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The Environmental Health Services (EHS) office is closed to in-person visitation until further notice, however we remain open for business via www.slocounty.ca.gov/ContactEHS or by telephone at (805) 781-5544.  Please visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/CurrentEHSOperations for EHS COVID-19 guidance documents.

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Current Environmental Health Services Operations

Author: Environmental Health Services Staff
Date: 5/20/2020 2:21:48 PM

Operational Changes and COVID-19 Guidelines and Information


Please visit ReadySLO's Reopening page for the latest information and guidance on reopening restaurants for on-site dining, as well as future reopening plans for public pools and body art facilities.

Please follow this link for updates and COVID-19 Industry Guidelines for the Self-Evaluation and Certification process for essential businesses (such as markets) and hazmat facilities.

For general COVID-19 information, please visit ReadySLO.org or call (805) 543-2444.

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

County Approved for On-Site Dining

The County San Luis Obispo is now in late Stage 2 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap.  We have been approved by the State of California to move into late Stage 2 when on-site dining is allowed at food facilities.  Food Facilities that plan to offer on-site dining in accordance with the State’s COVID-19 Industry Guidance: for Dine-In Restaurants should prepare the 3 documents below. A Ready to Reopen toolkit is also available to help businesses open and operate safely. The toolkit also includes an “Open and Safe” sign that businesses can print and display if they choose to. 

  1. Review the State of California COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Dine-In Restaurants: Establish your own written, site-specific COVID-19 Prevention Plan based on the state guidance document and checklist referenced in item 2 below.  Train employees on the plan. Implement the plan; regularly evaluate for compliance with plan, document and correct any deficiencies identified.  Update the plan as needed.   COVID-19 Prevention Plans and Checklists must be kept on-site at all facilities or business locations and provide to County or City officials upon request.

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  1. Complete Cal/OSHA COVID-19 General Checklist for Dine-in Restaurants Form: Post this completed checklist to show customers and employees that you have reduced the risk of COVD-19 and are ready for business.

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  1. Complete and sign the San Luis Obispo County Business Readiness to Re-Open COVID19 Self Evaluation & Certification Form: Businesses must retain a copy of this completed and signed form on-site at all facilities or business locations and provide to County or City officials upon request.

COVID-19 Guidance Videos

COVID-19 Guidance Documents

General Cleaning and Disinfection

Disinfection Guidance (English)​

Disinfection Guidance (Spanish)​

Do Not Mix These Cleaning Products

Food Safety

Guidance for Food Facilities InfoGraphic English

Guidance for Food Facilities InfoGraphic Spanish

Food Safety Guidance for the Reopening of Closed Restaurants and Stores

General Guidance for Food Facilities (English)​

Guidance for Food Facilities​ (Spanish)

Guidance for Food Delivery and Pickup

Wineries, Breweries and Craft Distilleries

Guidance for Wineries, Bars, Brewpubs, Breweries and Craft Distilleries

Certified Farmers' Markets

Guidance for Certified Farmers' Markets InfoGraphic English

Guidance for Certified Farmers' Markets InfoGraphic Spanish

Hazardous Materials

Guidance for Hazmat Facilities InfoGraphic English

Guidance for Hazmat Facilities InfoGraphic Spanish

Hazmat Facility Guidance Self-Checklist

Model Signage

Model On-Site Dining Signage for Food Facilities

Model Social Distancing Signage for Grocery Stores

Model Social Distancing Signage for Hazmat Facilities

Body Art Facilities

Body Art Facilities are Stage 3 and are not approved to reopen at this time. Please visit ReadySLO's Reopening website for the latest information and guidance for planning your reopening.

Public Swimming Pools and Public Spa Pools

Public Swimming Pools and Public Spa Pools are Stage 3 and are not approved to reopen at this time. Please visit ReadySLO's Reopening website for the latest information and guidance for planning your reopening.

Shared Residential Public Swimming Pools

Interim Requirements for Shared Residential Public Swimming Pools