Volume 173 | May 25 - 29, 2020
Coronavirus Testing Site Open in MoVal;
Residents Encouraged to be Screened
Riverside County Public Health has opened a coronavirus testing site in Moreno Valley. It's located at  CrossWord Christian Church, 21401 Box Springs Road , and is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing at the county-run site is open to anyone, regardless of symptoms, and is FREE, but you must call and make an appointment: 1-800-945-6171. 
Young adults and teenagers age 25 and under are especially encouraged to be tested as that age group has been under-represented among the Riverside County residents screened so far. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Get Up-to-Date Local Job Listings on New
"Hire MoVal Job Board"
The City of Moreno Valley is continuing to connect residents with local businesses that are hiring. In fact, the City's Employment Resource Center has remained open all along, helping residents and businesses weather the economic storm. Now it's launched a new online resource called the Hire MoVal Job Board , featuring one-click access to local employers looking to fill positions. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page where you can subscribe to the Hire MoVal Jobseeker List !
Reopening Economy Will Happen Sooner if We Stay the Course, Reduce Infections
Everyone is eager to continue to reopen the local economy as soon as it's safe to do so. As Mayor Gutierrez explains , however, it's the Governor's decision, and it will be based on Riverside County's trends in terms of infection and hospitalization rates and how well prepared the County is to respond quickly and effectively to flare-ups. Each of us can help speed things up by doing what we've been doing to slow the spread of the virus.
City Food Distribution Event
Helps 1,000 Moreno Valley Families
The City of Moreno Valley recently partnered with Feeding America, a consortium of food banks across the country, to host a food-distribution event at the Conference & Recreation Center. This very successful event helped 1,000 MoVal families reduce at least some of their food insecurity. Check out this brief video .
"Adopt-a-Senior" to Say
Congrats to MVUSD Class of 2020
Coronavirus has caused the graduating Class of 2020 to have to do without a long-awaited traditional commencement ceremony. But the City of MoVal is partnering with Moreno Valley Unified and the Moreno Valley Education Foundation to show the community's support by helping residents recognize and celebrate grads through "Adopt-a-Senior." Here's a brief video explaining the program .

To participate, simply email Moreno Valley Education Foundation at mvedfoundation@gmail.com , indicating any preferences for a specific grad or school, and you'll be helped to determine the best contribution (i.e., gift card, an encouraging letter, Class of 2020 t-shirt, etc). If you'd prefer to make a financial contribution to Adopt-a-Senior, visit the GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/moreno-valley-education-foundation-adoptasenior.
Have YOU Been Counted?
There's Still Time to Take Part in the Census!
The federal Census is conducted just once every 10 years, and it determines how much federal funding Moreno Valley will receive for vital public services, including public safety, schools, and social programs. So it's very important for MoVal to get an accurate count in the 2020 Census. To help make that happen, the City has created a special Census web page to provide information in English and Spanish, including videos featuring Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. The online Census form only takes about five minutes to complete.
 Important note: T he Census does NOT include a citizenship question and, by federal law, the U.S. Census Bureau must keep all collected information confidential and may NOT share it with any other government agency, law enforcement, immigration officials or landlords.