Citing coronavirus considerations, Ventura County closes seashores for 4th of July weekend

Ventura County seashores can be closed for the 4th of July weekend in response to surging COVID-19 circumstances and hospitalizations, county well being officers mentioned Tuesday.

Seashores, their parking tons and restrooms will shut from Friday via Monday to discourage gatherings that would result in unfold on the novel coronavirus, public well being officers mentioned in a information launch.

“Visiting household and buddies nonetheless presents a danger of spreading COVID-19,” mentioned Public Well being Director Rigo Vargas. “We all know persons are wanting to exit, however we have to remind you on the significance of being protected and defending your self and others. Please solely collect with the folks that you simply reside with. Your actions might help save lives.”

The announcement comes a day after the county mentioned it might permit sure brewpubs, breweries, bars, wineries and distilleries to stay open in the event that they complied with state security pointers.

In line with a Monday information launch, companies that might have been topic to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order to close bars and nightclubs — those who serve alcoholic drinks with out serving meals on the identical time — by no means reopened within the county.

“Please use excessive warning as COVID-19 remains to be prevalent in our county,” public well being officer Robert Levin mentioned. “You might be more likely to run into somebody who has no signs however is optimistic in case you collect with others.”

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