On March 13, 2020, the County of San Luis Obispo declared a local emergency due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in SLO County.
On March 18, 2020, the County of San Luis Obispo issued a Shelter At Home Order, effective March 19, 2020 at 5 PM. On April 16, 2020, the Order was extended through May 16, 2020. The County is now following all State guidance regarding Sheltering at Home and reopening.
On March 24, 2020, the Arroyo Grande City Council adopted Resolution No. 4975 expressly affirming actions of the County of San Luis Obispo related to the COVID-19 pandemic as applicable and enforceable within the City’s jurisdiction, including specifically County Emergency Services Director Orders 3 and 4, which establish regulations for the suspension of evictions and mandatory shelter at home regulations, respectively.
For updates, press releases and resources on COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County, visit www.ReadySLO.org. A staffed phone assistance center at (805) 543-2444 is available seven (7) days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for questions related to COVID-19. The County can also be emailed at email@example.com.
City of Arroyo Grande Response
On March 17, 2020, in response to the status of the COVID-19/novel coronavirus outbreak, the City Manager, acting within his authority as the City’s Director of Emergency Services, signed a Proclamation declaring the existence of a local emergency within the City of Arroyo Grande in order to gain access to additional resources. Pursuant to State law, the City Council ratified the action at its March 24, 2020 Regular Meeting by adopting Resolution No. 4974.
To protect the safety and health of the community and its employees, and in accordance with the County’s Executive Order to Shelter at Home, the City of Arroyo Grande has temporarily closed its community centers and public counters at City Hall, Corporation Yard (Public Works), and Recreation Services until further notice. Public counters at the Five Cities Fire Authority are also closed. The public can call the City’s main telephone line at (805) 473-5400 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the City’s response or services during this time. A staff directory can be found here.
In accordance with both the Countywide and Statewide order, the City will continue to provide essential governmental services to the community during this time, including police, fire, water treatment and distribution, wastewater conveyance, construction services, public works infrastructure, and other general operations.
On July 14, 2020 City Council adopted two Urgency Ordinances. Review the City’s Ordinance regarding enforcing all State and County Orders related to COVID-19 and the ability to issue citations and penalties.
The City’s Community Development Department is pleased to offer an opportunity to local businesses to establish parklets for use as additional outdoor space during the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening process. Applications were due August 7, 2020 and parklets were installed mid-August.
For inquiries related to potential violations of the County’s Shelter at Home Order occurring within Arroyo Grande, please contact City enforcement at (805) 473-5404 or email@example.com, or County enforcement at (805) 788-2222, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are witnessing a serious violation of the physical distancing order NOW, you may call the Arroyo Grande Police Department at 805-473-5100 to report your observations and the next available Officer will respond to investigate. Information regarding the County’s Shelter at Home Order, including lists of essential and non-essential businesses, is available at https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/shelter-at-home-order.aspx.
Communities and households across the Central Coast are facing severe economic hardships as we try to overcome this COVID-19 crisis, and economic relief is on the way.
Local public and private leaders from both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties have come together as an informal coalition to provide economic relief. Resources as a result of this work can be found at www.RecoverCentralCoast.org.
Stay connected with virtual recreation opportunities.
Messages from City Leaders
City Press Releases Regarding COVID-19
Any News Releases that have since expired can be found in the website archives here.
State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19 (November 19, 2020)
County Health Officer Issues COVID-19 Guidance for a Safer Thanksgiving (November 17, 2020)
City of Arroyo Grande Promotes a Safe Halloween Holiday (October 28, 2020)
City of Arroyo Grande to Provide One-Time Small Business Assistance Grants (October 15, 2020)
State Releases COVID-19 Rules for Private Gatherings (October 13, 2020)
K-12 Schools Can Reopen for Modified In-Person Instruction in SLO County (October 6, 2020)
Halloween Events in Arroyo Grande - How to Safely Celebrate (October 5, 2020)
City of Arroyo Grande Halloween Decorating Challenge and More (October 2, 2020)
State Releases Guidance for Outdoor Playgrounds, Updates School Guidance FAQs (September 29, 2020)
Getting Vaccinated Against the Flu is More Important Than Ever (September 25, 2020)
More Businesses in SLO County Can Open Indoor Operations with Modifications (September 22, 2020)
County Lifts Visitation Restrictions at Skilled Nursing Facilities (September 21, 2020)
Moving to the Red Tier of the State’s Blueprint – What it Takes (September 21, 2020)
COVID-19 Testing Clinics to Open in Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay on Tuesday (September 3, 2020)
New Fee for Enrichment Lab Distance Learning Program (August 31, 2020)
SLO County COVID-19 Testing Criteria Expands Due to Increased Capacity (August 14, 2020)
County Public Health Works with CMC to Contain COVID-19 Outbreak (August 11, 2020)
City Offers Local Businesses Opportunity to Establish Parklets (July 31, 2020)
How to Cope with COVID-19 in SLO County (July 22, 2020)
State Orders More Business Sector Closures (July 15, 2020)
County Health Officials Report Third Death Due to COVID-19 (July 8, 2020)
County Health Officials Report Second Death Due to COVID-19 (July 1, 2020)
Weekly SLO County COVID-19 Case Statistics Update (June 29, 2020)
State Now Requires Face Coverings in High-Risk Settings (June 19, 2020)
Weekly SLO County COVID-19 Case Statistics Update (June 16, 2020)
State Releases New Guidance for More Industries to Reopen (June 9, 2020)
County Lifts Two Local Executive Orders, Issues Another (June 5, 2020)
Arroyo Grande Strawberry Celebration Cancelled (May 15, 2020)
County START Guide Phase 1 Cannot Begin on Friday, May 8 (May 5, 2020)
County Urges Residents to Avoid Group Gatherings (April 28, 2020)
County Clarifies Shelter at Home Order Guidance (April 22, 2020)
County Guidance Allows Safe Phased Reopening of Specific Activities (April 20, 2020)
County Continues Executive Order to Shelter at Home (April 16, 2020)
Residents Urged to Stay Alert for Scams and Price Gouging (April 10, 2020)
Local Leaders Begin Central Coast Economic Relief Efforts (April 8, 2020)
County Continues Executive Order to Shelter at Home (April 2, 2020)
Pet Owners Asked to Prepare Care Plans (March 31, 2020)
County Opens Enforcement Line to Report Executive Order Violations (March 25, 2020)
City Introduces Virtual Recreation (March 24, 2020)
Food and Prescriptions for Self-Isolating Residents (March 23, 2020)
County Issues Executive Order to Shelter At Home Starting Tomorrow (March 18, 2020)
City of Arroyo Grande Declares Existence of Local Emergency (March 17, 2020)