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Coronavirus: Ventura County Eases Restrictions In Modified Stay-At-Home Order

VENTURA (CBSLA) — Ventura County is extending its stay-at-home order until May 15th, but the county is starting to ease its restrictions in hopes of reopening soon.

The new order, which goes into effect Sunday, allows some business that were formerly considered "nonessential" to operate with 10 employees. This includes bike shops, car dealerships and golf courses.

All businesses, according to the order, must maintain social distancing inside. In addition, social gatherings are now being allowed with up to five people.

Those with underlying health conditions, and the elderly, were still being asked to stay inside and distance themselves as much as possible.

"People should respect that as much as possible," said Mayor Laura Hernandez of Port Hueneme. "If they want to get out and get fresh air, to stay within their neighborhood as much as possible."

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