COVID-19 24/7 Info Line
Call: (951) 817-5800
The City of Corona continues to work collaboratively with the Riverside County Public Health Department, Riverside County Emergency Management Department, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation.
The lead national agency is CDC. The lead local agency is Riverside County Department of Public Health. For more information about COVID-19, including local updates, please visit this page frequently.
Updated April 1, 2020 • 2 PM
City of Corona Updates Regarding COVID-19
April 1: Hear an update from our Mayor and City Manager:
April 1: In addition to current facility closures, all City park playgrounds, sport courts, and bathrooms are closed effective immediately, until further notice. Click here for details!
March 31: Hear an update from Mayor Jim Steiner and our Liaison Officer Ryan Cortez! For links to the resources discussed in the video, click here.
March 30: During the Corona Animal Shelter closure, Animal Shelter staff will help facilitate adoptions on Wednesdays only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only. Click here to read more!
March 29: We care about you and your safety, follow quick tips to avoid scams and help report possible price gouging. Click here!
March 27: In an effort to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, City Hall and the meeting chambers will not be open to the public during meetings. Click here to view Regulations.
March 27: Due to the recent uptick of hikers during this COVID-19 pandemic, we must protect the health and safety of the public. Skyline is closed until further notice. Click here for details!
March 26: Hear an update from Mayor Jim Steiner and Chief George Johnstone as they answer some of your questions!
March 25: The City of Corona has established a COVID-19 Information Line that can help connect you to resources within our City. Do you have questions about local resources available to you? Call us at (951) 817-5800. Email us at COVID19info@CoronaCA.gov
March 25: Read an update from your Corona Public Library on items due, items on hold, and more! They are working hard to ensure you avoid late fees or expiring accounts. Click here for details!
March 24: Reminder for Hikers: Throughout the Stay-at-Home order, the state of California and public health agencies encourage you to stay active while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Click here for details!
March 24: We've curated the Top 10 Things You Need To Know! Click here to review.
March 23: City of Corona launches Community Resources Dashboard! Click here to view!
The list of businesses is not exhaustive, and represents only those businesses that have signed up or we’ve received information on to date.
March 23: Hear an update from Mayor Jim Steiner and Chief Brian Young!
March 21: Riverside County Public Health has issued a guidance on Essential Services Definitions. Click here to view.
March 20: The Corona Police Department is asking for your voluntary compliance with California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Public Health Officer's order. We are committed to the safety of our community and our duty to enforce laws. Responding to calls of non-compliance with this order may leave officers unavailable to respond to emergencies. Your voluntary compliance will significantly help to assure the most effective use of our resources and the protection of our community members. View details »
March 20: Last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order to mitigate the impacts COVID-19. At this time, all Californians, including Coronans, must do what is necessary to meet this moment and help flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. Click here for details
March 19: Help slow the spread of COVID-19 while supporting Local Businesses. Learn how!
March 18: City of Corona launches COVID-19 Interactive dashboard that shows COVID-19 information for the City of Corona and the County of Riverside.
March 18: First case of COVID-19 confirmed in the City of Corona. Click here to view Press Release
March 17: The Corona City Council meeting will remain scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020, however, the Council Chambers will be closed to the public. The City of Corona encourages community members to watch the meeting from home. Click here to view details.
March 17: Hear a Community Update from our Mayor. "One thing I know in my heart and something I’ve seen over and over for decades is how our community comes together and supports each other in difficult or tragic situations. We are a resilient and compassionate community." Click here to view update.
March 16: Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser orders cancellation of all gatherings with an expected presence above 10 individuals.
March 16: The City of Corona declared a local emergency today to increase efforts to protect the community from the coronavirus (COVID-19). In conjunction with the declaration of local emergency, the City of Corona will be closing non-essential facilities beginning March 17 until further notice. Click here to read the press release.
March 12: City of Corona has cancelled all events with an expected attendance of at least 250 individuals taking place between March 12, 2020 and April 30, 2020. The Corona Senior Center closed effective March 13.
March 8: Riverside County Health Officials announce first case locally acquired case of COVID-19. Click here for details.
The following facilities will be closed beginning March 17 until further notice:
- Corona City Hall
- Corona Public Library
- Circle City Center
- Auburndale Community Center
- Brentwood Community Center
- Victoria Community Center
- Vicentia Activity Center
- Civic Center Gymnasium
- Historic Civic Center Community Room (and Theater)
- Corona Animal Shelter Lobby
- Corona Police Department Lobby: Community members needing non-emergency assistance should call the Police Department general information line at (951) 736-2330. All emergency calls should continue to be directed to 9-1-1.
- Sport fields as used for Organized Sports
The following facilities closed beginning March 13 until further notice:
- Corona Senior Center
Following recommendations from the President of the United States and the Office of the Governor of California, the Corona Police Department is taking precautionary measures regarding COVID-19. These measures are to ensure the health and safety of our community members and our first responders.
The lobby counter services at the Corona Police Department (730 Public Safety Way) and at the Animal Shelter (1330 Magnolia Avenue) will be closed until further notice. Community members needing non-emergency assistance should call the Police Department general information line at (951) 736-2330. Community members needing assistance with animal related services should call (951)736-2309. We are currently working on alternatives to ensure that we are accessible and deliver the necessary services to our community. Your patience during calls for service, including additional questions we will ask for the health and safety of our first responders, is greatly appreciated.
All emergency calls should continue to be directed to 9-1-1. Police will continue to respond to crimes in progress and emergencies. Where reports can be taken over the phone or filed on-line, we will provide those services remotely.
During this declared national emergency, the police department is suspending or postponing all planned police involved community events, programs and presentations until further notice. All police facility tours and ride alongs have been suspended.
The Corona Police Department has heeded the federal and state advisories regarding COVID-19 and we ask that all of our community members take these advisories seriously.
Corona’s Water Quality Remains Unaffected by COVID-19
The Corona Department of Water and Power would like to inform the community that COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) has no impact on the quality or supply of your tap water. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in any drinking-water supplies. As always, your tap water is available, plentiful, and safe.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. COVID-19 is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment processes are expected to be effective.
Protect our Sewer Systems. Do not flush disinfectant wipes or paper towels.
While the community is encouraged to follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations to clean surfaces with disinfecting wipes to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it is important to discard those items in the trash, not the toilet.
Flushing wipes, paper towels and similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows at wastewater treatment facilities. Even wipes labeled “flushable” will clog pipes and interfere with sewage collection and treatment throughout the state.
Wastewater treatment facilities around the state already are reporting issues with their sewer management collection systems. These facilities are asking state residents to not discard wipes in the toilet, but instead to throw them in the trash to avoid backups and overflow. The wipes and paper towels do not break down like toilet paper, and therefore clog systems very quickly.
Wipes are among the leading causes of sewer system backups, impacting sewer system and treatment plant pumps and treatment systems. Many spills go to our lakes, rivers, and oceans where they have broad ranging impacts on public-health and the environment. Preventing sewer spills is important, especially during this COVID-19 emergency, for the protection of public health and the environment.
Support Local Businesses
Many of you are understandably worried in these uncertain times. We are here to support your needs. As a community, we must all come together to help our business community weather tough times. You can do this in many ways:
- Purchase gift cards now for later use
- Order take out or delivery - click here for a list of Corona Chamber member restaurants to support as they move away from dine in opportunities
- Shop local/shop small online
- Share about your favorite local businesses on social media, especially any current news they may have.
- Outreach directly to a business owner to offer support or kind words
- If events must be postponed or rescheduled, consider not asking for a refund
- Maintain your memberships and giving
Help for Small Businesses
Riverside County has created a website specifically tailored to assisting businesses affected by COVID-19. www.RivCoBizHelp.org is available for your use.
For California Labor Laws, click here.
For the Riverside County Workforce guides, click here.
SBDC Employer COVID 19 Resource Packet: Provides a variety of resources for COVID-19 disaster relief including loans for qualifying businesses and valuable information for employers and employees. Download the resource packet to learn more.
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IE SBDC): Free resources for small businesses to get consulting and access to capital programs.
CA Department of Public Health: Frequent updates about the COVID-19 virus including State Health Emergency Announcements, Quarantine and Social Distancing Guidelines
CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz): The Governor's Office of Business And Economic Development has compiled helpful information about COVID-19 for employers and employees in California
CA Labor and Workforce Development Agency: COVID-19 Resources for Workers and Employers relating to Paid Sick Leave, Disability and Unemployment Insurance, Paid Family Leave, Workplace Health and Safety
CA iBank Small Business Finance Center: California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program and Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program
CA Treasurer's CalCap Program: Special Loan Program which encourages banks to make loans to small businesses which have difficulty getting financing
SBA Disaster Loan Program (SBA): The Small Business Administration is offering disaster assistance to California Small Businesses economically impacted by Coronavirus
CA Employment Development Department (EDD): For businesses that have employee and employer concerns
Inland Empire Microenterprise Collaborative: This resources is a collection of microlenders who can provide loans up to $75,000.00 to small businesses
County of Riverside Public Health Department: The primary communication site from Riverside County about the latest COVID-19 pandemic
City-County Communications and Marketing Association: Another site for businesses and city government to find resources.
California State Assembly: Another site to provide Federal, State and local resources to help businesses maintain operations
Community Resources Contacts
Community Connect Riverside "211"
Searchable Directory: www.ConnectRiverside.org
Family & Food Resources
United Way: Support Groups / Domestic Violence
Door of Hope Christian Fellowship: Food Pantry
First Baptist Corona: Childcare / Masks First Responders
Inland Vineyard Christian Fellow: Food Pantry
New Hope Worship Center: Food Pantry
Second Harvest: Food Pantry
Settlement House: Food Pantry / Assistance
Community Health Center
Crossroads Church: Food Pantry Tues/Thurs/ Prescription Pickup
951.520.3046 or https://www.crossroadschurch.com/feedcorona/
Amalia Spanish Food Pantry: Meals - Spanish Speaking
Meals on Wheels Riverside: Meals
951.683.7151 x 102
Brown Bag / Feeding America: Monthly Food Dist.
Corona Main Pantry: Food Pantry
Riverside County Dept. of Aging: Info / Meals
Riverside County Senior Help Line: Resources & Referral:
Riverside County, Help During the COVID-19 Crisis
Suicide Helpline: 951.686.HELP
Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center Helpline: 951.686.7273
Childhelp Child Abuse Hotline 1.800.4ACHILD
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE
Crisis Text Line: Text Home to 74174
Senior Citizen Crisis & Talk Line: 1.800.971.0016
CONTACT (Loneliness) Helpline: 1.800.932.4616.
County provides emergency housing for homeless individuals amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The County of Riverside has identified hotels and motels with available units for unsheltered homeless individuals to provide emergency temporary housing during the state order to “stay at home.” The temporary housing is part of a county program that includes case management, medical and wrap-around services. The housing is effective until the “stay at home” order is in effect.
Eligible unsheltered homeless individuals include those who are 65 and older, pregnant, have a serious chronic health condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, or have a compromised immune system. Homeless individuals who are ill or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 will be housed through a different system. Eligible clients can be referred to temporary hotel and motel housing by calling the HomeConnect hotline at 1-800-498-8847. Click here for details!
Are you serving the homeless?
Click here to view the County of Riverside Homelessness Solutions Guidance on the COVID-19 for Homeless Service Providers.
We realize the current situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to raise many questions. An FAQ has been curated to guide our community in taking appropriate actions.
Coronaviruses are respiratory viruses and are generally spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms of novel coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The City of Corona encourages you to follow best practices to keep yourself and others healthy.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Click here to learn more!
To stay up-to-date with the latest official sources, please visit the following links.