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Under the current statewide Stay-at-Home order, individuals should only be traveling for essential purposes.

California's Response to COVID-19

California is currently under a statewide Stay-at-Home order. At this time, travel is prohibited unless identified as essential according to the state's resilience roadmap. To learn more about the actions taken by the state of California, please click here

SLO CAL’s Response to COVID-19

Visit SLO CAL is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 throughout our own communities, as well as statewide, nationally and globally. We are working very closely with our communities, committees and chambers of commerce to coordinate the best practices and procedures to keep our area safe and healthy. We are also communicating with local, state and national officials to remain up-to-date about the current situation happening around the world.

While SLO CAL offers wide open spaces to visitors and residents alike, the SLO CAL experience is ever-changing. If you plan on supporting local businesses, we recommend calling ahead of time to see how they have adjusted to the climate.

Visit SLO CAL will continue to keep an eye on any updates about COVID-19 and relay all information as it becomes available. Visit SLO CAL is dedicated to the health and safety of all residents and visitors.

SLO CAL Zoom Backgrounds

While you may not get to explore SLO CAL to its full potential right now, we've created these Zoom Backgrounds for you to experience and share The California Less Traveled on your next video call. 

To add these Zoom Backgrounds to your account, login to Zoom and click settings. From there, click virtual background and click the plus sign icon. Then upload your Zoom images.

What's Open

  • Lodging properties for essential travel
  • Restaurants for takeout
  • Some Restaurants are open for dine-in but we recommend calling in advance and making reservations

What's Closed

  • Bars and lounges
  • Entertainment venues
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Hair and nail salons
  • Large-scale attractions such as Hearst Castle
  • Vehicle access at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area


The community is committed to the safety of the community and essential travelers. 


To learn more about the impact of COVID-19 across San Luis Obispo County, you can visit for current updates.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
U.S. Travel Association:
California Department of Public Health:
San Luis Obispo County Health Agency:



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