Throngs of people at the Thursday night Farmers market and seeing smiles freed from masks was once unheard of — but it is now the new reality for San Luis Obispo. Businesses suffered during the pandemic, but with the state reopening and the lifting of the mask mandate, things are looking up once again. Erica […]
Farmers’ Market reopens in Downtown San Luis Obispo
Bustling voices, the smell of fresh strawberries and the distant sound of live street performers. After more than a year of being closed due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market welcomed this experience once more, opening for visitors on Thursday, May 6. The grand re-opening of the Farmers’ Market took […]
“We’re not out of the woods:” The perception of COVID-19 safety and risk at Cal Poly
A survey distributed by Mustang News on Jan. 25 asked Cal Poly students to rate their risk level associated with activities college students typically engage in like attending gatherings, going out to eat or going for a walk. Mustang News sent the survey to 12 randomly-selected general education classes with at least 60 enrolled students.
The road to reopening for Oceano Dunes
The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA), a place where people can drive on the beach, has reopened in phase one of a three phase plan to fully reopen the park to the public. Oceano Dunes is currently operating on reduced park hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is restricting day use […]
Businesses and churches reopen services as San Luis Obispo County moved to red tier
As San Luis Obispo County moved into the red tier, COVID-19 regulations allowed more businesses to reopen services.
San Luis Obispo County schools consider returning to in-person teaching
San Luis Obispo County K-12 schools can choose to reopen in-person with modifications, County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said on Oct. 6. Schools must maintain criteria outlined in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. In accordance with county and state guidelines, all San Luis Obispo County schools that reopen will do so with […]
San Luis Obispo County loosens business restrictions
Movie theaters, museums, places of worship, gyms and fitness centers can open indoor services with limited capacity as of Tuesday, Sept. 22, according to a county public health news release. These businesses are able to open with modifications because the county moved from the purple tier, which is the most restrictive tier, to the red tier […]
Freshmen prepare for a socially distant life on campus
A poll posted on the “SLO Class of 2024” Facebook page showed about 234 students planned to live on campus as of Aug. 28 — accounting for 71 percent of the responses.
Some SLO wineries have opened, none can offer wine tastings
After two months of closed doors, many San Luis Obispo County wineries are reopening — but wine tastings may stay virtual for now. When the county was approved to move into Stage 2 of California’s Pandemic Roadmap on May 20, 2020, wineries able to offer food on-site could begin welcoming customers again for dining-based reservations. […]
Barbershops and places of worship reopen in San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo county hair salons, barbershops and places of worship can begin reopening, according to a May 26 press release from the city of San Luis Obispo. In-person religious services were granted an allowance for reopening on May 25, and hair salons and barbershops on May 26. “We’re pleased to announce that our County […]
Cal Poly prepares for fall quarter
The university continues to prepare for the option of fully virtual learning for fall quarter, similar to this spring, but remains optimistic that students will be able to return in the fall, University President Jeffrey Armstrong said in a press conference on Monday, May 18. Returning to Cal Poly could mean that the 15 percent […]