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Posted on: September 23, 2020

PRESS RELEASE - City expands the Utility Discount Program to Help those in Need

City Council approved enhancements to the City’s Utility Discount Program for qualifying community members. Under the new plan, the discount for qualifying residents on their monthly water/sewer bills expands from 10% to 25% through the end of June 2021.

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

City Launches the “Business Hero” Campaign

City Launches the “Business Hero” Campaign to Recognize Local Businesses for their Resiliency and Efforts to Keep our Community Safe.

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Clinics to Open in Morro Bay & Arroyo Grande on Tuesday

Two new COVID-19 testing clinics are coming to Morro Bay and Arroyo Grande this week, offering COVID-19 viral tests free of charge by appointment only.

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Posted on: September 6, 2020

City Launches Trial Paid Recreational Vehicle (RV) Camping Program

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City Launches Trial Paid Recreational Vehicle (RV) Camping Program to Help Address Illegal RV Camping in Town

This summer has seen unprecedented numbers of RV’s visiting Morro Bay, with a large number of them illegally camping on the waterfront a...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

City Launches “Be a Trash Hero” Campaign Encouraging Visitors & Residents to be Part of the Solution

The City has experienced a dramatic increase in the amount of trash and waste. While the City has added trash receptacles and increased staffing on weekends, the amount of trash and debris produced by visitors exceeds the added capacity.

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Short Term Vacation Rental Summary & Draft Ordinance Available

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The City’s Community Committee has released a Committee summary and a draft Short Term Vacation Rental (STR) Ordinance for public review. The Planning Commission will be reviewing the draft STR ordinance at its August 18, 2020 meeting. The Touri...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

City Launching “Be a Face Mask Hero” Campaign & Postpones Implementation of Planned One-Lane Closure

Given State of California’s statewide mask order and the importance of wearing masks to combat the spread of COVID-19, the City is launching the “Be a Face Mask Hero” campaign.

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

State Orders More Business Sector Closures for SLO County Starting Tomorrow

To slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state, the California Department of Public Health has ordered the closure of several industries in San Luis Obispo County, effective tomorrow until further notice from the State.

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Criteria Changes as Increased Demand Cuts Capacity

As demand for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing increases in San Luis Obispo County, the County Public Health Department is asking residents to only get tested if they are at high risk for transmission or serious illness related to the disease.

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Officials Say SLO County Heads for State’s Watch List After Increased COVID-19 Spread

County Public Health Officials expect San Luis Obispo County to end up on the State’s COVID-19 “watch list” soon after the County reportedly exceeded the State’s COVID-19 case rate criteria over the weekend.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

El Condado Ofrece formas Saludables Para Celebrar el Cuatro de Julio Durante COVID-19

A medida que aumenta el número de casos de COVID-19 en el condado de San Luis Obispo, se pide a los residentes que celebren el fin de semana del Día de la Independencia de manera segura y eviten las multitudes.

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

County to Triple Contact Tracing Team to Help in Fight Against COVID-19

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is expanding its contact tracing team to 24 people, approximately tripling its size, to help in the fight against COVID-19 in local communities.

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

El condado va a triplicar el equipo de rastreo de contactos para ayudar en la lucha contra COVID-19

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de San Luis Obispo está ampliando su equipo de búsqueda de contactos a 24 personas, aproximadamente triplicando su tamaño, para ayudar en la lucha contra COVID-19 en las comunidades locales.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Transitions Morro Bay Cares Program

The Morro Bay Cares program will be placed on hold until further notice. In the interim, Morro Bay Cares will take the form of Morro Bay Connects with the intent of pairing up those who need help with volunteers in the community.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

State Now Requires Face Coverings in High-Risk Settings

The State of California now requires the use of face coverings in high-risk settings, according to new State guidance released today and is tied to the State’s Executive Order directing all residents to continue to obey State public health directives.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

El estado ahora requiere mascarilla en escenarios de alto riesgo

El estado ahora requiere el uso de mascarillas faciales en entornos de alto riesgo, según guía estatal publicada hoy y va junta con la orden ejecutiva estatal dirigiendo los residentes que continúen a obedecer las directivas estatales de salud pública.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Informe Semanal de Datos Estadísticos de COVID-19 en el Condado de SLO

Los funcionarios de salud del condado recomiendan a los residentes a tomar más medidas de protección para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 a medida que los casos aumentan más a prisa en el Condado de San Luis Obispo.

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Rock Solid Stories from the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce shares positive news about how its members are adapting their businesses and making a difference in our community during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Morro Bay Launch Ramp - COVID-19 Precautions

Morro Bay Harbor Department will conduct a trial opening of the public boat launch ramp in order to provide recreational fishing opportunities.

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Public Notice: Cyber Safety and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Date: May 17, 2020

Contact: Linda Belch, Adult and Children’s Services Deputy Director 

(805) 781-1840, LBelch@co.slo.ca.us 

Cyber Safety and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

 

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Launches “Morro Bay Cares” Program to help the Community in Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

Morro Bay, CA – In a video address to the community, Morro Bay Mayor John Headding announced the launch of “Morro Bay Cares” program to help those in greatest need in our community, inform the general community and reduce the...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

City Declares Local Emergency Related to COVID-19

Morro Bay, CA – Out of an abundance of caution, the City Manager of Morro Bay, serving as the City’s Director of Emergency Services, has declared a local emergency related to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and first confirmed case of C...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

SLO County Public Health Issues Statement about Coronavirus

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Below is a posting from the County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency, Health Officer/Public Health Director Penny Borenstein, MD, MPH

"Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are currently no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in San Luis Obispo County, an...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Water Reclamation Facility Project

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For information on the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) project, visit:

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Fire Department Adds New Self-Inspection Program for Qualifying Businesses and Rental Occupancies

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The Morro Bay Fire Department works vigilantly every day to provide proactive fire and life safety protection to our City. An integral part of services delivered remains to be fire inspections. The Fire Department offers businesses and rental occupancies ...

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