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City of Ojai COVID Update March 27, 2020

As we all work together to “flatten the curve,” the City is focusing on doing what it can to help encourage social distancing. As we near the weekend, and people are eager to get out of the house, we wanted to provide an update on some recent measures we’ve implemented, as well as some things you should be aware of.

The latest statistics, available on, show approximately 61 cases of coronavirus in the County,

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County of Ventura Seeks Personal Protective Equipment to Respond to COVID-19

The County of Ventura is encouraging the public, businesses and organizations to donate new, unused personal protective equipment to assist health care providers, health care facilities and first responders responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We are facing an unprecedented public health emergency, and the increasing demands of our health care system is contributing to shortages in personal protective supplies,” said County CEO Mike Powers. “This generous community is already responding and making a difference we just want to keep that momentum going.

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March 23 COVID-19 Update from Ojai Police Chief and City Manager

A video update from Police Chief Rivera and the City Manager are available at this link:

You may have heard that the Public Health Officer has reported that there have now been over 30 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ventura County, with the first case identified in Ojai. This should remind us that no area is immune, and emphasizes how important it is that we all do our part, and follow the State and County’s Stay Well at Home orders.

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March 20 Message from Mayor Johnston

Members of the Ojai Community,

Last night, the State of California released an order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except for essential needs, until further notice. Information on the order is available from the State’s website at:

The Governor’s full executive order is here:

The order has raised a lot of questions.

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Community Memorial Health System Coronavirus Information Page Available Now:

Community Memorial Health System has prepared a Coronavirus information page, which may be seen by visiting: . This page includes the latest information on the hospitals in the CMH system, which includes Ojai Valley Community Hospital. It also includes contact information for the various hospitals.

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