COVID-19 Safety Information from Ventura County Public Health

    The Ventura County Office of Education is sharing this important update from Ventura County Public Health.

    Ventura County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, and we want to ensure that all residents have the information they need to prevent COVID-19 infection.

    It’s important to remember that gatherings with anyone other than members of your household are prohibited. 

    Here are some basic things that you can do to reduce your risk and the risk for others of infection.

    1)    Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    2)    Don’t touch your nose, mouth or eyes and teach your children to do the same.
    3)    Maintain 6 ft. distance from others when leaving your house and in public areas. 
    4)    Use face coverings when leaving your home and going out into public areas. This is State mandated.

    If you think you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with it, get tested for free. There are various locations throughout the county.

    Please go to the website www.venturacountyrecovers.org for all COVID-19 related information for Ventura County.


    COVID-19 Información de Seguridad de la Salud Publica del Condado de Ventura

    La oficina de Educación del Condado de Ventura está compartiendo esta importante actualización de Salud Pública del Condado de Ventura.

    El Condado de Ventura continúa viendo un aumento en los casos de COVID-19, y queremos asegurarnos de que todos los residentes tengan la información que necesitan para prevenir la infección por COVID-19.

    Es importante recordar que las reuniones con personas que no sean miembros de su hogar están prohibidas.

    Aquí hay algunas cosas básicas que puede hacer para reducir su riesgo y el riesgo de otras infecciones.


    1) Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos.

    2) No se toque la nariz, la boca o los ojos y enseña a sus hijos a hacer lo mismo.

    3) Mantenga una distancia de 6 pies de los demás cuando salga de su casa y en áreas públicas.

    4) Use cubiertas para la cara cuando salga de su casa y salga a áreas públicas. Esto es un mandato estatal.


    Si cree que tiene COVID-19 o ha estado expuesto a alguien con él, hágase la prueba de forma gratuita. Hay varios lugares en todo el condado.

    Visite el sitio web www.venturacountyrecovers.org para obtener toda la información relacionada con COVID-19 para el condado de Ventura.


    Mental Health

    What Is Mental Health?

    Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps de-termine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from child-hood and adolescence through adulthood.

    Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

    Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry

    Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse

    Family history of mental health problems

    Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

    Find this and more information at https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health

    Suicide Prevention Awareness Resources

    Warning Signs: https://www.suicideispreventable.org/


    Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Protective Factors: https://afsp.org/risk-factors-protective-factors-and-warning-signs

    Help Someone Else: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/

    Local and National Resources and Support

    Ventura County Crisis Team 1-866-998-2243

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255

    National Hopeline Network (800) SUICIDE or (800) 784-2433

    California Youth Crisis Line (800) 843- 5200 –24 hours, bilingual

    TEEN LINE (310) 855-4673 or text TEEN to 839863 – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services, from 6pm-10pm PST daily. Text, email, and message board also available, with limited hours—visit http://teenlineonline.org for more information.

    The Trevor Project (866) 488-7386 – a 24-hour crisis line that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbi-an, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Text and chat also available, with limited hours—visit www.thetrevorproject.org for more information.