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March 27, 2020 7:36 PM

Residents Encouraged to Visit Virtual Local Assistance Center on ReadySLO.org

San Luis Obispo— Residents of San Luis Obispo County now have a one-stop shop online that will connect them with the assistance they need to overcome hardships caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The County today opened a Virtual Local Assistance Center on Readyslo.org.
“This is a stressful time for everybody and we want to make sure it’s as easy as possible to get the resources you need,” said County Emergency Services Director Wade Horton. “We want you to be able to put food on the table, get your driver’s license, take care of your mental health, apply for unemployment, find business resources, and more. We’ll continue to update these resources as the situation unfolds.”

In typical emergencies, the County would likely open Local Assistance Centers at various locations to connect people with services, assistance, benefits, mental health support, unemployment and more. However, in this COVID-19 pandemic, the County needs people to stay home. So it is taking our Local Assistance Center and putting it online.

The virtual Local Assistance Center includes resources and information related to:
 Housing
 Utilities
 County assistance programs such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs and general assistance
 Unemployment
 Business
 Agriculture
 Finances
 Emergency childcare
 DMV services
 … and more

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County: Visit ReadySLO.org or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903. 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. To report a business violating the Shelter at Home order, call (805) 788-2222.

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