The Latest News Regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) for SLO County

County Reports Day without New Cases, Then First COVID-19 Death

“We extend our sincere condolences to the patient’s loved ones,” said San Luis Obispo County Health Officer Dr. Penny...

SLO County Records Zero Increase in COVID-19, 65 Fully Recovered

The lack of positive tests could be a good sign, or simply an inability for labs to return results For the first time...

County Answers Questions About PPE, Closures, and COVID-19 Spread

Spread of COVID-19 feared easier than previously thought, masks recommended On Friday, San Luis Obispo County...

FARMstead ED, SLO County Food Trail Partners to Help Local Health Care Workers And Restaurants

Vendors set up booths in Nature’s Touch during month-long fundraiser Beginning this Wednesday, FARMstead ED and the...

Hospitalizations Down, Paso and Atascadero Numbers Up

As of Friday, April 3, recoveries from COVID-19 improved to 57 with hospitalizations reduced from eight to six in San...

Paso Robles Enforces Nonessential Business Closures

Police department focuses on responsibility and cooperation NORTH COUNTY — On Mar. 31, the City of Paso Robles...

Up-to-date information for North SLO County regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus

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Updated as of 4/3/2020

Confirmed Cases in SLO County: 93

Recovering from Home: 22

Hospitalized: 5 (3 in ICU)

Fully Recovered: 65

Deaths: 1

covid-19 graph April 2

Day-over-day Increase in positive tests: 6

Day-over-day Increase in fully recovered: 11

Day-over-day Increase in hospitalizations: -2 (0 change in ICU)

Day-over-day Increase in North SLO County cases: 0

North SLO County:

Confirmed cases in Paso Robles: 22

Confirmed cases in Atascadero: 15

Confirmed cases in Templeton: 6

Updates about COVID-19 and San Luis Obispo County

CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act

San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department

North SLO County

School Closures (Food services will continue to serve meals to children under 18 years old)

Countywide Activity and Event Cancellations As of the latest information, all events and activities have been canceled, postponed, suspended, or otherwise interrupted. Check with event organizers for rescheduling plans.

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Paso Robles Enforces Nonessential Business Closures

Paso Robles Enforces Nonessential Business Closures

Police department focuses on responsibility and cooperation NORTH COUNTY — On Mar. 31, the City of Paso Robles informed residents that it plans to enforce the closure of businesses deemed nonessential. The statement follows a unanimous decision (5-0) to adopt urgency...

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Test for Immunity Could Arrive in U.S.

Test for Immunity Could Arrive in U.S.

According to Business Insider, tests to identify people who have recovered from COVID-19 by searching for coronavirus antibodies in the blood could available in the US within weeks. As Americans shelter-at-home with little light at the end of the C19 tunnel, questions...

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SLO County COVID-19 Response Proves Results

SLO County COVID-19 Response Proves Results

Stunted growth in confirmed cases reflects effort to flatten the curve As San Luis Obispo County comes together by staying apart, the number of confirmed cases increases at a slower pace than the instances of fully recovered patients. Overnight, from Saturday to...

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County Answers Questions About PPE, Closures, and COVID-19 Spread

Recovered COVID-19 Cases Jumps 11, to 24

Confirmed cases grows from 67 to 71 as testing ramps up and the community hunkers down As San Luis Obispo County comes together by staying apart, the number of confirmed cases increases at a slower pace than the cases of fully recovered patients. Overnight, from...

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Bipartisan Legislation Proposed to Honor Frontline Workers

House Passes CARES Act for Americans

A $2.2 Trillion relief package on the way to President Trump's desk Apply for SBA Disaster AssistanceApply for CA Unemployment WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the...

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Birch Fabrics Leads Local Mask-Making Effort

Birch Fabrics Leads Local Mask-Making Effort

Collaborators fill need of healthcare providers Local Paso Robles business owner, Cynthia Mann saw a need for the masks locally and immediately put her employees to work donating their time and fabric to the cause. Birch Fabrics has donated fabric, created template...

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California Closes 59 Parks and Beaches

California Closes 59 Parks and Beaches

Museums, visitor centers and cafés related to State Parks have also been closed until further notice. California State Parks today announced it is temporarily closing vehicle access to 59 additional state parks and beaches to avoid dangerous visitation surges and help...

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Limits Coming to Campgrounds and Beaches

Limits Coming to Campgrounds and Beaches

SLO County Emergency Services Director Wade Horton says it is not the time for tourism The County of San Luis Obispo and seven local cities are taking more actions to discourage crowds and increase physical distancing at parks, beaches and campgrounds in an effort to...

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This is Our World Now

This is Our World Now

As COVID-19 cases explode, human spirit will be tested Cases of COVID-19 in the United States have exceeded all other countries, surpassing China and Italy, reporting 82,404 cases on Thursday, March 26. Less than 30 days ago, hugging a friend was a normal activity....

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Essential Heroes: From Prohibition to Pandemic

Essential Heroes: From Prohibition to Pandemic

Local distiller Aaron Bergh converts operation to produce hand sanitizer Distilling spirits runs in the family. Master distiller Aaron Bergh's great-great-grandfather's moonshine operation was shutdown during prohibition, now Bergh's distillery supplies the FBI with...

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Downtown Paso Robles Businesses Update

Downtown Paso Robles Businesses Update

The Paso Robles Downtown Main Street Association released the following bulk update: THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY MOMENT. PLEASE CONTACT THE BUSINESS BEFORE HEADING OUT! Support downtown restaurants and eateries as they create new offerings via phone...

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Are You Open? Help Us Tell Our Readers

Are You Open? Help Us Tell Our Readers

Sign up as a Business Contributor and give yourself a shoutout! In order to publish information for our local businesses as efficiently as possible during this time of constant change, we are providing local businesses an opportunity to become Business Contributors to...

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Know the Symptoms of COVID-19

Know the Symptoms of COVID-19

It is shown that slowing and stopping the spread of COVID-19 is a matter of timing. The sooner cases are identified and quarantined, the slower the spread. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 — fever, cough, and shortness of breath — so you can help do your part. Keep...

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Paso Robles Mayor’s Report, March 21

Paso Robles Mayor’s Report, March 21

'This too shall pass ... stay strong, Paso Robles' Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin released audio report on Saturday, March 21. "We're still here," Martin said. "We're still moving forward." The report covers the latest report from the SLO County Public Health...

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What Happens When A City Declares A State of Emergency?

What Happens When A City Declares A State of Emergency?

NORTH COUNTY — On Tuesday, Mar. 17 the Paso Robles City Council unanimously voted to ratify a state of emergency declaration made by City Manager Tom Frutchey. In a joint public meeting with the City’s Disaster Council, all members voted to approve the resolution that...

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Twin Cities Sets Up Screening Tent

Twin Cities Sets Up Screening Tent

Hospital takes steps to prevent coronavirus spread TEMPLETON — In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Tenet Health Central Coast established “screening tents” and Twin Cities Community Hospital. Individuals planning on going to the Emergency Room will be assessed...

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‘Children are not Getting This Disease’

‘Children are not Getting This Disease’

13 cases now confirmed in SLO County • triple digits expected over coming weeks Briefing the public on the latest developments of COVID-19 in the San Luis Obispo County on Thursday, County Administrative Officer Wade Horton and County Health Officer Penny Borenstein...

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PRJUSD Begins Drive-Thru Meal Service

PRJUSD Begins Drive-Thru Meal Service

PASO ROBLES — Beginning Tuesday, Mar. 17, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District will provide a free food drive-thru service for children during the school closure. PRJUSD requires children to be present to receive the meals provided. For any homeless and...

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SLO County Shelter-at-Home Order Issued

SLO County Shelter-at-Home Order Issued

Starting Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m., county restricted to 'essential services' and limited outdoor activities Full text here En Español In partnership with all seven incorporated cities in San Luis Obispo County, County Emergency Services Director Wade Horton today...

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County Suspends Evictions by Landlords

County Suspends Evictions by Landlords

Order does not relieve a tenant from obligation to pay rent In partnership with all seven incorporated cities in San Luis Obispo County, (including: Cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, El Paso de Robles, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo),...

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Paso Robles City Council Ratifies State of Emergency

Paso Robles City Council Ratifies State of Emergency

PASO ROBLES — On Tuesday, Mar. 17 the City of Paso Robles held a meeting via teleconference as it ratified a state of emergency for the City that was declared by City Manager Tom Frutchey on Mar. 18 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Both the City Council and...

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County Reports Day without New Cases, Then First COVID-19 Death

Borenstein and Horton Brief Public on Tuesday

The first of four daily briefings took place at the County Public Health Department office Funding available for small businessesCOVID-19 cases increased from 3 to 6Restaurant dining recommended to close until further noticeCounty needs reagent to continue local...

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County Reports Day without New Cases, Then First COVID-19 Death

COVID-19 Count Rises to Six in SLO County

Three additional cases — two reported to be in North County and one on the coast — announced today The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department announced three additional cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) today. This brings the total number of confirmed...

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Paso Robles Brinda Alternativas a los Servicios en Persona

Paso Robles Declares State of Local Emergency

Move activates Emergency Operations Center; allows for Federal reimbursement of COVID-19 related expenditures The Paso Robles Municipal Code Chapter 2.24 empowers the City Manager, acting as the Director of Emergency Services, to proclaim the existence or threatened...

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Governor Newsom Press Conference from Sunday

Governor Newsom Press Conference from Sunday

Governor of California Gavin Newsom answers some questions and gives info in press conference on Sunday, March 15. Among the takeaways: All “non-essential” businesses to be closed in the state.Called for the home isolation of seniors, as well as those with chronic...

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California State Parks Temporarily Closes Campgrounds

State Suspends Hearst Castle Tours

Visitor center, food service and gift shop, remains open seven days a week In an effort to protect public health and the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff as the state responds to the continuing outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), effective Monday,...

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North County Sees First Case of COVID-19

North County Sees First Case of COVID-19

After two days of intense preparation against the spread of the novel coronavirus, including closures and cancellations, the disease arrived The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department announced today that an individual in San Luis Obispo County tested...

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Central Coast Craft Beer Fest Postponed

Central Coast Craft Beer Fest Postponed

Central Coast Brewers Guild moved event from Saturday, March 28 to Saturday, June 20 The 2020 Central Coast Craft Beer Festival has been postponed to Saturday, June 20th from its original date of Saturday, March 28th. In light of the State’s recommendations to cancel...

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Cuesta College Classes Suspended

Cuesta College Classes Suspended

Classes are suspended, and will not meet, Monday, Mar. 16 through Wednesday, Mar. 18 In alignment with the effort of Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo County Schools to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Cuesta College will move to online course delivery beginning Mar. 19....

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SLO County Announces Current School Closures

SLO County Announces Current School Closures

COVID-19 has caused anxiety in our schools and community. While local health officials have yet to confirm any local cases, we do not know how this will ultimately impact our county. Simply put, we are in uncharted waters, and the time has come to hit the pause button...

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Central Coast Craft Beer Fest Postponed

Hospice SLO Bingo Bonanza Postponed

Bingo Bonanza takes place Saturday, July 18, 2020 at SLO Vets Hall As you are likely aware, “social distancing” is a major precaution we’ve been asked to take in order to help protect our community from coronavirus (COVID-19)—and to especially help protect those who...

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Central Coast Craft Beer Fest Postponed

Cuesta College Cancels the Following Events

Non-essential large events and gatherings at Cuesta College postponed or cancelled At the direction of the California Governor’s Office, all non-essential large events and gatherings held at Cuesta College through Apr. 12 are postponed or cancelled as a preventative...

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Cal Poly Athletics Events Suspended Indefinitely

Cal Poly Athletics Events Suspended Indefinitely

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Big West Conference announced on Thursday that all athletic events involving its nine member schools have been suspended indefinitely, effective immediately. The suspension, which includes conference and non-conference events, begins with...

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Public Health Department Answers Coronavirus Questions

Public Health Department Answers Coronavirus Questions

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Seeking to answer pertinent questions and dispel misinformation surrounding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Paso Robles Press asked the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department several questions: PASO ROBLES PRESS: I understand...

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SLO County Patient Tested for COVID-19

SLO County Patient Tested for COVID-19

‘Suspicion of illness remains low’ according to health officer Dr. Penny Borenstein The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported Thursday afternoon that the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department has confirmed that it is screening a patient for COVID-19, popularly...

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California Declares State of Emergency

California Declares State of Emergency

State takes action to battle coronavirus spread SACRAMENTO – On Mar. 4, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency in response to the rising number of positive California cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in the wake of the first...

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Coronavirus Cause for Public Health Emergency

Coronavirus Cause for Public Health Emergency

11 confirmed cases of the virus in the United States includes six in California Concerns grow as coronavirus spreads, as U.S. declares a public health emergency in response to the national health scare. People around California have been given cause for alarm as six...

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