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13 confirmed COVID-19 cases ever in Ojai, 3 in Oak View; 40 dead

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Ventura County Public Health reported the following COVID-19 cases in Ventura County as of June 12:
52 new cases from day before
1,518 total cases
1,102 recovered cases
42 hospitalized
13 ICU
376 under quarantine
40 deaths (two additional deaths include 60 and 73 year old males both with co-morbidities)
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1,112 new people tested
36, 084 total people tested
Stay informed at www.venturacountyrecovers.org or www.vcemergency.com.
Stay informed at www.venturacountyrecovers.org.
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Frequently Asked Question: What is it like when you have to go to the hospital right now? Check out a tour of what to expect when you arrive at the ER https://vimeo.com/425047168
Farmworker Resource Program: Special thanks to Oak Park High School and community member Olde Thompson for their generosity in donating to our local farmworkers! Learn more about the Farmworker Resource Program at https://cdn.ventura.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Flyer_English_web.pdf. Learn about ways to donate at
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https://vcportal.ventura.org/covid19/docs/Farmworker_Resource_Program_Donation_Flyer_v3.pdf.
Food Assistance
CalFresh is giving out emergency allotments to bring benefits up to the maximum amount, based on household size. The benefits will be automatically applied to EBT cards on June 14. You can check your EBT balance at 877-328-9677 or at mybenefitscalwin.org. For this and other CalFresh news, visit vchsa.org/calfresh.
Ventura County Pandemic Rental Assistance
For Ventura County residents with very low incomes who owe past-due rent from hardships related to COVID-19, the Ventura County Pandemic Rental Assistance (VCPRA) program may provide temporary relief. Funding issued is based on rental unit size – $1,500 for a studio/1-bedroom and $2,500 for a 2-bedroom or larger – for a maximum of two months of rent owed. Online applications will be accepted June 17 thru July 1, 2020. Learn more at ventura.org/rent / https://www.vcemergency.com/rental.
Moment of Silence at the Ventura County Medical Center: https://vimeo.com/427228030
Modified Public Health Order starting June 12
Ventura County Public Health Department has issued a modified health order permitting the reopening of additional businesses that were previously closed. This Order will be effective June 11, 2020 11:59 pm and will continue to be in effect until extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the Public Health Officer.
Sectors that may reopen on Friday, June 12 with modifications, social distancing protocols, and completion of the attestation process include, but are not limited to:
Gyms and Fitness Facilities
Day Camps
Family Entertainment Centers
Hotels and Lodging for tourism or Individual Travel
Campgrounds, RV Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars
Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums
Public Pools
Skate Parks
Modifications required in addition to those found in the state guidance are as follows:
Gyms and Fitness Facilities
Outdoor activities can follow the guidance as written
Indoor activities must keep a 12-foot distancing requirement
Day Camps
Groups sizes are limited to a 10-1 or 10-2 ratio for each group (10 campers with one or two instructors).
Each group must be stable. The same campers and instructor stay together and do not mix with other groups.
Any camp activity must maintain 6-foot social distancing. Individual skills and drills can be done, but no group or contact sports such as a football or basketball games may be played
Family Entertainment Centers
Examples that may be opened include bowling, miniature golf, batting cages, and private skate parks
Movie theaters, arcades, playgrounds, rock climbing walls, and trampoline venues are not allowed to open at this time
Hotels and Lodging for Tourism or Individual Travel
Hotel rooms must be left vacant for 24 hours after a guest has departed
Campgrounds, RV Parks and Outdoor Recreation
RV parks and campgrounds at the beach are allowed 2/3 capacity
RV parks and campgrounds not at the beach are allowed 50% capacity
Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars
Bars and wineries that serve food can be open with the existing requirement that alcohol must be sold on the same ticket as a meal
Restaurants should continue to follow the previous guidance
Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums
Follow state guidance
Public and HOA Pools
50% capacity
Use a reservation system
Follow County of Ventura Environmental Health guidance for pools
Music, Film, and TV Production
No live audiences
*Do not register at VCReopens.com.  Attestation is included through permit issuance
Must have a COVID-19 Compliance Officer on site
Follow industry guidance
These sectors may be open only while adhering to social distancing protocols provided by the Governor and the Ventura County Health Officer and after completing the County’s attestation process (*except for those noted). Business owners can find resources, information, and the process to complete the attestation at www.vcreopens.com .