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Health Officer Orders Bars to Temporarily Close in SLO County This Weekend

Author: Joint Information Center
Date: 7/3/2020 9:52:26 AM

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Officer issued an order this morning that requires bars countywide to close ahead of the Fourth of July weekend to avoid large congregations of individuals in close proximity within a confined space.


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San Luis Obispo, CA — The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Officer issued an order this morning that requires bars countywide to close ahead of the Fourth of July weekend to avoid large congregations of individuals in close proximity within a confined space.

Bars, pubs and breweries in SLO County must remain closed from Friday, July 3 at 4 p.m. through Monday, July 6 at 5 a.m. Bars that provide full meal table service by an in-house full kitchen are exempted while full food service is offered. Wine tasting venues are also exempt.

At 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, the County Emergency Operations Center was notified that Santa Barbara and Monterey counties were closing their beaches, which will likely increase the number of visitors already expected to travel to SLO County over a typically busy holiday weekend. In order to protect visitors and residents, the County, in partnership with beachside cities of Grover Beach, Morro Bay, and Pismo Beach, as well as Port San Luis Harbor District and the Sheriff’s Office, will increase safety checks at retail and food establishments over the weekend. Furthermore, bars will be closed countywide in anticipation of a higher level of patronage due to the expected crowds.

“SLO County is not the place to party this weekend. Bars specifically draw large crowds, and we have seen recent cases of COVID-19 likely transmitted within these establishments locally and throughout the state,” said County Health Officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein. “Bars are particularly high risk because they are closed, indoor spaces often with poor ventilation, where physical distancing is not always easy or possible, and where close communication (talking face to face) typically occurs.”

Beach city police departments, County Sheriff’s Office, and the Harbor District are increasing patrols this weekend. Law enforcement, will visit businesses in the coastal areas to verify compliance with COVID-protective measures,

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County, visit ReadySLO.org.  

For business owners with questions regarding the order please email: [email protected]


Oficial de Salud Ordena que las Barras Cierren Temporalmente en el Condado de SLO Este Fin de Semana

 

San Luis Obispo, CA — La Oficial de Salud P√ļblica del Condado de San Luis Obispo  emiti√≥ una orden esta ma√Īana que requiere que los bares de todo el condado cierren antes del fin de semana del 4 de julio para evitar grandes congregaciones de individuos en las proximidades dentro de un espacio confinado.

 

Los bares, pubs y cervecerías en el condado de SLO deben permanecer cerrados desde el viernes 3 de julio a las 4 p.m. hasta el lunes 6 de julio a las 5 a.m. Los bares que ofrecen servicio completo de comidas en mesa, por una cocina completa, están exentos mientras se ofrece servicio de comida completa. Las vinerías también están exentas.

A las 4:45 p.m. del jueves, se notific√≥ al Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Condado que los condados de Santa B√°rbara y Monterrey estaban cerrando sus playas, lo que probablemente aumentar√° el n√ļmero de visitantes que ya se esperaba que viajaran al condado de SLO durante un fin de semana festivo t√≠picamente ocupado. Con el fin de proteger a los visitantes y residentes, el Condado, en asociaci√≥n con las ciudades junto a la playa de Grover Beach, Morro Bay, y Pismo Beach, as√≠ como El distrito de Port San Luis Harbor y la Oficina del Sheriff, aumentar√° los controles de seguridad en los establecimientos minoristas y de alimentos durante el fin de semana. Adem√°s, los bares se cerrar√°n en todo el condado en previsi√≥n de un mayor nivel de patrocinio debido a las multitudes esperadas.

"El condado de SLO no es el lugar para salir de fiesta este fin de semana. Los bares atraen espec√≠ficamente a grandes multitudes, y hemos visto casos recientes de COVID-19 probablemente transmitidos dentro de estos establecimientos a nivel local y en todo el estado", dijo la Dra. Penny Borenstein, Oficial de Salud del Condado. "Las barras son particularmente de alto riesgo porque son espacios cerrados, interiores a menudo con poca ventilaci√≥n, donde el distanciamiento f√≠sico no siempre es f√°cil o posible, y donde normalmente se produce una comunicaci√≥n estrecha (hablando cara a cara)". 

Los departamentos de policía de la ciudad de playa, la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado y el Distrito de Harbor están aumentando las patrullas este fin de semana. Visitarán negocios en la costa para verificar el cumplimiento de las medidas de protección de COVID,

Para obtener más información sobre COVID-19 en el condado de SLO, visite ReadySLO.org.