County of Ventura: Covid 19 Update March 1, 2021

Today’s COVID-19 Vaccine appointments included a clinic at the Community Center in Santa Paula. The clinic requires appointments. It is offered weekly until the larger vaccine site at the former KMART site in Santa Paula opens. Sites are offered throughout the County. Sites include the County’s high volume vaccine sites, pharmacy locations and on location vaccinations with mobile teams helping to vaccinate farmworkers and homebound seniors.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

More than 25,000 vaccine appointments were opened this morning and are now full. Appointments open Monday mornings. Notice will be sent when more appointments become available.

Information about appointments can be found at the following link.
If you have limited internet access you can also call the registration hotline at 805-477-7161. The phone line is staffed M-F 8-5. Appointments are set aside for both online registration and the phone line.

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 the individual, wait for them, help them at the site and take them home. To schedule a ride call 805-477-7300. Please note, you must have a vaccine appointment before you schedule a ride to a vaccine site.

State Update

Today, Governor Newsom and legislative leaders announced a deal on school reopening. View by selecting the play button below.

The goal of the plan is to get TK-2nd grade students back to school by April 1. The Assembly Bill, which will be voted on Thursday, offers $2 billion in incentive grants to schools in counties with fewer than 25 new daily confirmed coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents. School districts in red tier counties with seven or fewer confirmed cases per 100,000 residents would be required to extend in-person learning to all elementary grades and at least one grade of middle or high school in order to receive funds.

School districts that meet the COVID case criteria and do not open by April 1 would lose 1% of their share of the $2 billion in reopening funds for each school day that distance learning remains the only option for students. If schools are not open by May 15, all state grant funds are forfeited. Schools that are already open or have plans to reopen before the end of March are allowed to move forward with their reopening plans and would still receive state incentive funds. In today’s announcement, Governor Newsom indicated that some funds would be available for those schools that decide to extend the school year into summer.

The agreement does not, however, mandate that schools reopen, leaving decisions on school reopening to local officials and collective bargaining agreements. Parents would also have the option to select distance learning.

View by selecting the play button below. Learn more about the State’s efforts for schools at the following link:https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/. Read more about what was talked about at today’s press conference by clicking here.

Local school information can be found at the following link: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/school-information/
COVID-19 Update

There are 383 new COVID-19 cases (Friday-Sunday). There have been 12,634 new tests performed. There are 94 people who are currently hospitalized and 31 in the ICU.

There have been 8 additional deaths: 47 year old male, 72 year old male, 78 year old female, 63 year old male, 71 year old male, 91 year old female, 83 year old female, and a 96 year old male

We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of those who have passed away.

Sports

The State of California has announced updated sports guidance. The guidance is for Counties with a case rate at or below 14 per 100,000. The County of Ventura’s case rate is at 21.6. Once the County meets the 14 per 100,000 case rate the County will be in alignment with the State’s updated guidance. View theupdated guidance for youth and recreational adult sports. The guidance applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school and community-sponsored programs, and privately organized clubs and leagues. CDPH’s guidance is aimed at giving communities guidelines on how to safely remain physically active while reducing transmission in their communities. Under the updated guidance, outdoor high-contact and moderate-contact sport competitions may resume in the Red (Substantial) tier and the Purple (Widespread) tier, with modifications, including testing requirements for certain outdoor high contact sports.

Under the updated guidance, outdoor high-contact sports can be played in counties in the Purple or Red tier with a case rate at or below 14 per 100,000. Weekly testing will be required for football, rugby and water polo participants age 13 and over in counties with a case rate between 7 and 14 per 100,000. Weekly testing, either antigen or PCR, is required for all participants and coaches in these sports, with results made available within 24 hours of competition. Football, rugby and water polo are high-contact sports that are likely to be played unmasked, with close, face-to-face contact exceeding 15 minutes.

Outdoor moderate-contact sports, such as baseball, cheerleading and softball, can be played in these counties without the testing requirement.

Due to the nature and risk of transmission while participating in these sports, teams must provide information regarding risk to all parents/guardians of minors participating, and each parent shall sign an informed consent indicating their understanding and acknowledgement of the risks.

Any teams playing in a less restrictive sports tier are strongly encouraged to follow the steps outlined in the guidance to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission. This includes wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing, and appropriate hand hygiene and equipment sanitation.

Youth and adult sports include varied activities that have different levels of risk for transmission of COVID-19 depending on the physical contact between players. Outdoor activities that allow for consistent wearing of face coverings and physical distancing are lower risk than indoor activities that involve close contact between participants and high exertion that increases spread of exhaled particles.

For more information on examples of sports with different levels of contact and risk by tier view the updated guidance.
Frequently Asked Question: How do I get my 2nd dose appointment?

After receiving your first dose, you will become eligible for your second dose after a waiting period of 21 days if you received Pfizer and 28 days if you received Moderna.

You do not need to receive your second dose on the exact date you become eligible. You have a window of 6 weeks from getting your first dose to receive your second dose. Please do not schedule your second dose earlier than recommended. Refer to your vaccination card, which will list the date you received your first dose.

2nd dose appointments are full at this time. More appointments open weekly. There are three ways to secure a 2nd dose appointment:

1) You will receive an email from Public Health with links to appointments the week before your 2nd dose is due. You select a link and make an appointment.
2) You can also make an appointment on our website when appointments are available. Appointments open weekly: www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/portal/registration-d2/?elig=p1.
3) You can also call the registration hotline 805-477-7161. This hotline is intended for those with limited access to the internet.

Business Information

Ventura County is currently in the State’s Purple Tier. Learn about business information and business outbreak reporting at the following link: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/business-info/.

Learn about the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy at the following link: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

 

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Tom
Tom
1 month ago

The zip 93010 – Camarillo is 7,078 per 100K.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

An interesting covid-19 metric is the number of cases per 100,000 population. This data includes all cases from the first about a year ago to today.

The zip with the lowest rate is 91307 – Bell Canyon with 335 per 100K.
The zip with the highest rate is 93040 – Piru with 19,300 per 100K.

The rate for Ventura County is 9,169 per 100K.
The zip 93035 – Oxnard is 8,016 per 100K.
The zip 93036 – Oxnard is 12,590 per 100K.
The zip 93030 – Oxnard is 15,420 per 100K.
The zip 93033 – Oxnard is 16,302 per 100K.
The zip 93010 – Camarillo is 7,078 7,078 per 100K.

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Michael A....
Michael A....
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

The Zips with the highest numbers have the households where multiple families or multiple unrelated peoples live together.