The county moved from purple to red Sept. 22 in the state’s tier system.
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6 to consider other options to reopen the county.
The county announced last week “All remaining personal care services may return indoors, including nail salons, tattoo shops, massage services and esthetician services. As a reminder, hair salons and barber shops were returned indoors under the previous purple tier.
“In addition, restaurants, places of worship, movie theaters, as well as museums, zoos and aquariums may resume indoor operations up to 25% capacity. Gyms may resume indoors up to 10% capacity and indoor shopping malls up to 50% capacity.”
As of press time, there are still a total of 22 reported COVID-19 cases since the outbreak and one death reported for the area of Idyllwild-Pine Cove, according to the Riverside University Health System – Public Health (RUHS) website.
Twenty-one of the 22 people have recovered.
As of press time on Sept. 29, Riverside County has 59,173 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There are 1,216 deaths related to COVID-19 and 54,150 people have recovered. There are 125 individuals being hospitalized and of those 33 are in the intensive care unit (ICU). The county’s positivity rate is 4.8%. The current adjusted case rate per 100,000 is 6.7.
As of press time on Sept. 22, Riverside County has 57,482 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There are 1,172 deaths related to COVID-19 and 52,776 people have recovered. There are 146 individuals being hospitalized and of those 42 are in the ICU.
As of press time on Sept. 15, Riverside County had 55,986 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There were 1,125 deaths related to COVID-19 and 51,032 people had recovered. There were 155 individuals being hospitalized and of those 49 were in the ICU.
To date, 646,560 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Riverside County, according to RUHS. The age range with the most confirmed cases is 18- to 39-year-olds. The two demographics with the highest number of cases are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino.
The county is urging residents and visitors to cover their face, keep 6 feet of distance and wash their hands.
Riverside County announced a COVID-19 business grant program. The $10,000-grant for small businesses (less than 50 employees) is on a first-come first-served basis. Applications are available at and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Oct. 30. Funds may be used for payroll/employee retention, working capital, purchase of personal protective equipment, rent or mortgage payments and paying vendor invoices.
Previously, the Riverside County board of supervisors unanimously approved using $4 million in CARES Act funding for the Pathways to Employment program which will recruit 500 unemployed adults impacted by the pandemic to receive work training and mentoring. Participants will receive a stipend of $20 per hour, training and mentoring from nonprofit and government partners and supportive services including transportation, clothing, counseling and technological assistance.
For more information, call 951-955-1161.