Health Officer Order Issued for All Individuals Entering or Residing in Homeless Shelters and H-2A Housing in Ventura County

September 18, 2020
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The Ventura County Health Officer has issued a new Health Officer Order requiring temperature screening, self-evaluation and reporting of COVID-19 cases at all homeless shelters and H-2A housing in the County of Ventura. This Order is effective September 18 at 12:00 am.

The new order stipulates the following:

  1. All individuals entering or residing in a homeless shelter or H-2A housing shall be screened for COVID-19 symptoms daily.
  2. If through daily screening an individual or resident has symptoms related to COVID-19 the individual must immediately self-isolate and notify the manager, operator, owner of the facility or employer.
  3. The operator, manager, owner of homeless shelters or the employers providing H-2A housing must immediately notify the Ventura County Public Health Department when there is one case of confirmed COVID-19 in the homeless shelter or H-2A at 805.981.5201.

Public Health strongly recommends that homeless shelters and H-2A housing utilize stable groups to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19 in these types of housing.

Full announcement of this order can be found at this link: https://link.calstrawberry.com/vcph

Full text of the order can be found at this link: https://link.calstrawberry.com/vcho

Contact: Ventura County Public Health

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