Outdoor operations may be conducted under a tent, canopy, or other shelter if no more than one side is closed. This is only applicable to individual school sites. Customers can use the, For more information about COVID-19 response efforts please visit, County of Ventura moves to the State’s Red Tier, Allows more businesses to open indoors with modifications, County also exceeding State’s new Health Equity Metric. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Additionally, as of September 28, the State has allowed for outdoor playgrounds operated by a city, state, county, or federal government to open. The California Department of Public Health has also issued a new Health Equity Metric that goes into effect today. Those who received the extensions are eligible to renew online. The total number of cases since March...20,193. In alignment with Purple Tier 1, the following sectors are open for INDOOR operations. Sacramento – Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver’s license are now eligible to renew online or by mail, eliminating the need to visit a California Department of Motor Vehicles office. The Public Health team responds when there is any report of an outbreak to a facility. Places of worship, higher education, and zoos and museums can open indoor operations at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less. The County has been actively working with the State to advocate moving forward into this less restrictive tier. Restaurants can remain open for takeout or delivery past 10 pm. View the Spanish newsroom at: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/newsroom-sp/ Spanish updates https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/subscribe-sp/. State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts. For the latest on all this, go to the news section of our website at kvta.com Commercial licenses, including those for drivers 70 and older, expiring between March and December are extended through December 2020, to align with federal guidelines. Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin issued a new health order regarding restaurants, bars, wineries, brewpubs, and other similar establishments that up to now have been allowed to have outdoor service with restrictions and qualifications. The Farmworker Household Assistance Program is also open for applications for $1,500 for household expenses. Ventura County Headed Back To The Coronavirus Purple Tier. Santa Clara County has the second-highest number including a reserve officer with the San Jose Police Department. We will continue to advocate for our local businesses and appreciate this opportunity to move forward,” said Mike Powers, County Executive Officer. Food courts can also open following the state's guidelines for restaurants. The Ventura County Health Care Agency has waived fees and costs related to any respiratory or COVID-19 related treatment during the response efforts. 11-28-2020. Schools that have not reopened must wait until they are eligible again, either by acquiring a waiver from Ventura County Public Health (grades TK-6 only) or by waiting until Ventura County returns to Red Tier 2 for at least two weeks. “These two laws will help California workers stay safe at work and get the support they need if they are exposed to COVID-19.”, “I thank the Governor, my colleagues in the Legislature, and the many stakeholders who worked with us on SB 1159 to improve the lives of the Californians who are working to keep our state, our economy and our communities operating. The funding will be distributed to Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and Adventist Health Simi Valley. However, it will be up to each individual school district to determine exactly when they can safely begin welcoming students back to class. The Administration has also released robust workplace safety and health guidance that emphasizes masks, distancing, cleaning, hand washing, screenings and staying home if feeling sick. County of Ventura meeting State reopening metrics, VENTURA, CA. Bills expand access to workers’ compensation and require employers to notify local officials and employees of COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace, Watch today's worker protection bill signing here. Additionally, as of September 28, the State has allowed for outdoor playgrounds operated by a city, state, county, or federal government to open. Challenges with the vaccines are that they will require subzero temperature storage and that most require two injections given three weeks apart. In order to move into the red tier, the County had to see average case rates drop below 7 per 100,000 people and testing positivity rates dip below 8%. View the updated order, All businesses located within the County must create a worksite-specific Covid Prevention Plan and register to be open at. Ventura, CA – Thanks to recent progress being made in the fight against COVID-19 in Ventura County, businesses such as restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, massage businesses and places of worship may now open indoors, following California Department of Public Health sector specific guidance for reopening, as of 12:01 pm today. View the list of essential workforces from the State at: Family Entertainment Centers (e.g. “This is a huge step forward for our County,” said Mike Powers, County Executive Officer. and to avoid gathering with non-household members. The situation becomes much more complicated in middle school and high school where students switch classrooms and mix with different groups multiple times a day according to each student’s unique schedule. Levin said it is good news that 11 COVID-19 vaccines are in late-stage trials with the news reported Nov. 9 that Pfizer has a vaccine that is 90% effective in Phase 3 trials. COVID-19 NEWS RELEASES ##### County of Ventura November 20, 2020 State issues Limited Stay At Home Order. The Advisory provided information for employee hygiene emphasizing hand washing, staying home when sick and social distancing to avoid the spreading of illness during work activities and breaks. With the California COVID-19 reopening tiers updated today, Ventura County is now a week away from a return to the state's most restrictive purple tier for reopening. This bill strengthens Cal/OSHA’s enforcement authority by providing clear authority to close a worksite due to a COVID-19 hazard and reducing the timeframe for COVID-19 citations. If the County continues to meet the State metrics the State will allow the County to move into the Red Tier on October 6. KVTA News provides local news, traffic, and weather information 24/7 for Ventura County and nearby region. There is no required closure time. The DMV previously provided yearlong extensions to senior drivers with noncommercial licenses expiring in March through December 2020. In alignment with Purple Tier 1, the following sectors are open for INDOOR operations. The Ventura County Star is your source breaking local news, sports and entertainment news from Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Simi Valley, California. This story will bring constant updates on the coronavirus in Ventura County including the latest numbers, and news releases regarding the latest developments involving COVID-19 in Ventura County. This notification will help workers take necessary precautions such as seeking testing, getting medical help or complying with quarantine directives. Testing is provided and contact tracing begins so that those who may have been exposed to a positive case are alerted and provided with guidance for self-quarantine. State announces Ventura County among 41 Counties moved back to Purple Tier, Community encouraged to get tested, wear masks social distance and avoid gatherings to slow the spread. Schools that wish to begin providing in-person instruction for select students in grades 7-12 must follow the CDPH Cohort Guidance; this guidance is not meant to bring all students back for in-person instruction, but those that meet the Cohort Guidance criteria. These sectors must still maintain mitigation measures (social distancing, face covering, and sanitization) and specific modifications in parenthesis below: In alignment with California Department of Health requirements, schools (all grade levels) that have reopened for in-person instruction, either under a waiver or while Ventura County was in Red Tier 2, are permitted to continue to conduct in-person instruction. 297 were here. Creating a presumption removes burdens of access to workers’ compensation for those workers who most likely got infected at work. November 28, 2020. “Protecting workers is critical to slowing the spread of this virus,” said Governor Newsom. The State monitors three key COVID-19 metrics in assessing how a County can move forward in the, “Our community members and businesses have worked so hard to follow the public health guidance. They have been conducting regular outreach throughout the pandemic. bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, kart racing, and arcades), Personal care services (e.g. “Community members have taken action. Employers must also report known cases to employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19 within one business day. 293 were here. Ventura County Public Health reported the following COVID-19 numbers for Ventura County on Tuesday: -187 new cases since yesterday -16,649 total cases -14,868 recovered cases -1,608 active cases under quarantine -240,160 people tested -53 hospitalizations -10 in the ICU … Due to increasing case rates, Ventura County and 40 other counties in the State will move back to the more restrictive Tier 1 Purple. UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS CASE NUMBERS FOR VENTURA COUNTY PLUS COVID-19 RELATED NEWS RELEASES Click here for full story. 293 were here. 1,000 talking about this. • Staff will receive COVID-19 testing as required by state and local regulations. The County will continue to support health equity with expanded outreach and support throughout the County. If the County continues to meet the threshold for case rate and other metrics, K-12 schools across the County could reopen as early as Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This is now a call to action to continue to be diligent in following the guidance and to use extra caution with any type of gatherings so that we can continue to move forward.”, Daily cases, which are reported Monday through Friday, have increased. Latest news on COVID-19. I look forward to more latitude and flexibility for our local businesses and social activities that will help our local economy and improve our quality of life.”. 11-28-2020. Many teachers are in high risk groups, which could prevent them from returning to class. • Facilities and equipment will be disinfected on a regular basis. As of Nov. 5, there were 14,901 people who had ever been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ventura County, and 708 active cases under quarantine. The County of Ventura is in line with the guidance that has been provided by the State. Last updated November 29, 2020 at 12:25 PM. “For more than 100 years, California has stood for worker safety. Fitness centers and gyms will be able to offer indoor operations at 10% capacity. ICUs are quickly filling up in the state, with 75-percent of intensive care beds already occupied. Customers applying for a REAL ID are encouraged to fill out the online application and upload the required documents before they come to the office for expedited service. • Indoor shopping malls can operate at 50% maximum occupancy (instead of 25%). The County of Ventura Public Health Department is reporting concerning increases in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and the testing positivity rate. Community members who have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive person, who have symptoms or who have contact with others outside of their household for their work are encouraged to get tested. In order to mitigate the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Board of Supervisors has approved programs for businesses, renters, seniors and homeless persons by utilizing a portion of the $147 million in funding the County received from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund under the CARES Act. Indoor operations are still not allowed. We understand the hardship faced by so many and appreciate that this next tier will offer the reopening of many areas. “Unlike several other counties, the case rate and testing positivity rates in our most impacted areas do not stand to hold us back from moving tiers. In alignment with California Department of Health requirements, schools (all grade levels) that have reopened for in-person instruction, either under a waiver or while Ventura County was in Red Tier 2, are permitted to continue to conduct in-person instruction. Rain into the night and scattered showers for tomorrow. In addition to the Advisory, mask distribution and site visits there has been on-going multilingual educational outreach. (CAMARILLO, Calif.) September 22, 2020 – Ventura County Community College District announces that due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, a majority of its classes at Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges will continue to be remote for the spring 2021 semester, which begins Jan. 11. In addition to scheduling and safety considerations, school districts need to ensure there are enough teachers available to resume in-person instruction. • Gyms can reopen indoors at 10% capacity. Customers applying for a REAL ID are encouraged to fill out the, The DMV continues to recommend that customers use its online services, expanded virtual services and other service channels to complete transactions, including eligible driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals. A new Ventura County Health Officer Order has been issued to align with the tier advancement. “We appreciate the ongoing support of the community as we continue to take steps to protect the safety and health of our students and employees while providing educational instruction and student support,” said Board Chair Bernardo M. Perez. The DMV continues to streamline its processes to limit the time customers spend at an office. The. Summary of California driver’s license extensions, Age 70 & older (noncommercial)Age 69 & younger (noncommercial), Expanded eligibility to renew online or by mail for licenses expiring during the emergency, Extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application. 16 people have recovered. These hospitals have been vital partners with the County in addressing the pandemic by providing beds and health care for COVID-19 patients. “The hospitals have also partnered in our effort to care for COVID positive non-acute Long-Term Care Facility residents. The not-for-profit hospital industry is another sector that is in need of financial support. KVTA News provides local news, traffic, and weather information 24/7 for Ventura County and nearby region. To learn more about the State’s Tier system and specific allowable activities for Ventura County, Schools conducting in-person instruction must maintain mitigation measures, including social distancing, face coverings, and sanitization, in compliance with schools guidance from. In April, the County, in collaboration with the County Executive Office, the Farmworker Resource Program, Farm Bureau of Ventura County, Ventura County Agricultural Association, many local growers and the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, issued an Advisor for Agricultural Worker Protection to be used during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Waiver information can be found at www.venturacountyrecovers.org/school-information/. County testing sites are available 7 days a week at no cost with no appointment needed. Woman's Body Found In Thousand Oaks Wednesday January 2, 2019. Seating must be kept to the same household and 11:00 pm closure is still required. If through daily screening an individual or resident has symptoms related to COVID-19 the individual must immediately self-isolate and notify the manager, operator, owner of the facility or employer. The County is currently at 3.6% positivity rate for the lower HPI quartile compared to 3.0% for the County as a whole. They have saved lives and worked tirelessly to serve the community. Short wait times and results within 24 hours are the standard right now. Schools that have not reopened must wait until they are eligible again, either by acquiring a waiver from Ventura County Public Health (grades TK-6 only) or by waiting until Ventura County returns to Red Tier 2 for at least two weeks. The County anticipates that establishment in the Red Tier would become effective starting Tuesday, October 6, 2020. “I have seen firsthand how State and County governments have worked in harmony with health care providers throughout the State. Others may have reservations about being in a crowded school environment while the pandemic is ongoing. expanded personal care services guidance. Nail Salons: Can be open for indoor service following the expanded personal care services guidance. Farmworker cases are 3.8% of the total positive cases. • Students will be kept in consistent groups (cohorts) as much as possible. However, because our case rate was at 12 the week ending November 7th, even with the large adjustment factor, we were not able to get under the required metric of 7 or less,” said Mike Powers, County Executive Officer. Public Health also provides alternative temporary housing at local hotels for those who have been exposed or tested positive to COVID-19. Governor Gavin Newsom said he could put a strict stay-at-home order in place if rising infections threaten to overwhelm hospitals. Last week, he signed AB 1867, legislation that immediately ensured access to paid sick leave for every California employee, closing gaps in federal and state law. Providing direct outreach to farmworkers has been a top priority throughout the County’s COVID-19 response efforts. Out of the 14,901, 155 were in Ojai and 80 in Oak View. The testing is offered during later evening hours at all sites and on weekends at the Oxnard site. Local news and headlines from Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Simi Valley, California from the Ventura County Star Two new deaths reported Tuesday for a total of 185. Each school district is communicating independently with parents and students about their reopening timelines. 298 were here. All individuals entering or residing in a homeless shelter or H-2A housing shall be screened for COVID-19 symptoms daily. Governor Newsom says the current spike in coronavirus cases statewide has forced him to put the brakes on the state's reopening process and Monday he sent 28 counties, including Ventura County, careening back to the most restrictive "purple" tier which means no indoor-only outdoor operations for some businesses and activities, and, reduced capacity limits for indoor operations for other businesses and activities. WARNING: SOME OF THE AUDIO AND VIDEO CONTAINED IN THE NEWS RELEASE FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS DISTURBING. As of September 29, the County has met the threshold for the case rate for the Red Tier. “I am excited Ventura County has been cleared to go to this next phase,” said Supervisor Kelly Long, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. Schools conducting in-person instruction must maintain mitigation measures, including social distancing, face coverings, and sanitization, in compliance with schools guidance from CDPH and Ventura County Public Health. In signing SB 1159, Governor Newsom underscores and reinforces that commitment by ensuring vulnerable workers are not left out in the cold.”, “In the age of Covid-19 our essential workers risk their lives and the lives of their loved ones in our fields, hospitals, grocery stores, meatpacking plants, restaurant kitchens and countless other businesses in our state,” said Assemblymember Reyes. The team provides medical and mental health and wellness outreach where physicians visit the farms to answer questions, test and provide prevention information. If a school was implementing a phased re-opening (e.g., only opened grades K-2 for in-person instruction with set plans to phase in grades 3-6) while Ventura County was in Red Tier 2, the school site may continue their phased re-opening. Continuing student registration appointment times for the spring 2021 semester will be listed on students’ MyVCCCD email portal beginning Sept. 28, 2020. Updates at https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/subscribe/. Our average number of tests per day per 100,000 population was in the 200s and has increased to the 400s this past week. Strict protocols will still be in place for students and faculty who must be on campus for courses that cannot be remote. • All personal care services such as massage, tattoos and piercing salons can open indoors. ©2020 Gold Coast Broadcasting | Contest Rules | Employment Opportunities. Gyms will be permitted to reopen at 10% capacity indoors with 12ft social distancing and masks. The Order does not prevent restaurants from operating after 10 p.m. for takeout and does not prevent community members from going to the grocery store or pharmacy for essential needs or walking their dog in their neighborhood. News. These efforts have included free testing, expanded testing hours and locations, contact tracing, multi-lingual outreach, assistance programs for food, rent and household bills, waived clinic fees, hotel vouchers, permanent housing and more. https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/11/19/state-issues-limited-stay-at-home-order-to-slow-spread-of-covid-19/, https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/limited-stay-at-home-order.aspx, https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/limited-stay-at-home-order-qa.aspx. Customers can use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to learn their options to complete DMV tasks. Ventura County news stories - get the latest updates from ABC7. This Order is effective September 18 at 12:00 am. Governor Newsom announced today it will provide billions in sales tax deferrals. bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, kart racing, and arcades). In fact, our positivity rate has improved significantly enough in these areas that we might be eligible for an “accelerator adjustment”, whereby we can move tiers based on that metric alone, even if our overall case rate was to keep us in a lower tier,” said Rigoberto Vargas, Pubic Health Director. With increased contact among non-household members, there are many more opportunities for transmission of COVID-19, particularly if public health directives are not followed, and the data is now showing concerning trends,” said Public Health Officer, Doctor Robert Levin. Communities that make up the majority of our state’s low-wage workers. The only way to do that is to do what we know works,” said Ventura County Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin. “This has been a truly remarkable event in how we have worked together in partnership to support one another. Nothing apparent that would suggest foul play, the woman might have died from natural causes … At last report, Ventura County has 13 coronavirus cases but that number is expected to rise. The county currently has an adjusted case rate of 7.2 new cases per day per 100,000 … Over the last few weeks, businesses and public spaces have reopened, and many more people have been out and around others. KVTA News provides local news, traffic, and weather information 24/7 for Ventura County and nearby region. In alignment with Purple Tier 1, the following sectors are permitted for OUTDOOR operations only until further notice. Instruction for routine environmental cleaning in high traffic areas, training and limiting nonessential visits and travel were included in the advisory. It does mean that we must restrict our interactions with people outside of our households for non-essential activities or social gatherings. KVTA News provides local news, traffic, and weather information 24/7 for Ventura County and nearby region. Print Email Details Published: Friday, 06 November 2020 19:16 There are "concerning increases in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and the testing positivity rate," according to Ventura County Public Health officials who issued an alert on the rising numbers on Friday, Nov. 6. The best protection against COVID-19 continues to be to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing, and wear a clean face covering when in contact with others from outside your household. These steps help prevent further spread. For additional information about reopening protocols, see the Framework for Reopening Ventura County Schools at. Another issue that complicates reopening is transportation. Ventura, CA – The County Health Officer, Doctor Robert Levin, has issued a new Health Officer Order requiring temperature screening, self-evaluation and reporting of COVID-19 cases at all homeless shelters and H-2A housing in the County of Ventura. • School officials will work with Ventura County Public Health on contact tracing if positive cases arise. This was a 158-case leap from the day before. March 27. Exceeding the requirements for testing has helped the County advance. VCCCD Announces Spring Semester Will Be Remote, District practices utmost precaution to keep its approximately 31,000 students safe. “We are alerting students, employees and the community of our actions now to enable everyone to plan for the future,” said Chancellor Greg Gillespie. Today, Ventura County moved off the most restrictive tier of the state’s COVID-19 watch list, which means schools could soon have the option of reopening for in-person instruction at all grade levels. Non-essential businesses and personal gatherings are prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM, November 21 at 10 PM to 5 am December 21 COVID-19 UPDATE FOR VENTURA COUNTY Thursday September 3, 2020. These measures have helped to protect farmworkers. Website of KVOA-TV, News 4 Tucson, in Tucson, Arizona, providing news, weather, sports, investigations and local interest information. The screening listed in this order has already taken place throughout the pandemic response at homeless shelters in the County of Ventura. In elementary grades, many schools will comply with these rules by bringing only a portion of students to class each day. In making the decision, VCCCD leadership carefully explored the issue and prioritized the health and safety of its approximately 31,000 students and 1,700 employees during the pandemic. malls, destination centers, swap meets, excluding food courts and common areas) (maximum 25% capacity). Because of this and the fact that classrooms cannot be filled to capacity, it will be extremely difficult to create a workable in-person schedule at the middle and high school levels. body waxing, estheticians, tattoo, massage), Professional sports (without live audiences), Shopping centers (e.g. Here is your daily report on COVID-19 cases in the County of Ventura. View the newsroom for COVID-19 updates at: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/coronavirus-latest-news-updates/. COVID-19 UPDATES FOR VENTURA COUNTY. The community is urged to use caution. Sit down dining may only take place with members of the same household, it must be outdoors and must end by 10 pm. “During this extraordinary event, local hospitals have experienced economic hardships and unreimbursed costs due to surge preparation, the assistance for COVID patients and loss of business from decreases in elective surgeries and emergency room visits,” said County Executive Officer, Mike Powers. Information about the guidelines can be accessed by visiting the State website at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Outdoor%20Playgrounds%20and%20other%20Outdoor%20Recreational%20Facilities.aspx. “Businesses are encouraged to prepare now for reopening,” added Powers. Moving into the red tier means the following sectors can reopen with modifications: • Places of worship, restaurants, movie theaters and museums can be operated indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less. Currently, elementary schools can apply for a waiver from Public Health to reopen. For additional information about reopening protocols, see the Framework for Reopening Ventura County Schools at www.vcoe.org/framework. Additionally, we fortunately have one of the lowest health equity metrics in the State,” said Mike Powers, County Executive Officer. EL PASO, Texas – In the wake of several members of the Miners football program testing positive for Covid-19, which forced the cancellation of… November 29, 2020 1:37 pm “This is a critical time at which we must continue to work together to further slow the spread of COVID-19. The advisory also provided guidance for employers to have soap or disinfectant, potable water and single-use disposable towels available at worksites and throughout facilities. Licenses with an expiration date between March 1, 2020, throughout the COVID-19 emergency are eligible. • Parents will be instructed to keep students home whenever they have a temperature or show symptoms. As a reminder, the County of Ventura is in the State’s Purple Tier: In alignment with Purple Tier 1, the following sectors are permitted for OUTDOOR operations only until further notice. Through Executive Order, Governor Gavin Newsom has temporarily waived the California law requiring drivers age 70 and older to visit a DMV field office to renew their license for the length of California’s State of Emergency or until modified. It’s very likely there will not be a sufficient supply of buses and drivers to provide transportation to all students who may need it. Commercial licenses, including those for drivers 70 and older, expiring between March and December are extended through, The ability for senior drivers to renew online is the latest action to help Californians avoid or delay a DMV office visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. These workers help all of us meet the incredible challenges we face today,” said Senator Jerry Hill. A little bit of rain in Camarillo. If Ventura County maintains its status for two additional weeks, schools may choose to reopen as early as Wednesday, October 21. Here is a link to all the testing sites in Ventura County, please note which sites are both free and do NOT need an appointment, COVID-19 Update for Ventura County, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Ventura, CA – The State has issued a limited. If a district has a phased reopening of their schools, the schools in that district that did not open for in-person instruction may not reopen until Ventura County has returned to Red Tier 2 for two weeks. “COVID-19 infections and deaths disproportionately affect the Latino, Black, and Asian Pacific Islander communities. “This is great news for our County and our business community. The effort includes Ventura County Medical Center Doctors in partnership with Public Health, the Farmworker Resource Program and Logrando Bienestar. Coronavirus Latest News & Updates 21st November 2020; Coronavirus Últimas noticias y actualizaciones 20th November 2020; Proveedores médicos 19th November 2020; Public Health Orders 6th October 2020 The County’s testing volume of 283 exceeds the State average of 248.9. The changes come after the County qualified to move into the less restrictive red tier of the State's four-tiered, color-coded reopening system. Other vulnerable populations include 65+ years at 9.4%, Healthcare Workers at 5.4%, Long-term care facilities at 4.9%, and Service Industry workers at 2.3%. It’s important that community members continue to take all the same precautions so that we can continue to move forward: wear face coverings in public, maintain physical distancing, wash hands frequently and stay home if you're sick,” said Doctor Robert Levin, Public Health Officer. This includes resource information with Farmworker paychecks, WhatsApp messaging, videos in multiple languages, social media messaging in partnership with community partners, public service announcements, outreach at local businesses, churches and schools, digital sign board messaging and streaming of press conferences, board meetings, doctor question and answer time and town halls in English and Spanish. The DMV previously expanded eligibility for drivers 69 and under to renew online, even if their DMV notification states they must come to an office. Board of Supervisors approves $10 Million COVID-19 Hospitals Assistance Program, Assistance will support local not-for-profit hospitals. “That same hard work must continue moving forward so that we don’t revert back to the purple tier and instead continue making progress towards the next tier, orange, so that additional businesses can reopen.”. Garage Sales and Swap Meets are now allowed following state guidance. • Anyone experiencing symptoms at school will be sent home. The new order allows them to stay open an hour later to 11 PM. 0:20. Ventura County Sheriff's Office Releases Audio And Video Of Fatal Officer Involved Shooting In Camarillo. Bars, pubs, brewpubs and breweries may operate outdoors if they are offering sit-down, outdoor meals. The state has set aside 500-million in reserve funds which will be given out through 25-thousand-dollar grants. The assistance program will certainly help our local hospitals.”. If a district has a phased reopening of their schools, the schools in that district that did not open for in person instruction may not reopen until Ventura County has returned to Red Tier 2 for two weeks. • Staff and students will receive health screenings on a regular basis. The DMV continues to recommend that customers use its online services, expanded virtual services and other service channels to complete transactions, including eligible driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals. We hope that this assistance will provide relief for their dedicated service.”. Ask Dr. Halverson: Coronavirus vaccines: Encouraging news, significant challenges Latest state COVID-19 mandatory requirements: 'Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited' Parking permit may be ticket out of homelessness Public Health issues alert as COVID-19 cases in VC increase campgrounds, RV parks and recreation guidance. The contact tracer will also work with the positive person to find who they were in close contact with while infectious. Governor Newsom has enacted other components of his worker protection package in recent weeks. 11-02-2020. Students may register for classes at more than one VCCCD college. All businesses not operating as part of California’s Critical Infrastructure workforce must close by 10 pm. 12 feet distancing required in Ventura County. Businesses must also be registered to reopen at www.vcreopens.com. malls, destination centers, swap meets, excluding food courts and common areas) (maximum 25% capacity), Schools conducting in-person instruction must maintain mitigation measures, including social distancing, face coverings, and sanitization, in compliance with school guidance from, www.venturacountyrecovers.org/school-information/. Any county within this tier must indicate a daily case rate of between 4-7 cases and a positivity rate of between 5-8%. The DMV is completing the programming necessary so customers who meet the criteria will be able to complete their renewal online beginning December 6. “Locally, the coordination has been incredible. VENTURA COUNTY IS NOW BACK TO THE MOST RESTRICTIVE CORONAVIRUS TIER WHICH IS PURPLE. 280 were here. ©2020 Gold Coast Broadcasting | Contest Rules | Employment Opportunities. Public Health strongly recommends that homeless shelters and H-2A housing utilize stable groups to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19 in these types of housing. Once personal services are permitted in the Red Tier: There will be no time limit for personal services, confined space is permitted, the customer will not need to wear a mask when the service provider is wearing both a mask and face shield (for eye protection) when providing services on the face (per State Guidelines). The order will take effect at 10 p.m. Saturday, November 21 and remain in effect until 5 a.m., December 21, although it may be extended or revised as needed by the State. By notifying the public and workers of potential exposures as required under AB 685 we allow workers to take appropriate steps to protect themselves and their loved ones while also bolstering the response of public health officials.”. “We recognize that people have passionate feelings on both sides of the school reopening issue, and we want nothing more than to get students safely back to class,” said Stan Mantooth, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools. Personal care services (e.g. Repeated Fires In A Complex Of On And Off Ramps From The 126 At Victoria. Austin Widger, Ojai Valley News reporter "Cancel or avoid gatherings this week," Public Health Director Rigoberto Vargas urged the public at the Nov. 10 Board of Supervisors meeting, noting that lowering the transmission of the coronavirus is vital to … “This advancement shows the commitment of our business community and community members to bring the numbers down. School openings for in-person instruction are only able to be considered once a county has been in the Red Tier for 14 consecutive days. SB 1159 expands access to workers’ compensation and makes it easier for first responders, health care workers and people who test positive due to an outbreak at work to get the support they need, including necessary medical care and wage replacement benefits. Currently, those establishments have been allowed to stay open until 10 PM. KVTA News provides local news, traffic, and weather information 24/7 for Ventura County and nearby region. The County’s Farmworker Resource Program coordinators serve the agricultural community throughout the year. Businesses that are impacted by this are asked to make their operational modifications by midnight November 17, 2020. kvta.com Ventura County's First Coronavirus Death » KVTA Ventura County officials have reported the county's first death from the coronavirus as the number of cases in the county rises to 30. body waxing, estheticians, tattoo, massage), Professional sports (without live audiences), Shopping centers (e.g. Schools are also required to keep the same groups of students together to the greatest extent possible to limit the number of people each student is exposed to throughout the day. UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS CASE NUMBERS FOR VENTURA COUNTY PLUS COVID-19 RELATED NEWS RELEASES ... (Photo by Tom Spence, KVTA) Click here for full story. In addition to this outreach, early on the County funded expanded evening hours for Food Share pop-up sites allowing for more accessibility to food and a rental assistance program was launched to provide funding for those who cannot afford to pay rent due to COVID-19 impacts. Information about the guidelines can be accessed by visiting the State website at, Nail Salons: Can be open for indoor service following the, Camping: Campgrounds can be open at 100% capacity following, Alcohol-serving Establishments can now be open until 11:00 pm. The Agricultural Commissioner’s Office also issued 1,000,000 masks to agricultural sites throughout the County. Wearing masks, social distancing and only gathering with members of one’s household are important measures to keep us on the right path,” said Public Health Director Rigoberto Vargas. The program is staffed by trilingual employees who speak indigenous languages like Mixteco and are knowledgeable about the agricultural industry and serve as outreach resources to farmworkers and their employers. Schools conducting in-person instruction must maintain mitigation measures, including social distancing, face coverings, and sanitization, in compliance with school guidance from CDPH and Ventura County Public Health. “Ventura County has consistently exceeded the standards in five of the six initial metrics set by the state. There were 127 new cases of coronavirus in Ventura County Tuesday with 2111 new people tested. “We ask our residents to continue to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities from COVID-19 by limiting gathering with anyone you don’t live with, wearing a face covering whenever you leave home, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from anyone you don’t live with, wash your hands frequently,” said Rigoberto Vargas, Public Health Director. Counties are required to remain in an assigned tier for a minimum of three weeks and must meet the criteria for the next tier for two consecutive weeks before being able to advance to the next tier. Our collective responsibility is to take immediate action, as individuals and businesses, to reverse the trends we are experiencing.”. When they do reopen, schools will need to maintain strict social distancing, keeping students and staff at least six feet away from each other. We have together successfully curtailed the spread of COVID more than other State’s our size. Each school district is communicating independently with parents and students about their reopening timelines. California is launching a small business emergency relief package. State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts. “I urge everyone to understand that school district leaders are working to reopen in the most responsible way, which may mean spending additional time on distance learning at some schools.”. “People who have underlying health conditions remain at much greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, so it will continue to be very important for the County's vulnerable residents to stay at home as much as possible, to have groceries and medicine delivered, and to call their providers immediately if they have even mild symptoms,” said Doctor Levin. The ability for senior drivers to renew online is the latest action to help Californians avoid or delay a DMV office visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. • Classrooms will be arranged to keep everyone at least six feet apart. It was limited to 90 minutes but effective immediately there is no time limit. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they should expect a call from a contact tracer to discuss services to them while they isolate and how to protect others. Additionally, the bill establishes a rebuttable presumption when there is a workplace outbreak over a 14-day timeframe. The DMV continues to streamline its processes to limit the time customers spend at an office. Under AB 685 (Reyes), employers must report an outbreak to local public health officials. These efforts have helped our entire community slow the spread of COVID-19. This hard work from the community allowed for the State to provide the County with an adjustment factor downward. Because of social distancing requirements, school buses will not be able to carry the usual number of students. For more information about COVID-19 response efforts please visit www.venturacountyrecovers.org. Spence and Big Tom McClain from The KVTA Morning Show will be at Marie Callender's in Camarillo, … If a community member tests positive, they should isolate for 10 days from the onset of illness and until symptoms have improved and fever has resolved. Ventura, CA - Today, the State of California announced new COVID-19 Tier assignments for counties. The economic toll of this virus continues to adversely impact the business community. We are encouraging all community members to get tested. Democrat Newsom says ICUs in the state could be completely full by Christmas Eve. Businesses that have under a million dollars in sales tax will get an automatic three-month extension. Waiver information can be found at www.venturacountyrecovers.org/school-information/. Schools that wish to begin providing in-person instruction for select students in grades 7-12 must follow the CDPH Cohort Guidance; this guidance is not meant to bring all students back for in-person instruction, but those that meet the Cohort Guidance criteria. If a school was implementing a phased re-opening (e.g., only opened grades K-2 for in-person instruction with set plans to phase in grades 3-6) while Ventura County was in Red Tier 2, the school site may continue their phased re-opening. Elementary and secondary schools can reopen for in-person instruction by October 21 if the county remains the red tier for two more weeks. These sectors must still maintain mitigation measures (social distancing, face covering, and sanitization) and specific modifications in parenthesis below: To learn more about the State’s Tier system and specific allowable activities for Ventura County, visit the State of California's COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy website.
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