May 3: Expanded COVID-19 testing starts May 4 in Ventura County; 164 current COVID-19 cases in county

5 3 FARMERS1Ventura County Public Health reported the following COVID-19 facts on May 3, including one new case in Ojai:
7 new cases from the day before
566 total cases
402 recovered cases
25 hospitalized  
9 in the ICU
145 under quarantine
19 deaths
10,861 tested


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County of Ventura Expanded COVID-19 Testing Begins May 4
Testing for COVID-19 has expanded to multiple locations throughout the county. Any Ventura County resident who meets the following criteria may schedule an appointment for testing by calling a state location at 1-888-634-1123 or the county's Ambulatory Urgent Care-sponsored testing site hotline at 805-652-7660.
Criteria For Testing
To be eligible for testing, you must meet one of the two following criteria:
5 3 FARMERS 41. Symptomatic for COVID-19: any person with cough or shortness of breath OR two of the following symptoms: fever greater than 100.4F, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
2. Asymptomatic close contacts of a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case (see criteria below).
For asymptomatic individuals please note the following:
— Asymptomatic close contacts may be tested at two time points, both at the beginning and the end of the 14-day quarantine period. If they are positive at the first test, they do not need to be re-tested at 14 days.
— A "close contact" of a "case" of COVID-19 is defined as living or staying at the same residence, being an intimate sexual partner, staying within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes while the case is not wearing a mask, or having direct contact for any amount of time with the body fluids or secretions of the case (e.g., was coughed or sneezed on, shared utensils with, was provided care by, or provided care for the case, without wearing a mask, gown, and gloves).
Available for all adults and children who live in Ventura County who have symptoms compatible with COVID-19. A physician referral for testing is not necessary. County residents will not be charged for the test and are not required to have health insurance, although they will be asked for insurance information if available. 
Please pre-register for a testing appointment at the following centers:
Optumserve State Locations 
Primary testing site for front-line and essential workers (e.g., grocery workers, food supply workers, utility workers, etc.)
Phone: 1-888-634-1123
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Location 1 – Oxnard Performance Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA  93030
Location 2 – Newbury Park Library
2331 Borchard Road,
Newbury Park
(New state testing site as of May 11)
Ventura County Ambulatory Care Urgent Care Locations 
For pre-screening and appointment, call the hotline at 805-652-7660
Las Islas Family Medical Group- South 
325 West Channel Islands Blvd.
Oxnard, 93033
Open 7 days/week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Magnolia Family Medical Center
2240 E. Gonzales Rd.
Oxnard, 93036
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Academic Family Medicine Center
300 Hillmont Ave., Bldg. 340
Ventura, 93003
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
West Ventura Medical Clinic
133 W. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, 93001
Open 7 days/week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Santa Clara River Valley
Fillmore Family Medical Group
828 W. Ventura St. Fillmore, 93015
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
East County
Conejo Valley Family Medical Group
125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, 91360
Open 7 days/week from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sierra Vista Family Medical Clinic
1227 East Los Angeles Ave. 
Simi Valley, 93065
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 
Sundays 9 a.m. to  2 p.m.
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