Dear Cathedral City Business Owners,
Your business makes our community a richer, more diverse, and more inviting place to live, work and raise a family. Thank you for your perseverance in overcoming the challenges presented by COVID-19. While the challenges we have faced have been unprecedented, we are making progress. Infections rates are declining, and as a consequence, Governor Newsom is loosening restrictions and restoring individual freedoms.
The key to restoring our economy is reopening our economy. Reopening the economy is based on decreasing viral spread. Just last week Riverside County entered the “Substantial Risk” level or red phase (down from the worst case scenario of “Widespread” level) within Governor Newsom’s most recent Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This means the risk of COVID spread within the community is still substantial. Accordingly, as business owners, as leaders, and as community members, we need to continue our efforts to keep viral spread at a minimum. This means continuing to socially distance, and requiring face masks be worn by all employees, customers, and suppliers.
To support our collective efforts to minimize viral spread and decrease further infections, effective September 30, 2020 and continuing until December 31, 2020, the Cathedral City Council voted to extend the social distancing and facemask requirement. Attached is Emergency Ordinance No 3 detailing said requirements. Please post the same in prominent locations so all customers and employees become aware of their duty to aid in the reopening of our economy by keeping infections down.
Please call me with any questions or concerns.