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News Release

City of Moreno Valley Postpones City-sponsored Events Through May

Part of the Effort to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

For immediate release: March 12, 2020

In an effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus, the City of Moreno Valley has postponed indefinitely all City-sponsored events through the end of May. The postponement decision includes the popular and well-attended Springtastic and Public Safety Expo events.

In addition, effective Monday, March 16, the City is postponing all programs and events at the Senior Center and at the Main and Mall branch libraries through the end of May, though at this time those facilities will remain open.

“We are monitoring the situation continuously and will reevaluate the possibility of further postponements when we get closer to June,” said Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. “But the evidence we’ve seen so far from other parts of the country tells us the rate of infection in our region is going to get worse before it gets better. We would be negligent not to take these actions.”

The City based its decisions on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that public gatherings at which it is not possible to maintain a six-foot social distance between attendees be postponed.

These guidelines from CDC are some of the simplest and most effective ways that each of us can do our part to slow the spread of the virus:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Residents can access links to CDC (www.cdc.gov) and Riverside County Public Health (www.rivcoph.org) on the City of Moreno Valley website at www.moval.org/coronavirus

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