THOUSAND OAKS – As Ventura County takes steps to re-open according to state and local guidelines, efforts continue to evaluate the spread and recovery of our community from COVID-19. A diverse public and private partnership has evolved to bring two of the most sensitive and specific serology tests into Ventura County.
CAMARILLO – Join Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D- Thousand Oaks) for a special Facebook LIVE event featuring a one-on-one interview with Dr. Samuel I. Fink, MD, FACP - an internal medicine specialist based in Tarzana, who is currently treating patients with coronavirus.
VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the County of Ventura said it has been actively working with community partners to obtain antibody tests for the area.
The county said there is a race throughout the nation to acquire point-of-care COVID-19 antibody tests. This antibody testing, which is also called serologic testing or immunity testing, can reportedly reveal whether a person’s immune system has already created a response to the coronavirus.
Santa Rosa Valley real-estate agent Rosemary Allison has been named 2020 Woman of the Year by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks.
Irwin recognized Allison for her many efforts to help the community, both through volunteering and raising funds.
CAMARILLO – To help offset the blood supply shortage occurring due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) collaborated with the American Red Cross, Conejo Valley Recreation and Park District and other local organizations to host six blood drives throughout Ventura County.
Ventura County is looking for donations of face masks and other protective equipment to help health care workers responding to the coronavirus.
This week, the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services began accepting donations at three drop-off locations: Assembly member Jacqui Irwin’s offices in Oxnard and Camarillo and the Ventura County Community Foundation in Camarillo. The county is requesting new and unused surgical masks, N-95 masks, procedure masks, isolation gowns, medical goggles, dracon culture swabs and Tyvek suits.
By Gretchen Wenner in the Ventura County Star
If you have spare protective gear used by medical workers, Ventura County wants it.
On Monday night, officials put out a plea to the public for donations. The request comes as local cases of the new coronavirus continue to rise and four staff members at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura have tested positive for the virus.
Specifically, authorities are seeking surgical masks, N95 masks, procedure masks, isolation gowns, medical goggles, Dacron culture swabs and Tyvek suits.
SACRAMENTO – Every year, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus sponsors the annual “Woman of the Year” celebration as part of Women’s History Month. This year, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) named Santa Rosa Valley resident, Rosemary Allsion, as her 2020 Woman of the Year.