The City of Ventura's Economic Development Division is committed to providing local businesses with timely information and resources to help our community navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay connected at the City's  Economic Development webpage .

Today, Governor Newsom announced  additional business restrictions and closures  in response to the increase in COVID-19 across California.

The County of Ventura is one of the counties impacted by this announcement. Please see the attached  press release   with additional details.

new local order  is being published in response to these changes which will go into effect at 11:59pm tonight. The state has indicated that these changes will remain in effect for at least  three weeks . Here is a summary of the changes as they will be enacted in Ventura County:
  • Bars and wineries will be closed.
  • If a facility has an onsite licensed commercial kitchen, they are considered a restaurant. Specific clarifying language is in the local order.
  • Restaurants must close indoor dining. Drive through, take out, delivery, and outdoor dining are still allowed.
  • *The changes scheduled to take effect today for 10pm closure and 1.5 hour dining limitations are no longer in effect. The closure of indoor dining has eliminated the need for these restrictions. However, the new restriction to prevent seating of members from different households at the same table is still in effect.
Indoor operations for the following sectors must also be  closed , unless they can continue their business through outdoor operations: 
  • Movie Theaters
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Examples of such businesses include: bowling alleys, batting cages, and miniature golf
  • Zoos and Museums
  • Cardrooms

Stay safe and healthy Ventura, 

Economic Development Manager