SLO Co. health officials lift local COVID-19 health emergency
SLO Co.  health officials lift local COVID-19 health emergency

SLO Co. health officials lift local COVID-19 health emergency

San Luis Obispo County ended its local health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic Friday.

The order had been in place since March 2020, when the first wave of coronavirus cases hit the Central Coast.

The order allowed county health officials to move staff to emergency roles. It also streamlined the decision-making process when it comes to implementing local public health policies.

“I really appreciate the county team, health professionals and volunteers who moved up over a very challenging and divisive couple of years. I also understand the difficult impact the pandemic has had on our community.” Said county administrative officer Wade Horton. “Going forward, I hope we can remember how we can spread more grace towards each other as other members of society when we face future challenges.”

“Although these statements are no longer necessary, the public health team and local health providers continue to respond to this pandemic and provide resources, such as vaccines and testing, to help residents protect their health and the health of the community.” Said Dr. Borenstein. “We remain ready to respond to future increases.”


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