City Allows for Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion for Businesses No Longer Allowed to Operate Indoor by State or County Directive
The City is offering a Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion Permit (TUP - COVID19-B) to assist businesses that have been impacted by Governor Newsom’s July 13, 2020 order, which mandates the closure of indoor operations of many businesses. This permit will allow businesses to move outdoors into public spaces and other areas to accommodate business operations at pre-COVID-19 levels effective July 23, 2020. The following business sectors are eligible to apply for a Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion Permit:
• Gyms and Fitness Centers
• Places of Worship
• Indoor Protests
• Personal Care Services (including nail salons, and massage parlors
• Hair Salons and Barbershops
• Restaurants (allowed under previous order)
Outdoor areas may include sidewalks, parking lots, and unused patio areas. The allowable number of parking spaces to be utilized for outdoor areas will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Businesses that apply for a Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion Permit must be registered at www.vcreopens.com, in compliance with the County of Ventura Health Officer’s Order, the State’s Industry Sector guidelines, the County of Ventura Environmental Health regulations if applicable, and California’s Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) guidelines if applicable. The permit application can be downloaded from the City’s website at www.simivalley.org/covid19. Businesses can also call the Planning Division for assistance at (805) 583-6769.
For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/.
Update from Dr. Jason Peplinski, Superintendent of the Simi Valley Unified School District to Kick-Of Chamber’s Community Connections Virtual Speaker Series
July 20, 2020, Simi Valley, CA – The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to launch the Community Connections
2020 Speaker Series on Thursday, July 30th with an update from Dr. Jason Peplinski, Superintendent of Simi Valley Unified School District.
Dr. Peplinski will provide an update to students, parents and community members on the Simi Valley Unified School District’s plan for the 2020 School Year in light of COVID-19.
“With all of the changes that have happened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want the community to hear decision makers first hand on how they are moving forward,” said Kathi Van Etten, President/CEO of the Simi Valley Chamber. “An update from Dr. Peplinski about the upcoming Simi Valley school year is incredibly relevant as it impacts a sizeable part of our population.”
This update is the first in a series designed to connect community leaders with community members to provide the most up to date information on areas and topics that impact Simi Valley.
This virtual event will be on Thursday, July 30th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Registration is required to attend this free event. Interested individuals can register HERE
Governor Newsom Issues Order Requiring Additional Sectors to Cease Indoor Operations
In a press conference on Monday July 13th, Governor Newsom issued an order mandating additional industry closures throughout the State.
Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide.
Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days are required to shut down the following industries unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. This order applies to Ventura County.
The Ventura County Public Health Officer may release guidance related to this order with additional restrictions. The most restrictive order issued must be followed by businesses.
Contact the Chamber if you have any questions at 805-526-3900.
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