Dear friends & neighbors:
As more and more businesses begin to reopen, I trust everyone is putting their restrictions in place for the health and well-being of all Rancho Mirage residents, businesses, visitors, and our surrounding communities.
Prior to reopening Rancho Mirage City Hall to the public, City staff worked diligently over the past few months to ensure proper safety measures were put in place for a safe and healthy environment for patrons and staff.
- All public counters and waiting areas now have floor markings with appropriate distancing guidance, hand sanitation stations and safety shields have been placed at public entrances and counters.
- All public entrances and counters have signage with large lettering and pictures to inform the public of critical regulations.
- Common touch points, such as faucets, soap and towel dispensers, have been replaced with touchless dispensers.
- New hours of operation: Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Closed daily from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. for cleaning; and Closed to the public on Fridays.
Although City Hall is now open to the public, we ask that you continue to conduct business online, when possible. The City’s website offers many online services such as plan submittals, applying for a business license, and online payment options at www.RanchoMirageCa.gov.
LIBRARY & OBSERVATORY
Our Library is also open to the public for “Library to Go” services. Our Library staff has also implemented several changes at the Library to ensure the very highest level of safety for patrons and staff.
- All returned materials will go through a 72-hour quarantine period before being returned to the collection.
- Tables and chairs will not be available, as the “to go” model is intended to provide access to physical materials for checkout while maintaining social distancing.
- The following areas will remain closed and room reservations will not be available until further notice: Computer Lab, Special Collections Room, Observatory, Quiet Study or Group Study Rooms, Book Nook, Aspen Mills Café, and Children’s Room play areas.
- New hours of operation: Open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Closed from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. for cleaning.
In order to limit the time you need to spend in the building, Library staff is happy to help you find materials for check out before you arrive. Just contact a reference librarian via email at librarian@ranchomiragelibrary.
I cannot stress enough the importance of COVID-19 testing, not only to protect yourself and your family, but to help move us into the next stages of reopening our city safely.
The County needs less than 8% testing positive to move into Stage 3. Riverside County has been a leader in providing access to COVID-19 testing for residents.
Free testing is available through county-run sites – whether you have symptoms or not. Coachella Valley testing sites are located in Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Indio, and Mecca. Click here for a list of all testing site locations. To make an appointment at a county-operated site, call 800-945-6171. To make an online appointment at a state-run testing site, click lhi.care/covidtesting.
The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. The antibody tests are part of a full panel of tests that LifeStream performs on successful blood donations. Donors are not charged for the tests.
Visit lstream.org to learn more and make an appointment today.
As always, your City Council and staff are here to help. Should you have any questions or need further details about the information in this Mayor’s Message, please do not hesitate to contact us at (760) 324-4511 or via email at email@example.com.