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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Election Redistricting

City of Paso Robles

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Restauranteurs to Support ECHO’S Meal Program

Restaurants Support ECHO

Monday, August 23, 2021
Paso Robles Moving Back to Virtual Public Meetings

Paso Robles Moving Back to Virtual Public Meetings

Friday, July 30, 2021
Public Input Requested for City Redistricting Process

The City of Paso Robles will be considering possible changes to its four City Council election districts in advance of the 2022 election and is asking for resident input. The process will include four public hearings between now and April of 2022. The first public hearing will take place at 7:00 PM on August 3, 2021 during the regular City Council meeting.

Friday, June 18, 2021
COVID 19 Safety - Updated Guidance for California Workers

On Thursday, June 17 Cal OSHA adopted revised Emergency Temporary Standards, which govern COVID safety requirements in California workplaces, including the County. The new requirements will become effective by end of day Friday, June 18. The County’s revised safety protocols will be effective this Monday, June 21.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Life After June 15th - Beyond the Blueprint

As we emerge from this challenging season of life, we could not be more impressed by our community and honored to serve our incredible, local businesses.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Updated Face Coverings Guidance to Take Effect on June 15

CDPH released updated Guidance for Face Coverings to align with CDC Guidance, which will go into effect on June 15, when the state reopens its economy and moves Beyond the Blueprint.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
SLO County Moves to Yellow Tier of State’s Blueprint

San Luis Obispo County has met the requirements to advance from the Orange Tier into the less restrictive Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, effective Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 8 a.m.

Thursday, June 3, 2021
"Keep It Local" Gift Card Program Ends on June 15 in Paso Robles

Buy your local gift cards now! The "Keep It Local" gift card program ends on June 15, to coincide with the potential re-opening of the state’s economy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
SBA Administrator Issues Statement on the Closure of Paycheck Protection Program

Today, U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzmanissued the following statement on the closure of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to new loan guaranty applications, which has provided over $798 billon in economic relief to small businesses and nonprofits across the nation, keeping employees employed and helping businesses come back stronger than ever.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Number Changes for COVID-19 Phone Assistance Center

San Luis Obispo County’s COVID-19 Phone Assistance Center (PAC) number is changing to 805-781-5500. This is the regular phone number for the Public Health Department.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
SBA Launches  ‘Community  Navigator Pilot’  Program Application

$100 million competitive grant program to strengthen outreach to businesses in underserved communities enacted through the American Rescue Plan

Friday, May 21, 2021
SBA to Launch the $100 Million Grant Community  Navigator Pilot Program

$100 million grant program enacted through the American Rescue Plan Act, which will provide counseling, networking and the assistance needed during this time of economic recovery to the nation’s smallest businesses.

Friday, May 21, 2021
Beyond the Blueprint Questions & Answers

Beyond the Blueprint Questions & Answers

Friday, May 21, 2021
Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors - Effective June 15

Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors - Effective June 15

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Last Call: Administrator Guzman Announces Final Push for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications

Qualifying eating establishments should submit applications by the May 24th deadline

Friday, May 14, 2021
State Mask Guidance Remains in Effect in San Luis Obispo County

State, workplace and business rules continue to call for masking, especially indoors.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for SLO County Residents Age 12-15

Appointments available at County community clinics and local pharmacies

Monday, May 10, 2021
The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards

First wave of approved restaurant applicants to receive vital American Rescue Plan funding just one week after the SBA opened for applications

Monday, May 10, 2021
SLO County COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

SLO County COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Friday, May 7, 2021
County of San Luis Obispo to Close COVID-19 Mass Vaccine Clinics on June 4

Vaccine administration will continue through mobile, pop-up, and regular Public Health clinics

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman Announces Initial Results of Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The SBA receives 186K applications; More than half of applications are from priority underserved business communities.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response. ​

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
County of San Luis Obispo Invites Applications to Host Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The County of San Luis Obispo is now accepting applications for mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Organizations, businesses, and other groups are invited to apply to bring on-site vaccination for up to 200 people.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
As California Surpasses 30 Million Vaccines, Governor Newsom Doubles Down on Efforts to Vaccinate Hard-to-Reach Communities

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of initiatives building on the state’s work to vaccinate California’s hard-to-reach communities against COVID-19, address vaccine hesitancy and drive innovative efforts in the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
County Vaccine Clinics in Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande Now Accepting Walk-Ins

County of San Luis Obispo vaccine clinics in Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.

Monday, May 3, 2021
Mobile Vaccine Clinics Can Now Come to YOU!

The County can now provide mobile vaccine clinics to come to your place of business for groups of 25-200.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Get the Facts on Vaccines

Three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the FDA for emergency use given the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Understand the benefits and risks to help you decide which vaccine is right for you.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
SLO County Resumes Administration of Safe, Effective Single-Dose Vaccine

SLO County resumes administration of safe, effective single-dose vaccine after thorough safety review by the CDC, FDA, and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
SLO County Moves to Orange Tier of State’s Blueprint

San Luis Obispo County has met the State’s metrics required to move from the Red Tier into the less restrictive Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, effective Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8 a.m.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
SBA Administrator Guzman Announces Application Opening for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Fund prioritizes direct relief to women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and includes $9.5 billion in set-asides for smaller businesses

Sunday, April 25, 2021
SBA to Reopen Shuttered Venue Operators Grants for Applications on April 26 at 12 p.m. EDT

The U.S. Small Business Administration will reopen the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal tomorrow, April 24, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. EDT for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief.

Friday, April 23, 2021
SLO County Vaccine Clinics Administer 3,000+ COVID-19 Vaccines in Single-Day Record

More than one in every 100 SLO County residents received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday at one of three County mass vaccination clinics.

Friday, April 23, 2021
SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – on April 22, 2021 that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
SBA Announces First-of-Its-Kind Technology Initiative for Restaurant Revitalization Fund

SBA is proud to announce partnerships with Clover ®, NCR Corporation, Square, and Toast in this groundbreaking effort to provide a customer-centric approach to the delivery of relief funds.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Local Travelers Can Soon Get COVID-19 Tests at SLO County Regional Airport

New voluntary COVID-19 testing service is scheduled to begin May 2 for inbound and outbound travelers, tenants, and personnel at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
SLO County Residents Can Book COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Through My Turn

County Public Health Department phases out its own appointment registry, transitions to My Turn

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
How to Protect Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

Public Health officials encourage community members to snap a picture of their record card in case it gets lost or misplaced, but protect the information it holds by not sharing that photo with others via websites, apps or text messaging.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Upcoming Fire Season

With the lack of seasonal rain this year, it is especially important that property owners reduce hazardous vegetation as soon as possible. Please clear all combustible vegetation, including dead leaves, weeds, brush, and tree limbs no later than May 1.

Friday, April 16, 2021
Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Supporting Workers Displaced by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed legislation to create a statewide policy for the rehiring of workers laid-off by the pandemic, bolstering the state’s efforts to ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19, including updated data and tiers for reducing COVID-19 in the state under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Updated Activity & Business Tiers for Fully Vaccinated Persons

Today, the state added an addendum to the Activity & Business Tiers Chart to provide businesses with opportunities to adopt higher capacities by increasing capacity limits in facilities or sections of facilities where all guests have been tested or are fully vaccinated.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
County Public Health to Pause Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

After 6.8 million doses administered, CDC pauses vaccine to investigate 6 cases of rare blood clot

Monday, April 12, 2021
Hospitality Days: Vaccine Appointment Slots Specifically Available for SLO County Hospitality Employees

In an effort to get hospitality workers vaccinated, Visit SLO CAL and the County are partnering to coordinate large blocks of free vaccine appointment slots specifically for the tourism community.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
SLO County Residents Age 16 and Older Can Sign Up for County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registry

Anyone age 16 and older is now eligible to sign up for the County’s COVID-19 vaccine registry.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
County Officials Urge Residents to Proactively Book Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

As of April 2, nearly 62,000 people received a first dose at one of the County’s clinics and more than 24,000 are awaiting their second dose; these individuals should proactively book their second dose appointment when they are eligible.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy

As we reach 20 million vaccines administered and COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations have stabilized, California is looking to move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to fully reopening our economy. On June 15, all industries across the state can return to usual operations with common-sense risk reduction measures such as masking and vaccinations.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Governor Newsom Outlines the State’s Next Step in the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery, Moving Beyond the Blueprint

State aims to fully reopen on June 15, will continue to require masking and encourage all Californians to get vaccinated.

Monday, April 5, 2021
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state's pandemic response.

Friday, April 2, 2021
State Updates Blueprint to Allow Additional Activities with Modifications to Reduce Risk

Updates to gatherings, receptions, conferences, and indoor live events and performances are effective April 15. California's framework for loosening and tightening restrictions is governed by the level of COVID-19 spread.

Friday, March 19, 2021
B.1.1.7 Variant Detected in San Luis Obispo County

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) notified the County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency that a county resident tested positive for the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19, also known as the UK variant.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
County Adjusts Youth Sports Guidance to Align with State, Allows Some Observers

The California Public Health Department clarified yesterday its Guidance regarding who can observe youth sports, by releasing these Frequently Asked Questions. The County Public Health Department encourages all local youth sports organizations and schools to follow this updated guidance.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Applications Now Open for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Local tenants and landlords can now apply for rental assistance through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. The program clears some accumulated rental debt, keeps the hardest-hit families in their homes, and will lead to a more equitable economic recovery.

Monday, March 15, 2021
Breweries and Distilleries Can Resume Outdoor Operations Similar to Wineries

On Saturday, March 13, the State updated its guidance for wineries, breweries and distilleries that don’t serve food.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
County Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to More Groups

More frontline workers and medically vulnerable residents can now get the vaccine in SLO County

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
CDC Releases New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Anyone who has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 now has new interim public health recommendations for safely visiting with each other or with unvaccinated people in private, non-healthcare settings, and how to approach isolation, quarantine and testing.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Tourism Officials and Labor Groups Call on Governor Newsom to Immediately Issue Guidelines for Business Meetings, Events and Conventions

In a letter to Governor Newsom released today signed by 134 tourism officials and labor groups, advocates said California is losing business and jobs to other states not just today but in 2022 and beyond because of the uncertainty caused by a lack of guidelines.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
New Funding Rounds Announced for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

New Funding Rounds Announced for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Funding will support small businesses and non-profits that have struggled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Cheers! The Red Tier is Here!

San Luis Obispo County Moves Back to the Red Tier on Wednesday March 3, 2021.

Friday, February 26, 2021
County Will Move to Vaccine Lottery System Next Week

Next week the county will switch to a lottery-based vaccine appointment system that requires people to register for vaccine appointments only once.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Governor Newsom Signs New Pandemic Relief Package

This week, Governor Newsom signed into law a comprehensive package of immediate actions that will speed needed relief to individuals, families, and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to COVID-19.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
COVID-19 County Vaccine Updates

Limited new appointments available tomorrow morning for residents age 65 and older to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine next week

Friday, February 12, 2021
Six COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: Fact or Fiction?

With the recent release of two COVID-19 vaccines, more misinformation is spreading online. County officials remind community members to look to trusted, credible sources for accurate information.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
COVID-19 County Updates

People 65+ are now eligible to receive the vaccine, worship services to resume indoors at 25% capacity, SLO County may move into the Red Tier as early as next week.

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Vaccine Appointments Available in San Luis Obispo for Next Week

Due to limited vaccine supply, the County is temporarily pausing operations at the Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande vaccine clinics next week. All appointments will take place at the Cuesta College location in San Luis Obispo from February 8 to February 12.

Monday, January 25, 2021
With Series of Winter Storms on Tap This Week, Stay Safe, Be Prepared and Have an Emergency Plan

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) team of meteorologists is forecasting a series of winter storms over the next several days. PG&E is encouraging customers to be prepared and have a plan in case of weather-related power outages.

Monday, January 25, 2021
Regional Order Lifted - Back to Purple Tier

California Public Health Officials have lifted the Regional Stay at Home Order for all regions in California. Announced on Jan 25, San Luis Obispo County reverts back to the Purple Tier.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
SLO County Medical Reserve Corps needs volunteers to help with vaccine distribution and contact tracing

The SLO County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers to help with vaccine distribution and contact tracing.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Chamber Partners with Paso Robles City to Launch Propane Reimbursement Program for Downtown Businesses

Paso Robles City Council allocated $100,000 towards the purchase of propane as part of the Recovery Program to assist local businesses with providing outdoor public spaces, subject to State and County health orders.

Friday, January 15, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Expands to 75+ Starting Monday

At the recommendation of the local Vaccine Task Force based on current vaccine supply and risk of serious outcomes from COVID-19, adults 75 years and older can get a COVID-19 vaccination by appointment at one of two clinics in SLO County starting Monday, January 18.

Monday, January 11, 2021
COVID-19 California Small Business Funding Resources

Updates to COVID-19 business funding opportunities from the SBA, SBDC, and the State of California.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
COVID-19 Key Messages

Thousands of health care workers are getting vaccinated in SLO County, and in February we hope to expand vaccinations to older adults and some essential workers. Don’t wait to isolate. COVID-19 transmission is surging here in SLO County.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
More SLO County Health Care Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine as Supply Triples

The County Public Health Department is planning to vaccinate even more local frontline health care workers after nearly tripling its COVID-19 vaccine supply this week. The County now has over 7,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines available.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
State’s Regional Stay at Home Order Remains in Effect in SLO County

The State extended its Regional Stay at Home Order for the Southern California Region, which includes San Luis Obispo County, on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
County Seeking COVID Clerical Support & Bilingual Contact Tracers

Link to Job Opportunities

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Community Food Distribution Information for Paso Robles

The Paso Robles Joint Union School District announced yesterday that it will not be providing meals to students during the three-week winter break. The City of Paso Robles has compiled Food Resource information for those in need of food during the closure and beyond.

Monday, December 14, 2020
How Will COVID-19 Vaccines Get Distributed in SLO County?

Local hospital workers and long-term care facility residents and staff will be among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in a matter of days. Due to limited supplies, the County is taking a phased approach to vaccine distribution over the coming weeks and months.

Friday, December 11, 2020
Council Provides Direction Regarding Public Health Orders

On December 11th the Council voted to continue the City’s current approach for assisting individuals and businesses throughout the community cope with the challenges imposed by the pandemic.

Friday, December 11, 2020
COVID-19 Update | City Council Highlights

After extensive public comment and discussion, the Paso Robles City Council voted last night on their intention to “maintain the purple tier restriction levels” of the State’s COVID-19 guidelines. The City Council’s direction was to emphasize education over enforcement.However, the Council placing the City in the purple tier is an unclear action in regard to State enforcement.

Thursday, December 10, 2020
SLO County FAQ Regarding Regional Stay at Home

The State’s Regional Stay Home Order instructs Californians to stay at home as much as possible and to stop mixing between households that can lead to COVID-19 spread. It allows access to critical services and allows outdoor activities to preserve Californians’ physical and mental health. The Regional Stay Home Order will help stop the surge and prevent overwhelming regional ICU capacity.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
County Public Health Department Allows 10-Day Quarantine Option for Some

Beginning this week in San Luis Obispo County, close contacts of those with COVID-19 have two options for quarantine period from the last date of exposure: 14 days, or 10 days for those who are asymptomatic and don’t work in a high-risk setting.

Monday, December 7, 2020
Will Governor Newsom Change the Map?

Along with neighboring Chambers and our local Wine Associations, we formally submitted a letter on Saturday, December 5, to the State advocating for an exemption from the Southern California Region and the Stay-At-Home Order.

Monday, December 7, 2020
California COVID-19 Funding & Financial Resources

Last week the State announced a package of assistance for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including $500 million in grants. Businesses can sign up here to receive an update when the programs are launched. The assistance programs include tax relief and recovery loans through the California Rebuilding Fund.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Regional Stay At Home Order

Upon assessment of the recent, unprecedented rise in the rate of increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and test positivity rates across California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is taking immediate actions to prevent the spread of the virus.

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

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
My Community Partners Launch New Family-Friendly Workplace Toolkit for Employers & Families

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.

Friday, November 20, 2020
State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order from Nov. 21 to Dec. 21

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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
County Officials Encourage At-Home COVID-19 Tests Before Thanksgiving

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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
All County COVID-19 Testing Sites Booked Until 11/24

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.

Monday, November 16, 2020
County Health Officer Issues COVID-19 Guidance for a Safer Thanksgiving

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.

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