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COVID-19 Update for SLO County

Spartan Race Cancelled at Recommendation of County Health Officer

Author: Public Health Department
Date: 3/11/2020 4:52:04 PM

Health Officer evaluating events on case by case basis; No mass cancellations at this time.


Disclaimer: This information may be outdated. For the most recent guidance and case details, visit ReadySLO.org


County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein has advised the Spartan organization to postpone the Spartan obstacle course and trail running events scheduled for March 13-15 in Santa Margarita.  As a result, event organizers have postponed the event to a date to be announced later this week. 

Nearly 7,000 participants from 11 countries had registered for the event, including participants from U.S. cities with local transmission of COVID-19 and several countries currently subject to CDC travel advisories. The decision comes as cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in California.

“It is important to cancel this event to protect the health of the participants and, ultimately, the health of our entire community,” said Dr. Borenstein. “This is an event that by its nature includes close physical contact. With attendees planning to participate from across California and across the world, we need to take a proactive approach to prevent the spread of illness.”

The Public Health Department is closely monitoring events scheduled in SLO County and Dr. Borenstein is providing guidance on a case by case basis.

For organizers of events in SLO County: The Public Health Department recommends that event organizers create an emergency contingency plan for how to modify, cancel, or postpone large events if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in the community. Event organizers should refer to the Mass Gatherings Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 from the California Department of Public Health.

For Spartan event participants: Visit https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/6085/overview for information from event organizers.  

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County: Visit ReadySLO.org or call the Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903.

 


Spartan ha sido cancelado por las recomendaciones del Oficial de Salud del Condado

La Oficial de Salud está evaluando los eventos caso por caso; No hay cancelaciones masivas en este momento

La Doctora Penny Borenstein, Oficial de Salud del Condado de San Luis Obispo, ha aconsejado a la organización Spartan que posponga la carrera de obstáculos de Spartan y los eventos de corridos de Sendero programados para el 13 y 15 de Marzo en Santa Margarita.  Por este resultado, los organizadores del evento pospusieron el evento a una fecha que se anunciara más adelante en esta semana.

Cerca de 7,000 participantes de 11 países se habían registrado para el evento, incluyendo participantes de ciudades de EE.UU con transmisión local de COVID-19 y varios países que actualmente están sujetos a avisos de los de CDC.  La decisión se produce cuando los cases de COVID-19 continúan aumentando en California.

“Es importante cancelar este evento para proteger la salud de los participantes y, últimamente, la salud de toda nuestra comunidad, esto dijo la Doctora Borenstein.  “Este es un evento que por su naturaleza incluye contacto físico cercano.  Dado que los asistentes planean participar por todo California y de todo el mundo, debemos adoptar un enfoque proactivo para prevenir la propagación de enfermedades”.

El Departamento de Salud Pública está monitoreando de cerca los eventos programados en el condado de SLO y la Doctora Borenstein está brindando guías de caso por caso.

Para los organizadores de eventos en el condado de SLO:  El Departamento de Salud Publica recomienda que los organizadores de eventos creen un plan de contingencia de emergencia sobre como modificar, cancelar o posponer grandes eventos si ocurre un brote de COVID-19 en la comunidad.  Los organizadores del evento deben de consultar Mass Gatherings Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 del Departamento de Salud Pública de California.

Para los participantes del evento Spartan:  Visite https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/6085/overview para obtener información de los organizadores del evento.

Para obtener actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 en el condado de SLO: Visite ReadySLO.org o llame a la línea de información de Salud Pública al (805) 788-2903

For Spartan event participants: Visit https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/6085/overview for information from event organizers.  

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County: Visit ReadySLO.org or call the Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903.