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COVID-19 testing offered in Ojai Valley

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People line up in their vehicles at Ojai's Sarzotti Park parking lot awaiting COVID-19 tests from COVID Clinic on Monday, Jan. 10. 

 

COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout Ventura County and the Ojai Valley, resulting in long lines at testing centers such as the one at the COVID Clinic at Sarzotti Park on Park Road in Ojai. 

Free PCR testing is available at Sarzotti Park Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Testing is available by appointment only, which can be made here: https://www.covidclinic.org/sarzotti-park/

Ojai Unified School District recently released its allotment of free at-home COVID-19 test kits on Saturday, Jan. 8, at both Nordhoff High School and Meiners Oaks Elementary School. 

Families who were unable to attend the distribution event will have an opportunity this week, with OUSD stating in a release that "Students are eligible to receive only one test kit - either from the Saturday distribution event of from their school site beginning the week of Jan. 10." 

Tests are intended to be used within the next month. 

On-site testing will continue to be offered for students only at several locations throughout the district including Nordhoff High School, Matilija Middle School, San Antonio Elementary and Topa Topa Elementary. A schedule of the student-only testing can be viewed on the OUSD website at: https://www.ojaiusd.org/page/covid-safety-protocols

A Parent Permission form and Patient Test Request form can also be filled out on the site. 

OUSD families needing a free digital thermometer are asked to complete a flier available via the OUSD ParentSquare communication app before Jan. 12 to be included in the first shipment to the school district. 

As of Monday, Jan. 10, there have been 5,835 new COVID-19 cases throughout the county, resulting in three new deaths.

There are currently 261 current hospitalizations, an increase in 66 over the weekend. The ICU is also reporting 36 COVID-19 individuals, up 10 from the weekend. 

The R-effective for Ventura county was listed by venturacountyrecovers.org at 1.74, which indicates that the speed of COVID is "likely increasing rapidly." 

For Ojai’s 93023 ZIP code, there have been 186 new COVID-19 cases over the past 14 days. 

 

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