May 22 – Retail is now allowed to open. Restaurants with limited capacity are also able to open. Salons, gyms, yoga studios, are still not permitted to open.
Before reopening, all facilities must:
Read more about the order here: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/
Post Date: 03/19/2020 6:42 PM
What does “Shelter at Home” mean to you and your SLO business?
Stay home except for essential needs
“Using the term shelter at home is to ask people to help slow the spread of infection and is an enhancement of social distancing,” says County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein, “It does not literally mean that people should not leave their homes for essential activities or fresh air and exercise.” The Order is intended to limit activity, travel, and business functions to the most basic and essential needs. The 6-foot social distancing requirements should be followed at all times.
People are asked to avoid gatherings outside of their homes and beyond their immediate families. The Order does not prohibit people from going for walks, hikes, or runs; going surfing; attending medical, dental, or veterinary appointments (please call your provider first); going to the grocery store or pharmacy; getting take-out and delivery from restaurants; gardening, or doing yard work. However, group gatherings must be avoided to limit the spread of this disease.
We care about our community and our businesses! We encourage all our community members to continue to support businesses throughout the City during this difficult time. For more information on what you can do, please visit www.slocity.org/covid19.
Remember, we are all in this together and we all must do our part!
More information about COVID-19 and the Shelter At Home Order is available atwww.ReadySLO.org. You may also call the staffed Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444; we are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With many San Luis Obispo offices working remotely, public events delayed & businesses offering online shopping, takeout and delivery only – it’s essential to support your local businesses right now. We ask that our amazing community continue to support their favorite Downtown San Luis Obispo restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery.
Curious which businesses are offering online shipping, takeout and local delivery?
The COVID-19 public health crisis poses incredibly difficult financial challenges to Downtown stores, services and restaurants – many of which are locally owned. Even just a few weeks of diminished patronage can be devastating. Please support where you are able to!
We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines of public health officials at the local, state and national level, and high-risk populations especially should exercise caution. While the Shelter at Home order is in effect, here are a few meaningful ways you can still #ShopLocal and help some of your favorite Downtown businesses during this challenging time.
Do you have a steady paycheck? When you’re getting curbside delivery, takeout or delivery to your home, leave a little extra for your part-time service workers who might not have the privilege of income security.
As a promise to return to support them, purchase gift cards to your favorite local shops, restaurants, and salons/services. This puts money in the pocket of your favorite storeowner today to help them cover operating expenses and to help assure a strong tomorrow.
Many Downtown retailers have online shops. Use this time to check out their online offerings. Several businesses are offering discounts and/or free shipping for those that show support for local during this time.
Reminder: Some shops that don’t offer online shopping are happy to take an order over the phone and have it delivered to you during this time – so don’t hesitate to ask!
Sing your praises online! Engage with your favorite Downtown businesses – leave a Google, Yelp or Facebook review. Like, follow, comment and engage with them on social media. It’s free to you but it helps remind businesses that they aren’t forgotten and this kind of social currency pays dividends of a different kind. Now is a fantastic time to deepen relationships with friends and neighbors that operate your favorite local businesses.
Bummed because an event you were planning to attend got canceled/postponed? Instead of asking for your money back, donate that money you already spent on the ticket back to the organization.
Dining from home more these days? Order delivery or takeout from almost any Downtown restaurant. If you choose to avoid the crowds, call ahead and pick up – many will even deliver to your car when you arrive!
Delivery services such as DoorDash, GrubHub, Foodjets or UberEats servicing Downtown restaurants are also great options. As mentioned above, you can also pledge your support by purchasing restaurant gift cards to be used at a later date.
Downtown SLO is committed to working on behalf of our stakeholders to provide up-to-date information from reliable sources as the COVID-19 situation evolves.
We are working with local, state and federal agencies to provide resources and help our small business owners ride out the storm of COVID-19. As new information becomes available, we will post to this page and via our social media platforms.