County of Ventura Returns To Most Restrictive Purple Tier
Today, the State of California announced new COVID-19 Tier assignments for counties. Due to increasing case rates, Ventura County and 40 other counties in the State will move back to the more restrictive Tier 1 Purple. Businesses that are impacted by this are asked to make their operational modifications by midnight, Tuesday, November 17, 2020.


Business Operations Under Purple Tier

Indoors With Modifications
  • All retail (maximum 25% capacity)
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Libraries (maximum 25% max capacity)
  • Nail salons and electrolysis operations
  • Personal care services (e.g. body waxing, estheticians, tattoo, massage)
  • Professional sports (without live audiences)
  • Shopping centers (e.g. malls, destination centers, swap meets, excluding food courts and common areas - maximum 25% capacity)

Outdoors Only With Modifications
  • Cardrooms/satellite wagering
  • Family Entertainment Centers (e.g. bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, kart racing, and arcades)
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • Movie theaters
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums
  • Places of worship
  • Playgrounds and recreational facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Wineries

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

The best way to keep our businesses open continues to be to:
  • Wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Self-isolate if you are sick
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Wear a clean face covering when in contact with others from outside your household
  • Avoid participating in group/private gatherings with others from outside your household (group gatherings continue to be a high-risk activity)
  • Get tested

Free COVID-19 Testing
The County is also encouraging everyone to go frequently for COVID-19 testing. It is easy, free, and conveniently located at a variety of sites throughout the County. Testing and tracing are key tools in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Blueprint Active & Business Tier Chart

Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion Program

Businesses looking to expand their business operations onto sidewalks, private parking spaces/lots and some sections of the public-right-of-way as part of the city's Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion Program are asked to visit the city's website for more information on program requirements and how to apply.

There is no cost to apply for the Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion Program.
CITY OF VENTURA
501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001
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