Newsom says California shutdown to continue, but Ventura County eases stay-at-home order


Ventura County on Saturday modified its stay-at-home order to permit some businesses to reopen and some gatherings to take place for the first time since the restrictions were issued to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

The county had reported 422 cases of COVID-19 and 13 related deaths as of Sunday. Thirty people were hospitalized, including nine in intensive care units.

“We are positioned to focus on the road to reopening because our residents and businesses have sacrificed so much to comply with the public health orders and slow the spread of the virus in our community,” Mike Powers, the county’s executive officer, said in a statement. “Our current situation is further strengthened by the work of our local hospitals to expand their capacity.”

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Brian Ledis of Westlake Village gives surfing lessons to his 8-year-old son, Rowan, at Port Hueneme on Wednesday.

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Sisters Emily Amanda, 7, and Hazel, 4, at the beach in Port Hueneme on Wednesday.

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The driving range at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo on Wednesday.

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Jessica Hemmy has her son Carter, 3, hit the “walk” button alongside brother Logan, 5, in downtown Ventura on Wednesday.

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At the beach in Port Hueneme on Wednesday.

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Shoppers in downtown Ventura on Wednesday.

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Sun and sand in Port Hueneme.

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Main Street in Ventura on Wednesday.

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A sign of the times in Ventura.

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Greg Thomas picks up lunch from Samantha Madec at Lure Fish House in downtown Ventura on Wednesday.

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Gustavo Gutierrez mops the showroom floor with disinfectant at reopened Ventura Toyota.

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Yoeli Barag buys breakfast from Nora Nancy at Busy Bee Diner in Ventura on Wednesday.

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Brian Ledis of Westlake Village with son Rowan on the beach in Port Hueneme.

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Lilii Umeda, 30, prepares for a round of golf at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo on Wednesday.

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