Large Scale Coronavirus Outbreak Reported At Farmworker Housing Facility On South Coast

Jun 29, 2020

Ventura County health officials say there’s been a large scale coronavirus outbreak at a farmworkers housing facility in Oxnard.

95 positive cases have been reported, with tests on 100 other people still pending.  The workers are in their 20’s and 30’s, and have had mild symptoms.  None of those who tested positive are reported to be seriously ill.  Residents of the housing complex are being placed under quarantine or isolation, depending on their test results.

Health officials say up until this point, there had only been about 50 cases among the county's farmworkers. 

The county Agricultural Commissioner's Office has made a million masks available to the county's ag community.  The County has also worked with farms and community groups on coronavirus safety education efforts focused on the farmworker community.