County of Ventura COVID-19 Update 1-22-21



County of Ventura

Vaccine Update
Ventura County we want you to have access to vaccines as soon as possible! We receive vaccines each week from the state and open appointments for the vaccines we are provided. We are not given enough supply to vaccinate all community members at one time. We are advocating for more vaccines and we have the infrastructure to get vaccines in arms as quickly as possible once they are received.
We understand headlines in other places say 65 and older now. Unfortunately, in those places many people in that age range cannot get vaccinated yet because Counties throughout the State are in the same position of not having enough vaccines. The supply issue impacts the ability to expand the vaccine to more sectors at this time.
Once appointments are opened you can register on the Ventura County Recovers website. We will notify those in the current sector when appointments open and we will have phone appointments available too. The link to register is:
You can also call our hotline to make an appointment when they are open. Currently, the hotline has a recording saying all appointments are full. Once more appointments are open an operator will be able to help callers make appointments. The phone number is: 805-477-7151.
The Area Agency on Aging provides transportation services for older adults that are in need of transportation to a vaccine appointment or for COVID-19 testing. This includes people that need lift assist as well as gurney transportation. The driver will take you, wait for you, help you at the site and take you home. To schedule a ride call 805-477-7300. You must have a vaccine appointment before you schedule a ride.
View all phase information at the following link:
COVID-19 Information
There are 285 new cases for today, 5,612 additional tests, and 16 additional deaths: 30 year old male, 94 year old female, 81 year old male, 83 year old female, 92 year old male, 78 year old male, 55 year old male, 90 year old female, 73 year old female, 69 year old male, 76 year old male, 69 year old male, 57 year old male, 80 year old male, 83 year old female, and a 87 year old female.
Our heartfelt sympathy to all families of the community members who have passed away and the many medical providers who continue to work to save lives and care for very sick people.
Please help slow the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, social distance, do not gather and wash hands frequently.

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  • The County of Ventura’s COVID-19 Response Spending Plan thru March 31, 2021 is $206 million. This
    includes funding for the following areas:
    • Local Assistance $120 million: Business Assistance (additional $20 million assistance program),
    Rental Assistance, Homeless Support, Food Support, Farmworker Assistance, Hospital Assistance,
    City Assistance, Senior Support
    • Testing $58 million
    • Vaccine Distribution, PPE, Supplies and Equipment $9 million
    • County Operations $19 million
    “The County of Ventura’s strong fiscal position allowed us to act quickly to provide significant services
    and supplies in response to the pandemic. Available reserves were used to quickly ramp up supportive
    programs such as providing housing and meals to at risk populations, testing and tracing resources and
    PPE and hospital surge capacity preparation,” said County Chief Financial Officer Kaye Mand.
    Local assistance has included funding for Project Roomkey and Project Homekey, senior nutrition and
    food delivery programs, rental assistance program, business assistance program, city support, Food
    Share support, Farmworker Assistance and support for local non-profit hospitals.
    Congress has passed $900 billion coronavirus relief plan that includes $300 weekly unemployment
    supplement, $600 direct payments, nearly $300 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans and $69
    billion for testing and vaccine distribution.

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Where is the local business assistance? No one has gotten it that I know of.

Sheryl Hamlin