On March 13, the City of Santa Paula proclaimed a Local State of Emergency regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in preparation for the inevitable moment when cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the city. As of June 1, 2020, there are 119 cases of COVID-19 within the city limits of Santa Paula according to Ventura County Public Health. We remain committed to sharing information with Santa Paula residents and will continue to update this webpage with the latest information and resources.
The City of Santa Paula enforces the Stay Well at Home order issued by the Ventura County Public Health Officer on March 20 and updated on May 29, 2020, which orders all residents of the County of Ventura to stay inside their residences and limit all non-essential movement outside of their homes and supplements the State Public Health Officer’s Order dated March 19, 2020, to address the unique needs of Ventura County in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The County order is in alignment with the May 7 State of California Executive Order and provides more details specific to the community in this region. The order is now effective through June 14, 2020, 11:59 pm.
On March 19, the California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health directed all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except for essential needs. Essential services will remain open, and government programs and services will continue to be provided. Visit the California COVID-19 Response webpage for details and to read the full Executive Order.
As of April 1st, 2020, all Ventura County School Districts agreed to keep school campuses closed through the end of the school year in support of the coronavirus mitigation effort. The decision was made in consultation with Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin. The decision comes after recommendations from California Governor Gavin Newsom and California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond for schools to continue providing distance learning in lieu of in-class instruction for the remainder of the current semester. With this recent news, our District will continue to develop the best distance learning educational program to meet the needs of our students. For the most up-to-date information please refer to the Santa Paula Unified School District Website.
City Facilities and Programs
City Hall is still here to help you, but we’re reducing in-person interactions. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it is in the interest of public health and safety that Santa Paula City offices are closed to the public (with modified service) until further notice, effective Friday, March 20, 2020.
The County of Ventura is the first and largest Southern California County to receive approval from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to move forward on an accelerated Stage 2 path to reopening. With this approval, Ventura County restaurants can now offer dine-in options and all retail businesses with exterior facing entrances are permitted to have customers inside of their stores. Restaurants and retail must register at www.vcreopens.com and follow the guidance. Learn more about the California Resilience roadmap for state reopening at https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/. The Public Health Officer will modify the Stay Well VC Order this evening. Dine in and in store shopping will be permitted effective Thursday, May 21, 2020. COVID-19
Industry Guidance: Shopping Malls, Destination Shopping Centers, Strip and Outlet Malls all with exterior facing entrances are permitted to open. https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-shopping-centers.pdf