–The County of San Luis Obispo announced in a news release on Sunday afternoon that it is continuing to provide essential services to residents during the current Shelter at Home order, intended to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in SLO County by ensuring the maximum number of people self-quarantine in their residence to the extent possible, while enabling essential services to continue.
The emergency order became effective Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m. and will remain in effect until at least April 17, 2020. It will be reviewed every 14 days to evaluate the need to continue the order. The executive order is consistent with state guidance issued on March 19 and measures taken in other California counties.
“The health and safety of our community is and always will be our top priority,” said County Administrative Officer and Emergency Services Director Wade Horton. “That means we’ll continue to provide the most essential services to our community during this critical time.”
County offices are still open for business, but most public counters are closed. Residents are encouraged to access services and conduct business online or over the phone when possible; if not possible, residents may call ahead to a department to make an appointment. To protect the health of the community, residents, and employees who exhibit signs of illness while visiting an office in person will be asked to leave.
Detail on services available from each county department
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