Surge in coronavirus cases to restrict dining at SLO County restaurants

November 16, 2020

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

Restaurants, gyms and churches in San Luis Obispo County must revert back to outdoor-only operations following an announcement made Monday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom that returns the county to the most restrictive reopening tier in the state.

The governor’s order leaves a total of 41 counties, including SLO County, in the most restrictive purple tier. The 41 counties account for 94 percent of the state’s population.

In addition to restaurants, gyms and places of worship reverting back to outdoor-only operations, retail stores in SLO County will need to operate indoors at a limited capacity. Likewise, schools in the county that have yet to return to in-person learning must wait to do so until the county emerges from the purple tier and remains out of it for at least two weeks.

There are currently 1,199 students who live on campus in isolation or under quarantine because of an outbreak of coronavirus cases. An outbreak that helped propel San Luis Obispo County into the more restrictive tier.

Since July 8, 578 Cal Poly students have tested positive for the virus.

During the past five days, SLO County reported 278 new coronavirus cases. Cal Poly students living on-campus led with 66 new cases, followed by San Luis Obispo with 55 and Paso Robles with 52.

Of the 5,250 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 4,503 individuals have recovered, and 34 have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are six people in the hospital — two in the intensive care unit, and 705 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

Paso Robles — 1,268
San Luis Obispo — 1,151
Atascadero — 479
Nipomo — 388
CMC inmates — 294
Arroyo Grande — 269
Cal Poly residents — 215
San Miguel — 192
Grover Beach — 182
Templeton — 166
Oceano — 150
Morro Bay — 81
Los Osos — 74
Pismo Beach — 72
Shandon — 66
Santa Margarita — 39
Cambria — 38
Creston — 28
Ash-patients — 21
Cayucos — 20
Avila Beach — 11
San Simeon — 7
Other county cases where location has no yet been determined— 45

As of Tuesday afternoon, there have been 1,040,733 positive cases, and 18,295 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 11,526,488 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 252,620 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 55,320,796 cases with 1,331,591 dead.

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Apolitical

Didn’t WHO come out a few weeks ago and say that maybe the intitial shutdowns weren’t such a good thing?


Apolitical

Would someone tell me how closing TV Tower road to motorized traffic helps the COVID Panicdemic? Seriously…I don’t want some B.S. answer either!!


TheHeez

TV Tower Road was closed by the USFS to reduce traffic up there and try to limit the fire risk, it was implemented when fire crews were stretched to the max across the state. Additionally there is a new plan to modify the access (stopping at the gate above Shooters Trail) and renovate many of the trail systems. The purpose is to limit the number of overnight campers, illegal fires and make the trail system more conducive to erosion and effective runoff. Hope that is sufficiently lacking in BS.


kevin rise

As someone in the medical field, whom has seen local covid 19 super spreading events, treated, and dealt with medically, with while NOT contracting covid; I’m immune compromised, and get this, it doesn’t make a difference. What does: your UNIQUE DNA. Pre existing conditions dont mean much, says Yale professor Nick Christakis. Regardless of age, race, sex etc, your unique DNA dictates life or death. Not age, not existing conditions, your own immunology, and guess what, millions are dying internationally, especially are indigenous here whom seem to have a disposition for death and Covid, sad and ironic poetry for these beautiful guardians of earth. I saw people die with pre existing conditions, and others who were asymptomatic, all old. The labeling of covid death is a joke, blaming underlying conditions. They died from Covid. It’s like saying, a man with diabetes died in a car crash, what killed this man, diabetes or the car. The damn car, and the car is covid. Wear your masks, get a vaccine, take off tin foil hats and Insane Nationalistic Pychopathic ideologies and a threat to liberty BS as if there wasn’t the damn Patriot Act bipartisan fyi spying on you, you crazy crazy people! And yes, the US gov is odd, it sterilized people up until the 70s, experiments on them, acid dosed them, polluted their water, committed Genocide on indigenous, made Agent Orange, Antrhax, etc etc etc, I get it. I watched Xfiles, every episode…the truth is out there


Chill

Can anyone help me understand way the gyms are still open? Thanks!


kevin rise

It’s a risk, but with N95 mask, sanitizer, it could be possible. But who the heck would do that. I personally have no idea why people go to gyms, isnt outside nice? Yoga, pushups etc? Vein maybe? Life is so short its comedic.