• Riverside County approve Sheriff’s request to hike rates

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco’s request to hike the blanket rate charged to 16 cities and other contract entities for the use of patrol deputies and support services. The 4.74% increase is retroactive to July 1, 2020, and is needed to recoup higher costs incurred by the department, according […]

  • Riverside County COVID hospitalizations fall below 70

    The number of COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Riverside County dropped below 70, and two additional virus-related deaths were reported Friday. According to the Riverside University Health System, 63 people countywide are hospitalized with coronavirus, seven less than Thursday, and that includes 17 intensive care unit patients, one more than a day ago. RUHS said that […]

  • Riverside County’s COVID positivity, case rates down

    Riverside County’s COVID-19 positivity and case rates have both dropped, signaling moves toward wider virus mitigation, local health officials told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. “Our numbers have come down. For four consecutive days, they’ve been coming down,” Department of Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari said during the supervisors’ weekly board meeting. “They’re changing incrementally.” […]

  • Riverside County is moving to the orange tier Wednesday

    The State of California announced that Riverside County will move into the orange tier of the state’s reopening framework Wednesday (April 7). The move is based on meeting a statewide goal to administer 4 million vaccines in disadvantaged communities, and the subsequent loosening of the case rate threshold to move into the orange tier. Wednesday, […]

  • Riverside County’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Falls Further

    The coronavirus positivity rate in Riverside County dropped below 5%, but hospitalizations reversed course slightly, with an uptick in COVID-19 admissions Tuesday. According to the Riverside University Health System, the countywide positivity rate, based on rolling seven-day testing cycles, is now 4.1%, the lowest it has been since early October. The rate was 5.8% last […]

  • Outdoor entertainment, sports with spectators may resume April 1 in Riverside County

    Starting April 1, live outdoor events may resume in Riverside County with limited spectators, including outdoor sporting events and live performances based on new state guidance. The number of spectators allowed is dependent on the county’s color-coded tier of the state’s reopening framework. While Riverside County is currently in the purple tier (most restrictive) of […]

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