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SLO CAL Travel Advisory

COVID-19 Update

Effective as of 11/16/2020, the State has modified its Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and SLO County is now in the State’s Purple Tier, which has the most restrictions. 

Falling back to the Purple Tier means several business sectors will have to resume outdoor-only operations or reduce capacity for indoor operations, starting tomorrow. Understand which activities and businesses are open in the four tiers (PDF). 

Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that face coverings will be required in the State of California. CDPH's updated guidance mandates that face coverings be worn statewide. We kindly ask that you wear a face-covering while out exploring SLO CAL in instances that align with the guidelines.

Public health experts and government officials have declared that leisure travel can resume countywide effective Friday, June 12 and SLO CAL is excited to once again welcome visitors! Residents and visitors must continue to practice safe physical distancing, wear a cloth face covering and follow public health directives. After fully implementing stringent safety protocols and procedures set forth to ensure the health and wellbeing of visitors, lodging establishments are excited to welcome you back.

Enjoy an open & safe SLO CAL by exploring an array of outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, kayaking or experience extended outdoor dining in San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Paso Robles. Enjoy wine tasting in Paso Robles or Edna Valley and cap the night off with a visit to Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio.  

What's Open

We encourage you to travel throughout SLO CAL responsibly and R.E.S.P.E.C.T our communities, our environment, our businesses and fellow travelers you meet along the way. Learn how you can travel responsibly in California.

Still to Come

  • California State Parks announced a three-phased reopening plan for vehicular use at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and Pismo State Beach (SB), starting Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. 
  • The following parks have areas that are closed: Morro Bay State Park, Morro Strand State Beach, Hearst San Simeon State Park, Montana De Oro State Park and Cayucos State Beach. See here for more information on the opening of these State Parks and Beaches.
  • Hearst Castles remains closed to the public. For virtual tours and interactive experiences please visit


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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