Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser extended the short-term lodging restrictions order to June 19. The order limits short-term home rentals, hotels, and motels to restrict business to COVID-19 response only. The order applies to all cities and unincorporated areas of Riverside County.
This move is based on the current projections of the spread of COVID-19 for the next several weeks.
If these standards are followed and positive progress is made to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases, the restrictions may be lifted earlier, said Kaiser. “If everyone does their part and stays home, stays apart and covers their face, then we can come out of this sooner as the tide turns quicker”
Activities that are still allowed under this order include providing lodging to protect the homeless population or for essential workers. Providing lodging for anyone who must leave their home to safely isolate away from other family members, or family members displaced due to someone self-isolating at home, are also permitted under the order.
The order further states that no owner, tenant, or marketing agent may rent or lease any short-term rental, vacation rental, or timeshare.
“Taking these steps will help all of us get through this pandemic faster and back to work sooner. We want to make sure we have something to return back to after this crisis is over. Do your part and stay inside,” Board Chair V. Manuel Perez said.
This order is in conjunction with the governor’s order to stay at home issued on March 19 and the County of Riverside order to cover your face when out in public issued on April 4.