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Local Health Officials Ask SLO County Residents to Avoid Social Gatherings

Author: Joint Information Center
Date: 7/27/2020 2:46:10 PM

San Luis Obispo County health officials are asking residents to avoid social gatherings, consistent with State Health Officer order, as COVID-19 cases increase in SLO County.


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San Luis Obispo, CA — San Luis Obispo County health officials are asking residents to avoid social gatherings, consistent with State Health Officer order, as COVID-19 cases increase in SLO County.

“More cases in SLO County are tied to members of several different households getting together with others through parties, celebrations, and other in-person social gatherings,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “Protect your friends and family by avoiding gatherings. I know this is a difficult ask, but it is a key way we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 to keep SLO County healthy, open and strong as this pandemic continues.”

Case investigations have identified cases spread between different households at holiday gatherings, birthday parties, graduation parties, and other medium or small-sized get-togethers. The nature of these gatherings bringing together people from multiple households for a prolonged time, often indoors or with shared food and beverages create an environment where COVID-19 can easily and quickly spread.

“Nobody wants to infect loved ones, but it's happening in SLO County. We each have the ability to stop it and slow the spread of this disease,” said Dr. Borenstein. “Staying in touch and celebrating life events is still important. But now is not the time to gather in person,  especially if you are or someone you know is particularly vulnerable to serious COVID-19 illness."

All residents should take protective actions to limit the spread of COVID-19: wear a face covering in public, maintain six feet of distance from others outside your household, stay in SLO County (avoid traveling outside of the county), and wash your hands frequently.

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.


Funcionarios Locales de Salud Piden a Los Residentes del Condado de SLO Que Eviten las Reuniones Sociales

San Luis Obispo, CA — Funcionarios de salud del Condado de San Luis Obispo están pidiendo a los residentes que eviten las reuniones sociales, consistente con la  orden Estatal de Salud, a medida que casos de COVID-19 aumentan en el Condado de SLO.

"Más casos en el condado de SLO están vinculados a miembros de varios hogares diferentes que se reúnen con otras personas a través de fiestas, celebraciones y otras reuniones sociales en persona", dijo la Dra. Penny Borenstein, Oficial de Salud del Condado. "Proteja a sus amigos y familiares evitando las reuniones. Sé que es algo difícil de pedir, pero es una manera clave para ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19 y mantener el condado de SLO sano, abierto y fuerte a medida que esta pandemia continúa".

Las investigaciones de casos han identificado casos repartidos entre diferentes hogares en reuniones de días festivos, fiestas de cumpleaños, fiestas de graduación y otras reuniones medianas o pequeñas. La naturaleza de estas reuniones-- reuniendo a personas de varios hogares durante un tiempo prolongado, a menudo en interiores o compartiendo alimentos y bebidas-- crean un ambiente donde COVID-19 puede propagarse fácil y rápidamente.

"Nadie quiere infectar a sus seres queridos, pero está sucediendo en el condado de SLO. Cada uno de nosotros tiene la capacidad de detener y frenar la propagación de esta enfermedad", dijo la Dra. Borenstein. "Mantenerse en contacto y celebrar los acontecimientos de la vida sigue siendo importante. Pero ahora no es el momento de reunirse en persona, especialmente si usted es o alguien que conoce es particularmente vulnerable a la enfermedad grave de COVID-19."

Todos los residentes deben tomar medidas de protección para limitar la propagación de COVID-19: usar una cobertura de cara en público, mantener seis pies de distancia de otros fuera de su hogar, permanecer en el condado de SLO (evitar viajar fuera del condado), y lavarse las manos con frecuencia.

Para actualizaciones en COVID-19 en el Condado de SLO, visite ReadySLO.org o llame a la Línea de Información de Salud Pública al (805) 788-2903. Un centro de asistencia telefónica con personal al (805) 543-2444 está disponible de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. para ayudar con las preguntas COVID-19.