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South Coast city announces new shutdowns in face of COVID-19 surge

City of Oxnard
The COVID-19 surge is prompting the City of Oxnard to temporarily shut down many of its in-person programs and services.

City of Oxnard will temporarily shut down libraries, senior centers, in-person visits to city facilities.

Safety concerns over the COVID-19 surge are prompting one of the largest cities on the Central and South Coasts to close many of its facilities, and programs to the public.

The City of Oxnard has announced that starting with the new year, it will be temporarily closing some of its programs, and facilities to the public.

The city’s four senior centers will be closed, with meals available for pickup. The libraries, youth centers, and basketball gyms will also be closed.

Recreation, as well as youth and adult sports programs sponsored by the city will be suspended.

And, city offices will be closed. That includes Oxnard’s City Hall, and the lobbies of the police and fire departments.

The move takes effect January 3. City officials say they anticipate the closures will be in effect for at least three weeks, but it all depends of the length of the surge.

Oxnard officials say the safety of the community, as well as city employees comes first.