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March 23, 2020 1:00 PM

COVID-19 Update

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 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.

In accordance with both the Countywide and Statewide orders, 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 updates on COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo 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.

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May 5, 2021 9:36 AM

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March 19, 2021 6:27 PM

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County to Open Third COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Monday

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July 14, 2020 9:42 PM

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July 8, 2020 5:07 PM

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July 2, 2020 5:45 PM

County Offers Healthy Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July During COVID-19

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June 16, 2020 4:17 PM

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County Lifts Two Local Executive Orders, Issues Another

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June 4, 2020 5:47 PM

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June 1, 2020 3:16 PM

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May 14, 2020 4:15 PM

No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Now Available for Any San Luis Obispo County Resident

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May 11, 2020 4:27 PM

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May 6, 2020 10:49 AM

County START Guide Phase 1 Cannot Begin on Friday, May 8

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May 1, 2020 5:04 PM

County Releases Draft steps to Adapt & Reopen Together

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April 29, 2020 6:02 PM

The Arroyo Grande City Council will hold weekly City Council meetings until further notice during the COVID-19 emergency to maximize opportunities for sharing information about COVID-19 efforts and provide additional opportunities for public engagement.

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April 28, 2020 11:00 AM

County Urges Residents to Avoid Group Gatherings

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April 23, 2020 11:19 AM

County Clarifies Shelter at Home Order Guidance

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April 20, 2020 5:35 PM

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April 17, 2020 5:36 PM

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April 10, 2020 6:24 PM

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April 9, 2020 5:42 PM

Local Health Officials Emphasize CDC Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings

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County Parks Enact New Restrictions to Limit Spread of COVID-19

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April 8, 2020 5:47 PM

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April 7, 2020 5:17 PM

County Expands Safe Overnight Parking Program to Three Locations

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April 6, 2020 6:29 PM

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April 6, 2020 6:24 PM

SLO County Health Officials Report First Death Due to COVID-19

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April 2, 2020 6:25 PM

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March 31, 2020 5:18 PM

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March 30, 2020 5:36 PM

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March 30, 2020 5:35 PM

County Accepting Donations of Personal Protective Equipment from the Community

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March 30, 2020 5:33 PM

County’s Transient Occupancy Tax Deadline Extended

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March 30, 2020 5:32 PM

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March 27, 2020 7:53 PM

County Health Officer Order No. 1 - Restriction on Visitors to Hospitals and Certain Licensed Residential Facilities

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

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