Riverside County buildings will close to in-person visits


Following the health order issued yesterday by Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County public health officer, county offices will close to the public starting Wednesday, March 18.

County government will continue to perform the vital services relied upon by residents and visitors. Community members are urged to visit county department websites or call for assistance on how to complete requests online, over the phone or through the mail.

“The important work of the county continues. Community members rely on the county for services and we’re here for you.” County Executive Officer George Johnson said. “By restricting the number of in-person visits to county departments, we will reduce the exposure of novel coronavirus to employees and community members alike. These closures are necessary to flatten the curve of novel coronavirus and ensure the availability of our critical healthcare system.”

Employees will telecommute whenever possible or continue to work in the office while maintaining social distance from other coworkers.

Some essential facilities will continue to be open to the public, including the Riverside University Health System-Medical Center, clinics, district attorney locations, probation offices, animal shelters, and parks.

Submitted by the County of Riverside