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City of Coachella cancels community events and closes Senior Center

Post Date:03/16/2020 6:30 PM

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, the City of Coachella has cancelled the Mariachi Festival scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 28, the Movies in the Park events are cancelled through the month of May and the City’s Senior Center is closed through Friday, April 3, and will be free to reopen Monday, April 6, unless circumstances warrant an extension.  

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 at www.coachella.org, staff email or by calling (760) 398-3502.

Ongoing local outbreak updates are available from the Riverside County Department of Public Health at https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus and the California Department of Public Health at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Guidance.aspx.

Additional information is available from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/CoronaVirus/2019-ncov.

Full details regarding State of California Executive Order N-25-20 can be found at https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/12/governor-newsom-issues-new-executive-order-further-enhancing-state-and-local-governments-ability-to-respond-to-covid-19-pandemic/.