Resorts throughout the region remain closed. Canoe and kayak rentals are still shut down. Major events, including the Lazy Bear Week in Guerneville and the Bohemian Grove encampment in Monte Rio, both scheduled for July, were canceled. Vacation rentals remain prohibited, as well, though local residents believe some are still being rented illegally.
The prospect of increased tourism has fueled an existential conflict for west county residents and business people, pitting their sense of health and safety during the pandemic against the need to shore up their livelihoods.