Riverside County Rescinds Most COVID-19 Public Health Orders

Effective May 9, 2020, Riverside County’s amended orders related to short term rentals, golf course use, and the required use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are rescinded. The rescission order can be found here and the new release regarding the rescission order can be found here.

According to the County’s news release issued May 8th, the purpose of rescinding most of the local public health orders is to align Riverside County with the state’s stay at home order. The County still strongly recommends face coverings and social distancing “whenever practical and within reason.”

Currently the state is in Stage 2 of its reopening process where certain businesses are allowed to reopen under certain restrictions and guidance. The state’s roadmap for reopening can be found here. Stage 2 of the state’s reopening also allows the public to engage in certain outdoor recreational activities as long as participants maintain social distancing and gather only with members of the same household. For a list of allowed outdoor recreational activities please go to “Outdoor Recreation” section on the state’s FAQ website.

Riverside County’s Board of Supervisors is also planning to adopt a best practices framework to guide the reopening of Riverside County businesses. The plan is expected to be considered by the Board on Tuesday, May 12.

While Riverside County has lifted most of its public health orders, remember that (1) the individual cities in Riverside County may have still have restrictions in place related to COVID-19 and (2) the state’s stay at home order is still in place.

Be sure to review your city’s website for any such restrictions and refer to the California COVID-19 website for additional information regarding the state’s restrictions.

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