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April 6, 2021
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Ventura County Jumps to Orange Tier

According to this afternoon's weekly report from California state health officials, Ventura County has officially moved into the orange tier, effective 12:01 AM on Wednesday, April 7! You can view the business re-openings for all sectors on the state website, but here are the highlights:

Gatherings
  • Red Tier/Orange Tier: Indoors allowed but strongly discouraged, up to 3 households (no change)

Restaurants
  • Red Tier: Indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people (whichever is less)
  • Orange Tier: Indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people (whichever is less)

Retail
  • Red Tier: 50% capacity
  • Orange Tier: 100% capacity

Shopping Centers
  • Red Tier: Indoors at 50% capacity, closed common areas, food courts open at reduced capacity
  • Orange Tier: Indoors at 100% capacity, closed common areas, food courts open at reduced capacity

Gyms and Fitness Facilities (Includes Martial Arts, Dance Schools)
  • Red Tier: Open indoors at 10% capacity, indoor pools closed
  • Orange Tier: Open indoors at 25% capacity, indoor pools open

Offices
  • Red Tier: Closed
  • Orange Tier: Open indoors, but telework is still encouraged

Movie Theaters
  • Red Tier: Open at 25% capacity or 100 people (whichever is less)
  • Orange Tier: Open indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people (whichever is less)

Places of Worship
  • Red Tier: Open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Orange Tier: Open indoors at 50% capacity

Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries
  • Red Tier: Open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people (whichever is less); reservations required, 90-minute time limit; seating/tables only (bar seating not allowed); must close by 8PM
  • Orange Tier: Open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people (whichever is less)

Bars
  • Red Tier: Closed
  • Orange Tier: Open outdoors

Hotels and Lodging
  • Red Tier: Open, but on-site fitness facilities open at 10% capacity, indoor pools closed
  • Orange Tier: Open, but on-site fitness facilities open at 25% capacity, indoor pools open

Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums
  • Red Tier: Outdoors allowed, indoors at 25% capacity
  • Orange Tier: Outdoors allowed, indoors at 50% capacity

Hair Salons, Barbershops, Personal Care Services, and Other Limited Services
  • Red Tier/Orange Tier: Indoors allowed (no change)

Playgrounds
  • Red Tier/Orange Tier: Open (no change)

For more detailed information about what is allowed and in what capacities, here are some resources:
  • Visit covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ to see current statistics and to search what is allowed in each county
  • View the CA Department of Public Health's Blueprint for a Safer Economy to see what is allowed to open in each COVID-19 color tier (updated April 2)
  • View Ventura County's VCReopens.com portal to register your business as re-opened and to prepare your required COVID-19 Prevention Plan, if you are re-opening for the first time
  • View Ventura County's Frequently Asked Questions website for guidance on numerous business and industry types

You may also call (844) VC-OPENS or E-mail covidcompliance@ventura.org for more information.

Looking Ahead to Yellow Tier

Under current rules (that are subject to change by state health officials), a county must have sufficiently low new COVID-19 case rates to advance to a less-restrictive tier. The current standard to yellow tier is a daily adjusted new case rate below 1.0 per 100K population. When California has vaccinated 4 million people in its healthy equity areas (expected later this month), then the standard for yellow tier will be a daily adjusted new case rate below 2.0 per 100K population. For reference, here are recent figures for Ventura County:

  • Mar. 9: 12.9 unadjusted, 9.1 adjusted
  • Mar. 16: 9.3 unadjusted, 6.5 adjusted
  • Mar. 23: 6.9 unadjusted, 5.0 adjusted
  • Mar. 30: 5.5 unadjusted, 3.9 adjusted
  • Apr. 6: 5.0 unadjusted, 3.9 adjusted

State rules require a county to meet the requirements for a less restrictive tier for two consecutive weeks before moving into that tier. Additionally, current state rules require a county to be in a tier for a minimum of three weeks before advancing to the next tier. Thus, barring more changes to the system, the earliest possible timeline to advance to yellow tier is an announcement on April 27, to be effective on April 28.

State health officials will continue publishing weekly statistics every Tuesday afternoon at covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/.

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Today Is the Last Day to Apply for for $5,000 Ventura County Business Assistance Grants Round 2

The deadline to apply for the second round of Ventura County's $5,000 COVID-19 Business Assistance Grants is 6:00 PM today, April 6. The County has funds set aside for 4,000 grants, and fewer than 4,000 applications have been received thus far. The application is entirely on-line at www.VCbusinessgrants.org. This remains one of the easiest grant applications yet seen during the pandemic, and the County has established a call center at (888) 405-1004 if you have questions or need assistance.

To be eligible, businesses must have annual revenues between $25,000 and $2.5 million. Businesses who previously received Ventura County Business Assistance Grants in the first round are not eligible. Please review the program flyer below for more information.

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