*Updated: March 30, 2020
Visit Conejo Valley continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with guidance from local and state officials, along with tourism industry partners to ensure the most accurate and timely information is provided to visitors on this topic.
The safety of our visitors and local community are of the utmost importance to Visit Conejo Valley. At this time, we ask that all leisure travelers keep loving us from a distance for now, postpone travel plans and come back again when travel is safe and viable. When normal returns and you’re ready, Visit Conejo Valley will be here to welcome you back.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO CONEJO VALLEY/STATE OF CALIFORNIA?
- For the safety of our local community, Visit Conejo Valley is asking visitors to postpone leisure travel plans and come back when travel is safe and viable.
- In addition, Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered everyone in California to stay home indefinitely to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- Exceptions involve only essential trips such as grocery shopping and health care appointments.
- Outdoor exercise is allowed with proper social distancing of at least 6 feet, but it should be done close to home.
- Travelers in California should abide by the governor’s directive by staying in their accommodations until they can return home.
WHAT HOTELS IN CONEJO VALLEY ARE STILL OPEN IF NEEDED?
- All 14 Conejo Valley hotels remain open.
- The stay-at-home order considers hotels a place of residence if needed.
- We encourage guests to confirm reservations directly.
ARE HOTELS IN CONEJO VALLEY SAFE TO STAY IN IF NEEDED?
- The safety of our visitors and local community are of the utmost importance to Visit Conejo Valley.
- For information relating to lodging policies and procedures, please contact your host property directly.
- Travelers planning an essential visit to Conejo Valley should contact their lodging property for information specific to their location.
WHAT BUSINESSES ARE STILL OPEN IN CONEJO VALLEY?
- The governor’s order closes all Conejo Valley bars, wineries, breweries and brewpubs and restricts access to restaurants to takeout, drive-thru and delivery only.
- All nonessential businesses including movie theaters, entertainment venues, bowling alleys, arcades, gyms and fitness centers are closed until further notice.
- Concerts, festivals and events in Conejo Valley have been postponed or canceled.
- Please contact select businesses for information specific to their location.
WHAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN CONEJO VALLEY?
- California State Parks has closed indoor facilities and campgrounds, along with vehicle access at all state parks, along with fully closing some locations.
- All trails and beaches in LA County are closed to the public.
- All trails, parking lots and restrooms in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area are closed to the public.
- All Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) trails are closed until further notice.
- City of Agoura Hills park restrooms and playgrounds are closed until further notice. City owned park open spaces and walkways remain open.
- Conejo Recreation and Park District restrooms are closed, along with parking lots at most trailheads.
- If visitors cannot maintain safe distancing in any public outdoor space, they should leave.
- Additional outdoor attractions, trails and parking lots in Conejo Valley may be closed. Please contact select businesses for information specific to their location.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF WHILE TRAVELING?
- Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information.
- Public health officials emphasize that social distancing is the most important strategy to lessen the spread of COVID-19.
- Newsom’s order directs everyone in California to not gather in groups of any size.
- If you travel for essential needs, it’s recommended by the CDC to take the following routine precautions:
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.