City (COVID-19) Information Page
The State is currently in Stage 2 of the COVID-19 reopening process called the Resilience Roadmap. The State determines when and how each county may reopen based on a county’s ability to meet the State’s public health criteria. The State is actively monitoring each county and may direct closures or restrictions based on specific disease transmission and hospital criteria. If a county cannot remain under certain disease transmission thresholds, they will be added to the County Monitoring List. For more information on this reopening process, please visit https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/reopening.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.
Effective July 13, 2020, the California Department of Public Health ordered the closure of indoor restaurants and dining establishments statewide along with additional closures in San Luis Obispo County and other counties on the state COVID-19 monitoring list impacting personal care services such as hair and nail salons and barber shops.
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. The Council also authorized the use of up to $50,000 in funding through the City’s allocation of one-time CARES Act grant funding to help businesses with this transition to outdoor spaces. Businesses who are interested should contact the City at (805) 473-4550 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Though the City has reopened sports courts at City parks and the skate park under distancing requirements, playgrounds remain closed as they are not yet allowed to be open by the State along with youth sports activities beyond summer camps. Also, given the rising case numbers, 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 Police Station and 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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