Thursday updates: * Riverside Co: 470 cases, 6 deaths * Hot temps lead to Indio's testing site being closed early * An outbreak hits USC's frat row. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Wednesday updates: * Riverside Co: 249 cases, 10 deaths * California sees its deadliest day * That Palm Desert bar has yet another rooftop message. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Tuesday updates: * Riverside Co: 723 cases, 1 deaths * Imperial County has been hit especially hard by coronavirus. * Enrollment for kindergarten is down 50% Stay safe. 💚🌵
Monday updates: * Riverside Co: 1,721 cases, 34 deaths * Antibody testing shows as many as 175,000 county residents have been infected. * The baseball season is off to a very bad start Stay safe. 💚🌵
Friday updates: * California sees its deadliest day * There won't be a Date Fest in 2021 * Riverside County to distribute 10 million masks Stay safe. 💚🌵
Thursday updates: * Riverside County: 20 deaths, 9 in CV. * County ICUs have the highest number of patients since the pandemic began * Baseball is back...Go Dodgers! Stay safe. 💚🌵
Wednesday updates: * Riverside County: 28 deaths, 12 in CV. * CA sees record number of cases. * The county's covid workplace concern hotline is receiving hundreds of calls. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Tuesday updates: * Riverside County: Now over 30,000 total cases. * Businesses roll out the "COVID surcharge." * Turns out, very few people are exempt from wearing masks. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Monday updates: * Riverside County: 1,288 cases, 1 death. * Salons and barbershops okay to operate outdoors. * County warns: no live concerts TFN. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Friday updates: * Riverside County: 518 cases, 2 deaths. * Gavin announces school guidelines. * 8/9 mayors ask you to wear a mask. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Thursday updates: * Riverside County: 806 cases, 8 deaths. * Hair salons ask to be allowed to open outside. * Knott's Berry Farm to host special event. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Wednesday updates: * Riverside County: 24 deaths in the last day, a record. * The Rose Parade is not happening in 2021. * Valley short-term rentals are booming. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Tuesday updates: * Riverside County: 733 cases. 3 deaths. * A federal medical team is being deployed to Eisenhower Health. * Positive results announced in the quest for a potential coronavirus vaccine. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Monday updates: * Riverside County: 983 cases. 13 deaths. * Indoor business gets shutdown...again. * SoCal's two largest school districts will begin the school year with online classes. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Friday updates: * Riverside County reports 1,431 new cases. Another Day. Another record number. * The Palm Springs Film Fest gets pushed back. * California may free up to 8,000 inmates in effort to mitigate the spread of the virus. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Thursday updates: * Riverside County reports 1,377 new cases...shattering the previous record. * The coronavirus can be airborne indoor, says The WHO. * The Alibi Palm Springs to return...with a twist. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Wednesday updates: * Riverside County reports 856 new cases. * The CDC will relax school guidelines for Trump. * Some high-end desert country clubs get millions in PPP loans. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Tuesday updates: * Riverside County surpasses 500 deaths. * The US sees over 55,000 cases in a single day. * A California Sheriff changes his tune on coronavirus. Stay safe. 💚🌵
While you likely are not driving down Highway 111 as much as these days due to the stay-at-home orders, next time you do, be sure to check out what appears to be some sort of message being scrawled on the roof of the Red Barn bar in Palm Desert.
In news that is not surprising, but still disappointing as hell, Coachella will reportedly not take place at all in 2020.
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