Covid-19

State Lifts Mask Mandate in Schools Mar. 12

Starting Mar. 1, masks will no longer be required for unvaccinated people CALIFORNIA — California, Oregon, and...

Templeton Unified School District Board Delays Decision on Mask Choice 

A special meeting is scheduled for Mar. 1 to discuss new state mandates TEMPLETON — The Templeton Unified School...

SLO County Emergency Declaration Terminated Effective Immediately

Declarations prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic lifted in San Luis Obispo County SAN LUIS OBISPO — Local health...

COVID-19 Pop-Up Rapid Testing Event in Atascadero

CDC shortens recommended time of isolation for public  SAN LUIS OBIPSO — The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health...

CDC Reports Vaccines Expected to Protect Against Variants

California Department of Public Health confirms first case of Omicron (B.1.1.529) in a San Luis Obispo County SAN LUIS...

CDPH Requires Masking for All Public Indoor Settings

New travel advisory effective immediately to travelers arriving in California SAN LUIS OBISPO — On Monday, Dec. 13,...

Running Log of Paso Robles Press Posts Regarding COVID-19

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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COVID-19 Resources

Southern California Region’s ICU Capacity Dips to 13.1%, Likely Triggering Stay-at-Home Order on Sunday

Gov. Newsom Issues Regional Stay-At-Home Order

Southern California Region, includes SLO County, expected to hit trigger in next week SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a new regional stay-at-home order Thursday due to the COVID-19 surge. There are five regions — Northern California, Greater Sacramento, Bay...

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SLO County Begins My COVID Story Series

SLO County Begins My COVID Story Series

First is from Jennifer Casteneda of Shell Beach SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department has started a "My COVID Story" series. The first story from Jennifer Casteneda of Shell Beach was posted on the County's website on Tuesday, Dec. 1. It is...

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Southern California Region’s ICU Capacity Dips to 13.1%, Likely Triggering Stay-at-Home Order on Sunday

SLO County and Many Others Back in Purple Tier

Newsom says state is looking at curfew possibility SACRAMENTO — San Luis Obispo County was one of many California counties sent backward Monday in the state’s reopening plan. SLO, along with several other counties, were moved from the Red Tier to the most-restrictive...

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Southern California Region’s ICU Capacity Dips to 13.1%, Likely Triggering Stay-at-Home Order on Sunday

State Issues COVID-19 Travel Advisory

SACRAMENTO — As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the country, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued travel advisories today urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel...

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Congressman Carbajal Tests Positive for COVID-19

Congressman Carbajal Tests Positive for COVID-19

Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-24th District) issued the following statement Tuesday, Oct. 6, after learning he tested positive for COVID-19: “After discovering I was exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, I took an initial COVID-19 test which came...

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COVID-19 Testing in Paso Robles

COVID-19 Testing in Paso Robles

PASO ROBLES — There are two locations in Paso Robles doing pop-up COVID-19 testing this week and next, no appointment is necessary:• Parking Lot Across from Paso Robles Event Center, corner of 24th and Riverside, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 3 to 6 p.m.• Heritage Ranch, 2130...

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SLO County Close to Moving Out of Purple Tier 1

SLO County Close to Moving Out of Purple Tier 1

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County is one good week away from moving out of the most restrictive widespread purple tier 1 into the substantial red tier 2. A county must meet the state’s COVID-19 criteria in two metrics — cases-per-100,000 rate and positivity...

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SLO County Public Health Officer Says Planning Continues for COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

SLO County Reports Three COVID-19 Deaths

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Three San Luis Obispo County residents have died from COVID-19 since Friday, Sept. 11, bringing the County's total to 26, according to SLO County Public Health officials. Two people died on Saturday and one on Monday. One of the people was in their...

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SLO County Public Health Officer Says Planning Continues for COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

Dr. Borenstein: COVID-19 Testing is Important

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein reiterated COVID-19 testing’s importance during the County’s weekly briefing on Sept 9. “The importance of testing is simply to make sure that we identify all cases so that we can take...

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SLO County Public Health Reports 4 COVID-19-Related Deaths

SLO County: First COVID-19 Death of Person in 30s

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The County of San Luis Obispo reported Friday the first death of a SLO County resident in their 30s, bringing the number of COVID-19 deaths in SLO County to 21. The individual died at a Santa Barbara County hospital last week and was vulnerable to...

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SLO County Public Health Officer Says Planning Continues for COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

SLO County Reports 20th COVID-19 Death

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials reported its 20th COVID-19 death on Wednesday. The SLO County resident who died was in their 80s and had chronic health conditions. SLO County reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its...

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SLO County Public Health Officer Says Planning Continues for COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

SLO County Records 18th COVID-19 Death

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported its 18th COVID-19 death and 24 new cases on Thursday. Total COVID-19 cases are 2,324, with 1,950 having recovered. It's the third-straight day the County's new cases have been lower than 25....

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SLO County Public Health Reports 4 COVID-19-Related Deaths

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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Paso Robles Boys and Girls Club Offers Summer Camp

Paso Robles Boys and Girls Club Offers Summer Camp

People watching to see if COVID-19 precautions are working PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Boys and Girls Club is entering the final week of its four-week summer camp. Having a summer camp is not usually a big deal for the Boys and Girls Club, but having one during a...

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SLO County Public Health Reports 4 COVID-19-Related Deaths

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 Public Health Reports 4 COVID-19-Related Deaths

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 Public Health Reports 4 COVID-19-Related Deaths

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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SLO County Public Health Officer Says Planning Continues for COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

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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SLO County Public Health Officer Says Planning Continues for COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

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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