Mayor Johnny Johnston and City Manager James Vega remain in ongoing contact with the Ventura County Public Health Office, and Dr. Robert Levin, Chief Public Health Officer, seeking advice and recommended actions regarding the latest Coronavirus developments. The City of Ojai is implementing measures to minimize potential spread of this contagious disease.
Governor Newsom, and the California Department of Public Health, have stated that gatherings should be postponed or canceled, and encouraged social distancing. Today, Ojai Mayor Johnston and City Manager Vega encourage all residents to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary group activities until broader testing is made available. The City has also announced that all non-critical City of Ojai public meetings have been canceled or postponed through March 31, 2020. Some City Recreation programs will also be canceled, and attendees will be notified. The City is in discussion with other major Ojai event holders about possible postponement.
City Manager James Vega said, “The cancellations are intended to minimize exposure for all, and attendant risk to the general population. We’re asking all residents and visitors to follow best practices, wash their hands, and keep informed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.”