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  • June 01, 2020 Long Term Care Facility Visitation Guidance
    Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) have been denied visits from friends and family members for more than two months due to concerns about bringing COVID-19 infections into the LTCF. Such introductions of this virus have been deadly on a number of occasions at sites outside of Ventura County. Yet seniors, deprived of visits from their loved ones, may experience significant psychosocial harm due to isolation. Read more…
  • June 01, 2020 Pool Guidance for Residential HOA Pools
    COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is a respiratory illness that is spread through the air via respiratory droplets from an infected person or by touching contaminated surfaces. It is not likely spread through properly maintained and disinfected pool water. Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. Read more…
  • May 29, 2020 STAY WELL VC Order – Safely Reopening Ventura County Effective May 29, 2020, 11:59 p.m.Español
    Please read this Order carefully. This Order issued by the Ventura County Health Officer shall become effective at 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2020. At that time, all current Orders of the Ventura County Health Officer shall expire and no longer be of any force or effect, except any and all prior violations of the previous orders remain prosecutable, criminally or civilly. Pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 120295 et seq., violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. Read more…
  • May 27, 2020 Car Line Celebration Public Health Protocol
    At this time, Ventura County Public Health is allowing car line celebrations for graduations, birthdays, and other special days. When followed, the Car Line Celebration Public Health Protocol will minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19. The car line must be organized by a designated host who is responsible for ensuring full compliance with the protocol and adherence to the State Health Officer’s Stay at Home Order, which precludes mass gatherings. Read more…
  • May 20, 2020Hair Salons and Barbershops Permitted to Reopen
    Ventura, CA – The Governor announced today that hair salons and barbershops in most California counties can reopen as the state moves forward on the path to reopening. The County of Ventura was approved for a state variance last week allowing the County to move faster through California’s reopening phases. This allows for local hair salons and barbershops to reopen. Read more…
  • May 20, 2020 – Punch Bowls Trail Closure
    The US Forest Service has announced that they will close the Punch Bowls/Santa Paula Canyon trail for two weeks starting on Saturday, May 23. The trail is located along State Highway 150 north of the City of Santa Paula. Parking areas near the trail will be closed or restricted and citations may be issued. Illegally parked vehicles will be subject to tow.
  • May 18, 2020700,000 Masks Being Distributed to Agricultural Community
    The Ventura County Office of Emergency Services, and the California Departments of Food and Agriculture, and Pesticide Regulations together have provided over 700,000 facemasks to help provide protection to farmworkers and other agricultural operations. The Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has been reaching out to growers, farm labor contractors, packer/shippers and pest control businesses to make arrangement to distribute masks from the Commissioner’s offices in Camarillo and Santa Paula. Read more…
  • May 14, 2020Ventura County Public Health Dental Guidance
    Dental health care personnel (DHCP) are in the “very high-risk category” for exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC recommends postponing elective procedures, surgeries, and non-urgent dental visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The California Department of Public Health put out guidance on May 7, 2020 for resuming selected dental services. This guidance relies on low community transmission rates and ample supplies of PPE at the county level. Read more…
  • May 12, 2020More Business Permitted to Reopen in County of Ventura
    VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura announces that more businesses are permitted to reopen on the State’s Roadmap to reopening. Governor Newsom announced modifications to the State-wide stay-at-home order today. The State has added more businesses to Early Stage 2. The Governor announced that Counties, under the guidance of the Public Health Officer, can move forward in reopening office-based businesses, car washes, pet groomers, outdoor museums and other public spaces. Read more…
  • May 7, 2020Stay Well VC – Safely Reopening Ventura County | STAY WELL VC Public Health Order
    VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura has reached an important milestone for our community, County and our local economy. The Public Health Officer announced today a new modified Stay Well VC Health Order to align with the State of California’s four-stage framework for reopening. The County will move forward with the State’s Stage 2 of reopening lower-risk businesses on May 8, 2020. This will allow retail businesses, such as clothing stores, bookstores, sporting goods stores and florists, for example, to reopen with curb side delivery, as well as the related manufacturing and supply chain businesses. Read more…
  • May 3, 2020County of Ventura Expanded COVID-19 Testing

    Community transmission of COVID-19 continues to occur in Ventura County. Testing for COVID-19 has expanded to multiple locations throughout the County. Any Ventura County resident who meets the following criteria may schedule an appointment for testing by calling a State Location, at 1-888-634-1123, or County’s Ambulatory Urgent Care-sponsored testing site hotline, at 805-652-7660. Read more…


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