Coronavirus Information

Status as of Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:30 AM

Latest City Updates

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.

For the most up-to-date information on health recommendations related to coronavirus, please continue to also refer to the CDC website, the California Department of Public Health website, and the Ventura County Department of Public Health website.

Santa Paula Unified School District

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.

Click here to view a listing of the most up-to-date information about the status of city services and facilities.

Recent Press Releases from the City

Stay Well at Home Order Reminder and Updates (April 10, 2020)

Sanitation Wipes Notice Press Release (March 24, 2020) (English)

Sanitation Wipes Notice Press Release (March 24, 2020) (Spanish)

City Implements “Stay Well at Home” Orders, Confirms Two Cases of Coronavirus in Santa Paula (March 20, 2020)

New Community Update on COVID-19 for the City of Santa Paula (March 16, 2020) (English)

New Community Update on COVID-19 for the City of Santa Paula (March 16, 2020) (Spanish)

Declaration of Emergency Press Release (March 13, 2020)

Santa Paula Declaration of Emergency Document 

Ventura County Public Health Updates

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 and follow the guidance. Learn more about the California Resilience roadmap for state reopening at 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. 

Dine-In Restaurants: 

For the latest information from Ventura County Public Health, please visit the Newsroom on their Coronavirus Information webpage.

To view the latest data on the COVID-19 cases in Ventura County, please click here to be routed to the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services Dashboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

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