Palm Springs City Manager David H. Ready today clarified the City and State of California moratorium declaring vacation rentals, homeshares and/or other lodging facilities such as hotels, are not allowed to operate within City limits unless they are being used for mitigation and containment measures related to the spread of Covid- 19, otherwise known as coronavirus.

Additionally, longer rentals of over 30 days of such facilities are prohibited, unless the purpose falls within a Covid-19 exception.

The order notes that “no new reservations shall be accepted until after the Covid-19 emergency declaration with the City has been officially ended and restrictions lifted.”

Any and all bookings through April 30, 2020, other than those for immediate mitigation and containment measures should be cancelled immediately.

“Visitors currently staying in a vacation rental, homeshare or hotel should return to their home community immediately and shelter in place,” said Ready.

Ready added this is a temporary measure, effective immediately and that the order will remain in effect, unless modified by the Director of Emergency Services, City Council, County of Riverside, state or federal government.

“The health and safety of Palm Springs residents is our top priority,” said Ready. “We continue to strongly urge our residents, unless they are an essential worker, to stay home and shelter in place per our emergency declaration mandate.”