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June 15, 2021
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California Re-Opens Today: What Does That Mean?

With final mask guidance within workplaces still being developed in Sacramento, there are a number of things that we do know take effect immediately today:

  • No Capacity Limitations: All businesses can now re-open at their full pre-pandemic capacities. This includes restaurants, retailers, offices, manufacturers, movie theaters, and Disneyland.

  • No Social Distancing Required: Social distancing mandates for employees, customers, attendees, and guests are ended.

  • No More Color Tiers or COVID-19 Prevention Plans: The state's system of colored tiers goes away. Businesses no longer have to submit or have COVID-19 Prevention Plans submitted to local health officials. Businesses no longer have to complete a business attestation with County health officials to open. Businesses can now remove their COVID-19 Prevention Plans and other related signage from your window fronts.

  • Vaccine Verification/Negative Testing: Proof of customers' vaccination or recent negative testing is only required for indoor "Mega Events" with 5,000+ people. It is also recommended for outdoor "Mega Events" with 10,000+ people. For most (if not all) businesses in Moorpark, no proofs of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 tests are required.

The Latest on Masking

The rollout of updated masking requirements has been confusing, with differing standards being proposed for customers and for employees.

As of today, vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks indoors or outdoors, unless they are in any of the following settings where masks are required:
  • At work, if masks are required in their specific workplace
  • Public transit (planes, buses, taxis, ride-shares, airports, etc.)
  • Indoor K-12, childcare, and youth settings
  • Healthcare facilities and long-term care facilities
  • Jails and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers

As of today, unvaccinated individuals must wear masks in all indoor public settings and businesses (retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, offices, etc.). Masks are not required outdoors for unvaccinated individuals.

The Cal/OSHA Board is meeting on Thursday, June 17, to consider revisions to their COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards for employers/employees. Until then, employers are still under Cal/OSHA's previous standards, which generally require all employees to wear masks. You can check the status of the Cal/OSHA Board rule revisions on their website at any time.

Much confusion was caused by Cal/OSHA's initial proposal to only partially relax mask mandates for employers and employees at work. Following public outcry, the Cal/OSHA Board withdrew its proposal last week and began work on a new proposal to be considered at its June 17 meeting. Thus, all employers and employees are in an odd sort of limbo for at least the next few days.

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Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The City of Moorpark and Ventura County Fire Department are teaming up to provide FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training through a combination of on-line learning and in-person exercises!

CERT training prepares you and your employees to help themselves, their families, and their coworkers in the event of a disaster. During an incident, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away. In fact, in 95 percent of emergencies, a victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance on the scene. Through a nationally recognized training course, CERT members are able to lend a helping hand when the need arises.

Basic CERT training is now available online through the City's website at www.moorparkca.gov/CERT. When enough CERT students have completed the 12-hour on-line training, a 16-hour in-person training and skills demonstration will be scheduled to complete the course. There is no cost to participants for either portion of the training.

The role of CERT volunteers is to help others until emergency personnel arrive. In the event of an emergency, certified CERT graduates are not required to assist in an official role.

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Upcoming Free Webinar Schedule

The Pros and Cons of Franchise Ownership: Is It the Right Option for You?
Wednesday, June 16, 10:30 AM | Register Here
Have you ever thought about owning a business, but didn't know where to start? Join SCORE Ventura County for an informative workshop where you'll learn about the challenges and benefits of owning a franchise from an experienced franchise consultant. Arm yourself with information and learn if franchising is the right opportunity for you.

Workplace Safety: Regulations & Best Practices Employers Need to Know Now
Wednesday, June 16, 11:00 AM | Register Here
What are Cal/OSHA's new COVID-19 regulations, and what do they mean? When will they expire? Who is and isn't covered? These are only a few of the questions California business owners, managers, and supervisors need the answers to in order to fulfill their responsibilities regarding workplace health and safety. With new requirements and expanded provisions, insight and resources from the experts are essential. During this webinar, Cal/OSHA's Carmen Cisneros and Dan Leiner and CMTC's Eliot Dratch and Jeri Summer will provide guidance to answer questions for California manufacturers regarding new COVID-19 compliance obligations.

Why E-mail Marketing Is Still King
Wednesday, June 16, 10:00 AM | Register Here
The LA Small Business Development Center's Louise Brewer will cover how to boost open rates, how to personalize E-mails, best practices, tools, and resources to bolster your E-mail marketing campaigns.

Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) and Current SBA Resources
Wednesday, June 23, 12:00 PM | Register Here
Join the Women's Business Center at JEDI and CalOSBA for a one-hour online workshop where you will learn what the Employee Retention Tax Credit actually is and how your business can take advantage of it.
City Hall Open for Walk-ins + Appointments
City Hall is now open for walk-in service Mon-Fri, 8A-12P, and by appointment only, Mon-Fri, 1P-4P. Please call us at (805) 517-6200 to make an appointment, or visit our Virtual Counter any time to learn how to access our services on-line, by phone, and by E-mail.
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799 Moorpark Avenue
Moorpark, CA 93021

City Hall Hours: Mon-Fri
8A-1P | Walk-in Service
1P-4P | Appointments Only
4P-5P | Virtual Hours
(805) 517-6200