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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Sunday December 6th, 2020 :: 11:04 a.m. PST


Media Release - Sheriff's response to latest stay-at-home order

Nature of Incident: Sheriff’s response to latest stay-at-home order
Since Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement earlier this week about stricter stay-at-home orders and the changes in some business activities, many people have asked how our agency will handle enforcement.
“Our approach to enforcement of the continuously-evolving health orders has not changed from the onset of the pandemic,” said Sheriff Bill Ayub. “Our approach is one of educating the public of the health orders and encouraging compliance with them.”
Deputies have not issued any citations or made any arrests for violations of the public health orders to date. Ventura County residents have shown a high level of compliance with the orders, and those who have violated the orders have reacted favorably when contacted by our deputies.
“Enforcement has always been an option for our staff to use with considerable discretion,” Sheriff Ayub said. “However, our primary goal is to seek voluntary compliance whenever possible. We cannot police our way out of a pandemic. We are going to get through it by taking personal responsibility to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our community safe and healthy.”
The regional stay at home order, which will go into effect tonight at midnight, can be found here:
The order will affect the entire Southern California region for at least three weeks. We ask that everyone do their part to avoid situations that may contribute to the spread of COVID19.
Prepared by: Captain Eric Buschow  
News Release Date: Dec. 6, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
[email protected]
Approved by:
Sheriff Bill Ayub  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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