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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Continuously Updated COVID-19/Coronavirus Information for Moorpark

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The following significant information is newly posted on this site.

Status Current as of Wednesday, April 1, 8:15 AM

This web page will be continuously updated with Moorpark-specific information, so please check back often.

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State of California "Stay Home Except for Essential Needs" Order

Governor Newsom has issued an Executive Order ordering all individuals living in California to stay home or at their place of residence except for essential needs.  You may leave your homes to access essential services during the "Stay Home" Order.  However, our best tool to slow the spread of the coronavirus is to stay safe at home.  For more information, visit the State of California COVID-19 website.

Ventura County Issues Matching "Stay Well at Home" Order

Ventura County Public Health issued a matching "Stay Well at Home" order on March 20, and updated it on March 31.  They simultaneously launched vcemergency.com/staywellvc to provide more information.  Under the order,

YOU CAN:

  • Go to the grocery store
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or medical provider first)
  • Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery, or drive-thru
  • Care or support a friend or family member
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog, and be in nature for exercise - just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
  • Help someone to get necessary supplies

YOU SHOULD NOT:

  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services
  • Visit friends or family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintain less than 6 feet between others when you go out, as possible
  • Travel to or from a job outside the County, unless to perform essential activities
  • Travel to or from a vacation home outside the County
  • Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility


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Current Figures for Ventura County

  • Visit www.vcemergency.com for continuously updated information from Ventura County Public Health.
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City Moratorium on Evictions

On March 19, the City issued temporary moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent by residential or commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  It is in effect through May 31, 2020.

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Status of Local Utilities, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies

  • Local Utilities:
    • TRASH: Waste Management is continuing normal curbside trash, recycling, and yard waste pickup service. However, their call centers are currently closed.
    • WATER: Ventura County Waterworks District No. 1: COVID-19 does NOT present a threat to water supplies, and distribution sites continue to operate as expected. Offices for in-person payment are currently closed, but bills may be paid online, by calling (888) 844-8587, or using a drop box at in front of their offices at 6767 Spring Road in Moorpark.
    • ELECTRICITY: Both Southern California Edison and Clean Power Alliance customers affected by COVID-19 have access to payment plans, grants, and other assistance programs.  Call (800) 655-4555 for more information.  Bills for SCE and CPA may be paid online or by calling (800) 655-4555.
    • GAS: SoCalGas is not currently disconnecting service for non-payment.  SoCalGas bills may be paid online or by phone at (800) 427-2200.
  • Grocery Stores (as of Tuesday, March 31):
    • Grocery Outlet Bargain Mart (425 LA Avenue): (805) 517-1922
      • Open 7A-8P
    • Handiest Mart (14711 Princeton Avenue): (805) 529-3517
      • Open 6A-10P
    • Mayflower Market (105 E. High Street): (805) 529-1506
      • Open 7A-7P
    • Ralphs (101 W. LA Avenue): (805) 529-1604
      • SPECIAL SENIOR HOUR (65+): 6A-7:30A (also includes pregnant and people with compromised immune systems)
      • General Public: 7:30A-10P
    • Smart and Final Extra! (864 LA Avenue): (805) 523-2136
      • SPECIAL SENIOR HOURS (65+): 7:30A-8:00A (also includes pregnant and people with compromised immune systems)
      • General Public: 8A-8P
    • Target (800 New LA Avenue): (805) 530-0028
      • SPECIAL SENIOR HOURS: Tuesday & Wednesday, 8A-9A (also includes pregnant and people with compromised immune systems)
      • Mon/Thurs/Friday General Public:  8A-9P 
      • Tues/Weds General Public:  9A-9P
      • Weekends:  8A-9P
    • Vons (4241 Tierra Rejada Road): (805) 530-3770
      • Mon-Fri SPECIAL SENIOR HOURS: 7A-9A (also includes pregnant and people with compromised immune systems)
      • Mon-Fri General Public: 9A-9P
      • Weekends: 7A-9P
        Buy Smart. Don't Overfill Your Cart.
  • Pharmacies (as of Tuesday, March 31):
    • Burt’s Pharmacy (865 Patriot Drive): (805) 552-4500
      • Offering free delivery within a 15-mile radius
      • Mon-Fri: 9A-6P
      • Sat: 9A-1P
      • Closed Sundays
    • Corner Pharmacy (14721 Princeton Avenue): (805) 552-4699
      • Offering free delivery to Moorpark residents 
      • Same day delivery
      • Mon-Fri: 9A-5:30P
    • CVS (inside Target, 800 New LA Avenue): (805) 530-0338
      • Temporarily offering free delivery through cvs.com
      • SPECIAL SENIOR HOURS: Tuesday & Wednesday, 8A-9A (also includes pregnant and people with compromised immune systems)
      • Mon-Fri General Public: 9A-8P
      • Weekends: 9A-6P
    • CVS (in Moorpark Town Center, 155 LA Avenue): (805) 530-0996
      • Temporarily offering free delivery to Moorpark residents
      • Mon-Fri: 9A-8P
      • Sat-Sun: 10A-6P
    • Rite Aid (3941 Spring Road): (805) 529-5726
      • Drive through open during pharmacy hours
      • Free delivery services arranged through pharmacy
      • SPECIAL SENIOR HOURS: Mon-Fri 9A-10A
      • Mon-Fri General Public: 10A-9P
      • Sat: 9A-6P
      • Sun: 10A-6P
    • Walgreens (140 W. LA Avenue): (805) 529-9601
      • SPECIAL SENIOR HOURS: Tues 8A-9A 
      • Mon-Fri General Store hours: 8A-9P 
      • Mon-Fri Pharmacy hours: 9A-9P
      • Sat: 9A-6P (pharmacy closed 1:30P-2:15P)
      • Sun: 10A-6P (pharmacy closed 1:30P-2:15P)

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City of Moorpark Facilities Status

As we do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19, all City buildings are currently closed.  However, City staff is continuing to work and be available by phone and E-mail.

  • Emergency Services: The Moorpark Police Department, Ventura County Fire Department, and Moorpark Public Works Department are all operational.
  • Moorpark City Hall: Moorpark City Hall will be closed until further notice.  Please check the Services Status section for options to obtain City services.
  • Moorpark City Library: The Moorpark City Library is currently closed until further notice.  But, you can browse the library’s digital collection to access ebooks and audiobooks!
  • Active Adult Center: The Moorpark Active Adult Center will be closed until further notice.  Regular congregate lunch participants can pick up a frozen meal at the center if you are between the ages of 60-65 or have a caregiver under 65 to pick up the meal for you.  If you are over 65, please call the center at (805) 517-6261 for home delivery options.  Home-delivered meal service will continue as normal.  More info at (805) 517-6261.
  • Public Parks: City parks and restrooms are open. Hiking trails, playgrounds, the Moorpark Dog Park, the Moorpark Skate Park, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and the multi-use court at AVCP are closed until further notice.
  • Arroyo Vista Recreation Center:
    • Closed until further notice. However, staff is available by phone at (805) 517-6300 from 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, to answer any program or rental related questions you may have.
    • All sports leagues, classes, and programs at Arroyo Vista Community Park and Recreation Center are canceled until further notice.
    • Moorpark Little Learners Academy will be closed until further notice.
    • We are not accepting new park or room rental applications.

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City of Moorpark Services Status (After Stay at Home Order)

As we do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19, most of the City staff is subject to the state’s Stay at Home order.  While we do have a skeleton staff providing emergency and life/safety services, we are currently only able to provide essential services.  You may also call (805) 517-6200 to reach City staff.  However, we have very limited resources to answer phones, so be prepared to leave a voice mail and get a return phone call.

Here is the status of City services at this time:

  • Emergency Services: The Moorpark Police Department, Ventura County Fire Department, and Moorpark Public Works Department are all operational.
  • Food Services at Active Adult Center: Regular congregate lunch participants can pick up a frozen meal at the center if you are between the ages of 60-65 or have a caregiver under 65 to pick up the meal for you.  If you are over 65, please call the center at (805) 517-6261 for home delivery options.  Home-delivered meal service will continue as normal.  More info at (805) 517-6261.
  • Public Transit: Public transit passengers are encouraged to heed local directives to avoid unnecessary travel and contact with others. 
    • Starting Monday, March 23, fares for Moorpark City Transit Buses and Dial-A-Ride services are suspended.
    • Starting Tuesday, March 24, Moorpark City Transit Route 1 and Route 2 will not operate Trips 1 and 11.  Route 2, Trip 2 will provide service to/from Villa Del Arroyo.  Updated schedule information is available here.
    • Starting Monday, March 30, Moorpark City Transit Route 1 will not operate Trips 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.  Route 2 will not operate Trips 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.  Route 2 Trips 3, 7 and 9 will provide service to/from Villa Del Arroyo.  Updated schedule information is available here.
    • Senior and ADA Dial-A-Ride programs are operating.  Effective Tuesday, March 24, Monday through Friday services will be reduced to 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday hours have been and will remain 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All Dial-A-Ride riders should heed local directives to avoid unnecessary travel and contact with others. Riders may be declined rides that are not for essential goods and services. Please make reservations only for medical related trips, grocery stores, and other stores that sell essential goods. We are giving priority to medically necessary rides, rides to grocery stores and pharmacies.
    • Effective Wednesday, March 25, the ECTA Inter-City Senior and ADA Dial-A-Ride service will be operating 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Saturday service will operate 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All Dial-A-Ride riders should heed local directives to avoid unnecessary travel and contact with others. Riders may be declined rides that are not for essential goods and services. Please make reservations only for medical related trips, grocery stores, and other stores that sell essential goods. We are giving priority to medically necessary rides, rides to grocery stores and pharmacies.
    • The Local and East County Transit Alliance (ECTA) Inter-City Senior and ADA Dial-A-Ride Reservation Line, (805) 375-5467, will be closed at 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Phone reservations will not be available Sundays.  Passengers wanting to schedule a trip for Monday will need to call no later than Saturday.  For the ECTA Senior and ADA Dial-A-Ride, ECTA fares are currently suspended.
  • On-line Requests for Service: You can still request services on-line, for potholes, streetlight outages, graffiti, and other maintenance items.  However, there will be slower-than-usual response times for many requests.
  • Building & Safety Services: Contact Building & Safety staff by E-mail or by calling (805) 517-6276.
    • Building Permits: The City is currently issuing building permits and is accepting permit applications by appointment only at (805) 517-6276.
    • Building Plan Checks: We are completing plan checks, with our standard turnaround times..
    • Building Inspections: Building inspections for previously-issued permits are available by calling (805) 517-6274. The City has the capability of performing virtual inspections via Skype or Facetime.
  • Planning Division Services: Planning services are not currently available.
  • Business Registrations: Business Registration services are currently available by mail using this on-line form and mailing it to:
    • Business Registration
      799 Moorpark Avenue
      Moorpark, CA 93021
  • Code Compliance: You may still file an on-line report at any time. City staff is responding to life/safety issues
  • Animal Licenses: Animal licensing services are available through Ventura County Animal Services website.
  • Parking Violations: Parking violations may be paid by credit card at www.parkingticketpayment.com/moorpark.
  • Parking Restrictions:
    • Street Sweeping: The City is not enforcing street sweeping parking restrictions at this time.
    • Permit Parking Only: The City is not enforcing permit parking only requirements at this time.
  • Public Works Counter: Public Works general counter services are not currently available.
    • Encroachment Permits are available by E-mail.

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City of Moorpark Events Status

The Governor and Ventura County Public Health Officials have directed that events with 250 or more attendees be canceled.  They have further directed that events with fewer than 250 people be canceled unless social distancing (six feet) can be accomplished.

Therefore, the following City events and programs have been postponed or canceled:

  • Canceled: All regular meetings of the City Council (though special meetings may take place and will be shown at www.moorparkca.gov/CityCouncilMeetings) and the following:
    • Planning Commission
    • Arts Commission
    • Parks & Recreation Commission
    • Library Board
  • Moorpark Has Talent (March 13): Canceled.  Please hold on to your Moorpark Has Talent tickets!  Tickets will be required to receive a refund.  All refunds will be provided in cash after our Recreation Division offices reopen.  Please check back for updates.
  • Arts Master Plan Visioning Session (March 16): Canceled
  • Make Moorpark Count - Dolores Huerta Presentation (March 19): Canceled
  • Make Moorpark Count Fiesta (March 21): Canceled
  • Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event (March 21): Canceled
  • State of the City Address (April 7): Postponed
  • Bingo Bash at the Active Adult Center (April 8): Postponed
  • Easter Egg Hunt (April 11): Canceled
  • Free Mulch Day (April 11): Canceled
  • Free Landfill Day (April 19): Canceled
  • Earth Festival (April 25): Canceled
  • Big Trick, Big Read at the Moorpark City Library (May 2): Canceled
  • All Youth and Adult Sports Leagues: Postponed Until Further Notice

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Resources for Moorpark Businesses and Their Employees

The Economic Development Collaborative, of which the City of Moorpark is a member, has created a COVID-19 Business Resource Guide to assist businesses with:

  • Free consulting on how to deal with COVID-19 disruptions (City pays for this consulting; no cost to businesses)
  • Resources for assisting your employees, including how to provide them with unemployment benefits and EDD’s Work Share Program
  • Loan opportunities to deal with COVID-19 disruptions, including local disaster loans and Small Business Administration loans
  • Extensions for filing payroll taxes

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has also compiled helpful information for California employers and their employees.

The state Employment Development Department (EDD) offers support services to employees affected by COVID-19, including those affected by:

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Resources and General Information

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Proclamation of Local Emergency

On March 13, City Manager Troy Brown proclaimed a local emergency.  The City Council ratified the proclamation on March 18.  The proclamation of a local emergency temporarily relaxes the City’s purchasing requirements to allow the City to acquire goods and services at a moment’s notice, enhancing its ability to protect public safety.  The proclamation is also required for Moorpark taxpayers to be reimbursed from national and state agencies for expenses incurred during the emergency.  More information about the proclamation is contained in an Open Letter from the City Manager Regarding Coronavirus.

Additionally, during the proclaimed emergency, the City Manager, in his role as Director of Disaster Services, has issued the following Executive Orders:

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