Parks and Trails Commission - Wolfson Park Expansion
Community Workshop
We are asking for public input on the Expansion of Wolfson Park. Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Riverside County Tier Update
Last week, Riverside County moved into the Red Tier, allowing restaurants and movie theaters to return to indoor operations up to 25 percent capacity or 100 people (whichever is fewer). Museums, zoos and aquariums may return indoors up to 25 percent capacity. Gyms and fitness centers may return indoors up to 10 percent capacity. In addition, retail stores and shopping malls may increase capacity to 50 percent and intermediate and high schools may return to in-person instruction with approved safety plans in place.

Riverside County will need to remain in the red tier for a minimum of three weeks and meet the orange tier metrics for two of those weeks before advancing further.

Visit the state’s blueprint website for more information at
Riverside County Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Those With Underlying Health Illness
Those 16 to 64 years old with certain underlying health conditions will now be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Health conditions include:
Cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic pulmonary disease, Down syndrome, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, heart condition (excluding hypertension), severe obesity, Type 2 diabetes mellitus or have an immunocompromised state from a solid organ transplant. 
Occupations that Now Qualify to be Vaccinated in Riverside County

In addition, the list of occupations that now qualify to be vaccinated has expanded to include:
  • Janitors
  • Couriers who handle vaccine supplies & emergency supplies
  • Massage therapists
  • Those who work in foster care
  • Utility workers
  • Social workers
  • Homeless shelter workers
  • Library staff
  • Public transit workers
  • Disaster service workers
Second Dose Information

Those receiving a second COVID-19 vaccine is growing as more second-dose clinics are planned throughout Riverside County.

For more information about second vaccinations in Riverside County, please visit

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) offers helpful information to clear up any myths and misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the CDC's website here for what you need to know about the Covid-19 vaccine.
Help Riverside County Reopen!
Covid-19 testing sites throughout the Coachella Valley are free, easy and convenient. Testing is open to anyone with no out-of-pocket costs to individuals. Appointments are required at some of the locations listed below:

Riverside County Offers Incentive to Help Families
Riverside County officials have announced that landlords who rent their units to families participating in the CalWORKS Housing Support Program may qualify for a $1,000 incentive.

The Housing Support Program helps families with children find stable housing while receiving workforce training and supportive services during the pandemic. Officials say they want to house at least 200 families before the program expires at the end of June.
Landlords and/or CalWORKS customers interested in the incentives and supportive services should contact the CalWORKS Housing Support Program at (833) 391-0506 or
via email to
New Funding Rounds Announced for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced today four new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for immediate much-needed relief to individuals, families, and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to COVID-19
Riverside County, Lift to Rise, and Inland SoCal United Way, Announce Applications for Next Round of United Lift Rental Assistance

In response to the negative economic impacts the pandemic has caused our communities, United Lift––a joint effort by Lift to Rise, Inland SoCal United Way, and the County of Riverside––announced that new rental assistance resources are now available to keep Riverside County families housed.  

Applications for the next round of United Lift rental assistance are available now and will continue until funds are depleted, or until December 31, 2021, whichever happens first.
The Rancho Mirage Emergency Preparedness Commission
Hosts Virtual Town Hall Forum

Thursday, March 25, 2021
from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The 50th edition of the ANA Inspiration will take place
April 1 – 4, 2021 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

As with last year’s tournament, this special 50th Anniversary edition will be going ahead without spectators due to Covid-19 related restrictions but fans will be able to watch the ANA Inspiration around the world, including on Golf Channel and Sky Sports, and follow along for enhanced content on social media @ANAinspiration and on the tournament website at
Riverside County Department of Waste Resources
Hosts Virtual Garden Talk
Master Gardeners will give a presentation and share their knowledge about planting warm season vegetables and what will grow best in our area.
Virtual class will be live on
Saturday, March 27, 2021
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

via Zoom
Meeting ID: 918 5158 1746
Passcode: 645362
Join these Future Garden Talks:

Growing from Seed
June 26 @ 9:00 a.m.

Preparing the Winter Garden
September 25 @ 9:00 a.m.
To view the 2021 Community Outreach schedule of free classes or for more information, contact Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at
(951) 486-3200 or visit:
Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory
Virtual Film Club with Jason Bruecks
Focusing on documentaries, the new Virtual Film Club with Jason Bruecks is available for Library card-holders to watch in advance on streaming service Kanopy. The virtual meeting will be on Zoom and Chat client.

For information on how to participate in the Virtual Film Club,
First Contact (1983)
Monday, March 29 @ 2:00 p.m.
Document Shredding & E-Waste Collection
The City will host its next Document Shredding & E-waste Collection event on
Saturday, April 10, 2021
from 8 a.m. until noon
Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory, West parking lot
71100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage.

This event is free to Rancho Mirage residents with proof of residency.
Certified Farmer's Market (CFM)
The Atrium | 69-930 Highway 111 | Rancho Mirage
Every Friday through
December 17, 2021
from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Over 50 local vendors, artisans, and musicians!