COVID-19 Updates

County Continues Executive Order to Shelter at Home
Date: 4/2/2020 3:15:00 PM
In partnership with all seven incorporated cities in San Luis Obispo County, County Emergency Services Director Wade Horton today announced that the County’s executive order to Shelter at Home remains in effect.
Pet Owners Asked to Prepare Care Plans
Date: 3/31/2020 3:00:00 PM
While there is currently no definitive evidence that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) causes illness in our companion animals, they still could be affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Update on Grant Applications for Local Health, Community Services
Date: 3/30/2020 5:26:18 PM
The deadline to apply has been extended to May 1, 2020 at 5 p.m.
How to Get Delinquent Property Tax Penalties Waived
Date: 3/30/2020 5:03:56 PM
Jim Hamilton, San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, announced procedures for taxpayers to request waiver from property tax late charges incurred due to COVID-19 hardships. This announcement follows information released on March 20 announcing the waiver program.
County Accepting Donations of Personal Protective Equipment from the Community
Date: 3/30/2020 3:00:00 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo is accepting donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the community.
Vehicle Access Temporarily Closed at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area and Pismo State Beach
Date: 3/28/2020 3:09:43 PM
Effective today, the California Department of Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed vehicular access to Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA), including the Oso Flaco Lake parking lot.
County’s Transient Occupancy Tax Deadline Extended
Date: 3/28/2020 11:49:51 AM
Lodging operators in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County can defer payment of TOT due in March and April until September.
Residents Encouraged to Visit Virtual Local Assistance Center on
Date: 3/27/2020 3:28:50 PM
Online hub connects residents, businesses with government services in one location
County Behavioral Health Maintains Essential Services During COVID19 Shelter Order
Date: 3/27/2020 3:00:35 PM
County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Department will continue to support the community's mental health and treatment needs.
Actions Taken to Limit Access to Campgrounds and Beaches
Date: 3/26/2020 3:39:17 PM
Emergency Services Director Wade Horton: “Now is not the time” for tourism
County Health Officer Issues Order to Restrict Visitors to Some Health Care Facilities
Date: 3/26/2020 3:30:56 PM
The County Health Officer issued a public order today that restricts visitors and non-essential personnel from hospitals and certain types of licensed residential facilities.
Call for Volunteers for County Medical Reserve Corps
Date: 3/25/2020 3:20:10 PM
Heath care and mental health volunteers to support community’s response to COVID-19
County Opens Enforcement Line to Report Executive Order Violations
Date: 3/24/2020 3:20:02 PM
County emphasizes voluntary compliance, may take civil/criminal action if needed.
County Leaders Ready to Establish Alternate Care Site if Hospitals Reach Capacity
Date: 3/23/2020 3:48:05 PM
Site is not currently needed; it can be set up rapidly if needs change
County Seeks to Meet Basic Needs with Safe Parking Program
Date: 3/26/2020 5:21:45 PM
Participating families and individuals are required to agree to site rules, such as respectful behavior and no drug or alcohol use.
Important Notice Regarding COVID-19 and SLO County Board of Supervisors Meetings
Date: 4/3/2020 11:47:28 AM
Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Office, in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, in-person public attendance will not be allowed at Board of Supervisors meetings until further notice.
Update to County Health Officer’s Statement Regarding Arroyo Grande High School Student
Date: 3/23/2020 10:02:39 AM
On March 22, 2020, Arroyo Grande High School officials announced a 10th grade Arroyo Grande High School student tested positive for COVID-19. During a news briefing which took place on the same day, County Health Officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein acknowledged two high school-aged students tested positive for COVID-19 but did not confirm where the students attended school.
Food and Medication Resources for Seniors or Self-Isolating Residents
Date: 3/21/2020 2:27:22 PM
Self-isolating San Luis Obispo County residents 65 and older and those with chronic medical conditions who can’t get to the grocery store or pharmacy now have a free way to get their food and medicine delivered.
Temporary Public Comment Procedure
Date: 3/20/2020 2:11:11 PM
Notice of Temporary Procedures for Board of Supervisors Meetings
San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Statement Regarding Tax Collection Deadlines
Date: 3/20/2020 1:05:35 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Tax Collector announces the following information for taxpayers related to payment of Property Taxes during the COVID-19 emergency.
Current Environmental Health Services Operations
Date: 3/20/2020 8:03:58 AM
Operational Changes and COVID-19 Guidelines and Information
Shelter At Home Guidelines
Date: 3/19/2020 3:40:48 PM
A Shelter At Home Order has been issued for San Luis Obispo County beginning tonight at 5 p.m. This notice is to address the impact on our community and provide guidance during this challenging time.
County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries to Close Temporarily
Date: 3/19/2020 7:41:59 AM
Following the recommendation of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department to maintain aggressive social distancing, the County of SLO Public Libraries will close all libraries today, March 18 until further notice.
County Issues Executive Order to Shelter at Home Starting Tomorrow
Date: 3/18/2020 5:51:29 PM
The health and safety of our community is our top priority. The actions we take today will help us get back to normal as soon as possible.
County Issues Order Suspending Evictions for Rental Residences
Date: 3/18/2020 5:50:50 PM
No one should be forced out of their home because of the spread of COVID-19 in our county.
Canceled Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies: Estrella River Bridge Rehabilitation Project at Whitley Gardens, and the New Bridge At Geneseo Road and Huerhuero Creek, North Of Creston
Date: 3/18/2020 4:31:17 PM
In order to minimize any potential spread of the coronavirus, the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works is postponing both ribbon-cutting events scheduled for Friday, March 27.
Contour Airlines Suspends Service at San Luis Obispo County
Date: 3/18/2020 2:06:02 PM
Contour Airlines will suspend air service from San Luis Obispo to Las Vegas beginning March 30th.
As Number of Cases of COVID-19 Increase in SLO County, Local Officials Support New State Guidance Concerning Food and Beverage Venues
Date: 3/17/2020 4:04:48 PM
“What is vitally important right now is that we all do what is needed to slow the rate of spread so we don’t overwhelm our health care system.”
SLO County Issues Executive Order to Limit Spread of COVID-19
Date: 3/16/2020 12:50:23 PM
Order follows confirmation of third local case and Governor’s direction on social distancing
Second Case of COVID-19 Reported in SLO County
Date: 3/15/2020 12:45:00 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department reports today that another individual in San Luis Obispo County tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
First Case of COVID-19 Reported in SLO County
Date: 3/14/2020 8:28:55 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department announced today that an individual in San Luis Obispo County tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the first confirmed case in San Luis Obispo County.
County of SLO Declares Public Health Emergency, Local Emergency
Date: 3/13/2020 1:44:29 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Health Officer declared a public health emergency today and the County Emergency Services Director also proclaimed a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidance on Gatherings to Protect Public Health and Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Date: 3/12/2020 4:40:51 PM
The SLO Public Health Department is adhering to Governor Newsom's directive that all non-essential large events be cancelled or postponed.
Spartan Race Cancelled at Recommendation of County Health Officer
Date: 3/11/2020 4:52:04 PM
Health Officer evaluating events on case by case basis; No mass cancellations at this time.
Recommended Community Actions to Limit Exposure to COVID-19
Date: 3/10/2020 9:26:04 AM
We can all take proactive actions to protect the health of our community.
SLO County Resident Tests Negative for COVID-19
Date: 3/5/2020 7:50:42 PM
Late this afternoon, the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department received laboratory test results confirming a local resident does not have COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.
County Public Health Awaiting Test Result for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Date: 3/5/2020 4:09:22 PM
Public Health officials expect to receive laboratory test results this weekend of a specimen collected from a person with mild symptoms, who was recently in contact with travelers from an area with widespread transmission of COVID-19 and who were also mildly ill.
SLO Public Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Information for Residents
Date: 3/4/2020 9:18:14 PM
The Public Health Department is updating residents about coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The most current information along with the preparedness and response systems we have in place indicate that the impact of the virus to our community will not be nearly as severe as that experienced by China and other less-prepared regions.
Public Health Response to Novel Coronavirus
Date: 2/27/2020 9:14:36 AM
Public Health updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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