COVID-19 cases continue to climb on a daily basis. Our current data, Ventura County, published as of November 10th is 7.2 which puts us back into the purple tier. If the numbers do not go under 7 for the next reporting period, November 17th, we will be put back into the purple tier which would close indoor operations for gyms, restaurants and churches as well as put back into play many of the restrictions that were in effect over the summer months. If we are put into the purple tier, the county can appeal which would delay moving to purple until November 24th, if the appeal was not successful.
A move back to the purple tier would not be beneficial to businesses in any way and could potentially be the proverbial straw that breaks the camels back for some. We do not want to move backwards; we want to continue to move forward as much as we can. So, what can we do?
The County is asking that everyone wear masks, social distance and take other necessary precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, this includes NOT gathering with others outside of your household. The other way to help is to get tested. There are many testing locations in Ventura County and it’s FREE! By getting tested, even if you are not symptomatic, you will have peace of mind that you did not have COVID-19 when you took the test or you can help with tracing the spread of COVID-19 if you do test positive. A Win-Win in helping to slow the spread.
- When in public wear a mask
- Practice social distancing
- Wash your hands frequently
- Do not gather with others outside your household