Photo Credit: Cary Glenn (Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel, Top of Harbor)
Business Updates For June 17, 2021
What Will California Look Like After June 15?

California has reopened its economy with businesses resuming normal operations, with limited exceptions for mega-events. The new Health Order, effective June 15, 2021, replaces previous health orders issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Click Beyond the Blueprint to learn more.

Key Points to Beyond the Blueprint:
  • The Tiers, guidance documents, and prevention plans are no longer in effect. Most businesses can resume normal operations (how they conduct business with their customers.)
  • There are no limitations on capacity or physical distancing of attendees, customers, or guests.
  • Businesses with employees must continue to follow the Cal/OSHA Covid-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). This includes mask-wearing and other preventive measures. 
  • Click to read the ETS
  • Mega Events are characterized by large crowds greater than 5,000 (indoors) and 10,000 (outdoors) attendees. These events must still follow limited guidance and prevention guidance.
Have more questions about the Beyond the Blueprint June 15th health order? Read the CDPH Frequently Asked Questions Section HERE.
What do California employers need to know?
Most employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The Cal/OSHA Standards Board will vote on these revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) at their next meeting on June 17.
What changes are happening at the County?
The County is updating its Ventura County Recovers website to align with the new Beyond the Blueprint health order.
2021 State of The City - “A Time Like No Other”

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 24 from 1-2:30 p.m. and join your hosts, the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, for the 2021 Virtual State of the City- “A Time Like No Other"

Ventura Mayor Sofia Rubalcava will recap events from this past year and share her vision for what lies ahead.

In addition to the Mayor, Dr. Roger Rice, Superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District, will provide an update on what's happening at VUSD.

This is a virtual event so pre-registration is required. Registrants will receive a link to join the meeting the day before the event.
Job Fair Fair 2021
Are you a local Ventura County business looking to hire? Or, are you a job seeker looking for employment?

Join your hosts, the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Visit Ventura and the City of Ventura Economic Development Division for a job fair at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel on Tuesday, June 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Businesses interested in participating in the job fair must complete their registration form no later than Thursday, June 24 at 3:00 p.m. There is no cost to participate but space is limited so don't wait!

Positions include everything from entry level to Management and Executive experience.

Let’s help Ventura County recover and rebound together!
Styrofoam Ban Starts July 1
On July 1, 2021, food and beverage containers made with expanded polystyrene (EPS) will no longer be allowed in the City of Ventura.

Commonly known as Styrofoam, EPS food containers are a prevalent form of litter found in our storm drains, creeks, rivers, and beaches. The City Council adopted the ban in November 2020.

For businesses, a one-year exemption is available for food and beverage service providers. 
Housing Is Key
Rent Relief Program
Through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program, Ventura County renters and landlords who need help with rent or utility payments due to COVID-19 may qualify for assistance.

Get more information, check your eligibility now and apply at or call 833-430-2122.*
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Mondays, Wednesdays & Friday @ 3:00 pm
COVID-19 Information For Small Business
The SBDC is providing webinars on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.

Tuesday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.
SCORE - Tips To Strengthen Your Business Cybersecurity
This presentation will cover the basics of Cybersecurity and protecting your business. Your most critical asset is data and information. Companies have gone out of business from a security breach. This webinar will discuss preventive measures and safeguards for banking, password, internal and external breaches.

Wednesday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.
SCORE-Email and Social Media Marketing That Get Results
Provide an overview of how today’s online marketing tools can work for your business/organization. You will learn how Email Marketing and Social Media can work together to create a powerful system for your marketing campaigns

Wednesday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
SCORE - Improve Your Google Rank: Being Found & Chosen Online
In this workshop, you will learn how to improve your business's chance of being found in relevant online searches. We will cover the building blocks of bringing exposure to your Google My Business listing and how to leverage the Google local pack ranking algorithm to show up above your competitors online.

Tuesday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.
SCORE - Building a 401(k) Plan For Your Small Business
This live, interactive webinar session is designed to help you explore the tips and tricks of small business retirement plans.

Tuesday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.
SCORE - Best Practices: Starting Your Own Business By Buying An Existing One
This live, interactive webinar session is designed to help you understand the value of objectively evaluating a potential business investment. It is also designed to help you assess whether you have the skills to be a successful entrepreneur.

Additional Webinars
  • Click HERE for additional live and recorded SCORE webinars
  • Click HERE for additional live and recorded EDC webinars
  • Click HERE for additional live and recorded WEV webinars
No Appointments Needed For COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for all community members 12 and older by walk-in. No appointment is required. If preferable, you can make an appointment at or call 833-422-4255.

The full schedule of county clinics and mobile events can be found at: 

COVID-19 Testing Information & Locations
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