SLO Co. shelter-at-home order extended through mid-May

County officials review the order every 14 days
Posted at 1:43 PM, Apr 17, 2020

San Luis Obispo County residents will be sheltering at home through at least mid-May.

County officials review the order, which first went into effect March 19, every 14 days and announced Friday the order would continue until at least May 16.

Today is the second 14-day review to have taken place. It's still unknown when the order will be lifted.

“Our goal is to be ready when the Governor lifts the State’s Order and transitions all authority back to local officials,” County Emergency Services Director Wade Horton said in a press release. “With our order in place concurrent with the State’s order, we still have some local control over what we can do. If we lift our order, we are completely under the State’s authority.”

There are currently 127 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County. Of those, more than 100 people have recovered.

“Our community has been successful thus far in bending the curve and we’re now planning how we safely transition to a new normal” Horton said.

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