12 May COVID-19: News You Can Use
Riverside County Board of Supervisors Update
On Friday, May 8, 2020, the Riverside Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to repeal the recent health orders related to Short Term Rentals, Golf, Schools, Physical Distancing and Facial Coverings. The Board simply rescinded any orders that were more strict than the State. All Riverside County residents are now subject to the State Requirements.
Some of the most frequently asked questions are:
- Face Masks – the State recommends them, but they are not required. While they may not be mandated by the State, every business will make decisions that best suit its workplace and health/safety goals. We encourage you to check in with businesses you visit, over their policies.
- Schools – According to the State, schools can reopen, but that doesn’t mean they all will. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to keep K-12 schools closed, but higher education, trade schools, and vocational schools are free to resume.
- Readiness & Re-Opening Framework – the County Board of Supervisors meets today in discussion over our County’s readiness and re-opening. County staff has published a reference guide for the Board of Supervisors to view and approve. Upon approval, the County will approach the State with a request to expedite Riverside County’s re-opening. View the County’s Framework here.
City of Temecula Updates
Special City Council Meeting:
The Temecula City Council meets in a special session today to discuss Temecula’s Community Recovery. The City has published a Community Recovery Plan for the Council’s consideration.
Click here for the May 9, 2020 email update from the City of Temecula.
SBA Loan Updates
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan is back!
- The SBA is reviewing EIDL applications that had come in through April 15th and is awarding funds to those businesses who had already submitted an application.
- New EIDL Loan applications are being accepted, from agricultural based businesses. Agricultural businesses includes those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries
- SBA is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees to apply.
Payroll Protection Program Loan (PPP) Continue to be available through local banking institutions. Businesses who want to apply, need to do so through their business bank, directly. If they don’t have a relationship with a bank, they can try to apply through a Financial Tech company. (e.g. – paypal or Quickbooks)
Promenade Temecula introduces a Curbside Shopping experience this Friday, May 15th. Visit Promenade Temecula for a list of businesses participating in curbside pick up. And stay tuned for announcements. This weblink provides an overview of everything Promenade has going on through the pandemic.
TVUSD | Graduation Questions: Just because the State has said that “schools can resume” doesn’t mean that the schools will open. And, it does not mean that schools can resume hosting events (like Graduations). TVUSD will be hosting virtual graduations, as the State mandate prohibiting gatherings.
Pechanga Resort & Casino: Pechanga announced it’s plan to re-open on June 1st. That’s a target date that is subject to change based on regulations at that time.