Cities adjust to steep rise in COVID-19 cases

Lake Elsinore City Hall is just one city that has closed their offices to the public due to the rise in COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks. Services for all cities are available online or by phone. Valley News/Kim Harris photo
Citing the recent rise of COVID-19 cases, southwest Riverside County cities are adjusting the way they do business.The cities of Lake Elsinore and Murrieta have made the decision to close their city halls while in Temecula and Menifee, city officials are changing the way they do business in an attempt to lessen the impact of the omicron variant on their staff and residents.Lake Elsinore announced its closure for all city facilities beginning Wednesday, Jan. 5. City Hall, the Senior Center, the Dream Extreme Neighborhood Center and Lake Community Center are all closed to the public, Lake Elsinore Deputy City Manager Nicole Dailey said.On Monday, Jan. 3, the county’s case rate was 39.0 per 100,000, and the positivity rate was 10.7%. Those numbers are similar to numbers seen d
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