Ventura County officials: 'We are not out of the woods, but want to gradually get on the road to recovery'

Golf courses are opened again in Ventura County, where even as stay well at home orders have been extended till at least May 15th, some restrictions have been eased by health officials, as long as people keep maintaining social distancing guidelines.

So, for example, players have to stay apart on the course, and there are not places to gather before or after.

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Other big winners businesses that don’t serve the public directly, and can operate with no more than 10 people, keeping distancing guidelines. They get to operate.

Perhaps the third biggest change is that small groups will be allowed to gather, for essential reasons, like an AA meeting. Up to five people can meet at the same location, while socially distancing for counseling, not to go to dinner or have a picnic. The idea is to try easing some restrictions, see if people abide by the rules, and consider the next step.  

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Parking lots and bathrooms remain closed, but you can go to county beaches, as long as people sit apart from one another. Restaurants do remain closed, except for pick up or carryout.

Ventura County officials say the only things that would cause a rollback, would be a sudden unexpected surge in COVID 19 cases, or people not acting responsibly and pushing the guidelines. “We are not out of the woods, by any means,” says our county contact, “but want to gradually get on the road to recovery.”

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