Riverside County’s Department of Public Health has ordered the cancellation of large events due to COVID-19. This order follows the guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A large gathering has currently been defined as over 250 people.
Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser ordered the cancellation stating, “These restrictions may seem harsh, given the relatively low number of coronavirus cases in Riverside County, but they are necessary if we are going to stop the spread of COVID-19. I do not take these restrictions lightly and clearly they will impact many in organizations and individuals in the community. We’re in this together and I believe they’re necessary to slow and eventually stop the spread of COVID-19.”
In compliance with this order, and out of an abundance of caution and support of the overall health and well-being of our County residents, Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) has canceled the following upcoming events:
- 4th Annual Youth Fishing Clinic scheduled for March 14 at Lake Skinner Recreation Area
- Duck Daze scheduled for April 11 at Hidden Valley Nature Center
- Healthy Living Extravaganza (HLE) scheduled for April 18 at Rancho Jurupa Regional Park
Other large gatherings at our sites will also be canceled through April 30. Our sites include:
- Hurkey Creek Park (Mountain Center)
- Idyllwild Park (Idyllwild)
- Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park (LaQuinta)
- Lake Skinner Recreation Area (Winchester)
- Mayflower Regional Park (Blythe)
- McCall Memorial Equestrian Campground (Mountain Center)
- Rancho Jurupa Regional Park (Jurupa Valley)
We are uncertain at this time if or when these events might be rescheduled. We urge residents to heed the advice of our public health officials and model best health practices such as washing your hands frequently and staying at home if you are sick. For the most up to date information regarding Coronavirus related activities in Riverside County, visit www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to keep all county residents and partner agencies healthy.
Visit www.rivcoparks.org for more information.
Submitted by RivCoParks