Ventura County Public Health is inviting organizations that serve uninsured families and individuals to request at-home COVID-19 test kits. Community-based organizations can apply online by completing the home test kits request form.
Requests will receive a response from a Public Health Team Member within 24-48 hours.
VCPH is in alignment with current CDPH masking guidance. Guidance for Face Coverings (ca.gov)
Per CDPH: Masks are no longer required in indoor high-risk and health care settings. This includes health care, long-term care, and correctional facilities as well as homeless, emergency, and warming and cooling centers. This change took effect Monday, April 3.
VCPH supports organizations and agencies that may require or highly recommend masking for high-risk or vulnerable populations in their settings.
For more information on the CAL/OSHA COVID-19 Guidance and Resources, visit Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Resources. The section on face covering is found here: COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations (ca.gov). Please see this note at the end of FAQ #3: CDPH updated its Guidance for the Use of Face Masks on March 3, 2023, and the changes will took effect on April 3, 2023. This Face Coverings and Personal Protective Equipment FAQ #3 are no longer in effect beginning April 3, 2023
Regarding Public Health Clinics:
Masking is now optional for patients; everyone is still highly encouraged to wear a mask. Please note that staff must wear a mask during patient encounters. Please be advised that VCMC/SPH and ambulatory care have their own guidelines.