OACHELLA  – The City of Coachella has cancelled the Mariachi Festival scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 28 in accordance with California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 and the Riverside County Department of Public Health ordering postponement of all public gatherings of 250 or more people.

Movies in the Park events are cancelled through the month of May and the city’s Senior Center is closed through Friday, April 3. It is scheduled to reopen Monday, April 6 unless circumstances warrant an extension.

A $2 million expansion and remodeling project of the Eleanor Shadowen Senior Center was dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 26.

The Eleanor Shadowen Senior Center offers health screenings, nutritional programs, fitness activities and recreational opportunities. It is located at 1540 Seventh Street, across from the new Coachella Library. The senior center project and the library building are part of the City’s Pueblo Viejo Revitalization plan.

The City of Coachella further encourages residents to avoid non-essential gatherings to protect public health and help slow the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Those who do attend group gatherings are encouraged to implement social distancing and remain six (6) feet away from others whenever possible.

While City of Coachella leaders recognize that residents enjoy and value these public events and our senior center but this decision was made in the interest of the health and safety of city residents and visitors. At this time, Coachella city offices remain open during normal business hours. Residents are encouraged to interact with the city through the City’s website by clicking here, staff email or by calling (760) 398-3502.

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  • Coachella Senior Center: CV Strategies