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    • Cal Poly FAQs

      For Cal Poly related COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, please visit:
    • CAPSLO Resources

      Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) provides services to over 30,000 individuals in 11 California Counties.  CAPSLO focuses on the most vulnerable people in the community and seeks ways to help them become self-sufficient. 

      CAPSLO takes the health and well-being of our client families, our staff, and our community with the utmost seriousness.  As the COVID-19 health crisis intensifies and as school districts have closed and other recommendations by public health agencies have been made to keep the people safe, CAPSLO has made the following adjustments to their programs and services click here to read more.

      CAPSLO is looking for volunteers! To help at the 40 Prado Center please submit an application online at


    • County Alert: Volunteers and Medical Professionals

      If you are a medical professional or qualified volunteer who would like to assist the County please go here.

      If you are a medical professional directly working related to COVID-19 and need childcare assistance please go here.

      If you are a healthcare provider and require supplies please go here.

    • DMV Information

      On March 16, 2020, the California DMV asked California law enforcement to exercise discretion for 60 days in their enforcement of driver license and vehicle registration expiration dates beginning March 16, 2020. For more information, please visit the California DMV website, here
    • Evictions and Foreclosures During COVID-19

      On March 18, 2020, pursuant to authority given to local jurisdictions by Governor Newsom, the County of San Luis Obispo released a statement and Order, (Local Emergency Order and Regulation No. 3) suspending evictions of tenants in the County for non-payment of rent related to COVID-19 financial hardships.  On March 27, 2020,  California Governor Newsom extended similar protections to tenants statewide by issuing Order N-37-20  suspending evictions by landlords  for failure to pay  rent due to COVID-19 impacts, through May 31st 2020.  For the court rules amendement language that implemented the Governor's order please click here.

      Though mortgage lenders and foreclosure procedures are generally federally regulated, the California Department of Business Oversight has secured agreements with several private lenders to provide relief from mortgage payments and foreclosure actions. On March 18, 2020, President Trump directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to suspend evictions and foreclosures through April related to the fallout of the coronavirus. On March 18, 2020, the federal agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-run finance firms that back the mortgages of 28 million homeowners, ordered a suspension of foreclosures and foreclosure-related evictions for federally backed loans of at least two months. 

      Consistent with County action and to ensure clarity regarding protections available to City residents the City of San Luis Obispo adopted Resolution 11104, which expressly affirmed that the eviction protections enacted by County’s Local Emergency Order and Regulation No. 3 apply to City residents and are enforceable in the City. 

      The City will continue to monitor the status of these orders and provide updates as they become available.  

      Ultimately, all contracts between tenants and landlords, property owners and banks/lenders, are private contracts and must be resolved between the private parties to those agreements. The City cannot provide legal advice to private parties and does not have the legal authority to change amend or cancel any contracts between parties.  You must contact your landlord or lender to discuss your personal financial circumstances related to the COVID 19–crisis and the protections available to you regarding your housing situation.  No state or local action relieves you of any contractual obligations to pay for your housing or protects you from removal from your housing after the protection dates expire if you have not paid or reached another agreement with your landlord or lender.  

      Every situation is different and the City recommends that you seek the advice of a qualified attorney if you have questions about your rights or are concerned that your landlord or lender is not honoring applicable protections.  


    • Federal Emergency Management Agency FAQs

      For fact sheets and archived news releases from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, please visit: (English) or (Spanish).
    • Food and Prescription Assistance

      If you are a community member who is self-isolating and needs help with food and prescription services please visit the County's resource here
    • Grocery Store Hours for Vulnerable Community Members

      Various grocery stores have temporarily adjusted their hours for vulnerable guests, namely senior citizens aged 60 or older.

      Here are local stores hours (will be updated as stores post hours):

      • California Fresh is open 7am to 8am every morning for those 60+ only.
      • Target will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
      • Smart and Final is open 7:30am to 8am every morning for seniors 65+ and the disabled.
      • Whole Foods is open 7am to 8am every morning for those 60+ only.
    • Help SLO - Community Supports and Requests

      HelpSLO is a collection of community supports and requests for help from around the Central Coast. For City specific help please join HelpSLO's community Facebook page for up to date information.
    • Mental Health Resources

      Manage Anxiety and Stress (CDC)

      1) For Parents
      2) For Responder

    • Navigating Available Resources

      If you need assistance navigating available resources, please call 2-1-1 or (800)549-8989, or text your zip code to 898211, or search for resources. If you are having any trouble reaching 2-1-1, please contact Monica Anderson, Community Resource Specialist, at (805) 440-6240.

      CAPSLO will be monitoring the situation daily, please see our website at for regular updates and fun educational activities for children while they are home.

      Likewise if you need Childcare resources and are an essential service worker please, visit 

      If you need Food and Prescription services please, please visit