May 29, 2020
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Short-term vacation rentals to resume in Riverside County
Homeowners who rent single occupancy residences for short-term stays may resume operations
in Riverside County. Operators should implement safety precautions and disinfectant protocols
outlined in the local guidance developed by the Riverside County Economic Recovery Task
"This is another step forward in the reopening process and supports hospitality, a pillar of the
Fourth District economy," said Riverside County Board Chair and Fourth District Supervisor V.
Manuel Perez. "Rental properties can be safe environments for guests to stay in while providing
income to families."
This allowance does not include hotels, motels and inns, which the State of California has
prohibited as part of the statewide stay-at-home order. However, in alignment with other
Southern Californian counties, short-term vacation rentals at single occupancy homes may
"This guidance will help provide clarity to those short-term vacation rental businesses that are
not included in other orders and guidance," said Vice Chair Karen Spiegel, Second District
Supervisor. "Business owners should take all steps necessary to ensure the safety for their guests
The Riverside County guidance includes the following:
- Rentals allowed in private homes where the guest rents the entire home and does not
share any common areas with others. Home-sharing is not allowed.
- No events or group gatherings are permitted until approved by the State of California. Only
guests registered for the home should be on premise.
- Complete a deep cleaning after each rental, using products and protocols outlined by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Ensure a 24-hour reservation gap between when a guest departs and a new arrival.
Some cities may have further restrictions regarding short-term vacation rentals. This guidance
does not change any restrictions those jurisdictions have put in place.
Read the entire local guidance online here: https://rivcoccsd.org/covidbizhelp.
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