Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay in Place. Maintain Your Space. Cover Your Face

Recommendations today, March 31, 2020, from public health ask all of us to cover our faces when we leave the home. Scarves and fabric is effective; leave the surgical and N-95 masks for healthcare workers. More at The City will continue to work with County and State recommendations to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and protect residents that are most at risk:

  • Residents with concerns about potential violations of the order, can call the Police hotline at 951-461-6391 and leave a detailed message for follow-up
  • Those with questions on relief checks can visit the IRS information page.
  • On March 28, 2020, The Governor issued an executive order temporarily halting evictions statewide.
  • On March 20, 2020, he State of California issued an Executive Order for residents to stay-at-home, except for essential activities and to work at essential businesses. Social distancing of at least six feet is required. 
  •  March 19, 2020, the City of Murrieta declared a Local Emergency. This will help the City streamline funding and coordinate resources.
  • Effective March 19, 2020, we closed City Hall to the public.Operations will continue via phone, website and email. More information on closures.
  • Effective March 16, 2020, a Riverside County Public Health order prohibited all gatherings of 10 or more people and requires six-foot distancing for gatherings of less than 10. See the full order for exceptions. Some parts of the State Executive order supersede this rule.
  • Effective March 14, 2020: We closed the Library, Senior Center, Youth and Community Centers, and pausing Parks and Recreation programming and events through April 30, 2020. 

In addition, the Murrieta Valley Unified School District has announced it will close all schools and programs until further notice. Please visit their website for information.

Local & Regional Links



We’re connecting daily with our partners at Riverside County Public Health (the lead agency), and at the state and federal level to access the latest information and will take recommended actions that protect residents. Riverside Co. Public Health is our lead COVID-19 agency and a good source of updated information on the topic, including local impacts, press releases and resources.

Where to Find Reliable Information
Riverside County Public Health (Google Translate available)
California Dept. of Public Health (Español)
Centers for Disease Control (Español )cover-your-face-791x1024
Corona Virus Watch (from RivCo Public Health)
Riverside County Public Health is now posting positive test result numbers for each city on its website. (

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