The City Council of Cathedral City has directed the City’s Emergency Services Director to issue a new Emergency Order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Effective immediately, August 11th 2021, the Emergency Order mandates the following within the city limits for the health and safety of our residents and visitors:
In addition, effective no later than September 1, 2021, the council voted to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours must be shown for patrons entering a restaurant and/or bar with the exception of children under age 12 or those with a medical condition.
Once City Management meets and confers with its collective bargaining units about the effects, the City will require employees to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test weekly.
Riverside County, which includes Cathedral City, has seen coronavirus cases surge in the past month. The county’s case rate is now 25.7 people per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 11.6%. Although these numbers are well below the peak from the holidays, the trajectory of the coronavirus spreading is going in the wrong direction. The steps taken by the city council are to help mitigate further spreading of the coronavirus.
Each of us plays a role in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. According to the CDC and leading health experts, your best defense to avoid getting severely ill from COVID-19 and the Delta variant is to get the FDA approved vaccines authorized for emergency use. To schedule a vaccination appointment, contact your medical provider or local pharmacy. To schedule an appointment through the Riverside County Department of Health, go to https://www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine or to learn about the safety of the vaccines, go to https://www.rivcoph.org/vaccine-safety or your medical provider. There are no more long lines, wait times, or the need to drive any far distance.
By getting vaccinated, you can significantly reduce your chances of being hospitalized. By getting vaccinated, you can keep your family and community safe. By getting vaccinated, you can help keep our businesses open and the economy growing in California. By wearing a mask indoors, you help slow the COVID-19 spread.
To get an electronic copy of your vaccination card, simply go to: https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
Group of business people working at the office wearing facemasks to avoid the spread of coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR