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Regional Stay-at-Home Order - Governor's Briefing notes 12/3/2020

The We Are the Care Initiative, in collaboration with key business and local chambers of commerce in San Luis Obispo County, is proud to announce the launch of an online Family- Friendly Workplace Toolkit.

The State of California issued a statewide limited Stay at Home Order requiring that non-essential work, movement, and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier, which includes San Luis Obispo County.

County health officials ask community members to avoid making a COVID-19 test appointment at a free clinic for travel related reasons unless the individual has symptoms or believes they have been exposed to COVID-19.

As of today all County COVID-19 testing sites are booked until next Tuesday. Please go to an urgent care testing site or contact your physician if you have symptoms.

San Luis Obispo, CA — County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein today issued new COVID-19 guidelines for safely celebrating Thanksgiving this year as COVID-19 spreads at a faster rate in SLO County.

The County of San Luis Obispo has moved back into the Tier 1 (Purple) on Monday, November 16, meaning that our county must resume outdoor-only operations or reduced capacity for indoor operations effective Tuesday, November 17.

Tune in for a live panel discussion with San Luis Obispo County’s local health officer and local school officials regarding the expectations and challenges for when SLO County students return to the classroom, and for tips for keeping classrooms open as we navigate this global pandemic.

SLO county has met the health metrics to stay in the less restrictive Red Tier in the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, but COVID-19 case counts continue to fluctuate, with asignificant number of those cases originating in the Paso Robles zip code area.

Calling all crafting and sewing community members: we need your help making cloth face masks for our SLO County neighbors!

The Workforce Development Board of San Luis Obispo (WDB SLO) County has established the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Fund in order to support local small business employers experiencing economic stress as a result of COVID-19.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released new guidance and made updates to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a central component of state’s plan to fight COVID-19.

As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, the CDC offers these considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must comply.

The California Public Health Department released updated guidance for private gatherings.

According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), now that San Luis Obispo County has been in the red tier for longer than two weeks, K-12 schools can reopen for in-person instruction.

Company Extends Previously Announced $1 Million Relief Fund and Opens Submissions for the JUSTIN and Landmark Community Grants

The Paso Robles Fire Department and Building Department have put together the attached documents to serve as guidance for restaurants as we begin to move into colder evenings.

The County of San Luis Obispo has moved into the Tier 2 (Red), meaning that our county can move further into re-opening effective immediately.

As of August 31, 2020, counties in the purple tier may open some businesses and activities with modifications, including all retail, shopping centers at maximum 25% capacity, and hair salons and barbershops indoors.

Write a letter to Governor Newsom asking to allow indoor seating.

Rolling blackouts are expected to be imposed by the California Independent System Operator (ISO) that manages the electric grid throughout California and the western United States.

This guide is intended to provide considerations for Cities or Food Facility Operators who have questions about setting up outdoor dining areas during the COVID-19 Recovery Stages.

The City of Paso Robles is using federal CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program. Deadline to apply is August 23, 2020.

Beginning on Friday, July 24 the City of Paso Robles will integrate on-street dining around the town square. Permit quick-help guide included.

A quick-help guide for the new temporary permitting policy updated to help local businesses survive the recent State order to close indoor dining and tasting room services.

San Luis Obispo County was added to the State's County Monitoring list today, July 13th.

Paso Robles River Fire contained, evacuation order to be lifted at 3pm.

The evacuation has been ordered in the area bound by S. River Rd, Navajo Rd, Union Rd, and Walnut/Bolen Dr. There are two evacuation assembly points in Paso Robles.

Residents of Paso Robles are being asked to evacuate in the Navajo, Creston, Shannon Hill, Elm, Walnut, Capital Hill areas of Paso Robles due to a fire that began in the Salinas Riverbed. Evacuations expanded to Rolling Hill, Montbello Oaks, Kleck, all the way to Hwy 46.

City Council staff, downtown businesses, and other stakeholders will work to implement a pilot program of Downtown street closures in an effort to help local businesses survive the recent State order to close indoor dining and tasting room services. Council directed staff to pursue half-street or one-way street closures with safety barriers.

Tomorrow marks the third consecutive day that San Luis Obispo County has appeared on the State's watch list for its COVID-19 case rate. Until further notice, the California Department of Public Health has ordered the closure of several industries in San Luis Obispo County.

The shelter in place has been lifted as of 3PM today, June 10. The SLO County Sheriff's Office and Paso Robles Police Department tell residents to remain out of the downtown. They are still processing the 5 shooting sites throughout Paso Robles.

Residents in the downtown area of Paso Robles are being asked to shelter-in-place as law enforcement searches for an active shooter suspect. Searching for one suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous.

The County of San Luis Obispo created a self-certification form and "Open and Safe" signage for all businesses to utilize as they are allowed to re-open. The Chamber is compiling a list of self-certified businesses to be posted on

SLO County can safely enter later Stage 2 of the State's Resilience Roadmap. Later Stage 2 includes dine-in restaurants and destination retail, and in-person office work.

The state public health office set up a COVID-19 testing site at the Paso Robles Veteran's Center.

SLO County released their phased reopening guidelines today, May 1st at 3:15 P.M.

The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30AM EDT.

The EIDL and PPP applications are paused as of 10 a.m. April 16. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, for sole proprietors and independent contractors applications, will be available starting April 28.

A brief breakdown of the most relevant information for our community concerning the CARES Act. This includes funds for individuals and small businesses.

As of Thursday, March 19th at 5pm San Luis Obispo County has mandated a shelter at home ordinance until April 17th at 12:01pm.

As part of our ongoing efforts to support our local businesses, the Chamber is pleased to announce a new partnership with ‘GiftUp!’, an online e-gift card platform to help develop supplemental cash flow.

San Luis Obispo County will be eligible for SBA loans this Friday, March 20. County officials have assured us that the SBA website will be updated accordingly. We recommend affected businesses get started on their applications NOW to get your loan processed as soon as possible.

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce is committed to bringing you the resources you need in order to efficiently and effectively manage your business during COVID-19.

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