The community is rekindling kindness, and leaving a difficult year in the past! Throughout 2021, the City will be highlighting kindness with a theme entitled "Temecula Cares." Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards states, “Temecula is known for the welcoming and generous attitude demonstrated every day of the year by our residents and businesses. In 2021, we are shining a spotlight on the many ways that simple acts of kindness lift spirits and build a stronger community." Mayor Edwards adds, “Even the smallest gesture, like holding the door for someone or paying a compliment can improve someone's day. Making a conscious decision to be kind can positively affect the life of the giver, the receiver and the community over time. Let it begin with me." 

A "Temecula Cares" logo has been developed for use by local businesses and residents who wish to share and promote kindness along with the City of Temecula. Additionally, the City encourages the community to go one step further by posting about simple acts of kindness given, received or witnessed using #TemeculaCares or #LetItBeginWithMe to inspire others to find ways to be kind and caring.  Tag @CityofTemecula and we may share some of your kind and caring posts with the community. For questions, reply to this email.
COVID-19 Remembrance at the Temecula Duck Pond

Each white flag without inscription represents a resident who graced the City of Temecula as their last home on earth. In addition, City of Temecula residents may request a customized flag to memorialize loved ones who embraced Temecula as their final home or died elsewhere of COVID-19.
Applications can be found at
The flags in Temecula are among hundreds of thousands of white flags that have been placed in cities across the nation including Washington D.C.
Did you know?
Brand new themed playgrounds are being constructed throughout the City of Temecula!

Over the past few years, the City has been replacing aging playgrounds with fun themes throughout Temecula.
Check out the new playground themed "Temecula's First Responders," which completed construction in February at the Stephen Linen Jr. Memorial Park.
Spring Break is around the corner... Kids Camp is back!
For up-to-date information published by the
Temecula Valley Unified School District, check their website HERE
Westside Business & Industrial Area
Pavement Rehabilitation

March - August 2021 
Primarily Night Work (Sunday - Thursday, 9pm - 5am)    
Some Day Work (Monday - Friday, 7am - 4:30pm)
Construction Details: Portions of Zevo Drive, Rio Nedo, Avenida Alvarado, Business Park Drive, Via Dos Picos, Enterprise Circle, Via Montezuma, Las Haciendas, Calle Cortez and Del Rio Road will be improved by a 3-step pavement rehabilitation process including asphalt leveling, rubberized asphalt overlay, and rubberized slurry seal.
For weekly information on traffic updates: 
Residential Areas Scheduled in 2021
for Slurry Seal / Re-Paving
Temeku Hills
Chardonnay Hills
Calle Medusa

Throughout February 2021, Riverside County (which includes the City of Temecula) remained in the strictest Tier (the Purple Tier) set by the State's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" framework.


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 time period mandated by the State in order to move to the red color tier:

  1. COVID-19 Case rate per 100K (adjusted case rate): Riverside County's most recently reported adjusted case rate is 16.6 and it needs to be 7 or less to move to RED.
  2. COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate: Riverside County’s most recently reported positivity rate is 7.6% and it needs to be 8.0% or less to move to RED, so we have met this mark!
  3. Equity Index: Riverside County’s most recently reported Equity Index is 8.3% and it needs to be 8% or less to move to RED. (We are very close to meeting this mark.)

Outdoor and Indoor Recreational Sports. For detailed information on which sports may resume, visit:

Certain sports are permitted in the Purple Tier. The State of California issued guidance allowing additional sports to begin in counties with an adjusted case rate of 14 cases or fewer per 100,000 residents. Riverside County’s most recently reported adjusted case rate is 16.6. The case rate is updated every Tuesday and posted online at

State Hotline: 833-544-2374

State Email: [email protected]
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.

The County of Riverside frequently updates their vaccine webpage,, 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.
Additionally, there are private clinics or organizations (community providers) that are administering the vaccine to the public which can be found here:


Riverside County Public Health Email: [email protected]

State Vaccination Hotline: 833.422.4255

Visit to access valuable information that may assist businesses and individuals needing economic recovery support:
Individual & Families
Education & Students
Senior Citizens
Small Businesses
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.

The City of Temecula is Hiring for the Summer!
**Hiring Contingent upon Public Health Orders Allowing Aquatics Activities**

Check out seasonal positions and more.
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with the City of Temecula’s virtual concert featuring Celia & Mulligan Stew premiering live on Facebook. Visit
on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7pm. We can all enjoy St. Patty's Day, and keep Irish in our hearts, while staying six feet apart! "Wishin' you a pot o' gold, and all the joy your heart can hold." 
Are you interested in becoming a Neighborhood Watch Director for your community?
Contact Temecula Citizen Corps