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Green grass and purple flowers in San Luis Obispo County
photo by Nola Rae Barnick, 2017.

First County in the State to Make the Case to the California Public Health Department They Are Ready to Loosen Restrictions to Reopen

Author: Joint Information Center
Date: 5/8/2020 6:02:05 PM

County of SLO attests to the readiness to loosen restrictions and reopen businesses and the community based on public health criteria set forth by the State

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In a 5-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors approved the submittal of an attestation by County Public Health Officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, to demonstrate the readiness of San Luis Obispo County to loosen restrictions and reopen businesses and the community based on public health criteria set forth by the State.

The County has not been granted permission by the State to implement the START Guide and remains under the State’s Stay-at-Home Order and subject to the Governor’s Resilience Roadmap.

The formal attestation was certified by Dr. Borenstein, supported by Tenet and Dignity Health, unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, and sent to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). 

Today, the entire state was moved into Stage 2 of the Governor’s Resilience Roadmap, a plan that was made publicly available on Thursday May 7, 2020. Effective today, the State of California is now allowing curbside pickup for retail establishments, as well as the associated manufacturing and logistics related to retail. The State’s new order can be found at

If the County’s attestation is approved by the State and the local epidemiologic situation remains stable, the County will allow in-store retail and in-restaurant dining to reopen.

“SLO County has done everything right. We have sheltered, we have planned, we have prepared. We are now advocating and attesting to the State that SLO County is ready to move forward with reopening safely, responsibly,” says Dr. Borenstein.

Primer Condado Del Estado En Presentar El Caso Ante El Departamento de Salud P煤blica De California Est谩n Listos Para Aflojar Las Restricciones Para Reabrir

En una votaci贸n de 5-0, la Junta de Supervisores aprob贸 la presentaci贸n de una atestaci贸n por la Oficial de Salud P煤blica del Condado, Dra. Penny Borenstein, para demostrar la buena disposici贸n del Condado de San Luis Obispo para aflojar las restricciones y reabrir las empresas y la comunidad basado en los criterios de salud p煤blica establecidos por el Estado.

El Estado no ha otorgado permiso al Condado para implementar la Gu铆a START y permanece bajo la Orden del Estado de quedarse en casa y sujeto a la Hoja de ruta de resiliencia del Gobernador.

La atestaci贸n formal fue certificada por la Dra. Borenstein, apoyada por Tenet y Dignity Health, aprobada por unanimidad por la Junta de Supervisores, y enviada al Departamento de Salud P煤blica de California (CDPH). 

Hoy, todo el estado se traslad贸 a la Etapa 2 de la Hoja de Ruta de Resiliencia del Gobernador, un plan que se puso a disposici贸n del p煤blico el jueves 7 de mayo de 2020. Efectivo hoy, el Estado de California ahora permite la recolecci贸n en la acera para establecimientos minoristas, as铆 como el fabricaci贸n y log铆stica relacionada con el comercio minorista. La nueva orden del Estado se puede encontrar en:

Si el estado aprueba la atestaci贸n del condado y la situaci贸n epidemiol贸gica local permanece estable, el condado permitir谩 que se vuelvan a abrir las tiendas minoristas y los restaurantes.

“El condado de SLO ha hecho todo bien. Nos hemos refugiado, hemos planeado, nos hemos preparado. Ahora estamos abogando y atestiguando al Estado de que el condado de SLO est谩 listo para avanzar con la reapertura segura y responsable ", dice la Dra. Borenstein.