Palm Springs has been and will continue to implement guidance from the state of California and the County of Riverside — and in many cases is taking additional proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of our residents, workforce and visitors from the impacts of Coronavirus, according to a news release.

With that in mind,   Here is an update of current proactive measures which are immediately being taken by the City of Palm Springs until further notice:

  • City Council and Planning Commission meetings will now take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center where social distance protocols can be more easily implemented. In addition, residents can view the meeting online at, Community Television Channel 17 and on YouTube. Public comment can be submitted to
  • All Boards and Commissions except for Planning Commission will be suspended until further notice.
  • All ONE-PS neighborhood meetings and events have been postponed or cancelled
    until further notice.
  • Large gatherings of 250 people or more will be cancelled or postponed.
  • VillageFest will be suspended until further notice.
  • Adult recreation programs will be suspended until further notice; the City is consulting with the school district regarding youth programs and will provide an update.
  • Community centers and the pool will remain open. Individuals in high risk categories are encouraged to avoid public facilities and stay home.
  • Beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 13, the Palm Springs Public Library and the
    Welwood Library will be CLOSED until further notice.
  • The City is continuing to maintain an aggressive approach to cleaning and sanitizing at all public facilities.

In the meantime, we encourage residents, businesses and visitors to continue practicing vigilance by following preventative good hygiene measures such as frequently washing hands for as long as 20 seconds, covering coughs and sneezes and using hand sanitizer whenever possible.

A Coronavirus information sheet with frequently asked questions and links to federal, state and County information is available on the city’s website. You may view it  by clicking here. If you are feeling ill, residents are advised to stay home from work and call your healthcare provider before going to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room. Eisenhower Health has set up a convenient Coronavirus Hotline, which is staffed by registered nurses 24 hours a day. The hotline number is (760) 837-8988.

For more information about Coronavirus and new state guidelines, visit the California Department of Public Health’s website by clicking here.

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  • Palm Springs City Hall: Shutterstock