Message from the Mayor

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Effective March 12 and through April 30, 2020, Riverside County Public Health has ordered the cancellation of all events with expected attendance of 250 or more to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This is in addition to a State Executive Order that also asks us to look hard at public gatherings of all sizes and determine how we can best support the health of our residents.

After careful consideration, we have made the decision to close our Library, Senior Center, Youth Center and Parks and Recreation programs. We will be coordinating with the County on the Senior Lunch Program. City Hall will remain open and Police and Fire will continue normal operations, with additional distancing and sanitation strategies in place.

Most people who catch COVID-19 will have a mild illness. Unfortunately, older adults, pregnant women and those with chronic health issues may face a more serious situation. As a community, we are taking care of everyone by staying home if we are sick, by washing our hands regularly, and by limiting group activities.

We are heeding the advice coming from the experts at Riverside County Public Health, the CDC and the World Health Organization, because our job as a City is to look out for all of you.

Please stay informed by visiting You will find links to reliable sources of information, like Public Health and the CDC, and the latest on City closures, program changes, and strategies to prevent germ spread.

As of today, we have not seen any cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Murrieta. By taking steps now to mitigate germ spread, we can work together to help avoid significant impact locally. Thank you for supporting our connected community.


Gene Wunderlich, Mayor
City of Murrieta