Category Archives: City News

Preparing for the Road to Reopening

The County of Ventura has been taking steps to prepare for reopening. “We are positioned to focus on the road to reopening because our residents and businesses have sacrificed so much to comply with the Public Health Orders and slow the spread of the virus in our community,” said Mike Powers, Ventura County CEO. “Our current situation is further strengthened by the work of our local hospitals to expand their capacity.”

“These steps are critical because we know that,

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April 23 City of Ojai COVID-19 Video Update

City of Ojai COVID-19 Update for April 23, 2020

A video version of this update is available at

We wanted to provide an update specifically regarding the County’s updated Public Health Order. As you may know, an order was released on April 18, with a revised order on April 20. We wanted to address some of the questions we received.

Here are some of the questions we’ve received:

  • Question: When does the new order expire?

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Ojai Business Status Survey

The Ojai Valley News, Ojai Chamber and City of Ojai have partnered on the Ojai Business Status Survey. If you are a Ojai business owner, please visit this link to take the survey.

Online Business Survey Link

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If you are an independent contractor or self-employed, CA will begin accepting applications on April 28 for the expansion of unemployment insurance (UI) to individuals not eligible for regular UI but eligible for the CARES Act UI expansion

For more information: Visit the California Labor & Workforce Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program Page  

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City of Ojai COVID-19 Update for April 21, 2020

Yesterday, we provided an update on the County Public Health Officer’s modified Stay Well at Home Order that went into effect on April 18 at 11:59 p.m. This morning, the County Public Health Officer released an amended order. The amended order, which replaces the April 18 order is included below.

The full, detailed order is available on and

The amended order appears to place a limit on what types of businesses can operate with Limited Business Operations.

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