Despite increases in vaccine distribution, COVID-19 cases for the county continue to remain level at about 34 new cases per day. County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said cases may not be decreasing because of St. Patrick’s Day gatherings. Spikes usually occur weeks after holiday gatherings, so the St. Patrick’s Day transmission timeline is […]
San Luis Obispo community members 16 years old and older can now register for the COVID-19 vaccine in San Luis Obispo County, County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein announced today, April 7. Though students are eligible for the vaccine locally, Cal Poly will not require them to get the vaccine to be on campus, […]
California plans to fully reopen its economy on June 15 if the spread of COVID-19 continues to decline, Gov. Gavin Newsom said at a press conference Tuesday. The announcement comes after a decline in COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalization rates across the state. Among U.S. states and territories, California has the second-lowest positivity rate, only […]
San Luis Obispo County introduced a program Thursday, April 1 designed to help local businesses alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release. Road to Recovery is a program that provides small businesses in unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County with micro-grants of up to $50,000 to be used for […]
About 60,000 San Luis Obispo County residents ages 30 years and older are now eligible to be vaccinated as early as next week, according to a press release. Other eligible groups to receive the vaccine include residents ages 50 years and older, workers in food and agriculture, education and childcare, healthcare and emergency services and […]
In a campus-wide email, the Executive Vice President and Vice President of Student Affairs announced that the presidential order will remain in effect throughout the end of the academic school year. The presidential order has been enacted to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the campus community through a mandatory testing requirement.
Vaccine eligibility in San Luis Obispo County now encompasses all of the education sector, agricultural workers, emergency services, unpaid caregivers and people ages 16-64 who have certain health conditions, according to a March 10 press briefing. This encompasses Cal Poly employees, as the vaccine is now approved for higher education workers and student employees. San […]
Two weeks ago San Luis Obispo County moved into the red tier for the first time since November, and the numbers indicate more progress. The county remains in phase 1B of vaccine distribution (65+ residents), however K-12 teachers and childcare workers may also be eligible in six to eight weeks via a lottery registration. So far, […]
Starting tomorrow, March 3, San Luis Obispo County will be in the less restrictive red tier for COVID-19 guidelines, according to the county’s emergency website. “This is a positive step in the right direction for our community, but we cannot take this gift for granted,” County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said in a […]
The “vast majority” of fall 2021 classes will be held in person, President Jeffrey Armstrong announced in a campus-wide email today, March 2. Cal Poly expects fall quarter to be as close to “normal” as possible while still adhering to safety precautions, according to Armstrong’s email. The university anticipates that student spacing in classrooms will […]
San Luis Obispo County is planning to install a new registration and lottery system for vaccinations this week, announced at a county press briefing Wednesday, Feb. 24.