Fireworks sales could be cut short amid a new shutdown

Youth for Christ will begin selling fireworks at this stand located in the El Centro Vons parking lot, 750 N. Imperial Ave. The stand is one of 16 throughout the county that non-profits will use as fundraisers. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

IMPERIAL COUNTY — This year’s Fourth of July and the sale of fireworks is a little up in the air following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Friday recommendation that Imperial County be downgraded to Stage 1 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

County officials have been meeting this weekend to come up with a plan, but the governor made it clear that he has the authority to mandate the county be downgraded to the first phase of the recovery plan.

Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at

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