That is part of the expanded phase 2 the California Department of Public Health has mandated for counties across the state. As of May 20, Ventura County has had 29 deaths, and 858 total COVID-19 cases, according to Ventura County Emergency page.
Kelly Long, Ventura County Supervisor & Chair of the Board of Supervisors, joined KNX In-Depth Thursday afternoon to discuss the reopening of the Ventura County economy and what's next.
She advised the local Ventura County residents to call in the local businesses and restaurants before going in to make sure they are adhering to the rules and regulations.
She said some of the restaurants are still getting up and running. She said more than 3,200 businesses have registered to reopen. In Ventura County it is an option to wear a face-covering for residents, she said adding if you have a cough, you should wear a mask.
In restaurants, physical distancing is required, and staff and servers will be required to wear masks, according to Long. She said pick-up and delivery are still options from restaurants.
"We are wanting to make sure our economy is still driving forward even though people need to be safely distancing and following all the measures of the Stay at Home," Long said.
Long said "we need to be able to open up our businesses and our restaurants to get our people employed so that we can also take care of the public health of our community. It's a win-win. If you take care of the public health, you can then get your economy driving. If you get your economy driving, you can take care of your public health."
Long said she wants to make sure people take steps they are comfortable with.