Governor Gavin Newsom stopped by the vaccination facility at Cuesta College near San Luis Obispo Tuesday afternoon to congratulate local officials on our county returning to the Red Tier. He said San Luis Obispo County is one of seven counties moving into the red tier. That’s a result of a reduction of case rates and positivity rates.
The governor was accompanied by Supervisor Bruce Gibson, Dawn Ortiz and Lynn Compton. Mayor Heidi Harmon wore a bright red dress to celebrate the county’s return to the Governor’s Red Tier. The governor was asked about the opening of California State Parks and Hearst Castle. He said, “The vast majority of state parks are open. The issue is always indoor versus outdoor. Some of those venues that have a predominance of indoor tours and the like starts to tier, but now that the county is in the Red Tier those tours may resume. Same is true for restaurants and movie theaters.”
Newsom said our economy will come back quickly, “Mark my words, this economy is going to come roaring back. Our hotels, our restaurants, our entertainment venues will come roaring back, once this pandemic is behind us. And we’re just a number of months away from getting to herd immunity. Getting enough vaccines into people’s arms and getting back to a sense of normalcy, but with an excitement and enthusiasm of the resiliency that we have all born this last year.”
After his visit to Cuesta College, Governor Newsom drove south to Ventura County. His visit to San Luis Obispo County was a surprise visit, but well-received by dignitaries on the campus of Cuesta College.