With the many challenges we've all faced and conquered over the past year, the City of Temecula would like to share local stories that promote kindness. Please tag @CityofTemecula with kind and caring posts including simple acts of kindness given, received, or witnessed in Temecula using #TemeculaCares or #LetItBeginWithMe, and keep your post public throughout 2021 so we may share it to inspire others with uplifting and caring experiences.  For questions, reply to this email.
 
Rancho Elementary School is undergoing an exciting modernization and renovation
For up-to-date information from
Temecula Valley Unified School District, check their website HERE
Do you need help with mortgage or rent for your home?
Pre-Qualification Forms for the City of Temecula's new Emergency rental and mortgage assistance program are available to income eligible households that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CITY OF TEMECULA MORTGAGE & RENTAL ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
-Must reside in the City of Temecula
-Must meet all requirements outlined in the program guidelines
-Submit Pre-Qualification Form before Fri., April 9, 2021, 5 pm
-Details can be found here: TemeculaCA.gov/MRAP
Visit TemeculaCA.gov/REVIVE to access other valuable information that may assist Temecula residents and businesses needing economic recovery support:
Individual & Families
Education & Students
Senior Citizens
Small Businesses
Veterans
And more....

Temecula REVIVE is the City's online resource to provide our community with informative summaries and links to resources including federal, state, and local assistance. There is also a variety of other economic information ranging from free webinars, links to job opportunities, food pantries, and more. It is updated frequently so check back often. Temecula is focused on a safe re-opening and revitalization of the local economy, supporting our local businesses, protecting the health of our residents, and helping our local hospitals by slowing the surge of COVID-19.

Helpful business assistance information can also be found on the County's website here.
Riverside County (which includes the City of Temecula) advanced from the Purple Tier (widespread) to the Red Tier (Substantial) set by the State's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" framework.


HOW CAN RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOVE TO THE "ORANGE TIER"?

The State of California sets the rules and framework for reopening using a Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which displays color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on County COVID-19 case rates, test positivity, and an equity index. In short, all three of the following metrics must be met over a three week period mandated by the State:

  1. COVID-19 Case rate per 100K (adjusted case rate): Riverside County's most recently reported adjusted case rate is 4.1 and it needs to be 3.9 or less on April 6 to move to ORANGE.*
  2. COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate: Riverside County’s most recently reported positivity rate is 2.3% and it needs to remain 4.9% or less or less on April 6 to move to ORANGE.
  3. Equity Index: Riverside County’s most recently reported Equity Index is 2.4% and it needs to remain 5.3% or less on April 6 to move to ORANGE.

*If both the test positivity and health equity metric are especially low, and the case rate is declining but does not yet meet less restrictive tier’s level, a county can still move forward towards more reopening. See rules on accelerated progression. Riverside County metrics are updated every Tuesday and posted online at www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus..
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS WHETHER A BUSINESS CAN RE-OPEN, OR AN EVENT/ACTIVITY CAN OCCUR PURSUANT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA'S COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS?


State Hotline: 833-544-2374

State Email: EssentialServicesInquiries@cdph.ca.gov
The City of Temecula is Hiring!
COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR
RIVERSIDE COUNTY RESIDENTS

The County of Riverside frequently updates their vaccine webpage, www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine, as more appointments become available for citizens to register. Check the County's website often for eligibility and available openings to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

Also, the State of California's website will direct you to local vaccination clinics: https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines

Additionally, there are private clinics or organizations (community providers) that are administering the vaccine to the public which can be found here: rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine-Providers

Questions?

Riverside County Public Health Email: rivco.vaccines@ruhealth.org

State Vaccination Hotline: 833.422.4255

Temecula COVID-19 Testing Locations
(Hours and days of operation may change depending on demand)
FREE (no out-of-pocket cost) COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing (PCR) is available to any Riverside County resident who wants to be tested, including healthy individuals who do not exhibit any symptoms.
NEXT MONTH -- April kicks off Riverside County Innovation Month!
Innovation Month was developed to showcase the region’s technology-focused, creative, entrepreneurial minds and businesses. The City of Temecula’s Office of Economic Development invites you to join the celebration by participating in a myriad of free professional educational seminars and trainings organized by our partner, Riverside County Business & Community Services.
More info: rivcoinnovation.org