UPDATE Thursday, March 5, on coronavirus: 7 people in Ventura County tested for coronavirus — all 7 tests negative; 25 travelers self-quarantined at home as a precaution

3 3 20PUBLICHEALTHSIZEThe day after California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in California because of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, March 4, Ventura Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin reported that seven people in Ventura County have been tested for the novel coronavirus and all seven tests are negative.

In addition, Levin reported Thursday, March 5, that 25 travelers in in Ventura County are self-quarantined at home as a precaution.


There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ventura County as of Thursday, March 5 at 8:45 a.m.

On March 4, the California Department of Public Health reported that there were 53 people in the United States confirmed to have COVID-19. It was reported that 10 U.S. residents had died from COVID-19 — nine in the Washington state nursing home and one in Northern California.


A list of informative websites on Covid-19:

— To view latest updates on Covid-19 for Ventura County, visit:


— To view the Friday, Feb. 28, Covid-19 update from the Ojai Unified School District, visit:


— To view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for Covid-19 updates, visit: 


— To view the CDC website on ways to protect oneself and others from getting Covid-19, visit:


— To view latest information on Covid-19 in California, visit California Department of Public Health:


To view medical updates on the WebMD website, visit: 


To view a list of countries with COVID-19 travel advisories, visit:


— To view guidance from the CDC to Ventura County Office of Education, to be disseminated to local school districts, visit:


 — To view recording of Saturday, Feb. 29, state of Washington press conference on Covid-19, visit:

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— To view recording of Wednesday, Feb. 26, press conference in Camarillo regarding travelers at risk of contracting coronavirus being housed at Naval Base Ventura County-Point Mugu, visit:



— To view recording of press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 25, with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., visit:

(Dr. Anne Schuchat’s comments start at the 5:35 time stamp of the press briefing recording.
At the 17:45 time stamp, Dr. Robert Kadlec, HHS's assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response, spoke about the quarantine center at Naval Base Ventura County-Point Mugu.)


— To view a press conference from President Trump on Saturday, Feb. 29, visit CBS coverage at:

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