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Environmental Health Services is open Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm and serving one customer at a time (plus one additional person for those with a translator or who require physical assistance).  Please follow social distancing guidelines while waiting outside and call the office at (805) 781-5544 or visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/ContactEHS for questions or to coordinate for special arrangements. Please visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/CurrentEHSOperations for current EHS COVID-19 guidance documents or ReadySLO.org.

The Health Agency is actively responding to COVID-19 and continuing to provide other essential services. Please see updates from Animal Services, Behavioral Health, Public Guardian and Public Health

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Environmental Health Supervisors

Leslie Terry

(805) 781-5553; [email protected]

  • Beach Water Quality, Cross-Connection, Land Use, Small Public Water Systems, Water Well Programs and Vector Programs

Aaron LaBarre

(805) 781-5595; [email protected]

  • Body Art, Food Protection, Swimming Pools and Spas.

Peter Hague 

(805) 781-5554; [email protected]

  • Hazardous Materials (CUPA) Programs
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Current Environmental Health Services Operations

Author: Environmental Health Services Staff
Date: 6/14/2021 5:08:52 PM

Operational Changes and COVID-19 Guidelines and Information


Effective June 15th, 2021 through October 1st, 2021:

The current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers have been discontinued with the limited exceptions for Mega Events and certain other sectors not regulated by Environmental Health. Please visit ReadySLO.org or the CDPH homepage for the latest information and guidance for all industries.

For general COVID-19 information, please visit ReadySLO.org or call (805) 781-5500.

To file a COVID-19 related complaint, please call (805) 788-2222.

General COVID-19 Guidance Documents

Face Covering Signage English

Face Covering Signage Spanish

Disinfection Guidance (English)​

Disinfection Guidance (Spanish)​

Do Not Mix These Cleaning Products

Workplace Guidance for Worker Positive for COVID-19

Workplace Guidance for Worker Positive for COVID-19

Community Events with Temporary Food Facilities 

Please follow the CDPH Guidance for Mega Events for outdoor events with 10,000 or more attendees and for indoor events with 5,000 or more attendees.  Please also consult with other relevant permitting agencies before planning for your event.  Environmental Health Services only permits food operations at these events. Please feel free to contact Environmental Health Services at 805-781-5544 regarding questions about the application processing for all food-related programs.