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COVID-19 numbers in VC; county to provide rent assistance, business grants

5 30 RESULTS
The Ventura County Public Health Officer reported the following report on local COVID-19:
16 new cases from the day before.
33 deaths - 1 additional death (a male in his 90s with a comorbidity)
1,078 total positive cases
21 in the hospital
11 in the ICU
817 recovered
23,389 tested
Video Update: View the Friday, May 29, press conference at: https://vimeo.com/424204247
Modified Order: The Stay Well VC Health Order has been modified and can be viewed at https://vcportal.ventura.org/CEO/VCNC/VC_Public_Health_Officer_Order_May-29-2020.pdf The modified order goes into effect May 29 at 11:59 p.m. and will continue until 11:59 p.m. June 14, 2020.
This order includes the reopening of places of worship following the state guidance.
This order removes several restrictions to allowed activities.
Golf carts are allowed (limit 1 person per cart), putting greens and flag pins are also allowed (with protocols).
Sportfishing is allowed with the guidance.
HOA pools can reopen. Public pools must remain closed.
Passive recreation is allowed and expanded parking along the coast.
Day-use parking expanding at some parks.
RV camping at the Rincon will be opening Monday at 50% capacity.
Other important Updates:
On Friday, May 29, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the ability to open stage 3 has been given to counties. However, the state has not provided guidance. More information should be available by early next week for additional businesses to reopen.
Thursday, May 28, at a special meeting, the county Board of Supervisors approved $20 million in funding for Business Grants and Rental Assistance. The Business Assistance Grant Program will include $5,000 grants to local businesses.
The first round of funding will include $5 million and a second round with another $5 million is anticipated. The program is being finalized and applications will be available in the next two weeks. Ample notice and communication will be given before the application period begins.
Interested businesses should be directed to www.vcreopens.com . All registered businesses will receive direct communication as the program details and timelines are finalized. Those businesses interested in the grant program that are not yet able to register or reopen should still go to the www.vcreopens.com  website and there they can “Sign up to receive updates.”
All of these businesses will receive the program information as well. During this same action, the Board of Supervisors also approved a Rental Assistance Program for individuals. It will also have two rounds of funding at $5 million each.