Take precautions as flu activity increases

FLU Season in SLO County: What you need to know

As influenza activity increases nationwide and in San Luis Obispo County, the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department reminds residents to take common-sense precautions to protect...

Rainstorm runoff is known to transport disease-causing organisms from urban areas to the ocean.

Avoid Ocean Water During and After Rainstorms

The Public Health Department is advising the public to avoid ocean water contact during, and at least three days following, significant rainstorms—such as the recent and predicted storms.

Sewage Release Impacting Chorro Creek

On November 14, 2019, approximately 33,000 gallons of partially treated sewage was released from the California Men’s Colony due to a mechanical malfunction at the prison’s wastewater treatment...

The home visiting team supports families across SLO County.

Public Health Home Visiting: Supporting a Healthy Start for SLO County’s Youngest Residents

At any given time, 200+ at-risk families in SLO County are receiving home visits and personalized support from the Public Health Department’s field nursing and home visiting programs.

Public Health Dept Warns Residents of Alarming Increase in Deaths from Fentanyl Overdose

The Public Health Department has confirmed an alarming increase in deaths from fentanyl overdose in San Luis Obispo County. From May to October 2019, ten people have died in SLO County from toxic...