Teachers next in line to get coronavirus vaccines in SLO County

February 27, 2021

San Luis Obispo County will allow childcare workers and teachers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations starting next week.

The county plans to allot 10% of vaccine doses available each week to educators, through their employers. The remainder of vaccines will remain restricted to healthcare workers and people over 65 years of age.

During the past two days, SLO County reported 143 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 19,643 since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 227 have died.

There are 29 SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with six in intensive care units.

Cases by area

  • Paso Robles – 3,888
  • San Luis Obispo – 3,684
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 2,379
  • Atascadero – 1,838
  • Nipomo – 1,486
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,392
  • Grover Beach – 812
  • Oceano – 673
  • Templeton – 591
  • San Miguel – 485
  • Los Osos – 448
  • Morro Bay – 405
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 341
  • Pismo Beach – 315
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 206
  • Cambria – 174
  • Shandon – 139
  • Santa Margarita – 129
  • Creston – 80
  • Cayucos – 68
  • Avila Beach – 27
  • San Simeon – 21
  • Bradley – 7

In Santa Barbara County, there have been 31,867 confirmed coronavirus cases and 409 deaths, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

Cases by area:

    • Santa Maria — 10,743
    • Santa Barbara — 5,908
    • Lompoc — 3,333
    • Orcutt — 1,680
    • Lompoc Federal Prison — 1,086

As of Friday evening, there have been 3,547,280 positive cases, and 51,827 deaths in California.

More than 29,136,912 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 523,082 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 114,035,478 cases with 2,530,385 dead.

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Moderator

Please address the Policies, events and arguments, not the person.


If it’s not about teachers and vaccines don’t. Comment stalkers, Q bs and whatever your cult does has no place here.


Mark

I see that 500 field workers in Santa Maria just had the vaccine given to them. How do they get to cut in line? They are not front line workers. The virus dies quickly in sunlight and they work in sunlight all day. They don’t have others come in contact with them in their jobs either.


RalphKane

Maybe they lived in cramped housing with multiple generations under one roof. That would make them a high priority group.


Jon Tatro

Apparently SB county considers fresh strawberries an essential need, but not their Police Officers. Idiots.


commonsenseguy

Are we sure the teacher’s union thugs will approve of this? What will the union demand next before reluctantly returning to classes that we the taxpayers are funding them to do? Do they really care about the kids? Over the course of this China virus, and their selfish actions, it appears they don’t.


kevin rise

China virus is a racist term. And has caused alot of Hate Crimes in America. To say teachers who make peanuts, dont care about kids, shows your colors, and your racist remarks. Nice, always waiting for you to comment and say judgemental, sinful things.


mytwopointfivesense

Wake up Kevin. So much signaling and not being able to roll w a little tongue and cheek shows YOUR true colors. The virus came from China. No one had an issue identifying the South African variant as such so your point and self righteousness is steeped and stale. China virus is no more racist to Chinese then the term South African variant is to South Africans. Get your head out your woke hole dude. I work in a business that doesn’t make a mint but I love it. I could make more if I wanted to ‘work’ for a paycheck’, but I’m lucky to make a living at my passion. How much do you suggest we pay public teachers? Teachers unions are holding the public that it serves hostage and at the expense of the young minds they are to serve. It’s sickening, as is your ill informed diatribe.


commonsenseguy

What? China virus is a racist term? Why because MSNBC, CNN, and you say so? If the virus origin was in the U.S. and I called it the U.S. virus, by using your judgmental rhetoric, would I still be a racist? Please don’t let your emotions keep you from the facts. This virus came from China. Hence, China virus.


I condemn any violence, including all of the BLM, and Antifa violence the last five years, that still continues in many parts of this nation by these insurgent groups. I don’t see you calling out those hate crimes. I guess it shows your true colors.


I have two cousin who teach locally, and have for many years. I know and speak weekly to friends who are teacher’s in the community you reside in. All of them are completely frustrated at the powers to be from unions and their control over the classrooms during this China virus. Using it as leverage to promote agendas not the education of the students. Please don’t be so blinded by your own ideology and hateful of my right to an opinion that corrupts you from seeing the whole picture.


By the way, there’s more to life that waiting to respond on my bloviating comments. We disagree, so what. Aren’t you judging me? We’re all worthless sinners and fall short of Gods glory. That includes you as well.


coyote

German measles, Spanish flu, Russian flu, Asian flu, Japanese small pox, Hong Kong flu. The various diseases are named for whence they originated. Get over your taking offense..


kevin rise

No I won’t, a racist pedophile post president coined the term as a racist gesture to be a jerk in retaliation to China, who has good people but a shitty Gov just like us and who suffers? People. Do you read th news about Asian American assaults rising due to this. Do you realize the #1 threat to americans is racist hate crimes and gun violence associated with white Supremacy involving mass shootings said Trumps administration?


mazin

Pick a different word that does not offend such as COVID-19. Why offend others? Also, when did teacher union officials become ‘thugs’? These word choices say much about the poster. Their comments get lost in the vitriol.


mazin

Why use terms that put down others? We have gone beyond this.


blackjack

Most teachers have wanted to go back for months now. Like everything else in the current lawsuit happy, fake/twisted news world we choose to exist in, the vocal minority uses any means possible to diminish quality of life for the masses.


mazin

Choose words that don’t stoke criminal activity. Article today on rising Asian hate crimes: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/27/asian-hate-crimes-attacks-fueled-covid-19-racism-threaten-asians/4566376001/

Also, when did teacher union officials become ‘thugs’? And teachers don’t care about kids?

Common, if you don’t mind, what websites and media sources do you frequent?