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March 16, 2020 Update Regarding COVID – 19

A video version of this update is available at:

There is a lot of information and misinformation going around about COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Coronavirus is serious, but no reason to panic. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide some important information to residents.

At this time, the best thing for residents to do is to practice social distancing in order to “flatten the curve” and not pass on the virus to others.

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The Economic Development Collaborative Shares Information for Businesses Effected by COVID-19

The Economic Development Collaborative has shared the following useful information for businesses effected by COVID 19:

Economic Development Collaborative has resources available at its homepage at

For any business clients seeking information and assistance, please visit this website,, click on the Make an Appointment link.  It will take you directly to a scheduler and EDCO will follow up by connecting with you on the phone at the time you choose.

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Coronavirus Update – Governor Newsom calls for Additional Measures on Sunday 3/15/2020

Ojai residents,

In response to coronavirus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has called for all bars, wineries, nightclubs and brewpubs to close in California. He also urged seniors and people with chronic conditions to isolate themselves at home to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Governor Newsom also stated that measures should also be taken to reduce current occupancy in restaurants by half to keep people farther away from each other. Newsom
unveiled the new measures at a press conference.

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Information from Ojai Valley Community Hospital and CMH

The Ojai Valley Community Hospital has provided the following information regarding the Coronavirus, including guidelines for testing:



What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause respiratory illness in humans. They get their name, “corona,” from the many crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and the common cold are examples of coronaviruses that cause illness in humans.


Who is at Risk for Coronavirus?

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City of Ojai Update and Resources for COVID 19 Information

Today, the City of Ojai issued a declaration of a local emergency in response to COVID 19 (coronavirus). This should not cause undue concern. It is necessary for the City to take this step in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, through social distancing, allows the City to react quickly if needed, and makes the City eligible for emergency funding from the State and Federal government.

Please be aware of misinformation and use official resources for news.

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