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59 cases of COVID-19 reported in SLO County

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Mar 27, 2020

San Luis Obispo County is reporting 59 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, March 27.

Of those patients, seven have been hospitalized with one in the ICU.

Eleven patients have recovered. The rest are recovering at home, according to county health officials.

The county is now disclosing the communities in which some of the patients live:

  • Paso Robles - 17
  • Arroyo Grande - 10
  • Atascadero - 8
  • Morro Bay - 6
  • San Luis Obispo - 5

(The county is only reporting cities with more than five cases.)
San Luis Obispo County is launching a Virtual Local Assistance Center in response to the pandemic. Residents can visit readyslo.org to find information about housing, utilities, unemployment, business, agriculture, finances, emergency childcare, DMV services, and other assistance programs.

To help slow the spread of the virus in the area, the county is closing the parking lots at all coastal county parks and Morro Bay is closing its beach parking lots by 6 p.m. Friday.

Pismo Beach is restricting parking to one hour. The Pismo Beach Pier is also closed.

For more information on the county's coronavirus response, SLO County residents can call a staffed phone assistance center at (805) 543-2444.

County officials recognize many residents may be feeling stress at this time and say County Behavioral Health Services remains available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling (800) 838-1381. If you are in crisis, call the SLO Hotline at (800) 783-0607. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HELLO to 741-741.