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photo of current surge Click to view article, SLO County Reports Highest-Ever Number of Active COVID-19 Cases

SLO County Reports Highest-Ever Number of Active COVID-19 Cases

Omicron variant now represents approximately 90% of recent local cases

photo of current surge Click to view article, Health Officials Offer COVID-19 Testing Recommendations as Tests Remain Limited

Health Officials Offer COVID-19 Testing Recommendations as Tests Remain Limited

Public Health urges residents to “save your test” for the right moment, avoid ER for routine testing

photo of current surge Click to view article, Public Health Department Reports Two Deaths, 41 Hospitalizations from COVID-19

Public Health Department Reports Two Deaths, 41 Hospitalizations from COVID-19

Omicron-fueled surge continues with 1,121 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, 19.2% positivity rate

View of green hills and valley with blue sky. Click to view article, New Health Officer Order Replaces Individual Isolation/Quarantine Orders as Cases Surge

New Health Officer Order Replaces Individual Isolation/Quarantine Orders as Cases Surge

If you test positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, don’t wait to isolate

Grass covered hills with a road in the foreground and cows grazing. Click to view article, SLO County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase as Cases Surge

SLO County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase as Cases Surge

14-day average of new cases increases to highest point since January 2021