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Cathedral City Drops Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement; Keeps Mask Mandate In Place

Double Face Masks on a counter. Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR
Double Face Masks on a counter. Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR

The City Council in Cathedral City has voted  to loosen some of the COVID-19 requirements as health data reported to Riverside County shows significant reductions in the number of positive coronavirus cases in Cathedral City.

Effective Thursday September 30th 2021, Emergency Order #6 has been rescinded.  It  required restaurants, bars, and similar type facilities to require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to dine or drink indoors.  Patrons will no longer need to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to eat or drink indoors.

 

However…although the number of positive cases had lowered significantly, the City Council in Cathedral City has decided to keep Emergency Order #5 in effect.   That requires the use of facial coverings (masks) at all indoor public spaces and outdoor public spaces when social distancing with others outside of your household is not possible. Several exceptions would include eating, drinking, or receiving services that requires the removal of a mask including facials and facial hair treatments. Emergency Order #5 will extend through October 31, 2021.  The City Council will look at the positive case data by October 31st to determine whether there is a need to extend the mask requirement beyond October 31st or to rescind or amend the order.

 

Double Face Masks on a counter.

Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR


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