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Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Ready for Potential Coronavirus Impacts and How the Community Can Help

ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA – The City of Arroyo Grande understands the concerns expressed by residents regarding the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. According to the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department, the health risk to the general public in San Luis Obispo County remains low at this time. There are currently no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in San Luis Obispo County.

The City is working in close partnership with the County to closely monitor the situation regarding the spread of COVID-19. As the lead agency, the County is actively working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state of California Department of Public Health (CDPH), other County officials, local health care providers, and other partners to protect the health of the community.  

The City and County are ready to protect the community but need everyone’s help. The City is asking community members to take everyday precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, like the flu and coronavirus: 

•    Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

•    Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

•    Avoid close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.

•    Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

•    Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard the tissue.  

•    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces regularly.

Please visit and for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, to learn more information about how you can prepare and see answers to frequently asked questions. 

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Jim Bergman, City Manager

(805) 473-5400

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