The City of Ojai appreciates our community’s efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new variants of the virus which causes COVID-19. Information about these variants may be found by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/transmission/variant.html. These variants seem to spread more easily and quickly, which could lead to more COVID-19 cases.

Now more than ever, it’s important for us as a community to continue practicing safe measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding gatherings, washing your hands frequently, getting tested, and getting vaccinated when possible.

As the local vaccine distributor, the County is distributing vaccine supplies, and is scheduled to open a vaccine clinic at Nordhoff High School on Saturday, February 20, 2021 to administer the Moderna vaccine. 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 https://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 p.m.

If needed, Help of Ojai offers transportation on a limited basis to the Nordhoff site. For more information about this service please contact Help of Ojai by calling (805) 646-5122.

The County of Ventura offers free COVID-19 testing throughout the County at various testing sites, including some days at Sarzotti Park in Ojai. For more information about these sites, please visit: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/coronavirus-testing/.For a list of testing dates and times in Ojai please visit: https://ojaicity.org/covid-19-information/.

For the most current and relevant information regarding the vaccine, please visit https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/.