Current Environmental Health Services Operations
Author: Environmental Health Services Staff
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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
Guidance for Hazmat Facilities InfoGraphic English
Guidance for Hazmat Facilities InfoGraphic Spanish
Hazmat Facility Guidance Self-Checklist
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