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Riverside County has expanded its efforts to fight COVID-19 by offering locations for testing. Online appointments are now available for drive up testing at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore. You MUST SHOW SYMPTOMS to be tested! For more info please go here: or call 800-941-6171
Meals for those in need:
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County has multiple locations of food banks to assist you. No requirements, for more information call 909-723-1581
The Riverside Convention Center has partnered with Sysco Foods to offer drive-up grocery box service to Riverside residents for sale. These boxes contain essential foods such as toilet paper, milk, liquid eggs, and meats. There are Italian, Mexican, vegetarian and kid options to choose from. For more information call 951-346-4700
- Feeding America
- Helping Hands Pantry
- MoVal Meals | Helping Seniors & the Disabled (Moreno Valley)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Riverside University Health System (Riverside County)
- San Bernardino County Public Health
Walgreens and CVS Have Free Prescription Delivery
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – CORONAVIRUS
In hopes to slow the progression of the coronavirus, Governor Newsom ordered all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except to maintain critical operations and services. This order was enacted to protect the health and well- being of all Californians.
A doctor came up with the following guidelines for the Coronavirus:
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 Celsius degrees (not Fahrenheit). It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can’t emphasize enough – drink plenty of water!
1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
Shortness of breath
*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
A List of Canceled Events Around the Area:
THEME PARKS AND TOURISM
Disneyland will be closed Saturday, March 14, lasting through the end of March. Downtown Disney will remain open.
Universal Studios will temporarily be closed starting Saturday, March 14 and plans to reopen March 28.
Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park is closed to the public until March 31.
The NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS are suspending the season until further notice.
College sports: UCLA, USC, UC Riverside and UC Irvine, have announced that home games will be played without spectators.
BNP Paribas Open: The tennis tournament in Indian Wells, which attracts major stars and thousands of fans, has been postponed.
Coachella and Stagecoach festivals have been postponed to October.
South by Southwest is canceled.
Green Day tour of Asia, Ben Harper tour of Japan, and Pearl Jam postponing a North American tour.
Live Nation Has Suspended All Tours:
Here’s What You Should Get at the Grocery Store to Prepare for Coronavirus/
-San Bernardino National Forest is closing offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.
Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to call 909-382-2600 during regular business hours for prompt, customer service.
-Inland Empire RMHC Virtual Walk for Kids on April 5th. Register