylands will monitor attendance to make sure the gardens do not become overcrowded. Outdoor hand-sanitizing stations will be available, as well as very limited access to the Center for use of the restrooms

Guests are encouraged to bring drinking water on their visit, to wear sun block, and to dress for warm weather.

At this time, the Sunnylands' gift shop or café are closed. However, some select gift shop items, including Sunnylands Olive Oil, will soon be available for purchase online at sunnylandsshop.org. Purchases may be shipped or picked up outside the Center during operating hours.

The public will not have access to Sunnylands’ interior spaces, including the Center and the historic Annenberg home, until further notice. Tours of the estate and public programming, such as Yoga and Tai Chi on the Great Lawn, are currently on hold.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage
(760) 202-2283

On August 28, 2020, the State Public Health Officer for California Department of Public Health issued an order specifying guidance to reopen the economy and protect public health.

The framework for reopening businesses, which shall be known as California’s Plan for Reducing COVID-19 and Adjusting Permitted Sector Activities to Keep Californians Healthy and Safe, includes a color-coded, tiered system that will use two metrics to measure the Coronavirus: Spread rate and Test positivity percentage. The tiers are designated by four colors: purple (widespread), red (substantial), orange (moderate) and yellow (minimal with the lowest restrictions). Most counties statewide – almost 90 percent – are currently highlighted in purple, including Riverside County.

See chart below for the framework metrics as set according to tiers based on risk of community disease transmission.
*To advance to the next tier, a county must also meet health equity measures as described below.
**Case rate will be determined using confirmed (by PCR) cases, and will not include state and federal inmate cases. Case rates include an adjustment factor for counties that are testing above the state average. The incidence is adjusted downwards in a graduated fashion, with a maximum adjustment at twice the State average testing rate.
To read the full State Order, visit
California Department of Public Health's website at cdph.ca.gov.
The Rancho Mirage Chamber has been working tirelessly to find ways to provide resources and aid to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The GIVING & RECEIVING: SUPPORT CV resource list was created to do just that. The purpose is to bring resources to those in need of aid due to COVID-19 and to encourage support and donations to those organizations that are working so hard to help our communities.


  • Rental Assistance
  • Food Poverty
  • Education
  • Utility Companies

For a full contact list of resources, please visit the Chamber's website at ranchomiragechamber.org.
"Take Out" Taste of Summer 2020
August 17 – September 22

Enjoy specials from $5 $10 & $15

Take Out & Patio Dining
Where Available

Wristbands are $10 and can be purchased online from the
or from one of the
participating restaurants and specials can be found at TasteofSummerRanchoMirage.com.
The Business Recovery Alliance Coachella Valley wants to remind everyone to "Shop Safe, Shop Local"

Support our local jobs and businesses!
Ballots for the 2020 Presidential Election will be mailed October 5, 2020. For your convenience, the City of Rancho Mirage will have a ballot box for drop off of vote-by-mail ballots.

For detailed information about mail-in ballots, in-person voting, register to vote, and all other 2020 election voting information, please visit the City's website at RanchoMirageCA.gov.
"Clean Hands Save Live"

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), clean hands save lives! Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy.

Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Whether you are at home, at work, traveling, or out in the community, find out how handwashing with soap and water can protect you and your family.

You should wash you hands for at least 20 seconds:

  • After using the bathroom
  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the bathroom
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

Visit cdc.gov/handwashing to find out if you and your family are doing everything possible to help prevent the spread of germs.

Exceptions to the Order:

  • Seated at a table or bar at a restaurant that is allowed to be open.

  • Outdoors, standing, walking, hiking, bicycling or running, at a location other than on a sidewalk adjacent to a business establishment.

  • Those with a health condition whose medical provider has advised against wearing a face covering and can provide documentation.

All persons are required to practice social distancing of six-feet
(except for members in the same household).