County Health Officer Approves Modified Reopening of Higher Education Institutions

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The San Luis Obispo County Health Officer has reviewed and approved plans for the modified reopening...

SLO County Reports 17th COVID-19-related Death

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials reported the County's 17th coronavirus-related death...

SLO County Public Health Works with CMC to Contain COVID-19 Outbreak

SAN LUIS OBISPO — County of San Luis Obispo Public Health officials are working closely with the California Men’s...

SLO County Reports 85 New COVID-19 Cases on Monday

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Eighty-five new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday — a new single-day high — by San Luis Obispo...

Salons, Barbers Adapt to Working Outside

Shop owners happy to be working during struggling time NORTH COUNTY — Some salons and barbershops in North County are...

Paso Robles Announces COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

Micro-grants of up to $10,000 are available PASO ROBLES — The City of Paso Robles is using federal CARES Act funds to...

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

This page is dedicated to the latest information for the San Luis Obispo County and specifically north of Cuesta Grade. Please bookmark this page for easy access, and sign up for updates in form to the right.

Updated as of 8/12/2020

Confirmed Cases in SLO County: 2300

Recovering from Home: 327

Hospitalized: 21 (5 in ICU)

Fully Recovered: 1935

Deaths: 17

Day-over-day Statistics:

Day-over-day Increase in positive tests: 22

Day-over-day Increase in hospitalizations: 0 (-1 change in ICU)

Day-over-day Increase in North SLO County cases: 15

North SLO County:

Confirmed cases in Paso Robles: 625

Confirmed cases in Atascadero: 257

Confirmed cases in San Miguel: 83

Confirmed cases in Templeton: 90

Confirmed cases in Shandon: 16

Confirmed cases in Santa Margarita: 23

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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SLO County Reports 17th COVID-19-related Death

SLO County Reports 17th COVID-19-related Death

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials reported the County's 17th coronavirus-related death on Tuesday, the second in as many days. The County has shifted to reporting COVID-19 deaths on its Twitter page @SLOPublicHealth and on its "Positive...

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Salons, Barbers Adapt to Working Outside

Salons, Barbers Adapt to Working Outside

Shop owners happy to be working during struggling time NORTH COUNTY — Some salons and barbershops in North County are braving the elements — triple-digit heat and windy conditions currently — after moving outside per Gov. Gavin Newsom’s direction. On July 13, when...

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SLO County Reports 17th COVID-19-related Death

County Reports Two More Deaths Due to COVID-19

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The County of San Luis Obispo reported Thursday that two SLO County residents died due to COVID-19, bringing the County's total to 14. SLO County has reported five deaths due to COVID-19 since Monday — two on Tuesday, one on Wednesday, and two on...

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SLO County Reports 17th COVID-19-related Death

County Reports Twelfth Death Due to COVID-19

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The County of San Luis Obispo reported Wednesday that a twelfth SLO County resident has died due to COVID-19. The individual was vulnerable to serious COVID-19 illness because they were in their 80s. The community member lived at Vineyard Hills...

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Second Patrol Deputy Tests Positives for COVID-19

Second Patrol Deputy Tests Positives for COVID-19

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A second San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department patrol deputy has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The deputy developed symptoms on July 23 while in quarantine at home for a known exposure to a person with...

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Paso Robles Tops 400 COVID-19 Cases

Paso Robles Tops 400 COVID-19 Cases

County reports 144 new cases over past three days SAN LUIS OBISPO — One-fourth of San Luis Obispo County's total COVID-19 cases have been in Paso Robles, according to county health officials. The County reported 144 new cases over the past three days bringing its...

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SLO County Reports 17th COVID-19-related Death

County Reports Ninth Death Due to COVID-19

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The County of San Luis Obispo reported Sunday that a ninth SLO County resident has died due to COVID-19.  The individual was vulnerable to serious COVID-19 illness because they were in their 70s with underlying health conditions. The patient had been...

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North County Golf Courses Open For Business

North County Golf Courses Open For Business

While many businesses around the Central Coast were forced to close their doors again as the state takes on a second wave of COVID-19 cases due to the pandemic, there is one type of business that has kept its doors open, golf courses. The outdoor nature of golf...

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Additional COVID-19 Cases Found in SLO County Jail

Additional COVID-19 Cases Found in SLO County Jail

Few Deputies and one inmate test positive for coronavirus SAN LUIS OBISPO - After the announcement on July 18 that two inmates had tested positive, the Sheriff’s Office released a follow-up press release stating that the first Patrol Deputy has tested positive for...

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County Health Officer Approves Modified Reopening of Higher Education Institutions

Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing Site in Paso Robles

There will be a pop-up COVID-19 testing site July 20-23 at the Paso Robles City Library Study Center, 3600 Oak St., Suite 10, Paso Robles. Tests will be available Monday, July 20 through Thursday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here after July 18. See all...

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County Health Officer Approves Modified Reopening of Higher Education Institutions

New Record High for SLO County COVID-19 Cases

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County continues to see its COVID-19 cases reach new highs — 72 new cases were reported on Tuesday. The previous high of 70 was reported on Saturday by County Public Health officials. There are 374 active cases currently in the...

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County Health Officer Approves Modified Reopening of Higher Education Institutions

Gov. Newsom Directs 19 Counties to Backtrack

COVID-19 numbers still rising in SLO County, but not enough to be on state’s ‘watch list’ A two-week plus spike in COVID-19 cases in California led Gov. Gavin Newsom to direct rollbacks in 19 “watch list” counties on Wednesday. The order covers the following counties:...

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SLO County Reports 17th COVID-19-related Death

County Reports 44 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported 44 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday — a new one-day high. The previous high was 29 confirmed cases reported on Sunday, June 28. Over the weekend, there were 59 confirmed cases. On June 23,...

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Majority of New Cases Between Ages 18 to 49

Majority of New Cases Between Ages 18 to 49

Health Department asks community to 'help' reduce spread Publisher's Note: The 162 current active cases of COVID-19 represent less than .06 percent of the SLO County population. Of 21,611 tests, 567 returned a positive test, or a rate of 2.6 percent. The Paso Robles...

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County Health Officer Approves Modified Reopening of Higher Education Institutions

County Continues to See COVID-19 Spike

San Luis Obispo County is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Over the past nine days, confirmed cases grew by more than 100 in the County, according to the County Public Health Department. Since June 17, the County’s confirmed cases total has risen by 133 to 489 as of...

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A Six-Week Guide to Summer Learning

A Six-Week Guide to Summer Learning

James J. Brescia, Ed.D.San Luis Obispo County Superintendent Typically summer can be a time for travel, vacations, and new adventures. The summer of 2020 will be different because of COVID-19. The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education’s mission ~ “To promote...

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Additional Sectors Given Guidance from County

Additional Sectors Given Guidance from County

Overall low numbers keep local businesses and recreation moving ahead With an increase of three cases in SLO County, the confirmed total case count of COVID-19 rose to 266 on Wednesday. The increase was just over one percent, with Paso Robles accounting for two of the...

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County to Re-Attest for Stage 2 Readiness

County to Re-Attest for Stage 2 Readiness

Changes in State criteria provide local path to more reopening On Monday, San Luis Obispo County issued a press release reporting that the criteria for advancing further into Stage 2 of the State's Resiliency Roadmap was altered, and provided the County an opportunity...

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SLO County Meets New State Criteria for Stage 2

SLO County Meets New State Criteria for Stage 2

The County of San Luis Obispo will re-attest it is ready to reopen certain segments of the community given new Stage 2 criteria from the State of California. On Sunday, the State provided County officials with specific criteria that focuses on (1) ensuring low or...

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Jordan Cunningham Issues Statement on Reopening

Jordan Cunningham Issues Statement on Reopening

Today, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s modified public health criteria for reopening: “Today’s announcement is a major victory for the people of the Central Coast. We’ve been...

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START Guide Officially Stopped in its Tracks

START Guide Officially Stopped in its Tracks

SLO County relinquishes local control to the State "Open, open, open." The spectre of the now-defunct Mervyn's ad spot stirs an ironic echo of both a time of in-person shopping and also a surging anticipation of California commerce to awake from a spring suppression....

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Testing Continues in Paso Robles

Testing Continues in Paso Robles

Partnership with State expands test capacity for San Luis Obispo County The County of San Luis Obispo collaborated with the State of California and local cities to expand testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). “More testing is absolutely essential to...

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Majority of New Cases Between Ages 18 to 49

‘Wine Tasting is Included in Phase One’

The County addressed concerns and questions regarding reopening of the community Following the State's press conference on Monday, where Governor Gavin Newsom illuminated partial details of the plan to reopen California, the County of San Luis Obispo presented local...

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SLO County START Guide for Reopening Released

SLO County START Guide for Reopening Released

The County will not begin Phase One of the START Guide until given State authority On Friday, May 1, San Luis Obispo County made the START (Steps to Adapt and Reopen Together) Guide available to the public, and presented the guide at Friday's public briefing from the...

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34 Things Californians Can Do During a Pandemic

34 Things Californians Can Do During a Pandemic

The State website updated activities allowed in the current shelter orders California released a detailed list of activities allowed during the current pandemic. According to guidance, these activities are allowed on conditions — if done with members of your immediate...

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Thursday Sees rise in Hospitalizations and ICU

Thursday Sees rise in Hospitalizations and ICU

Paso Robles remains the constant leader in COVID-19 cases in SLO County Three new cases on Thursday follow a familiar trend of late, all being attributed to Paso Robles residents. At 61 confirmed cases, Paso Robles is home to nearly double the number of cases of the...

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Peschong Promises ‘Roadmap’ Next Week

Peschong Promises ‘Roadmap’ Next Week

On Monday, REACH board member Clint Pierce told the public that the "Roadmap to Reopening" would be available next week, and District 1 Supervisor John Peschong restated today that timeline at the regularly scheduled public briefing by the SLO County Public Health...

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SLO County Adds 14 Cases of COVID-19 Friday

SLO County Adds 14 Cases of COVID-19 Friday

Three-day jump is largest surge since tracking began in March Moments after California Governor Gavin Newsom gave a report on the status of the state on Friday, with recognition of regional conditions that lend authority to local governments in loosening restrictions...

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