City (COVID-19) Information Page
On September 22, 2020, San Luis Obispo County categorized as Substantial (red) or Tier 2. 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.
For more information on this reopening process, please visit https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/covid19.aspx.
Effective June 18, 2020, the State of California now requires the use of face coverings in indoor and outdoor settings (where physical distancing is not practical) anywhere outside of private homes , according to a new state directive tied to the State’s Executive Order directing all residents to continue to obey State Public Health directives. The City adopted an ordinance on July 6 that mirrors the State order on face coverings and allows the City to take enforcement actions if need be to achieve compliance with the face covering order.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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