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BREAKING NEWS April 8: City of Ojai requires face coverings for people while conducting essential business; who is that masked man?

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Ojai Mayor Johnny Johnston

 

Starting Friday, April 10, all employees and customers conducting essential business are required by the city of Ojai —  executive order 20-02— to wear a face covering for their nose and mouth.

The order requests that residents not purchase N95 or surgical masks needed by medical professionals, but instead requires face coverings from bandanas, scarves, or cloth masks. The city will provide signage to essential businesses advising customers of the requirement.

 

Who is that masked man?

To see Ojai Mayor Johnny Johnston, wearing a cowboy hat and donning a bandana, speak about the importance of wearing a face covering, visit: https://youtu.be/SAodKV4KU5U

 

 

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This order is intended to protect both residents, and those employees who are performing essential services.

The executive order also extends building permits, planning entitlements and tract maps an additional 180 days. A copy of the order is available below and can be read in full here: http://ojaicity.org/city-of-ojai-announces-requirement-for-face-coverings-while-conducting-essential-business/

The order reads, in part:

— Effective April 10, 2020, any person shopping or working at a grocery store, restaurant, or other essential business under the County of Ventura's Stay Well at Home order within the City of Ojai shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while they are at the location. A face covering can include bandanas, scarves, or cloth masks. Employers are required to provide, pay for, or reimburse their employees for face coverings as needed to protect their employees. Residents should not purchase N95 or surgical masks, as these are limited resources needed for the healthcare community and first responders. This is intended to protect employees, customers and residents. A grocery store, restaurant, or other essential business may refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear a face covering as required by this order.

—  All approved land use and planning entitlements, building permits, and tentative, vesting tentative, and final tract maps expiring within the period of, or within 180 days after the end of the period of, this local emergency are automatically extended for a period of 180 days after their expiration or 180 days after the end of the local emergency, whichever is later. All deadlines related to an application for land use and planning entitlements, building permits, and tentative, vesting tentative, and final tract maps expiring within the period of, or within 90 days after the end of the period of, this local emergency are automatically extended for a period of 90 days after the deadline.

 

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