Orders & Guidance
Health officer orders have changed throughout the pandemic based on the level of transmission in our communities. See the latest orders currently in effect, as well as the latest guidance and best practices for staying safe.
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Health Officer Orders
Guidance has changed throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. See the latest local and state health officer orders below.
Current Local Orders
Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Workers in San Luis Obispo County (Sept. 14, 2022). Requires health care facilities/organizations to adopt and implement a policy to require that all health care workers receive the annual influenza vaccine OR sign a written declination and wear surgical mask or higher-level respirator (e.g., N95, KN95, KF94) with good fit while on duty during flu season, defined as November 1 to April 30 of the following year.
The County Health Officer Order to Isolate dated November 28, 2022 has been rescinded effective March 13, 2023.
Current State Orders
For an overview of all State orders and guidance related to COVID-19, visit the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Guidance Hub. This hub includes State Health Officer Orders, workplace guidance, health care guidance, education guidance, archived/historic documents, and more.
See State Orders by Topic
Guidance and Best Practices
Guidance has changed throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. See current guidance and best practices below.
Additional restrictions and required precautions may apply to specific industries and settings, including health care, congregate care, correctional, and youth settings (including schools and childcare).
See AFL 21-08.9, AFL 22-13.1, PIN 23-02-ASC, and more detailed guidance above.
For best practice information, see these CDC recommendations on How to Protect Yourself and Others.