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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.
On March 20, Ventura County issued a matching "Stay Well at Home" order. They simultaneously launched vcemergency.com/staywellvc to provide more information. Under the order,
YOU SHOULD NOT:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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: