KVTA News provides local news, traffic, and weather information 24/7 for Ventura County and nearby region. 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. As of September 29, the County has met the threshold for the case rate for the Red Tier. Bars, pubs, brewpubs and breweries may operate outdoors if they are offering sit-down, outdoor meals. When they do reopen, schools will need to maintain strict social distancing, keeping students and staff at least six feet away from each other. 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. The DMV continues to streamline its processes to limit the time customers spend at an office. Some schools may choose to reopen their campuses later than October 21 for a variety of reasons. Our collective responsibility is to take immediate action, as individuals and businesses, to reverse the trends we are experiencing.”. Fitness centers and gyms will be able to offer indoor operations at 10% capacity. “This has been a truly remarkable event in how we have worked together in partnership to support one another. “Testing is still very important for future case rate adjustments, but also for the Public Health team’s timely and effective contact investigation and tracing efforts. And again, this is for outdoor operations. Seating must be kept to the same household and 11:00 pm closure is still required. The assistance program will certainly help our local hospitals.”. 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/. The Agricultural Commissioner’s Office also issued 1,000,000 masks to agricultural sites throughout the County. 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 Repeated Fires In A Complex Of On And Off Ramps From The 126 At Victoria. expanded personal care services guidance. Governor Newsom announced today it will provide billions in sales tax deferrals. ©2020 Gold Coast Broadcasting | Contest Rules | Employment Opportunities. body waxing, estheticians, tattoo, massage), Professional sports (without live audiences), Shopping centers (e.g. New student registration begins Nov. 16. We appreciate the coordinated efforts and ongoing support,” said Darren Lee, President & CEO, St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Dignity Health. 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. Governor Newsom has enacted other components of his worker protection package in recent weeks. The District will continue to monitor pandemic conditions and state and local Department of Public Health guidelines and restrictions and make adjustments to work status and access to the colleges as appropriate. Sit down dining may only take place with members of the same household, it must be outdoors and must end by 10 pm. All Ventura County schools have prepared detailed reopening procedures that will help ensure the safety of students and staff when they return to campus. For the past two weeks, Ventura County has met those benchmarks. “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. State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts. We understand the hardship faced by so many and appreciate that this next tier will offer the reopening of many areas. We are encouraging all community members to get tested. Grocery stores and pharmacies may stay open after 10 pm. The County of Ventura is in line with the guidance that has been provided by the State. KVTA News provides local news, traffic, and weather information 24/7 for Ventura County and nearby region. 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 December 2020, to align with federal guidelines. For more information about COVID-19 response efforts please visit www.venturacountyrecovers.org. It was limited to 90 minutes but effective immediately there is no time limit. As of Tuesday, the case rate is 5.5 per 100,000 people and the test positivity rate is 3.0%. 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. To enter the state’s less restrictive Orange Tier, it needs to stay under 5%. ICUs are quickly filling up in the state, with 75-percent of intensive care beds already occupied. Communities that make up the majority of our state’s low-wage workers. bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, kart racing, and arcades). Also, it helps everyone and the County overall to get tested whenever you have any symptom of illness that does not have another explanation, or you think you may have been exposed to COVID.”. Here is your daily report on COVID-19 cases in the County of Ventura. 280 were here. “Ventura County has consistently exceeded the standards in five of the six initial metrics set by the state. If the County continues to meet the State metrics the State will allow the County to move into the Red Tier on October 6. SACRAMENTO -- Governor Gavin Newsom today signed two bills as part of his worker protection package, SB 1159 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and AB 685 by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino). 0:20. California is weighing whether to enact more coronavirus restrictions as cases continue to surge in the state. 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). 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 total number of cases since March...20,193. This Order is effective September 18 at 12:00 am. 106 active cases. Santa Clara County has the second-highest number including a reserve officer with the San Jose Police Department. “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. Elementary and secondary schools can reopen for in-person instruction by October 21 if the county remains the red tier for two more weeks. “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. The Order does not prevent members of the same household from leaving their residences together, as long as they do not intermingle with others while out. Each school district is communicating independently with parents and students about their reopening timelines. 1,000 talking about this. For additional information about reopening protocols, see the Framework for Reopening Ventura County Schools at. campgrounds, RV parks and recreation guidance. Stores with indoor operations that are open in the Purple Tier can increase indoor capacity to 50% in the Red Tier. These sectors must still maintain mitigation measures (social distancing, face covering, and sanitization): Bars, pubs, brewpubs and breweries may operate outdoors if they are offering sit-down, outdoor meals. “This advancement shows the commitment of our business community and community members to bring the numbers down. 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%. 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. Two new deaths reported Tuesday for a total of 185. Ventura, CA – The County of Ventura Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a COVID-19 Hospitals Assistance Program for local not-for-profit hospitals, in the amount of $10 million to be funded by the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund, to provide financial support to local hospitals for COVID-19 costs. Additionally, the bill establishes a rebuttable presumption when there is a workplace outbreak over a 14-day timeframe. Updates at https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/subscribe/. We’ve seen this in the remarkable compliance reported by our business ambassadors and city and state inspectors. “For more than 100 years, California has stood for worker safety. Places of worship, higher education, and zoos and museums can open indoor operations at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less. 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. 16 people have recovered. View the list of essential workforces from the State at: Family Entertainment Centers (e.g. Please report Covid Compliance concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1(844) 826-7367. They have been conducting regular outreach throughout the pandemic. Ventura County news stories - get the latest updates from ABC7. The screening listed in this order has already taken place throughout the pandemic response at homeless shelters in the County of Ventura. The team provides medical and mental health and wellness outreach where physicians visit the farms to answer questions, test and provide prevention information. 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. 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.”. In addition to the Advisory, mask distribution and site visits there has been on-going multilingual educational outreach. • Staff and students will receive health screenings on a regular basis. The Public Health team responds when there is any report of an outbreak to a facility. Short wait times and results within 24 hours are the standard right now. 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. “Community members have taken action. “This is a critical time at which we must continue to work together to further slow the spread of COVID-19. 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. Nail Salons: Can be open for indoor service following the expanded personal care services guidance. • Staff will receive COVID-19 testing as required by state and local regulations. Democrat Newsom says ICUs in the state could be completely full by Christmas Eve. 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. Drive through testing sites were launched in Oxnard, Moorpark, Ventura and Santa Paula offering no cost COVID-19 testing for all community members. There is no longer a time limit for facilities serving meals. 11-02-2020. Businesses must also be registered to reopen at www.vcreopens.com. 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. 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. The. “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. Additionally, we fortunately have one of the lowest health equity metrics in the State,” said Mike Powers, County Executive Officer. 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. Here is a link that details what the purple tier will mean for Ventura County. 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. “We are alerting students, employees and the community of our actions now to enable everyone to plan for the future,” said Chancellor Greg Gillespie. Continuing student registration appointment times for the spring 2021 semester will be listed on students’ MyVCCCD email portal beginning Sept. 28, 2020. These steps help prevent further spread. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. The testing is offered during later evening hours at all sites and on weekends at the Oxnard site. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. 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. The DMV previously provided yearlong extensions to senior drivers with noncommercial licenses expiring in March through December 2020. COVID-19 UPDATES FOR VENTURA COUNTY. If a business previously registered, they do not need to register again. A new Ventura County Health Officer Order has been issued to align with the tier advancement. • Classrooms will be arranged to keep everyone at least six feet apart. The County will continue to support health equity with expanded outreach and support throughout the County. The County anticipates that establishment in the Red Tier would become effective starting Tuesday, October 6, 2020. A little bit of rain in Camarillo. All residents are urged to follow all guidance so we can continue to improve our metrics and move through the tiers. This includes the publicly and privately funded emergency shelter programs. 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. The new order allows them to stay open an hour later to 11 PM. 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. “Locally, the coordination has been incredible. Until today, Ventura County had been in the state's purple tier, the most restrictive tier. The County of Ventura Public Health Department is reporting concerning increases in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and the testing positivity rate. These measures have helped to protect farmworkers. 126 total cases. County of Ventura meeting State reopening metrics, VENTURA, CA. All individuals entering or residing in a homeless shelter or H-2A housing shall be screened for COVID-19 symptoms daily. Nearly all California drivers are now eligible to renew their license online or by mail – even if their renewal notice states an office visit is required. Tuesday November 17, 2020 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 … KVTA News provides local news, traffic, and weather information 24/7 for Ventura County and nearby region. 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. Each school district is communicating independently with parents and students about their reopening timelines.