News Flash

Paso Robles City Press Releases

Posted on: October 5, 2020

County Health Officer Issues Guidance for Safer Halloween Activities During COVID-19

SLO Co logo

San Luis Obispo County community members now have COVID-19 guidelines for safely and responsibly celebrating Halloween this year.

Because COVID-19 continues to pose a substantial risk to SLO County, and the State has not yet issued health guidance for the upcoming holiday, County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein issued new Halloween Guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 during Halloween celebrations.

“We can still enjoy Halloween and prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 in our communities,” said Dr. Borenstein. “This guidance gives you choices to celebrate Halloween safely. Please take the time to review it and take steps to reduce the risk to you, your family, your neighbors, and our whole community.”

Traditional holiday activities often promote congregating and the mixing of households, which increases the risk of transmitting COVID-19. The County’s COVID-19 Halloween Guidance directs community members to limit contact while distributing treats, safely prepare treats, wear a cloth face covering with your costume and as you hand out treats, stick to your social bubble, and more.

Dr. Borenstein strongly discourages standard Halloween activities like traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating because they can easily spread COVID-19 to multiple households. However, the guidance provides low-risk alternatives, including leaving bowls or pre-packaged treats on your doorstep or porch for trick-or-treaters to enjoy, online parties or costume contests, drive-through parades, socially distanced activities, a movie night at a drive-in theater, and more.

Highest risk activities and those that are not permitted include carnivals or festivals, live entertainment (including live music), indoor and outdoor haunted house attractions where people are gathered close and screaming, and in-person parties or gatherings (including outdoor social gatherings) with people not part of your small social bubble. Guidance here

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County, visit ReadySLO.org or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903. A staffed phone assistance center at (805) 543-2444 is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist with COVID-19 questions. 

###

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Paso Robles City Press Releases

City Services Overview

Posted on: September 16, 2020
Wastewater Treatment Plant

Paso Robles Wins Global Water Awards

Posted on: August 31, 2020
Trevon Perry

PRESS CONFERENCE - Trevon Perry Case

Posted on: June 26, 2020

Update: River Fire Contained

Posted on: June 23, 2020
Paso Robles River Fire Evacuation Area 1600 6-22-2020 (THUMB)

Update: River Fire

Posted on: June 23, 2020
Paso Robles River Fire Evacuation Area 1600 6-22-2020 (THUMB)

Update: River Fire

Posted on: June 22, 2020
Nicholas Dreyfus

WOUNDED DEPUTY IDENTIFIED

Posted on: June 11, 2020

Active Shooter Suspect

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Peaceful End To A Peaceful Protest

Posted on: June 2, 2020
Trevon Perry

Missing At-Risk - Paso Robles

Posted on: May 20, 2020

City Council Adopts Urgency Ordinance

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Shelter at Home Order

Posted on: March 18, 2020

Corrected: Shelter at Home Order

Posted on: March 19, 2020
CoronaVirus

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Posted on: March 13, 2020
03-04-2020 Lowell Henslin

MULTI AGENCY NARCOTIC ARREST

Posted on: March 4, 2020
Ryan Dutra

Press Release - Auto Theft

Posted on: February 21, 2020
Traffic Collision 02-04-2020

Paso Robles St. Traffic Collision

Posted on: February 4, 2020
Michaela Jean Twyman

UPDATE - SUSPECT ARRESTED

Posted on: January 16, 2020
Michaela Jean Twyman

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Posted on: January 15, 2020
Cerda - Gatto

Parolee and Additional Suspect Arrested

Posted on: January 13, 2020
Fatal Crash

FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION

Posted on: January 6, 2020
Active Shooter Training

Rapid Response and Active Shooter Training

Posted on: November 20, 2019
Spring Street Park_9 - Photo

Paso Resident Donating Park

Posted on: November 19, 2019
Bank Robbery 11-15-19

Bank Robbery - Pacific Premier Bank

Posted on: November 15, 2019
PRPD Press Release (2)

Flamson and Georgia Brown Lockdown

Posted on: November 6, 2019
paso robles-comp st flyer.10.9.19 (1)-1

Help Shape the Future of Niblick Road

Posted on: October 22, 2019