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.
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.
March 26, 2020 County Health Officer Order - Restriction on Visitors to Hospitals and Certain Licensed Residential Facilities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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), Recreation Services, and Police Station 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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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)