For More Information on COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Please Visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or Riverside County Public Health at http://www.rivcoph.org
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)
CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
We have many City services that are available online with staff ready to assist:
City Clerk Services: www.laquintaca.gov/cityclerk
Code Compliance Services: www.laquintaca.gov/code
Emergency Services: www.laquintaca.gov/EM
Hub Permit Services: www.laquintaca.gov/HUB
GoRequest Services: www.laquintaca.gov/gorequest
Short Term Vacation Rental: www.laquintaca.gov/STVR
Finance Services: www.laquintaca.gov/finance
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 www.laquintaca.gov/wellnesscenter
All high touch playground equipment at La Quinta parks are closed until further notice.
All facilities are closed through April 30, 2020.
La Quinta Museum: https://www.facebook.com/LaQuintaMuseum
La Quinta Public Library: https://laquintapl.blogspot.com/2020/03/digital-library-services-for-patrons.html
Creation Station - https://lqcreationstation.blogspot.com/
Creation Station Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LQCreationStation/
Creation Station Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lqcreationstation/
City Hosted Events
All events through the end of April 2020 are cancelled.
Desert Youth Olympics
Mission LQ Rocket Launch
SNIPS Bus Vaccinations
Soaring Over LQ Kite Experience
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: https://www.facebook.com/CertifiedFarmersMarket/
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: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/
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
Stay at home means taking the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe. This means vulnerable populations must stay home. Everyone else is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. It is OK to go outside for walks or bike rides if you are not in a group. Stay at least 6 feet apart when leaving your home for essential activities.
This does not mean that there is Martial Law or military roaming the streets.
Essential services will remain open such as:
Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
Repairmen (Structural or service related - not cosmetic)
Office supply stores
Automotive, motorcycle, truck and other vehicle repair
Cellular phone services
Internet provider services
Pet food stores
Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services. Such as:
Hospitals, clinics, and healthcare operations
Courts - Some county-run operations (such as the state courts) are temporarily subject to periodic closures or limited accessibility. For County of Riverside information visit: www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/PublicNotices
Utilities (water, power, and gas)
City management, city department management, and certain city offices for providing essential city programs and services
Dine-in restaurants (Both indoor and outdoor dining areas)
Bars and nightclubs
Gyms and fitness studios
Public events and gatherings
Hair and nail salons
You cannot engage in group activities in person with others
You cannot have dinner parties. You cannot invite friends over to your home to hang out.
You cannot go out to bars or nightclubs
You cannot go to a nail salon or get your hair cut by a stylist or barber.
You cannot go shopping for non-essential goods.
You cannot take unnecessary trips on public transportation or in your car or motorbike.
This is in effect in La Quinta and throughout the State of California.
It is mandatory. This is a legal order issued under the authority of California law. You are required to comply, and it is a misdemeanor crime not to follow the order. All persons, businesses, and other entities are required to comply if they do not fall within the exceptions that are specified in the order.
The Council and City staff are asking all our residents and visitors to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe. Further information, along with FAQ’s and health tips are available by visiting www.cdc.gov or www.rivcoph.org