City of Ojai – Business Update on COVID-19

On Tuesday, October 6, Ventura County moved into the RED Tier on the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This means the following activities can open or resume.

  • Places of worship, restaurants, movie theaters and museums can be operated indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less.
  • Gyms can reopen indoors at 10% capacity. 12 feet distancing required in Ventura County.
  • All personal care services such as massage, skin care, tattoos and body art studios, electrolysis, and eyelash extensions can open indoors.
  • Indoor retail stores can now operate at 50% capacity (instead of 25%).

Other Recent Changes to Local Guidance

In addition, many local health department restrictions have been lifted or modified.

  • Swap Meets can operate under the same guidance as Shopping Malls (50% capacity). Must submit a Covid-compliance plan for approval.
  • Restaurants no longer have a 90-minute seating limit.
  • Customers receiving skin care treatments no longer need to wear a mask during facial treatments. However, the person providing the treatment must wear a mask and a facial shield.
  • Outdoor playgrounds can reopen with modifications.
  • Personal care and massage services no longer limited to just 30 minutes.

You can find a complete list of local guidance at

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