Message from Ojai City Manager James Vega

City Manager James VegaCity employees are also here to help serve. Please feel free to contact City Hall at (805) 646-5581 with any questions.

I wanted to take a moment to update you on some important things happening here in Ojai and the Valley. First, please remember that face coverings are required when at an essential business in Ojai, to protect yourself and the employees at these essential businesses. Remember to exercise caution, even when wearing face coverings, practice physical distancing, and avoid putting your hands to your face before washing your hands thoroughly.

Here’s some information on additional services available:

Information on Food Services:

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging is offering a full service food and supply pantry at no cost for Ventura County residents who are 60 or older, and people with disabilities. Two weeks food supply will be provided by delivery. Information is available at (805) 477-7300.

FOOD Share is also holding pop-up food pantries in Ojai on Mondays at Noon at St. Thomas Aquinas Church (185 South Thomas Drive), for low-income families living in Ojai. Proof of residence is required.

Ojai Unified School District

Information on City Facilities:

The following facilities will remain closed until further notice:

  • Playgrounds
  • The Skate Park
  • Sarzotti Park barbecue equipment and picnic areas
  • North Signal Street will be closed to through traffic– to reduce crowd level at the Shelf Trail
  • Libbey Bowl Concerts and Events are postponed and/or canceled through the end of May.

The following facilities will be open with some modifications:

  • Tennis Courts – singles play only with time limits if others are waiting to play
  • Pickleball Courts – limited hours (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) singles play only, with additional spacing to encourage social distancing
  • Farmer’s Market – Reduced capacity, booths, and face coverings required
  • City Public Bathrooms – Remain open 24 hours a day to allow vulnerable populations to ensure appropriate hand sanitization
  • Sarzotti Park and Libbey Park remain open for exercise, except for the areas noted above. Please maintain physical distancing from others if you are visiting the park or getting outdoor exercise.

Lastly, we’ve all heard the words “social distancing” a lot lately. Its more important than ever to stay connected with friends, neighbors, and loved ones through video chats, phone calls or letters. The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging has announced a Senior Support Line available at (800) 235-9980. Please visit vcemergency.com or ojaicity.org page for more information and resources.

 

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