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Your Actions Save Lives 

Our collective efforts are continually needed to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We must continue to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering, follow public health directives and get testedWear a Face Covering

Effective June 18, 2020, the State of California now requires the use of face coverings in indoor and outdoor settings (where physical distancing is not practical and with limited exceptions) anywhere outside of private homes, according to a new state directive tied to the State’s Executive Order.

For more information on the State’s order, guidance for face coverings, and for any additional questions on face coverings please visit the County's dedicated Face Covering page on ReadySLO.org.  Please continue to take all preventative measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo.  Your Actions Save Lives.

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County:

Visit ReadySLO.org or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903. A County staffed phone assistance center at (805) 543-2444 is available seven (7) days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m M-F & Sat-Sun 8am - 4pm for questions related to COVID-19. 

For resources on regional economic relief efforts, visit www.RecoverCentralCoast.org

For testing resources and to see the closest testing sites please visit emergencyslo.org

Click Here to See the Latest Community Update

Open SLO

The City of San Luis Obispo is excited to kick off the Open SLO experience, a new pilot program to expand the use of city streets and public spaces to help support the economic recovery of local businesses and provide additional opportunities for responsible physical distancing within our community. Open SLO includes a variety of strategies, including temporary street closures within the downtown to allow local restaurants and retailers to expand their footprints into the street, use of Mission Plaza and other city-owned spaces for take-out dining downtown, addition of parklets to expand sidewalk space, and other quick-build strategies to improve safety and access for residents jogging, bicycling and strolling in their neighborhoods.

For information on how to get your business involved in Open SLO or to see where you can visit Open SLO locations please visit openslo@slocity.org.

Business Resources 

The City and County are following the State of California's Resilience Roadmap for modifying the statewide Stay Home order. The State’s Roadmap provides stages for workplace re-opening and state directed guidelines for business. Currently, the City and County are in "Early Phase 2" of the State's Resilience Roadmap. To see what businesses are able to open please visit the County's Reopening and Self Certification Process page. 

To support businesses operating in the City of San Luis Obispo and to answer questions on business reopening, the City has implemented a dedicated business support assistance within the Business & Community Hotline. The phone number is 805-783-7835 and is staffed during regular business hours. Likewise, the City has implemented an online Business Reopening Inquiry form which allows business owners to ask for clarifications on what operations can be performed at this time. 

For more business resources please visit the City's COVID-19 Business Resources page.

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For additional information related to the City's response to COVID-19, please view our City News below. For COVID-19 press releases from the County of San Luis Obispo, please visit www.readyslo.org.

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"We Are SLO" Signs!

The City has designed signs and posters to help direct people to the City's website for COVID-19 related information and to share positive and encouraging messages in our community. Please feel free to print and share. We're all in this together!

Standard - 11 x 8.5" 

Poster - 36 x 24"

Large - 4ft x 8ft 

Please check this page often for updates and share this link with your friends and neighbors so everyone has access to timely, accurate information. City staff are currently working in shifts -- at home, from city offices following the 6-foot distance rules and at the city's Emergency Operations Center -- to maintain all essential city services. To keep our community safe, we also need your help. Follow the guidance from public health officials, remain calm and look out for each other. That's what we do best!

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