Today, Governor Newsom eased some social distancing restrictions for businesses such as clothing stores, florists, bookstores and sporting goods shops and other types of bricks-and-mortar stores to open their doors for delivery and curbside pickup only. This order will be effective, Friday, May 8, 2020.  In-store shopping will still not be permitted.  This order does not include other close-contact businesses, such as dine-in restaurants and hair salons.

The City of Ojai and Ventura County will release updated local orders as soon as possible after reviewing the details of the State order.  The State will provide industry specific guidance for social distancing.

The County announced that they are developing a website to allow businesses to self-certify (or register) to indicate they have met the required social distancing measures released along with the revised orders. Businesses specified in the low risk category completing the registration will be able to open. However, it is important to note, Ojai’s local order requiring face coverings, will remain in place at this time.

The City has worked closely with community groups to safely keep open trails within the City limits, the Ojai Farmer’s Market, and tennis/pickleball courts.

Public Bathrooms remain open 24 hours a day to allow vulnerable populations to ensure appropriate hand sanitization.

Sarzotti Park and Libbey Park remain open for exercise, except for Playgrounds, barbecue equipment, and picnic areas. The Skate Park remains closed under the County’s order.

Please maintain physical distancing from others if you are visiting the park or getting outdoor exercise.