On Jan. 21, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported four new COVID-related deaths. Four days later, the county said five more people had died from the virus. The county has seen a total of 389 deaths due to COVID-19. The nine deaths the past week ranged in ages from 75 to 100. “We […]
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San Luis Obispo County now offering booster shots to 65+ and high risk residents
Booster COVID-19 vaccine shots will now be administered in San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach and Paso Robles for older residents who have received the Pfizer vaccination. People 65 years old or older and anyone 50 or older with high-risk medical conditions are eligible for the booster shot, according to San Luis Obispo County Public Health […]
Mask mandate reinstated in San Luis Obispo County amid highest rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations
San Luis Obispo County residents will once again have to wear face masks in all public indoor settings as of Tuesday night. Director of Public Health Penny Borenstein announced at a briefing Tuesday afternoon that a mask mandate is a proven and effective way to bring down cases, as San Luis Obispo County has faced […]
SLO County moves to least restrictive COVID-19 tier tomorrow
San Luis Obispo County will enter the least restrictive Yellow Tier in California’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy starting tomorrow, June 9, at 8 a.m. According to a June 8 County Public Health press release, this means that restaurants and movie theaters can open at 50% indoor capacity and their 200-person maximum is removed. […]
K-12 teachers and childcare workers now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine
K-12 teachers and childcare workers in San Luis Obispo County are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week due to a recent push from Gov. Gavin Newsom. San Luis Obispo County has chosen to honor Newsom’s mandate that counties allocate 10% of their vaccines to the education sector. “That will not meet the […]
San Luis Obispo County reports nearly 900 cases after the holiday weekend
San Luis Obispo County reported 887 new COVID-19 cases over New Year’s weekend, according to a Jan. 4 San Luis Obispo County press release. The nearly 900 newly reported cases include cases from this past weekend as well as the remainder of last week’s backlog in cases from the Christmas holiday. However, it was announced […]
When pigs fly: Animal Science class uses Spanish pigs for Type 2 diabetes research
Cal Poly students are using Iberian pigs to find out causes of Type 2 diabetes.
After meningitis diagnosis, Cal Poly students at low risk
Cal Poly students are at low risk of contracting bacterial meningitis after a university administrator was diagnosed with the infection earlier this week, San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department health officer Penny Borenstein said.