Ventura County & State Updates

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Ventura County Office of Emergency Services operates the official Ventura County incident information website containing all current information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in Ventura County.

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The County’s latest press releases connected with COVID-19, in both English and Spanish, can be found here.

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Ventura County Public Health Orders

"Stay Well at Home" Order: 03/20/2020

On March 20, 2020, Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin issued a "Stay Well at Home" emergency order. To provide additional clarity on the order, the County developed a "Stay Well at Home" resource with a Frequently Asked Questions section.

“Stay Well at Home” orders all County of Ventura residents to stay inside their homes and limits all movement outside of our homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. It also orders all non-essential businesses to close.

The Order was issued because it is urgent that we slow and stop the spread of COVID-19 in the County of Ventura. The virus spreads easily, and this Order is intended to prevent the spread of the virus from overwhelming our healthcare system.

The goal is to “flatten the curve” by slowing down the spread of the virus. This helps ensure we have adequate health care resources for those who get sick with COVID-19 and those who need emergency medical care for accidents, heart attacks, strokes, and other routine medical conditions.

“Stay Well at Home” is a stricter form of social distancing that involves:

  • Staying home (staying unexposed)
  • Only going out for essential services
  • Staying six feet or more away from others
  • Not gathering in groups

For the most up-to-date information on the “Stay Well at Home” Order that includes what activities and businesses are considered essential, please visit:

California Executive Orders

Governor Gavin Newsom’s "Stay at Home" Order: 03/19/2020

To read Governor Newsom’s "Stay at Home" Executive Order issued on March 19, 2020, click hereIn addition, the website developed for the California COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response can be found here.