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City of Ojai Preparing for Implementation of Ventura County’s Stay Well Order

The County Public Health Officer announced that on May 8, 2020, the County will move forward with Stage 2 of the framework for reopening: Reopening Lower-Risk Businesses. 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.

Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin said in a press release,

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May 7, 2020 Ventura County Stay Well at Home Order Modification 

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,

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May 7, 2020 City of Ojai COVID-19 Update

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. 

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May 8th Housing Rights Center Informational Webinar

Webinar on COVID-19 Resources, Friday, May 8, 2020, 2-4 PM (presented by the Housing Rights Center)
Topics include: COVID-19 Moratoriums, how to formulate a letter to your landlord if you can’t pay part or all of your rent due to COVID-19, & Financial Assistance Resources to help with loss if income due to COVID-19
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Find a Testing Site

Governor Newsom announced a new website to help Californians find a testing site near them.  Also the State of California would also like to remind you of the following do’s and don’ts during the stay at home order.


  •  Stay home
  •  Avoid people outside your household
  •  Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  •  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  •  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  •  Maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet whenever outside of the house
  •  Wear a cloth face covering if you go outside

Do Not:

  •  Leave the house except for essential activities
  •  Shake hands
  •  Touch your face
  •  Go to doctor unless you call first
  •  Stockpile masks or gloves

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