CDAR has been diligent in reaching out to the cities for the impact that COVID-19 has had on the real estate industry. Some cities have already responded, and we are waiting for others to provide updates. This section will change as updates are sent to us.
The city of Palm Springs has issued a shelter-in-place order for the entire city, asking residents to stay at home and for non-essential businesses to close. To read the official order, please click here.
It was confirmed by both the Palm Springs City Attorney and City Manager that open houses and showings in the city of Palm Springs should cease immediately.
As Cathedral City is abiding by all federal, state, and county directives as it relates to COVID-19, their directive for open houses are that 10 or less people be gathered in one space, and that they observe distances of six feet or more from one another.
The city of La Quinta issued their statement on COVID-19, requesting that employees stay home if exhibiting signs of illness, implementing sanitizing in common areas, and rescheduling or using alternative platforms for non-essential meetings. For their official statement, click here.
The city of Palm Desert has not issued any direct statements or public directives towards private businesses, and is currently referring to the recommendations of Riverside County health officers, who have prohibited 10 or more people at gatherings, and are applying that towards open houses, as well as any gatherings of any kind.