The City of Ojai would like to thank its residents for doing their part to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It is important for us, as a community, to continue to practice safe measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The City would like to share the following updates:
County Vaccine Update:
The current distribution phase in Ventura County is Phase 1A: Healthcare workers, long-term care residents and effective February 9, 2021 those 65 and older are in the current vaccine phase. As the local vaccine distributor, the County is organized and prepared to distribute the vaccine as supplies are received.
Appointments are limited because of the limited supply of vaccines. It may still take time to secure an appointment if you are in the current phase.
Community members who are eligible to be vaccinated may:
1) Register online www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/portal/.
2) Those with limited computer/internet access may call the phone registration line at 805-477-7161. The phone line is open Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00.
For the most current and relevant information regarding vaccine, please visit https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/.
Transportation to Vaccine Appointments for Older Adults:
Additionally, the Area Agency on Aging provides transportation services for older adults that are in need of transportation to a vaccine appointment or for COVID-19 testing. This includes people that need lift assist as well as gurney transportation. The driver will take the individual, wait for them, help them at the site and take them home. To schedule a ride call 805-477-7300. Please note, you must have a vaccine appointment before you schedule a ride to a vaccine site.
Face Coverings Update from CDC Indicates Two Masks Offer More Protection:
Face coverings are one of the most effective tools available to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), data showed that combining a disposable mask with a cloth mask on top, blocked 92.5% of particles expelled from a cough.
Members of the public are encouraged to consider wearing double masks, in addition to getting tested, practicing social distancing, and avoid gathering. Information on how to properly wear, clean, and create face coverings can be found on the CDC’s website by clicking on the following link:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html