BREAKING NEWS: Ventura County Public Health allows gyms, camps, bars and more to open

Ventura County Public Health Department has issued a modified health order permitting the reopening of additional businesses that were previously closed. This order will be effective June 11 at 11:59 p.m. and will continue to be in effect until extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the Public Health officer.
 Sectors that may reopen June 12 with modifications, social-distancing protocols, and completion of the attestation process include, but are not limited to:
 ·         Gyms and fitness facilities
·         Day camps
·         Family entertainment centers
·         Hotels and lodging for tourism or individual travel
·         Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation
·         Restaurants, wineries, and bars
·         Zoos, aquariums, and museums
·         Public pools
·         Skate parks


 Modifications required in addition to those found in the state guidance are as follows:
 ·         Gyms and fitness facilities
    Outdoor activities can follow the guidance as written
    Indoor activities must keep a 12-foot distancing requirement
·         Day Camps
    Groups sizes are limited to a 10-1 or 10-2 ratio for each group (10 campers with one or two instructors).
    Each group must be stable. The same campers and instructor stay together and do not mix with other groups.
    Any camp activity must maintain 6-foot social distancing. Individual skills and drills can be done, but no group or contact sports such as a football or basketball games may be played
·         Family Entertainment Centers
Examples that may be opened include bowling, miniature golf, batting cages, and private skate parks
    Movie theaters, arcades, playgrounds, rock climbing walls, and trampoline venues are not allowed to open at this time
·         Hotels and lodging for tourism or individual travel
    Hotel rooms must be left vacant for 24 hours after a guest has departed.
·         Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation
    RV parks and campgrounds at the beach are allowed at two-thirds capacity.
    RV parks and campgrounds not at the beach are allowed 50% capacity.
·         Restaurants, wineries, and bars.
    Bars and wineries that serve food can be open with the existing requirement that alcohol must be sold on the same ticket as a meal. 

    Restaurants should continue to follow the previous guidance. 

·         Zoos, aquariums, and museums.
    Follow state guidance
·         Public and HOA pools.
    50% capacity
    Use a reservation system
    Follow county of Ventura Environmental Health guidance for pools.
·         Music, film, and TV production
    No live audiences.
    *Do not register at  Attestation is included through permit issuance.



    Must have a COVID-19 compliance officer on site.

    Follow industry guidance.
These sectors may be open only while adhering to social-distancing protocols provided by the governor and the Ventura County Public Health officer and after completing the county’s attestation process (*except for those noted). Businesses must also follow the guidelines on the Frequently Asked Questions document. Business owners can find resources, information, and the process to complete the attestation at .


Other state guidance and openings still under consideration:
·         Cardrooms, satellite wagering facilities, and racetracks.
·         Professional sports without a live audience.
For more information about COVID-19 and the local response, visit

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