Ventura County Moves Back to Purple Tier

Due to increasing case rates, Ventura County will move back to the more restrictive COVID-19 Tier 1 Purple. “Community members have taken action. Our average number of tests per day per 100,000 population was in the 200s and has increased to 400 this past week. This hard work from the community allowed for the State to provide the County with an adjustment factor downward. However, because our case rate was at 12 the week ending November 7th, even with the large adjustment factor, we were not able to get under the required metric of 7 or less,” said Mike Powers, County Executive Officer. “Testing is still very important for future case rate adjustments, but also for the Public Health team’s timely and effective contact investigation and tracing efforts. We are encouraging all community members to get tested. Testing is available 7 days a week at sites throughout our County.”

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Stay Well VC Order Extended as More Businesses Reopen

The latest revision of the Ventura County health order extends quarantines and social distancing until June 14, 2020. However, the gradual reopening of the county continues as part of State’s Roadmap to reopening. Read the latest order.

Special restrictions on people 70 and over have been lifted. The state has also cleared the way for the reopening of indoor shopping malls, provided they follow safe opening requirements such a limiting store capacity to less than 50%.

The County moved forward with Stage 2 of the reopening on May 8, 2020 and has amended its order several times since then. “Our community has worked so hard to social distance and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our County. As we move further into Stage 2, we must do so with caution. We must continue to practice social distancing and businesses must make modifications needed to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure. This will help keep our numbers low so we can continue to move forward,” said Public Health Officer Doctor Robert Levin.

Stay Well At Home Order Extended to May 15

County of Ventura Public Health Officer, Doctor Robert Levin, has announced the extension and modification of the Stay Well At Home Order. The Order shall be in effect until 11:59 pm on May 15, 2020.

“It’s understandable that our community members want to get back to work and return to normal life as quickly as possible,” said Levin. “The best path forward is a cautious one —a path that proceeds gradually, carefully, and incrementally. A path that relies on science and facts to determine each step forward. The data is looking good, thanks to the diligence of our community members in following these Orders, but we must be cautious in how we move forward. We must continue to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. Community members must continue to practice social distancing.” The extended order is in line with State of California directives.

Stay Well At Home Order Updated

Ventura County’s Health Officer has updated the “Stay Well at Home” public health order to further slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county.

The order prohibits all gatherings, no matter the size, outside of places of residences with limited exceptions. It also adds certain businesses to the list of essential businesses and requires all essential business to adopt and implement social distancing protocols. The order remains in effect until April 2oth. Click to read the updated order.

“Stay Well At Home” Order Issued Through April 20

Ventura County Public Health Officer Doctor Robert Levin, has issued a “Stay Well at Home” emergency order –ordering all residents of Ventura County to stay inside their residences, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs.

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Ventura County Health Officer Orders Older, Vulnerable Citizens to Shelter at Home

Ventura County’s Health Officer has ordered older and more vulnerable county residents to shelter at home through April 1. The order applies to county residents age 75 and older as well as residents 70 and older with underlying health conditions.

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County EOC Activation

In response to COVID-19, the County EOC will be activated at a Level 2 beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 7:00am to 7:00pm and will continue to be activated from 7:00am to 7:00pm for the foreseeable future.

Since there are no communication issues at this time, ACS is not required.  Should the situation change we will be in touch.

Visit www.vcemergency.com for information on the situation.