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Reminder: Complete the 2020 Census Today.

By now, you’ve probably seen several messages encouraging you to fill out your Census. According to the latest self-response data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 7/7/20, 61.2% of Ojai residents have completed their Census forms, let’s keep going!

If you have already taken the Census, thank you! Now we challenge you to reach out to your friends and family members and encourage them to fill out their Census forms. It only takes a few minutes to complete and will help ensure our community gets its share of political representation and receive federal funds for vital services,

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State Issues Guidance on Closure of Sectors in Response to COVID-19

(07/01/20) Ventura, CA – As COVID-19 transmission rates continue to rise, Governor Newsom issued guidance today that instructs counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to close indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing with face coverings difficult. Within those sectors, those that are not able to continue their business through outdoor operations must close that portion of their business effective immediately for at least three weeks,

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The Small Business Administration Reopens the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance Program Portal

To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.

SBA’s EIDL program offers long-term, low interest assistance for a small business or non-profit. These loans can provide vital economic support to help alleviate temporary loss of revenue. EIDL assistance can be used to cover payroll and inventory,

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City of Ojai COVID-19 Update for June 12, 2020

A video version of this update is available at

This is the City’s COVID-19 update for June 12, 2020.

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, the Ventura County Public Health Department issued a modified health order permitting the reopening of additional businesses that were previously closed. This Order will be effective June 11, 2020 11:59 pm and will continue to be in effect until extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the Public Health Officer.

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Visitation Guidance Issued for Long-Term Care Facilities

The Ventura County Public Health Officer has issued visitation guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF). For more than two months residents of the facilities have not been able to have visits from friends and family members to protect these seniors from COVID-19 infection. These residents have missed special visits with their loved ones and the following guidance will allow for facilities to maintain and enhance the quality of life for these residents.

“It is long needed and urgently required that family and friends be allowed to visit their family members who are in LTCFs.

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