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FDA Approves First Antibody Test for COVID-19

FDA Approves First Antibody Test for COVID-19

BY ZACHARY STIEBER The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first blood test for seeing if patients were infected with COVID-19 in the past but have since recovered, a key component of many plans looking at restarting the U.S. economy amid the pandemic. Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the administration, announced the approval during an interview […]

Navy Hospital Ship Mercy Heads to Los Angeles, Not Seattle

Navy Hospital Ship Mercy Heads to Los Angeles, Not Seattle

BY SIMON VEAZEY The 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship Mercy will sail to Los Angeles and not to Seattle, as officials anticipate bed demand in California will be five times higher than in Washington. The Mercy, which is currently being prepared in port in San Diego, is one of two that will be used as a referral and critical care […]

County of Ventura Declares Local Health Emergency in Response to Novel Coronavirus Activity

County of Ventura Declares Local Health Emergency in Response to Novel Coronavirus Activity

Ventura, CA – Today, the Ventura County Public Health Department declared a local health emergency in response to 1) increased spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country 2) in alignment with the Governor of California’s Declared State of Emergency and mass gathering guidance 3) an increase of local cases. There are currently 3 travel […]

What you need to know about the flu and the novel coronavirus | Lo que necesita saber sobre la gripe y el nuevo coronavirus

What you need to know about the flu and the novel coronavirus | Lo que necesita saber sobre la gripe y el nuevo coronavirus

The City of Oxnard understands that some residents may be concerned about the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The novel coronavirus is a newly discovered virus that causes respiratory illness and is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China. The exact types of illness caused by this virus are still being studied. In some […]

Ventura County Public Health Department Safety Alert – Novel Coronavirus

Ventura County Public Health Department Safety Alert – Novel Coronavirus

Ventura, CA – The Ventura County Public Health Department (VCPH) is working closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to prepare for and respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.  There have been reports of two possible cases in Ventura County. Samples were taken from both patients and sent to the CDC. Results for […]