The State of California has developed a 4 stage resilience roadmap (https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/ ), with the ultimate goal of gradually ending the stay at home order. We are now in Stage 2 where retail, related logistics and manufacturing, office workplaces, limited personal services, outdoor museums, child care, and essential businesses can open with modifications. Ventura County has received approval from the State to move forward on an accelerated Stage 2 path to reopening, which includes places of worship, barbershops and hair salons (but not nail salons), with certain restrictions. The Governor has indicated Stage 3 may begin soon. Ventura County restaurants can now offer dine-in options and all retail businesses with exterior facing entrances are permitted to have customers inside of their stores (https://vcportal.ventura.org/CEO/VCNC/2020-05-20_VCNC_CountyAcceleratedReopening.pdf ). Before reopening, restaurants and retail stores must register at www.vcreopens.com and follow the guidance. HOA and apartment pools may now open also.
Still not permitted to open by State and/or County orders are theaters, indoor museums, gallery spaces, community centers, public pools, playgrounds, picnic areas, cultural ceremonies, bars, nightclubs, concert venues, live audience sports, festivals, hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism, nonessential travel and higher education.
The City, working with the Chamber of Commerce, has developed an easy to use checklist for restaurants to ensure they are in compliance with social distancing requirements. This checklist can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tUHPD46EleUkJ7b-1KxK4-IoM6nMgVYv/view . Restaurants can provide additional outdoor seating after submitting a site and seating plan, along with a no-fee zoning clearance. This form can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a5x8aerswzc_pzls8_WkxOJEF4_82U56/view .
Employees and customers at any business or facility with interactions between employees and customers within the City of Ojai must wear a face covering to protect employees, customers, and residents. Employees who are alone in a room may remove the face covering, and customers at restaurants may remove face coverings while eating.