State orders additional restrictions to slow transmission of COVID-19

Ventura, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health today expanded statewide its indoor closures for businesses that encourage mixing of individuals beyond immediate households and make physical distancing and wearing face coverings difficult.

The state is similarly expanding statewide its order for brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs to close, both indoors and outdoors, unless they are offering sit down meals outdoors and comply with guidance issued on June 28. These businesses must remain closed in Ventura County unless they have a restaurant permit issued by Ventura County Environmental Health.

Today’s order is effective immediately and the closures will remain in effect until the State Public Health Officer determines it is appropriate to modify the order based on public health conditions. 

Counties on the County Monitoring List for three or more consecutive days – currently 29 counties, including Ventura County, accounting for 80 percent of the state’s population – must close indoor operations for the following activities:

  • Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • Places of Worship 
  • Indoor Protests
  • Offices for Non-Critical Infrastructure Sectors as identified at  
  • Personal Care Services (including nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors)
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
  • Malls

Sectors included in today’s announcement are all at higher risk of transmission because they promote mixing with others outside of one’s household. In addition, some of these sectors are centered on eating and drinking, compliance with face coverings is not possible for the full duration of time someone spends in these establishments. All industry or sector guidance documents that have been issued to date, including all infectious control measures outlined in those guidance documents, apply in outdoor settings, and must be adhered to. The state will work closely with counties to ensure businesses are complying with guidance and are modifying operations to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.

More information at

VC Public Health Officer Order July 13 2020

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10 Responses to State orders additional restrictions to slow transmission of COVID-19

  1. Michael July 15, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    We are starting to hear some reports of gross exaggerations on the percentage of people who are infected. Why would hospitals, clinics and government agencies exaggerate? Money? That’s what it is starting to look like. Also disturbingly politicians on the left want to discourage people from voting and most especially voting for Republicans. Please help recall Newsom. RED=Remove All Democrats

    • Sean July 16, 2020 at 6:12 am

      And this doesn’t slow down the economy?
      Until there is a treatment, a vaccine or a way to differentiate those who will get seriously sick without instant on site testing like Trump has we are stuck. We need testing and instant results for schools and every public venue. This needs to be coupled with case finding, quarantine and isolation. Until we have that setup we are screwed.

      • C. Collier July 16, 2020 at 3:59 pm

        Quarantine and isolation of the sick and “vulnerable”, not the healthy. And the decision for isolation of the “vulnerable” should be left to those in that class, not some nanny state functionary.

  2. Sean July 14, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    My fellow citizens. Grow up. Being an adult means sometimes you don’t get your own way and have to do things you dont like because you are part of something greater than you. We need to work together to fight this virus. To date decreasing contact with other folks is our only weapon in this war. Sorry.

    • C. Collier July 15, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      So Sean, let me see if I’m understanding what you’re saying. You’re ok with millions of California residents being unemployed, tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of small businesses failing, destroying the state’s economy and bankrupting the state. Is that correct?

  3. John July 14, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Its amazing that the VERY people who thumb their nose at society and use of masks want to recall Newsom. A guy doing his job. Newsom is only reacting to the scientific data that show the virus is spreading.

    Why is the virus spreading? Look in the mirror for the source all you Newsom haters.

  4. Michael July 14, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Take action! Sign the Newsom recall petition. I signed at Bullocks Archery, Ventura 4587 Telephone Rd #104

  5. ExCaliExpat July 14, 2020 at 3:12 am

    I wonder if this order also applies to Newsome’s “Plumpjack Winery”…
    It didn’t the last time….

  6. Robert Cendejas July 13, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    With Governor Newsom’s latest actions, he is now violating constitutional rights for places of worship under the 1st amendment.
    Maybe it is time for CA citizens to protest for the rights of ALL Californians.

  7. C. Collier July 13, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Fuhrer Newsom and his minions and lackeys MUST be removed from office FORTHWITH before they finish the destruction of California’s economy. They’ve gotten a serious start on it.

    Why do they lie to us? This “deadly” disease, per their own numbers, is involved with (not causing) the deaths of less than one-quarter of one percent of the people infected, and the vast majority of those have underlying issues. You think it might really be all about controlling their subjects?

    STAND AND FIGHT. Tell them we’re not going to take their bovine excrement anymore. Live your lives. WE ARE CITIZENS, not their subjects. Perhaps it’s time for us to “party like it’s 1776”


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