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County Health Officer Approves Modified Reopening of Higher Education Institutions

Author: Joint Information Center
Date: 8/12/2020 3:30:00 PM

On Friday, August 7, State health officials issued new guidance for higher education institutions and the return of collegiate athletics. County Health Officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, has reviewed the guidance documents and concurs with the reopening of these sectors in SLO County.


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The County Health Officer has reviewed plans for the modified reopening of higher education institutions in San Luis Obispo County in accordance with State-issued COVID-19 guidance

“We support the safe reopening of our higher education institutions as we all try to slow the spread of COVID-19 here in SLO County,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “As our colleges and universities continue to develop their reopening strategies in accordance with the State’s guidance, protecting the community and promoting behaviors that reduce spread of the disease must be the top priority.”

On Friday, August 7, State health officials issued new guidance for higher education institutions and the return of collegiate athletics. County Health Officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, has reviewed the guidance documents and concurs with the reopening of these sectors.

As modifications to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission are implemented for in-person instruction, adequate preparedness, testing, and training are necessary steps to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Key modifications include wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distancing, as well as closing nonessential shared spaces (game rooms, lounges), limiting visitors, providing individual grab-and-go or plated meals, prioritizing single room occupancy (except family housing), and COVID-19 prevention training for students and staff. 

Additional guidance for in person instruction and conditions under which collegiate athletics may return is at ReadySLO.org.  

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County, visit ReadySLO.org or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903. A staffed phone assistance center at (805) 543-2444 is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist with COVID-19 questions.


El Funcionario de Salud del Condado Aprueba las Modificaciones Para la Reapertura de las Instituciones de Educaci贸n Superior

El funcionario de salud del condado ha revisado los planes modificadas para la reapertura de las instituciones de educaci贸n superior en el condado de San Luis Obispo de acuerdo con la gu铆a COVID-19 emitida por el estado.

“Apoyamos la reapertura segura de nuestras instituciones de educaci贸n superior mientras todos intentamos frenar la propagaci贸n del COVID-19 aqu铆 en el condado de San Luis Obispo”, dijo la Dra. Penny Borenstein, Oficial de Salud del Condado. "A medida que nuestros colegios y universidades contin煤an desarrollando sus estrategias de reapertura de acuerdo con la gu铆a del Estado, proteger a la comunidad y promover comportamientos que reduzcan la propagaci贸n de la enfermedad debe ser la m谩xima prioridad".

El viernes 7 de agosto, los funcionarios de salud estatales emitieron una nueva gu铆a para las instituciones de educaci贸n superior y el regreso del atletismo universitario. La funcionaria de salud del condado, Dra. Penny Borenstein, ha revisado los documentos de orientaci贸n y est谩 de acuerdo con la reapertura de estos sectores.

A medida que se implementan modificaciones para reducir el riesgo de transmisi贸n de COVID-19 para las instrucciones en persona, la preparaci贸n, las pruebas y la capacitaci贸n adecuadas son pasos necesarios para garantizar la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal.

Las modificaciones clave incluyen el uso de cubre bocas y el mantenimiento de la distancia f铆sica, as铆 como el cierre de espacios compartidos no esenciales (salas de juegos, salones), la limitaci贸n de visitantes, la provisi贸n de comidas individuales para llevar, la priorizaci贸n de la ocupaci贸n de una habitaci贸n individual (excepto viviendas familiares), y capacitaci贸n en prevenci贸n del COVID-19 para estudiantes y personal.

En ReadySLO.org encontrar谩 orientaci贸n adicional para la instrucci贸n en persona y las condiciones bajo las cuales el atletismo universitario puede regresar.

Para obtener actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 en el condado de SLO, visite ReadySLO.org o llame a la L铆nea de informaci贸n de salud p煤blica registrada al (805) 788-2903. Un centro de asistencia telef贸nica con personal al (805) 543-2444 est谩 disponible de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. para ayudar con las preguntas del COVID-19.