Ventura County beaches have been ordered closed for the 4th of July weekend due to an increased threat from COVID-19. Also traditional fireworks shows in the county have been cancelled. Click here for the complete story in the Ventura County Star.
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.
Thousand Oaks Police Chief Jim Fryhoff thanked Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Operators for their service as part of #NationalVolunteerWeek2020. The recognition included the video below and posts on social media sites Twitter and Nextdoor.Continue reading “Thousand Oaks Police Salute ARES Operators During National Volunteer Week”
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.
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.
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.Continue reading “Ventura County Health Officer Orders Older, Vulnerable Citizens to Shelter at Home”
Please see this press release concerning the declaration of a local health emergency by Ventura County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Levin.Continue reading “Alert: COVID-19 Local Health Emergency Declaration”