May 8, 2020
Riverside County Joint Information Center
Riverside County reverts to state orders
Most local health orders to be rescinded in alignment with governor’s orders
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 tonight at a special board meeting to
direct the rescission of most local health orders to align with the governor’s statewide stay at
Starting tomorrow, face coverings and six feet of social distancing will be strongly
recommended whenever practical and within reason. Limitations on short term rentals and golf
course operations will be rescinded and in alignment with state orders.
The board also voted to keep local orders in place for primary schools (i.e., grades K-12), and
remove local restrictions on higher education and vocational schools.
Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser and Director of Emergency Services
George Johnson plan to sign the amended school order and the rescission of the remaining
three orders tomorrow, May 9.
Tonight’s board action also included adopting a best practices framework to guide the
development for reopening Riverside County businesses, a plan that is expected to go before
the board on Tuesday, May 12.
The county will continue to provide support to Riverside County cities with questions on how
the governor’s orders apply locally.
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