Volume 184 | August 10 - 14, 2020
City Provides 175,000 Free Masks
for MoVal Residents
As part of its continuing effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus, the City has launched a giveaway of 175,000 free masks. Packages containing one reusable cloth mask and 20 disposable masks are being given out at participating grocery stores. For a list of locations and times visit We've Got You Covered on the City website.

Mayor Yxstian Guterrez secured mask donations from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, government agencies, local businesses and other organizations. "Proper handwashing, physical distancing, and covering the face can significantly decrease our risk of infection," said Mayor Gutierrez.
Cool Center Available for
Heat-Sensitive Residents
When temperatures climb to 97 degrees and above, heat-sensitive residents may seek refuge at the City of Moreno Valley's designated cool center, the Cottonwood Golf Center at 13671 Frederick St. Physical-distancing and face coverings are required.
The cool center is available seven days a week, 7 a.m. to dusk.
Help the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter
This Saturday and through August
You can help the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter and the many pets it rescues this Saturday, August 15, as the Shelter joins with NBC4/Telemundo to "Clear the Shelters." The annual event, set in Moreno Valley for Saturday, Aug. 15, offers deeply discounted pet adoption fees of just $20 a savings in some cases of as much as $100.
The "Clear the Shelters" campaign is also partnering with GreaterGood.org to provide matching funds for every dollar donated through GreaterGood.org to the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter any time during August up to a maximum total match of $10,000.

Due to coronavirus, Animal Shelter visits are by appointment only. Use the Pet Search function on the City of Moreno Valley website to see an up-to-date list of available pets. Shelter hours are Tuesday Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. It can be reached by phone at 951-413-3790, and by email at animalshelter@moval.org.
MoVal Movies: Drive-in Series
Offers Family Fun
Moreno Valley's popular summer event, MoVal Movies, is taking the show on the road this month as MoVal Movies: Drive-in Series! Because health precautions make gatherings impossible right now, MoVal Movies will show each Thursday in August at a different drive-in venue. Here's a brief video from the Week-1 event! Check the schedule and check for available tickets by visiting Parks & Community Services online.
"State of the City" Goes Virtual
Thursday, August 20
Coronavirus safety guidelines have moved this year's annual State of the City event from a sit-down luncheon at the Conference & Recreation Center to a brown-bag virtual event. Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez will deliver his remarks at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 20, via Facebook, YouTube and TV channel MV3. Here's a preview!
Census 2020 Begins In-Person Follow-ups for Those Who Haven't Been Counted
Census takers will be knocking on your door soon if you haven't completed the 2020 Census yet. Census takers can be identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. You can still complete the Census online, by phone or on paper by visiting www.census.gov. For more information, visit www.moval.org/census.

Important note: All personally identifiable information must be kept confidential by the Census Bureau and may NOT be shared with any other agency, law enforcement, immigration agents or landlords. The Census does NOT include a citizenship question.