Back in mid-March, Governor Gavin Newsom issued his Stay at Home order for the state of California. Government officials eased these restrictions a little bit in mid-April. While restaurants still only offer to-go or delivery options, golf courses, bike shops, and car lots opened back up to the public. From April 4th to April 20th, Ventura beaches shut down due to COVID-19 concerns. However, as of April 20th, local officials opened up Ventura Beaches for limited usage. They want the public to enjoy our gorgeous Southern California weather but strongly encourage continued social distancing.
Ventura Beaches Limited Use
For now, officials allow the following activities on Ventura beaches, parks, trails, and pathways:
- Ocean activities (swimming, surfing, parasailing, boating)
What's Not Allowed?
- Group gatherings
- Sitting or standing
- Lying down
For now, playgrounds, skate parks, picnic areas, pools, public restrooms, baseball fields, tennis courts, and parking lots remain off-limits for public gatherings. However, the modified order from Ventura officials allows public gatherings of people as long as they stay in the cars with the windows rolled up. And the gathering must be in an open-air location/outdoor venue. Cars cannot be parked closer than six feet from each other and cannot contain more than five people at a time.
Remember, though, to stay at least six feet from others that don't reside in your household. We're not in the clear from possible COVID-19 exposure. Even when asymptomatic, you may still infect others in your friends and family circle that are vulnerable to this disease. If we all adhere to social distancing rules, wash our hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time, and disinfect doorknobs, countertops, and other high traffic areas of our houses, we can open the entire state back up soon. Do your part to stay healthy and safe.
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Originally posted on our Ventura County real estate blog here: http://thezteam4re.com/ventura-beaches-ltd-opening-covid-19/.