This week the World Health Organization classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. The City of La Quinta is posting regular updates from the CDC and Riverside County Public Health about the actions to protect the community and slow the spread.


COVID 19 Resources & Information

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For More Information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) 
Please Visit: or Riverside County Public Health at 


City of La Quinta Emergency Resolutions
Emergency Resolution 2020-001 - Proclamation of Local Emergency
Emergency Resolution 2020-002 - Proclamation of Stay-At-Home Order

City of La Quinta City Manager Executive Orders
Executive Order 1 - Closure of City Hall
Executive Order 2 - Closure of Playground Equipment
Executive Order 3 - Closure of SilverRock Golf Course
Executive Order 4 - Closure of All Golf Courses & Ancillary Areas
Executive Order 5 - Closure of All Outdoor Recreation at Skate Parks, Dog Parks, Courts, and Equipment
Executive Order 6 - Closure of Shared Swimming Pools and Spas
Executive Order 7 - Order Governing All Short Term (30 Days or Less), Vacation, Hotel, Motel, Time-Share, and Similar Lodging Rentals (See Governor Newsom's Executive Order HERE)


We have many City services that are available online with staff ready to assist:

City Clerk Services:
Code Compliance Services:
Emergency Services:
Hub Permit Services:
GoRequest Services:
Short Term Vacation Rental:
Finance Services:

City Hall Main Phone Number: (760) 777-7000

La Quinta Wellness Center
All events, classes, programs, rentals, and gym access are cancelled through April 30, 2020 
For a list of online health and wellness resources visit


All high touch playground equipment at La Quinta parks are closed until further notice.


Library/Museum/Creation Station
All facilities are closed through April 30, 2020.
La Quinta Museum:
La Quinta Public Library:
Creation Station -
Creation Station Facebook -
Creation Station Instagram -


City Hosted Events
All events through the end of April 2020 are cancelled. 

This includes:
Desert Youth Olympics
Mission LQ Rocket Launch
SNIPS Bus Vaccinations
Soaring Over LQ Kite Experience
Egg Hunt
City Picnic/Birthday
March/April Hikes with Friends of the Desert Mountains


Certified Farmers Market
Certified Farmers Market will continue to take place in Old Town La Quinta
For more information visit:


Desert Recreation District
All programs and events will be cancelled. 
All facilities are closed. 
This includes the Fritz Burns Pool and the La Quinta Community Park Fitness Center


Resources for Businesses
For information and resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19, please click HERE


The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sector.

Read the full executive order here

For more information on the stay-at-home order visit:

In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. 

The full list of answers from the State and County of Riverside about the recent orders related to COVID-19 can be found here

Disclaimer: This list is current as of March 30, 2020 and is subject to change 

Shelter in Place Vs. Stay at Home
What can I do? What's open?
What's closed?
What can't I do?
Where does this apply?
Is this mandatory or is it just guidance?
Can the order be changed?
Are daycares still open? Can my babysitter still come to the house?
What if I need to visit a health care provider?
What if I need to get healthcare from my medical provider?
Should I stock up on food, necessities like toilet paper, and on medicines?
Are short-term rentals, vacation rentals, timeshares, hotels, motels and other short-term lodgings allowed to continue operating?