UPDATE Wednesday, March 11, at 7:44 p.m. on COVID-19: 2nd presumptive positive case reported in Ventura County on Wednesday, March 11

3 11 20 77coronavirusIndividuals at higher risk of severe illness are urged to take precautions as a second travel-related COVID-19 case has been reported in Ventura County on Wednesday, March 11.

On Tuesday, March 10, another traveler in Ventura County was confirmed to have COVID-19, after it was announced the person was presumptively positive for COVID-19 March 6.

A person is determined to be presumptive positive for COVID-19 until the Centers for Disease Control confirms the test results.
According to Ventura County Public Health, the second diagnosed traveler returned from a trip to Italy, became symptomatic and sought medical attention. The testing was completed by a healthcare provider in Los Angeles County. 
The traveler is under home quarantine in Ventura County. As of Wednesday evening (March 11) at 7:45 p.m., Ventura County Public Health Lab has conducted 77 COVID-19 tests, with 75 negative results. There are 25 travelers on home quarantine and there are no confirmed cases of person-to-person transmission in Ventura County.
Ventura County Public Health is encouraging all community members who are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 to take actions to reduce their risk. Older adults, individuals with compromised immune systems, and individuals who have serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer or lung disease, are encouraged to practice social distancing. Such individuals are encouraged to avoid crowded settings, avoid people who are sick and avoid hugging or shaking hands.
Preventive actions for all community members include:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay away from large gatherings and crowds.
If you feel sick, please contact your doctor first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Your personal doctor can answer questions about your health and circumstances.
Ventura County Public Health continues to urge agencies, businesses, school districts, organizations and healthcare providers throughout the County to prepare for social distancing.
The California Department of Public Health has state guidance on how to prepare and protect community members from COVID-19 at the following link. Also, found at   
This includes guidance for:
Healthcare facilities, including long-term care facilities.
Community care facilities, including assisted living facilities and child care.
Schools and institutions of higher education.
Event organizers.
First responders, including paramedics and EMTs.
Employers, health care workers and workers in general industry.
Healthcare plans. 
Home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals.
Guidance for Using Disinfectants at Schools and Child Care.
Health care facilities from Cal/OSHA.
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