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    Businesses Reopening in Ventura County

    The Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy describes the process for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Ventura County was recently in the Purple Tier, which meant many businesses activities remained closed or were limited to operating outdoors.

    Our County has just moved into the Red Tier, effective Tuesday, October 6. Here are the following business types that will experience a change in operating status:
    Can Open Indoors


    • Body waxing studios
    • Electrologists
    • Estheticians
    • Massage therapy studios
    • Nail salons
    • Piercing shops
    • Schools
    • Skin care services
    • Tattoo parlors
    Can Open Indoors at 10% Capacity


    • Dance studios
    • Gyms and fitness centers
    • Fitness centers in hotels and short-term lodging rentals
    • Yoga studios
    Yet to Reopen


    • Bars, Breweries, Distilleries (where no meals are provided)
    • Concert venues
    • Festivals
    • Indoor playgrounds
    • Live Theater
    • Saunas and steam rooms
    Can Operate Indoors at 25% Capacity


    • Aquariums
    • Cultural ceremonies (25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
    • Higher education (25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
    • Movie theaters (25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
    • Museums
    • Places of worship (25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
    • Restaurants (25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
    • Wedding ceremonies (25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
    • Zoos
    Can Increase Indoor Capacity to 50%


    • Bookstores
    • Clothing and shoe stores
    • Florists
    • Home and furnishing stores
    • Jewelry stores
    • Libraries
    • Retailers
    • Shopping malls
    • Sporting goods stores
    • Toy stores
    If you have any specific questions relating to your industry, please call Ventura County’s COVID Hotline at (844) 826-7367 and dial option 5.

    Camarillo Business Recovery Loan Program

    The Camarillo City Council recently approved a Business Recovery Loan Program to support small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loans are available from $10k – $50k. Further details on the loan fund may be found below. If you are interested in this loan, please contact Marvin Boateng, EDC Director of Lending at [email protected] or call (805) 409-9158.

    Beginning June 29, 2020, Camarillo City Hall will be open to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required to enter City Hall. We encourage all community members to continue to utilize services that are available online, or over the phone, as much as possible in order to maintain social distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information and updates, please visit

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    William Hicks
    William Hicks
    2 years ago

    I don’t know how any business can stay afloat when at any minute, through no fault of their own, they can be degraded to a lower color category.

    Since some of Newsoms people have tested positive for the virus. maybe State government should totally close down because a couple people have the virus. That sure would set an example if they really consider their policy is fair.

    William Hicks
    William Hicks
    2 years ago

    How long can businesses stay in business if they keep going from purple to red and back to purple?

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