Beaches remain closed; some O.C. non-essential businesses to reopen during COVID-19 crisis

While beaches remain closed, some non-essential businesses in Orange County opted to reopen. 

It’s not so much out of defiance, as it is financial need business owners said. 

They also say they haven’t been able to get the financial help they expected., FOX launches national hub for COVID-19 news and updates. 

Some cities have been more lenient than others in looking the other way, especially in the O.C.

Orange County Supervisors did approve their own safety guidelines for reopening non-essential businesses but say they are not ready to allow it, yet.

Orange County officials were also working on an active recreation plan that would allow for exercise and the use of some facilities including the bike path on O.C. beaches.

From stores in Huntington Beach to an Irvine Jiu-Jitsu school, they say they are ready to open their doors. 

No citations were issued over the weekend, officials said. 

FOX 11's Kelli Johnson and Mario Ramirez contributed to this report.

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