County of Ventura Transitions To State's Less Restrictive Red Tier
On Tuesday, October 2, 2020, the County of Ventura has been approved to move to the red tier in the State's COVID-19 reopening plan. The red tier is less restrictive and allows more businesses to open with modifications. To learn more or view the new Ventura County Health Order, click here.


  • Places of worship, restaurants, movie theaters and museums can be operated indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less.
  • Restaurant hours have been extended to 11 p.m. Customers must be seated with members of the same household.
  • Gyms can reopen indoors at 10% capacity. Distancing of 12 feet is required in Ventura County.
  • All personal care services such as massage, tattoos and piercing salons can open indoors.
  • Indoor shopping malls can operate at 50% maximum occupancy (instead of 25%).
  • Food courts can also open following the state's guidelines for restaurants (25%).
  • Indoor retail stores can now operate at 50% capacity (instead of 25%)

How to Find Out Your Business Occupant Load

If your business does not have an Occupancy Load sign posted, please contact the COVID Compliance Hotline at: 844-826-7367 and select "Ventura" from the menu options. Your call will be routed to a City of Ventura representative for assistance.

Please note: you must include staff in the occupancy calculations. For example, for a restaurant with a posted occupancy of 100, you can have 25 people indoors (25% occupancy). If you have 10 staff, then you can have 15 customers indoors.

Moving Through the State's Four-Level COVID-19 Reopening Tiers:
Tier 1 - Purple (widespread), Tier 2- Red (substantial), Tier 3- Orange (moderate), Tier 4- Yellow (minimal)

  • A county will remain in a tier for a minimum of three weeks before being able to advance to a later tier
  • A county can only move forward one tier at a time, even if metrics qualify for a more advanced tier
  • If a county's case rate and test positivity measure fall into two different tiers, the county will be assigned to the more restrictive tier
  • A county must meet criteria for the next tier for both measures for the prior two consecutive weeks in order to progress to the next tier 
  • A county can move back to a more restrictive tier if they do not meet the States COVID-19 metrics

Blueprint Active & Business Tier Chart


Stay Vigilant Ventura County

Because COVID-19 is still circulating in our County, the community is urged to continue to wear face coverings in public, maintain physical distancing, wash hands frequently, and stay home if sick. The goal is to continue to make progress towards the next tier, orange, so additional businesses can reopen.

Don't Forget to Register Your Business Prior to Reopening!


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