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Palm Springs implements stricter fines for violating emergency orders

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Palm Springs City Manager David Ready issued a supplementary order imposing stricter fines for those violation state/county/city orders.

  • The fine amounts for the first violation may be up to $5,000
  • Up to $10,000 for the second violation
  • The thirds and any continuing subsequent violations will see a fine of up to $25,000

The citing officer is allowed to use their discretion to determine the amount of the fine after taking account the severity of the violation.

The county's typical fines for those violating emergency orders is usually $1,000 per violation, per day.

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Palm Springs has the third most coronavirus cases (57) and most deaths by cities in Riverside County (7), according to the county's count. Only The city of Riverside (96 cases) and Moreno Valley (94) have more cases.

Palm Springs Police told News Channel 3's Caitlin Thropay said they don't plan to conduct checkpoints or actively stopping people out and about.

“The city of Palm Springs is operating the same as all law enforcement throughout the county, our goal is compliance through education,” said Lieutenant William Hutchinson with media relations for PSPD.

Palm Springs Police ask residents not to call 911 to report violations. Report the violations at https://palmsprings.rattletech.com/.

Watch: Why Riverside County is not enforcing the new health and safety orders yet

Some of the notable orders issued by the State and Riverside County include;

  • Short-term lodging restrictions
    • The order limits short-term home rentals, hotels and motels to restrict business to coronavirus response only
    • Order is in place until June 19

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Health officials also advise people to stay at home, only go out when absolutely necessary and stay six feet apart from others.

Wash your hands with soap and water often as well.

If you are feeling symptoms, health experts say to call ahead and notify your healthcare provider.

If you want to be seen at Eisenhower Health, call their 24-hour coronavirus hotline first at 760-837-8988 or 760-TEST988. Avoid the spread of this illness.

You can call the Centers for Disease Control with any questions at 2-1-1 and 800–CDC –INFO (800 – 232 – 4636).

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