Please note correction to City Hall Closure as follows:

Rancho Mirage City Hall and Library will be closed on
New Years Day - Friday, January 1, 2021.
2020 has been a difficult year for all of us - for our families, our businesses and for our country. We had to adapt quickly to very unusual circumstances and at the same try to live our lives while keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy.

As we look towards the new year,
we wish you strength, health, and happiness in 2021!
California's Regional Stay Home Order Extended
On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, the State's regional Stay Home Order was extended indefinitely for two of California's regions, Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley. The Order remains in place for at least three weeks.

According to California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, the four-week projections for both regions show demand exceeding ICU capacity, which means the Stay Home Order will remain in effect. The order will be lifted when ICU 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
Please note that due to the holidays, the testing site will be closed on
December 31, 2020 & January 1, 2021.

  • Scheduling an appointment @ is strongly encouraged.
  • Currently, appointments are being booked starting week of January 2, 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
Free Covid-19 swab testing also available through the County and State

Testing is available to anyone, with or without symptoms or health insurance. Results of your test will be sent to you in an email and/or text message within a few days. A standard wait time for results is five days but results are coming back within 24 hours.

To get your free test, call (800) 945-6171 or visit or visit for other testing locations in Riverside County.
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine
A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will be one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. California is planning to distribute and administer vaccines as quickly as possible.

For more details, please go to
Governor Newsom Announces Partnership with CVS and Walgreens to Provide Pfizer Vaccines to Residents & Staff in Long-Term Care Facilities
Federal partnership will provide no-cost Pfizer vaccines to residents and
staff in long-term care facilities 
On December 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California has opted in to the federal COVID-19 Pharmacy Partnership. At no cost to the state or local government, CVS and Walgreens will administer the Pfizer vaccine to residents and staff in long-term care facilities. Starting today, CVS and Walgreens will start with nursing homes, which will take an estimated 3-4 weeks, and then vaccinate staff and residents in assisted living, residential care and other long-term care facilities. 
City of Rancho Mirage Businesses
Receive PPE Supplies as Part of "Million Mask Giveaway"
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
Application Process Opens Today!
The State of California's California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is now accepting applications.

  • Application Opened Today, December 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM PST
  • Application Closes January 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
  • Start of Approval Notifications January 13, 2021 

Applicants who submitted their application and submitted all documentation in the first round do not need to reapply; qualified applications will be automatically rolled over into the next funding round for consideration.

The amount of grant funding ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Businesses are eligible based on their annual revenue as documented in their most recent tax return:
Eligible Business Annual Revenue

$1,000 to $100,000

Greater than $100,000 up to $1,000,000

Greater than $1,000,000 up to $2,500,000
Grant Amount Available per Business



For more information or to apply, please visit

Riverside County Sheriff's Department Initiates
New Security Camera Registration Program
Residents and businesses with security cameras can now register with the Sheriff's Department to help prevent and solve crime. 

Security cameras can be a powerful tool in crime deterrence, and participation in this program will expand police investigative abilities and help identify potential witnesses or criminals.

Registering your cameras in this program does not give the Sheriff's Department free or unrestricted access to your cameras. However, your video will allow police investigators to create a readily accessible list to aid them in locating crucial evidence to help them solve crimes.

When a crime is committed, the Sheriff's Department can refer to the Security Camera Registration list to identify any possible cameras that may have captured something of interest. They will then contact the camera’s owner and request security video from the date and time of the crime. This process greatly expedites and enhances the investigation and may lead to the quick apprehension of the criminal.

Participation in the program does not alter your rights to privacy in any way and is completely voluntary. The Sheriff's Department will not have access to your footage unless you provide and registrant information is kept confidential. Registrant can withdraw at any time.

If you would like to register your security camera with the
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, please go to

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 will continue through January 7, 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.
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.
Agenda will be posted on the City's website at one week prior to meeting.
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. Meeting on YouTube channel are not live and are posted day after the meeting is held.

City Hall is open
Monday through Thursday
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

Holiday Closure

Rancho Mirage City Hall and Library and Observatory will be closed on
New Years Day - Friday, December 31, 2020.