County of Ventura: Covid 19 Update March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccines are available for adults age 65 and older, healthcare, food and agriculture, education and childcare, emergency services and qualifying regional center family caregivers. More information at the following link:

Appointments open each week on Mondays at 7 am online am on the phone line for those with limited internet access:

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.

COVID-19 Update

There are 167 new COVID-19 cases. There have been 6,527 new tests performed.

The current R-effective (average number of people each infected person will pass the virus onto and represents the rate at which COVID-19 is spreading) is .59 which means that spread of COVID-19 is likely decreasing; R-effective for CA is .68 right now.

There have been 7 additional deaths: 85 year old female, 83 year old female, 84 year old male, 59 year old male, 67 year old male, 70 year old male, and a 52 year old male

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

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:
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:

Learn about the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy at the following link:


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chris Cheehan
chris Cheehan
1 month ago

Three days after the 2020 election the CDC changed the PCR testing requirement from 11 passes through the COVID testing device to 2 passes, which is the manufacturer approved testing criteria to eliminate false positive.

Therefore, events like the Super Bowl, where I witnessed many cars at house parties, had no effect on the local infection rate. Florida Super Bowl venue had no increase of infection rates. Heck, Valentine’s Day had no effect.

CA officials will take their time opening. Still some mom and pop businesses who are hanging on. If they survive, the next testing spike a month before the 2022 primary will finish them off!