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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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Environmental Health Supervisors

Laurie Salo (805) 781-5552; [email protected]

  • Body Art, Food Protection, Swimming Pools and Spas, and Vector Programs

Leslie Terry (805) 781-5553; [email protected]

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

Aaron LaBarre (805) 781-5595; [email protected]

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

Author: Environmental Health Services Staff
Date: 7/8/2020 12:11:59 PM

Operational Changes and COVID-19 Guidelines and Information


Please visit ReadySLO's Reopening page for the latest information and guidance on reopening restaurants, public swimming pools and body art facilities, as well as future reopening plans for water parks. Please note that hot tubs/spa pools must continue to remain closed at this time.

As of July 16, 2020, additional business modifications are required due to statewide order for:

(1) Body art facilities must close because outdoor body art applications are not allowed by the Safe Body Art Act

(2) Indoor public swimming pools at fitness facilities must close

As of July 13, 2020, effective immediately by statewide order:

(1) Restaurants must close indoor dining and only operate with outside dining and/or pick-up service

(2) Bars, brew pubs, breweries and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor unless they have outdoor food service in compliance with the California Retail Food Code and alcohol sales are made in the same transaction as a meal.

Effective June 18, 2020, facial coverings are now mandatory statewide in California. Please visit the ReadySLO Face Coverings webpage for more information.

Please visit ReadySLO for information on the modifications.

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.

Reopening Procedures Guidance Videos

COVID-19 Supplemental Guidance Documents

Ready to Reopen Toolkit

Face Covering Signage English

Face Covering Signage Spanish

Model On-Site Dining Signage for Food Facilities

Model Social Distancing Signage for Grocery Stores

Model Social Distancing Signage for Hazmat Facilities

Ready to Reopen Toolkit

General Cleaning and Disinfection

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

Food Safety

For reopening procedures and to refer to state guidelines for modified conditions to operate, please visit ReadySLO's Reopening website.

Supplemental Guidelines

Guidance for Food Facilities InfoGraphic English

Guidance for Food Facilities InfoGraphic Spanish

Outdoor Dining Consideration Points

Guidance for Food Delivery and Pickup

Certified Farmers' Markets

For reopening procedures and to refer to state guidelines for modified conditions to operate, please visit ReadySLO's Reopening website.

Supplemental Guidelines

Guidance for Certified Farmers' Markets InfoGraphic English

Guidance for Certified Farmers' Markets InfoGraphic Spanish

Hazardous Materials

For reopening procedures and to refer to state guidelines for modified conditions to operate, please visit ReadySLO's Reopening website.

Supplemental Guidelines

Guidance for Hazmat Facilities InfoGraphic English

Guidance for Hazmat Facilities InfoGraphic Spanish

Body Art Facilities

For reopening procedures and to refer to state guidelines for modified conditions to operate, please visit ReadySLO's Reopening website.

Supplemental Guidelines

Body Art Facilities InfoGraphic English

Body Art Facilities InfoGraphic Spanish

Body Art Guidance Planning Checklist English

Body Art Guidance Planning Checklist Spanish

Body Art Sample Cleaning Log

Public Swimming Pools and Public Spa Pools

Public Swimming Pools will be allowed to open under modified conditions beginning June 12.  However, Hot Tubs/Spa Pools and water parks must remain closed.  For reopening procedures and to refer to state guidelines for modified conditions to operate, please visit ReadySLO's Reopening website.  Please note that shared residential public swimming pools can now follow the new guidelines approved on June 12, 2020.

Public Swimming Pool Reopening Guidelines​

Please note that in addition to the above pool guidance, you must comply with other guidance specific to your industry sector type available at ReadySLO's Reopening website.

Campgrounds / RV Parks

Outdoor Recreation (including apartments and HOAs)

Fitness Centers / GymsHotels 

Supplemental Guidelines

Public Swimming Pool InfoGraphic English

Public Swimming Pool InfoGraphic Spanish

Public Swimming Pool Guidance Planning Checklist English

Public Swimming Pool Guidance Planning Checklist Spanish