Flyer: TEMPORARY BEACH CLOSURES [English and Spanish] 6.30.20_Beaches Closed
The following Director Orders have been issued by the Director of Emergency Services during the coronavirus emergency.
COVID -19 Proclamation of Local Emergency
Director of Emergency Services issues a Proclamation of Local Emergency Due to COVID-19
FAQs on No Evictions: https://www.oxnard.org/4-2-20-coronavirus-updates-frequently-asked-questions-about-no-evictions-order-in-oxnard/
|3/17/20||Business Tax Penalties||https://www.oxnard.org/3-17-20-coronavirus-business-tax-payments-pagos-de-impuestos-comerciales/|
|20-04||4/7/20||Closure of City Parks and beaches||https://www.oxnard.org/4-7-20-coronavirus-oxnard-beaches-and-parks-closed-april-11-12-2020-los-parques-y-las-playas-estan-cerradas-4-11-4-12/
PDF: D.O. 20-04
|20-05||4/8/20||Use of RV Vehicles as Housing for Quarantine and Essential Workers||Effective immediately, the City is temporarily allowing the use of recreational vehicles as housing for quarantine and essential workers as a result of the COVID-19 emergency
PDF: D.O. 20-05
|20-06||4/9/20||Construction guidelines||The City has issued guidelines for construction, including home repairs, during the coronavirus emergency.
PDF: D.O. 20-06 Construction
|20-07||4/10/20||Citation procedures for violations of emergency orders||PDF: DO 20-07|
|20-08||4/14/20||Extension of expiration of Development Services permit application & entitlements||PDF: DO 20-08|
|20-09||4/22/20||Direction regarding essential business curbside pickup tent and sign regulations||PDF: DO 20-09|
|20-10||5/21/20||Direction regarding Establishment and Enhancement of Outdoor Seating Areas||PDF: DO 20-10|
|20-11||7/9/2020||Street Sweeping Enforcement Citations Will Resume July 20, 2020||PDF: DO 20-11|
4/15/20 Flyers: April_Unemployment Benefits_FINAL
The City is scheduling appointments for individuals who may need assistance applying for unemployment benefits. Residents can call (805) 385-7407 to request an appointment.
La Ciudad está programando citas para las personas que pueden necesitar asistencia para solicitar beneficios de desempleo. Los residentes puedan llamar al (805) 385-7407 para solicitar una cita.
The following Director’s Orders have been issued during the coronavirus emergency:
- Director’s Order No. 20-05: D.O. 20-05
- 4/8/20: Flyers – City issuing permits for RV quarantine and essential workers [English and Spanish] 4.8.20_RV Use
- Director’s Order No. 20-06: D.O. 20-06 Construction
- Construction Guidelines: https://www.oxnard.org/city-department/development-services/building-and-engineering-services/
- 4/9/20: Flyers – City provides construction guidance during coronavirus emergency [English and Spanish] 4.9.20_Coronavirus Construction Updates
Ventura, CA – Ventura County Public Health Officer changes position on face masks, no longer advising against wearing them in public. Instead, he supports those residents who wish to cover their nose and mouth when leaving home for essential travel to doctor appointments, grocery shopping or pharmacy visits. The face coverings should not be hospital grade at this time because there is a shortage and our health professionals need them. Masks should be homemade and cover the nose and mouth. There are numerous sites online which demonstrate or give patterns for how to make fabric masks. The Camarillo Sewing Brigade provides video instruction at the following link. Additional instruction at the following link. Fabric masks can be washed and used again.
Ventura, CA – El Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de Ventura cambia de posición sobre la mascarillas facial, ya no se aconseja usarla en público. En cambio, el apoya a aquellos residentes que desean cubrirse la nariz y la boca al salir de casa para necesidades esenciales como una cita médica, al supermercado o a la farmacia. El revestimiento facial no debe ser de grado hospitalario en este momento porque hay escasez y nuestros profesionales de salud los necesitan. Las mascarillas deben ser caseras que cubran la nariz y la boca. Hay numerosos sitios en línea que muestran patrones de cómo hacer mascarillas de tela. La Brigada de Costura de Camarillo proporciona instrucciones por video en el siguiente enlace. Instrucción adicional en el siguiente enlace. Las mascarillas de tela se pueden lavar y volver a usar.
City of Oxnard Social Media Policy
Social Media Policy (PDF)
This Social Media Policy (“Policy”) establishes guidelines for the establishment and use by the City of Oxnard (“City”) of social media sites as a means of conveying information to members of the public. As a public entity, the City must abide by certain standards to serve all of its constituents in a civil and unbiased manner.
The intended purpose of City social media sites is to disseminate information from the City about the City’s mission, meetings, activities, and current issues to members of the public.
The City has an overriding interest and expectation in protecting the integrity of the information posted on its social media sites and the content that is attributed to the City and its officials.
The intended purpose of the City’s social media sites is to serve as a mechanism for communication between the City and members of the public. However, these sites are not the primary method of communication with the City, and any notices or requests for City services must be made via official communication methods identified on the City’s website, or by traditional methods of notification recognized by the City, and no comments or posts on these sites will be construed as providing notice to the City of any claim, deficiency, dangerous condition, request, or otherwise.
Any comments or other content posted or submitted to these sites for posting, as well as personal identifying information for the site’s users and visitors, and its list of “followers”, may be public records subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Cal. Gov. Code § 6250 et seq.).
The City social media sites’ primary page shall also contain contact information for the City and a hyperlink to the City website providing addresses, names, phone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses of applicable department listings or City staff and methods of making official requests for maintenance or services and notice of the condition of City property or other similar requests.
“Social media sites” means content created by individuals, using accessible, expandable, and upgradable publishing technologies, through and on the internet.
Examples of social media include, but are not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Nextdoor, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Flickr.
“City social media sites” means social media sites which the City establishes and maintains, and over which it has control over all postings, except for advertisements or hyperlinks by the social media site’s owners, vendors, or partners. City social media sites shall supplement, and not replace, the City’s required notices and standard methods of communication.
“Posts” or “postings” means information, articles, pictures, videos or any other form of communication posted on a City social media site.
- General Policy
3.1. The City’s official website at www.oxnard.org (or any domain owned by the City) will remain the City’s primary means of internet communication.
3.2. The establishment of City social media sites is subject to approval by the Manager of Media Relations or his/her designee. Upon approval, City social media sites shall bear the name and/or official logo of the City.
3.3. All content on City social media sites shall be reviewed, approved, and administered by the City’s Communications Manager.
3.4. City social media sites shall clearly state that such sites are maintained by the City and that the sites comply with the City’s Social Media Policy.
3.5. When necessary, City social media sites shall link back to the City’s official website for forms, documents, online services and other information necessary to conduct business with the City.
3.6. The City’s Public Relations and Community Affairs Office shall monitor content on City social media sites to ensure adherence to both the City’s Social Media Policy and the interest and goals of the City.
3.7. City social media sites shall be managed consistent with the Brown Act (California Government Code Section 54950 et seq.). City Council members should take caution in responding to any published postings, or using the City social media sites or any other form of electronic communication to respond to, blog or otherwise discuss, deliberate, or express opinions on any issue within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council because such responses may create a meeting in violation of the Brown Act.
3.8. The City reserves the right to terminate any City social media site at any time without notice.
3.9. City social media sites shall comply with usage rules and regulations required by the site provider, including privacy policies.
3.10. The City’s Social Media Policy shall be displayed to users or made available by hyperlink.
3.11. All City social media sites shall adhere to applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies.
3.12. City social media sites are subject to the California Public Records Act. Any content maintained on a City social media site that is related to City business, including a list of subscribers, posted communication, and communication submitted for posting, may be considered a public record and subject to public disclosure. All postings on City social media sites shall be downloaded at the end of each month and maintained on an internal city file to ensure compliance with the California Public Records Act.
3.13. Employees representing the City on City social media sites shall conduct themselves at all times as a professional representative of the City and in accordance with all City policies.
3.14. All City social media sites shall utilize authorized City contact information for account set-up, monitoring and access. The use of personal email accounts or phone numbers by any City employee is not allowed for the purpose of setting-up, monitoring, or accessing a City social media site.
3.15. City social media sites may contain content, including but not limited to, advertisements or hyperlinks over which the City has no control. The City does not endorse any hyperlink or advertisement placed on City social media sites by the social media site’s owners, vendors, or partners.
3.16. The City reserves the right to change, modify, or amend all or part of this policy at any time.
- Content Guidelines
The content of City social media sites shall only pertain to City-related, City- sponsored, or City-endorsed programs, services and events, and such programs, services and events of other governmental agencies. Content includes, but is not limited to, information, photographs, videos, and hyperlinks.
4.1. Content posted to the City’s social media sites must contain hyperlinks directing users back to the City’s official website for in-depth information, forms, documents or online services necessary to conduct business with the City, whenever possible.
4.2. The City shall have full permission or rights to any content posted by the City, including photographs and videos.
4.3. Postings shall be made during normal business hours. After-hours or weekend postings shall only be made with approval of the poster’s Department Head.
4.4. Any employee authorized to post items on any of the City’s social media sites shall review, be familiar with, and comply with the social media site’s use policies and terms and conditions.
4.5. Any employee authorized to post items on any of the City’s social media sites shall not express his or her own personal views or concerns through such postings. Instead, postings on any of the City’s social media sites by an authorized City employee shall only reflect the views of the City.
4.6. Postings must contain information that is freely available to the public and not be confidential as defined by any City policy or state or federal law.
4.7. Postings may NOT contain any personal information, except for the names of employees whose job duties include being available for contact by the public.
4.8. The City disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for any materials that the City deems inappropriate for posting which cannot be removed in an expeditious or otherwise timely manner. The City reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of this policy or any applicable law. Postings or comments to City social media sites shall NOT contain any of the following:
4.8.1. Comments not topically related to the particular article or post being commented on;
4.8.2. Profane language or content;
4.8.3. Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation/gender identification, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws;
4.8.4. Sexual content or links to sexual content;
4.8.5. Solicitations of commerce, including, but not limited to, advertising of any business or product for sale, commercial promotions and spam;
4.8.6. Conduct in violation of any federal, state or local law, or encouragement of illegal activity;
4.8.7. Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
4.8.9. Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party.
4.8.10 Comments in support of, or opposition to, political campaigns, candidates or ballot measures (this does not apply to educational information or materials provided by the City pertaining to City ballot measures or related Comments in response thereto);
4.8.11 Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
4.8.12 Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party;
4.8.13 Potentially libelous comments;
4.8.14 Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language;
4.8.15 Private or personal information published without consent;
4.8.16 Reproduced or borrowed content that reasonably appears to violate third party rights;
4.9. These guidelines shall be displayed to users or made available by hyperlink on all City social media sites. Any content removed based on these guidelines must be retained, including the time, date and identity of the poster, when available.
4.10. The City reserves the right to implement or remove any functionality of its social media site, when deemed appropriate by the Communications Manager or his/her designee. This includes, but is not limited to, information, articles, pictures, videos or any other form of communication that is posted on a City social media site.
4.11. Except as expressly provided in this Policy, accessing any social media site shall comply with all applicable City policies pertaining to communications and the use of the internet by employees, including email content.
4.12 The City reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of this Customer Use Policy, the Administrative Policy, or any other applicable law (including, but not limited to copyright and/or trademark law), to be the intellectual property of any third party, or to pose a threat to the City’s technology system or its security.
Flyers [English + Spanish]: 3.27.20_City Council meeting participation
Oxnard’s drinking water is protected every day from viruses, including COVID-19, by the City of Oxnard Water Division. Our tap water continues to be safe, clean and reliable.
El agua potable de Oxnard está protegida todos los días contra virus, incluido COVID-19, por la División de Agua de la Ciudad de Oxnard. Nuestra agua del grifo sigue siendo segura, limpia y confiable.
What the OFD is doing. . .
Currently, the Oxnard Fire Department is taking extra precautions in hopes of protecting our firefighters, staff, family members, and most importantly you; the public. As ALWAYS our emergency services remain available should you need us; however, we ask that the public please refrain from visiting our stations for tours and ride-alongs. We are committed to our duty to respond to emergency calls, and fully understand that we have the potential to become carriers of COVID-19; so for this reason we are limiting public visitation to our Fire Stations.
If we do respond to your house you will see that our crews are wearing extra protection. Do not be alarmed, any Firefighter that shows up for work is screened for potentially having COVID-19; so if they respond to your house we have no reason to believe that they may carrying the virus. The masks, gloves, and eye protection are extra precautions that all healthcare workers are taking right now.
What you can do to stay safe. . .
As of right now the County of Ventura has issued a “Stay Well at Home Order.”
“To further combat the spread of COVID-19, Ventura County Public Health Officer Doctor Robert Levin, has issued a “Stay Well at Home” emergency order – ordering all residents of the County of Ventura to stay inside their residences, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. The order is effective March 20, 2020, at 11:59 pm through April 20, 2020, 11:59 pm.”
Some essential needs are:
- 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 provider first)
- Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
- Care or support a friend or family member
- Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
- Help someone to get necessary supplies
If you need further clarification on this order follow the link below
The best way to beat COVID-19 is to avoid exposure; so limit the places and number of people you come in contact with. If you do go out in public here are some things you can do to limit your exposure:
- Keep a distance of 6 feet from other people
- Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer frequently
- Cover your cough and sneezes
- If you are sick then stay home
- Clean and disinfect surfaces in your house daily
- Only wear a mask if YOU are sick
What to do if you think you have it. . .
The symptoms of COVID-19 are as follows:
- Shortness of Breath
Symptoms take 2-14 days to manifest after an exposure. If you are experiencing these symptoms and are concerned SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE by calling your primary care physician or calling the hospital. There are emergency warning signs of COVID-19:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all inclusive so seek medical advice for any worsening or concerning symptoms. If you need emergency help call 911 and notify dispatch of your symptoms and don a mask before emergency crews arrive.
Elderly individuals and individuals with pre-existing medical conditions are most at risk for COVID-19, the video below describes actions these individuals can take.
COVID-19 in Ventura County
If you would like to keep track of potential outbreaks in your community VCemergency.com updates regularly to provide an accurate assesment of COVID cases in the County.
Below are links where you can follow where you can get more information regarding COVID-19
For information regarding protecting you and your loved ones: www.vcemergency.com/faqs
To learn what the Center for Disease Control says: