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City of Ojai COVID-19 Update for January 15, 2021 – Keep Ojai Safe

(1/15/2021) With the recent surge of positive COVID-19 cases in Ventura County, the City of Ojai is urging residents to exercise personal responsibility by following preventive health measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

As of this date, Ventura County public health officials report the following:

  • 55,848 total cases
  • 401 deaths
  • 48,577 recovered cases
  • 86 currently in the intensive care unit
  • 6,870 active cases under home quarantine
  • 826,074 tested
  • 659 cases in Ojai

The rapid rise in cases over the last couple of weeks is very concerning.

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COVID-19 Testing Scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2021 in Ojai Postponed

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the COVID-19 testing event scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2021 at Sarzotti Park, 510 Park Road, Ojai CA. 93023, has been postponed. Testing is scheduled to resume on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 P.M.

Additionally, the County of Ventura has expanded free COVID-19 testing throughout the county for residents who have the slightest suspicion of having COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with it.

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Ojai Chief of Police Jose Rivera Shares Message with Community Regarding Public Concerns Over Potential Violence Related to the Upcoming Presidential Inauguration.

Ojai Chief of Police Jose Rivera shared a message with the community regarding public concerns over potential violence related to the upcoming presidential inauguration. His message may be seen below.  

“Due to the recent violence at the U.S. Capitol, citizens across the country have raised concerns over potential violence related to the upcoming presidential inauguration. The Ojai Police Department understands that many citizens in the Ojai Valley may have these concerns as well.

 

The Ojai Police Department is currently monitoring the situation,

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Ventura River Watershed Adjudication Summary and Options for Residents – January 29 Deadline for Some Approaching

This lawsuit began when Santa Barbara Channelkeeper took legal action against the City of Ventura in 2014 to limit the City of Ventura’s use of the Ventura River. The City of Ventura filed a cross-complaint to include other potential users of the Ventura River Watershed. As part of that process, the City of Ventura sent notices to all potentially impacted users of the Ventura River Watershed.

You may have received a notice or summons if you were identified as either the owner of property in one of the Ventura River Watershed’s four groundwater basins or an owner or property abutting the Ventura River or its tributaries,

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The Economic Development Collaborative to Host Free Q&A Webinar Re: CA COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020 The State of California began accepting applications for its announced allocation of $500 million for COVID-19 Relief Grant for Small Businesses, with grants of up to $25,000 to be distributed to underserved micro and small businesses.

To assist local businesses with questions regarding the program, the Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) is scheduled to host a free Q&A webinar. The event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday,

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