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Ventura County ACS/ARES

Welcome to the website for the Ventura County Amateur Radio Emergency Service/Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS/ARES).

The Ventura County ACS mission is to serve the County in support of any possible communications need in an emergency. ACS members act as emergency communications reserves to support the County in providing reliable, point-to-point voice and data communications anytime, anywhere. In addition to emergency activations, ACS is involved in promoting emergency preparedness. If you would like to know more, please contact ACS Radio Officer/ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Rob Hanson – W6RH at ec@vccomm.org.

“Stay Well At Home” Order Issued Through April 20

Ventura County Public Health Officer Doctor Robert Levin, has issued a “Stay Well at Home” emergency order –ordering all residents of Ventura County to stay inside their residences, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs.

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Ventura County Health Officer Orders Older, Vulnerable Citizens to Shelter at Home

Ventura County’s Health Officer has ordered older and more vulnerable county residents to shelter at home through April 1. The order applies to county residents age 75 and older as well as residents 70 and older with underlying health conditions.

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County EOC Activation

In response to COVID-19, the County EOC will be activated at a Level 2 beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 7:00am to 7:00pm and will continue to be activated from 7:00am to 7:00pm for the foreseeable future.

Since there are no communication issues at this time, ACS is not required.  Should the situation change we will be in touch.

Visit www.vcemergency.com for information on the situation.

Update: Scandinavian Festival Cancelled

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the April 4th and 5th Scandinavian Festival at CLU has been cancelled. This would have been the 45th Festival with the past several being held at CLU. Approximately 6,500 attendees were expected with music, dancing, food, crafts, vendors, etc. California imposed new measures aimed at controlling the virus, telling residents to postpone or cancel gatherings of more than 250 people through the end of March. Zak Cohen-N6PK expressed his thanks to all who had volunteered to provide communications for the event.