The County of San Diego last week released guidelines for outdoor meetings that indicate that there will be no restrictions in place after June 15. That means the community of Valley Center will be able to celebrate Western Days again during the July 4 weekend.
Oh, by the way, the Western Days Committee has named 5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond as this year’s Grand Marshal of the parade, which will be held on July 3, 10 a.m.-noon along Valley Center Road.
The parade route will be from Cole Grade to Lilac.
Other recommendations from the County:
Vaccine verification/negative test, while required for indoor “mega” events, will only be “recommended” for outdoor “mega” events. Note: “Mega” events are defined as those with 10,000 or more people attending.
There are no restrictions on capacity. No physical distancing requires and guests will be recommended to follow the current CDC guidelines for masking.
The Roadrunner asked Gina Roberts, president of Valley Center Western Days Inc., to comment on the county guidelines: “Excellent news!” she said. “Thrilled the County is supporting our events!”