Moorpark College Reporter

California Governor declares state-wide order for all to stay at home amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Screenshot of California Gavin Newsom during the live streamed news conference on Thursday, March 19.

By Ryan Bough
March 19, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

Thursday evening, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide order for all to stay at home just hours after Los Angeles County ordered its own stay at home measure, which stopped all non-essential activities outside residences. An end to the statewide stay at home order is currently undecided at...

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Ventura County rises to 17

Image courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Dominic D'Amico
March 19, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

As of March 19, the total number of cases of COVID-19 in Ventura County has risen to a total of 17. Days earlier, on March 18, Ventura County Public Health revealed in a series of press releases that five new cases of COVID-19 in Ventura County were thought to be the result of community transmission....

Ventura County Board of Supervisors discuss updates on COVID-19 and county health response

Doctors perform a drive-thru test for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Academic Family Medicine Center in Ventura. Image courtesy of Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

By Dominic D'Amico
March 19, 2020
Filed under News

Tuesday morning, at a meeting of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Director of Ventura County Public Health Rigoberto Vargas delivered a report to the board. In his report, Vargas discussed the progress made in increasing the amount of testing done for the COVID-19 coronavirus as well as the speed...

Moorpark College sends students and faculty online for the remainder of the Spring Semester

Emmerson Kelly, Moorpark student, uses her laptop to study for her english class in the top floor of the library on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Although making the switch to online classes may be tough for some students, Kelly says that taking online classes has allowed her to do classwork when it is most convenient. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Dominic D'Amico
March 18, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday March 16, VCCCD Chancellor Greg Gillespie announced that in-person instruction at Moorpark College and all other VCCCD locations will remain suspended for the rest of the 2020 spring semester, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, which sent a massive metaphorical ripple through the Moorpark Co...

Two new cases of COVID-19 emerge in Ventura County

Photo Courtesy of MGN

By Dominic D'Amico
March 14, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

Story has been updated to reflect recent changes. Saturday March 14, Ventura County Public Health announced that the 8-year-old child previously announced to have the COVID-19 coronavirus had a new sample taken and was retested by Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, which returned negative for the virus...

Second case of COVID-19 in Ventura County presumptively confirmed

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By Dominic D'Amico
March 12, 2020
Filed under News

Wednesday, Ventura County officials presumptively confirmed a second case of COVID-19 in the county and are awaiting confirmation from the CDC. According to Ventura County Public Health, the patient involved in this second case recently returned from a trip to Italy and is now under home quarantine.This...