City (COVID-19) Information Page
On January 25, 2021, San Luis Obispo County was moved to the Widespread (purple) or Tier 1. The State determines when and how each county may reopen based on a county’s ability to meet the State’s public health criteria. California has a new Blueprint for a Safer Economy to reduce COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. This tier framework lays out the measures that each county must meet, based on indicators that capture disease burden, testing, and health equity. Note: When Region 1 as a whole has less than 15% of ICU bed availability, a Regional Stay Home Order goes into effect. Region 1 includes Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Venture Counties.
For more information on this reopening process, please visit https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/covid19.aspx.
Effective June 18, 2020, the State of California requires the use of face coverings anywhere outside of private homes. On November 16, 2020 an update was issued and masks now must be worn anytime you are outside of your home.
On July 27, the Grover Beach City Council approved a program allowing for the use of outdoor spaces for businesses such as parking lots, sidewalks and possibly even portions of the streets. To date, the City has distributed more than $250,000 to 40 Grover Beach businesses to assist them with combating economic setbacks brought about by COVID-19 health restrictions.
The City continues to provide services to our community in accordance with the statewide “stay at home” order and public health guidelines. City facilities including City Hall and Community Centers remain closed to public access and as an employee workplace with City staff continuing to work primarily from home while continuing to provide services. The Police Station and Corporation Yard remain in operation given their essential services function. The City has reopened sports courts at City parks and the skate park under distancing requirements, and playgrounds have been allowed to be open by the State. Currently, there is no specified time frame for resuming public access to City facilities including the public counter at City Hall, in-person meetings with the public including Council and Commission meetings, and walk-in visits to the Community Center. The public can call the City’s main telephone line at (805) 473-4550 or send an email to email@example.com to ask questions or get more information about the City’s response or services during this time.
Grover Beach is a strong and resilient community and we have taken numerous actions to protect our community and minimize the spread of COVID-19. We know this is a difficult time for our residents and businesses and we appreciate the South County Chambers of Commerce for providing assistance to businesses. We need to work together as one community to help one another get through this situation. The City of Grover Beach is committed to serving our community and continue providing important services while ensuring public health and safety.
Below are links to news releases, public notices, and other information about the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also visit www.readyslo.org for more information from the County.
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