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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 This Order will be effective June 11, 2020 11:59 pm and will continue to be in effect until extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the Public Health Officer.

Sectors that may reopen on Friday, June 12 with modifications, social distancing protocols, and completion of the attestation process include, but are not limited to:

  • Gyms and Fitness Facilities
  • Day Camps
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Hotels and Lodging for tourism or Individual Travel
  • Campgrounds, RV Parks and Outdoor Recreation
  • Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars
  • Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums
  • Public Pools
  • Skate Parks

Modifications required in addition to those found in the state guidance are as follows:

Gyms and Fitness Facilities

  • Outdoor activities can follow the guidance as written
  • Indoor activities must keep a 12-foot distancing requirement

Day Camps

  • Groups sizes are limited to a 10-1 or 10-2 ratio for each group (10 campers with one or two instructors).
  • Each group must be stable. The same campers and instructor stay together and do not mix with other groups.
  • Any camp activity must maintain 6-foot social distancing. Individual skills and drills can be done, but no group or contact sports such as a football or basketball games may be played

Family Entertainment Centers

  • Examples that may be opened include bowling, miniature golf, batting cages, and private skate parks
  • Movie theaters, arcades, playgrounds, rock climbing walls, and trampoline venues are not allowed to open at this time

Hotels and Lodging for Tourism or Individual Travel

  • Hotel rooms must be left vacant for 24 hours after a guest has departed

Campgrounds, RV Parks and Outdoor Recreation

  • RV parks and campgrounds at the beach are allowed 2/3 capacity
  • RV parks and campgrounds not at the beach are allowed 50% capacity

Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars

  • Bars and wineries that serve food can be open with the existing requirement that alcohol must be sold on the same ticket as a meal
  • Restaurants should continue to follow the previous guidance

Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums

  • Follow state guidance

Public and HOA Pools

  • 50% capacity
  • Use a reservation system
  • Follow County of Ventura Environmental Health guidance for pools

Music, Film, and TV Production

  • No live audiences
  • *Do not register at VCReopens.com. Attestation is included through permit issuance
  • Must have a COVID-19 Compliance Officer on site
  • Follow industry guidance

These sectors may be open only while adhering to social distancing protocols provided by the Governor and the Ventura County Health Officer and after completing the County’s attestation process (*except for those noted). Businesses must also follow the guidelines on the Frequently Asked Questions document at:   Business owners can find resources, information, and the process to complete the attestation at www.vcreopens.com.

Although businesses are beginning to reopen, please remember to practice good hygiene and distancing to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. To help with this, the City of Ojai’s face covering requirement, which requires face covers at businesses with customer interaction, remains in effect. The City has also continued to place hand sanitizer and hand wash stations throughout the City, and the modifications to trail access and the Farmer’s Market continue. Under this new order, the City will also be reopening the skate park, and preparing some summer Recreation programs that will allow for social distancing. The City has now issued 9 permits for expanded outdoor dining space to help local restaurants ensure adequate physical distancing. If you are a business owner and would like more information, please contact the City at (805) 646-5581, ext. 1