Seniors age 60+ and disabled residents now have some help supplementing their food supplies with the launch of a new City service called "MoVal Meals." The free service, which provides both pick-up and delivery options, offers a week's supply of mostly dietary staples, such as beans, rice, or pasta and more. Offerings will change slightly from week to week. Here's a brief video about MoVal Meals. If you'd like to make a donation to support the program, just go to www.movalmeals.org and click DONATE.
A Special Message from the Mayor
Being confronted and threatened by a dangerous situation that is largely beyond our control can sometimes cause people to want to blame it all on someone. But as Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez reminds us in this brief video, coronavirus doesn't discriminate -- and neither should we.
Riverside Co. Public Health Urges
Face Coverings for Essential Travel
In a change from previous recommendations, Riverside County Public Health now strongly recommends all residents use a mask, bandanna or other washable fabric face covering whenever leaving home for essential travel, which is the ONLY authorized travel. Officials believe the face coverings may help slow the spread of coronavirus. RivCo Public Health is the lead public agency directing coronavirus response in Riverside County.
All City Parks Now Closed
While City park play structures and basketball courts have been off-limits for weeks, the City had hoped to be able to keep green spaces at parks open to residents seeking some fresh air and exercise. But effective April 1 and until further notice, ALL City parks are now completely closed to the public because too many residents were ignoring social-distancing orders and using play structures and basketball courts and gathering in groups. Visit www.moval.org/coronavirus for information about the City's response to coronavirus.
RTA to Scale Back All Bus Service to
Sunday Levels During Coronavirus Crisis
With more than a 70-percent drop in ridership due to the coronavirus crisis, beginning April 5, Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) will reduce bus service to "Sunday service levels" seven days a week, meaning regular weekday service will be cut roughly by half. RapidLink Gold Line, Route 50 Jury Trolley, Route 51 Crest Cruiser, Route 52, Route 55 Temecula Trolley, and CommuterLink Express routes 202, 210 and 217 will cease operations until further notice. The exceptions are CommuterLink Express routes 204, 205, 206 and 208, which will operate on reduced schedules. More information is available on www.riversidetransit.com.
MoVal's Iconic M to be Lighted Each
Saturday Evening for Healthcare Workers
on Front Lines of Coronavirus Fight
Last weekend's special two-night lighting of the M on Box Springs Mountain will be repeated each Saturday evening for the rest of April to honor and thank the healthcare workers who are battling coronavirus on the front lines. The M will be lighted blue for six seconds and then white for six seconds as a reminder of the crucial importance of maintaining that six-foot social distance.