Visit Ventura COVID-19 Reliable Sources

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April 1, 2020
Google my business listing up-to-date webinar

Tomorrow morning we are hosting a webinar called “Keeping Your Google My Business Listing Up-To-Date.” During these times it’s even more important to keep your business up-to-date online and get relevant information out to customers who have questions. If you would like to join please follow this link here.

Take out Tuesday

Great American take out

As we all know, the coronavirus poses a significant threat to the future of an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans. That’s why a coalition of restaurants is asking industry peers, partners, publishers, influencers, and—most critically—guests, for help. We can’t do it without everyone!
If you are a restaurant in Ventura and you would like to participate in #TheGreatAmericanTakeout, please provide your information here. And please let us know here at Visit Ventura also (thank you!).
March 31, 2020

After last week’s passage of the CARES Act, we know that there are many questions about what aid you qualify for and how you can apply for it. U.S. Travel Association resources may be able to help provide some answers and make sure our industry is getting the assistance it needs. Earlier this week, U.S. Travel Association hosted a webinar to walk through the provisions of the CARES Act for which travel industry companies are eligible. A recording of that webinar, which navigates through the CARES Act, can be viewed here.


March 12, 2020

COVID 19 — the Coronavirus — is on all our minds. As we all know, this is a global situation that stretches far beyond tourism and our town of Ventura. First and foremost, our hearts go out to those affected — and our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all those working so hard to address this. The brightest minds in the world are working on this. Often, in the worst of times, the best of humanity rises.

The Coronavirus situation is changing rapidly, resulting in an overwhelming torrent of information — not all of it accurate. In an ever-evolving situation, accurate knowledge is one of our most powerful tools. If you understand, as best as possible, what is developing, then you can address it in the best means possible.

With facts — and a reasoned approach to the Coronavirus — in mind, here are some excellent sources to turn to for daily (and sometimes by the minute) updates and sound advice.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is probably the most comprehensive and accurate source of information. They address a wide range of topics, from steps to prevent illness to breaking updates.

The World Health Organization provides a global — and factual — overview, and answers almost any question you can think of. And again, a running stream of important updates.

Locally, a great source for preparedness and Ventura County updates is

This dynamic live blog by Skift is an excellent source to turn to for the latest updates related to COVID-19 and the travel industry.

Visit California is also providing daily updates.

For advice on helping prevent workplace exposure to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 click here.

Here at Visit Ventura we will also keep you updated through our Facebook Ventura Tourism Partners Page.


We realize we are all in this together.

And there can never be enough helping hands.

Thank you.

The Visit Ventura team