VENTURA, Calif. -- The City of Ventura announced the closure of all parks and beaches until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The City is taking measures to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 emergency period.
Beach and park closures include the Promenade, pier and Wastewater Treatment Plant wildlife ponds.
The City is following Ventura County Public Health's "Stay Well at Home" order that asks community members to stay inside their homes, limit all outside movement beyond what is necessary to take care of essential needs and orders all non-essential businesses to close.
Since March 15, the City has proclaimed a "State of Emergency" for the area. The proclamation includes social distancing practices, cancellations of public events, closures of City facilities and restrictions placed on bars, nightclubs, restaurants, movie theatres, gyms and fitness centers.
For more on what the City of Ventura is doing against the spread of COVID-19, click here.