The city of Ventura, officially named San Buenaventura, has long been considered one of the best places to live. Known for its long history as well as its welcoming community, Ventura is often referred to as the “city of good fortune.” Many businesses have chosen to establish their businesses in this picturesque city in hopes of receiving some of that good luck. Two well-known companies, Patagonia and Petunia Pickle Bottom, have even chosen to establish their headquarters in Ventura.  

Economic development has always been a priority in the city of Ventura, but the impact of COVID-19 recently slowed things down for this entrepreneurial community. With so many companies closed, residents have had to turn to online resources for goods and services. Those who call Ventura home, however, are eager to see things open back up and return to normal so they can start shopping locally again. This desire was made even greater for many people after the announcement to cancel this year’s Ventura County Fair due to the pandemic. 

The Ventura County Fair has been a much-loved annual event since 1875. The only time a year has been missed in the fair’s history was during World War II. The decision to cancel the fair this year was based on health precautions since last year the fair drew more than 300,000 people. The governing directors were concerned about the spread of the virus during such a populated event. Ultimately, the decision to cancel the fair was made with safety in mind, but it was not an easy choice to make. Many businesses in Ventura have been affected not only by the decision to cancel the fair this year but by the ongoing opening restrictions, as well. Luckily, the state is currently working to safely reopen “low-risk” businesses such as bookstores, flower shops, sporting goods stores, and other similar establishments. 

Social distancing will still be in place during the reopening and many of these businesses will only be offering curbside pick-up, but it’s a start. Leaders and residents are ready to cautiously move forward past the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 so they can once again support local businesses. While many beloved businesses and organizations have been closed throughout Ventura, residents have not forgotten about the owners working to keep things running. People have been shopping locally when possible, and look forward to visiting their favorite shops once again. 

As the state moves forward to Phase 2 of its reopening plan, COVID-19 is a serious concern business owners in the area have to address. Customers want to know businesses are not only following safety guidelines established by the state but are also taking as many precautions as possible to limit the spread of the virus. 

As of May 6, Ventura County has nearly 600 cases of Coronavirus and just under 20 deaths. To keep these numbers from rising, business owners in Ventura need to make sure they’re properly cleaning their stores before reopening. The best way to ensure your space is sterilized is to enlist the services of a professional cleaning company like EcoBear Biohazard Cleaning Company

Professional sanitization of your store will eliminate any infectious virus that has been lingering on your counters and surfaces. Through the use of medical-grade chemicals, the Eco Bear sanitization process eliminates dangerous bacteria or viruses. This renders any previously contaminated space safe, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

After professional cleaning is complete, you can confidently let your customers know you’ve prepared for reopening as thoroughly as possible. In these times of uncertainty, we must all do our part. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your customers and prevent the spread of COVID-19.