The information below is accurate as of May 27, 2020.
Riverside County Moves Into Expanded Stage 2 towards Stage 3 Reopening
Riverside County has recieved a variance from the State allowing it ti join other counties across the state in moving into Expanded Stage 2 reopening. This stage includes dine-in restaurants, shopping malls, hair salons, & barber shops.
Click here for Indian Wells Executive Orders and Ordiances
Approved to reopen at this time:
- Destination retail (retail stores), including shopping malls & swap meets
- Dine-in restaurants (bars, gaming areas not permitted)
- Schools w/modifications
- Office-based businesses (telework strongly encouraged)
- Select services: car washes & pet grooming
- Outdoor museums, open gallery spaces & other public spaces w/modifications
- Hair salons and barber shops that have meet guidelines.
The FAQs and guidance from the State can be found here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Guidance.aspx
Several utility companies will not disrupt services or suspend disconnections, for COVID-19 readiness and updates, please visit: (Verizon) (SoCal Gas) (SoCal Edison) (T-Mobile) (Spectrum) (CVWD)
Go to www.RivCoPH.org/coronavirus for current status and updates. Essential Services FAQ's
Food Resource Link for senior meals, food pantires, and school meals.
Stay in Place, Maintain your Space, Cover your Face when you leave your home, including walks.
Directory of restaurants:
For information on Governor Newsom's Stay at Home Order, CLICK/TAP HERE.
City Closures and Essential Services
Effective immediately, the City of Indian Wells is closed to the public until May 26. Staff is still available via website, email, or phone. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to balance the importance of the services we offer with the health and safety of all who visit and work at City Hall. We have many City services that are available online and staff is ready to assist. The links below provide additional information about these services for your convenience.
City Clerk Services
The Council and City staff are asking all our residents and visitors to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe.
Essential City services include:
- Police and Fire
- Water, sewer and trash
- Maintenance of streets, trees and parts and infrastructure repairs
- Limited administrative services
It is more essential than ever that we protect and help support our seniors. The City recommends that seniors stay active, healthy and connected through eating well and exercising at home. To assist with these needs, the following programs are still available for the time being:
- Penny’s Pantry
- Meals on Wheels delivery
- Individual counseling appointments through the Wellness Center (in person or by telephone)
Senior hours for grocery stores:
Stater Brothers - 7:45 am
Clarks - 8 am
Target - Wednesdays, first hour
Gelson's - 7 am
Smart and Final - 7:30 - 8 am
Albertsons - Tuesday, 7 am, Thursday, 7 - 9 am
You can find an expanded directory of special senior hours here:
This Courtesy Pantry is available to persons age 60 and older and adults with disabilities living in Riverside County. To see if you qualify, call 1-800-510-2020.
Stay updated on The Joslyn Senior Center social media accounts as well:
Instagram - @thejoslyncenter
Facebook - @joslyncenter
Twitter - @joslyn_center
Residents are encouraged to continue to support local businesses by ordering takeout or delivery when available. Many local eateries, including the VUE are offering groceries, to-go and delivery orders through Grubhub. Grocery stores and pharmacies will continue to operate and hold special hours for those over 65 (we've listed the stores and hours at the top of this page). There is no shortage of food or interruption to local food supply. Click here for Food access map for senior meals, food pantries, and school meals.
Additionally, we ask that you please consider carefully what your actual need for food and sanitation supplies would be, for up to a two-week period, and purchase only the amount you would reasonably expect to use. Panic buying, hoarding and similar behaviors impact your fellow residents and complicate the current situation for others.
The Indian Wells Golf Resort has reopened with restrictions, and the VUE continues to offer curbside grocery pickup, to-go menu and "take and bake" food options and delivery through Grubhub. Click here to curbside shop at the pro shop.
For more information, call (760) 834-3800 or visit: http://www.iwgr.com or https://www.indianwellsgolfresort.com/menus/
You can learn more about DSUSD closures and resources on the school district website.
The Riverside County Department of Animal Services is still working to protect human and animal health during the COVID-19 crisis.
At this time, all Riverside County animal shelters are closed except for essential services.
- Walk-in access has been suspended at all facilities in an effort to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Appointment-based scheduling is available for people interested in fostering or adoption.
- For adoptions, please call (951) 358-7387 to make an appointment.
- For fostering, please visit their foster page to fill out an online application at: www.rcdas.org
Non-essential services are suspended at this time, to protect your health and safety and in order to reduce the number of pets and people coming into our shelters.
- If you need to license your pet, please use our online services at www.rcdas.org. In-person licensing is not available at this time.
- If you find a stray pet, please hold the pet if you can to give the owner time to locate their lost pet and to reduce the number of pets entering our shelters. Report the lost pet on Pet Harbor at www.petharbor.com. Post the lost pet on many different social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Nextdoor, and any other resources available so that an owner may see them. If you cannot hold the pet, please call (951) 358-7387.
- If you find kittens, please leave them alone unless they are sick, injured or in immediate danger. For more information please visit our website: www.rcdas.org.
- If you need to relinquish a pet, RCDAS has suspended owner intakes through field officers. RCDAS is only accepting emergency intakes at this time. We have resources on our website that can help: www.rcdas.org
- RCDAS has suspended community cat trap-neuter-return and vaccination clinics.
You can help! Right now, we need the following:
- Foster caregivers to take pets and help us find them permanent homes or hold them through this immediate crisis period.
- Adopters – call (951) 358-7387
- Donations – can go to the ASK Foundation. Find out more on our website at www.rcdas.org. Your donations can help us to purchase critically needed supplies, help pets with special needs, provide resources for foster caregivers or persons needing assistance in our communities, and more.
You can learn more at https://www.rcdas.org/
Doing Good in the Community & Coachella Valley Mask Makers
Do you have questions about work or business-related challenges you may be facing such as unemployment, insurance, business assistance or loans? The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce is expanding its Visitor Center operations in this time of need to assist our community, answer general questions and direct the community to resources available to them during this state emergency.
There is no charge associated with this community service, they are provided in partnership with the City of Indian Wells.
New hours are:
Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
For more information call (760) 347-0676 or email Info@GCVCC.org