San Luis Obispo County Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday morning to encourage County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein to submit an application to move forward with Governor Gavin Newsom’s new plan for reopening.
On Monday, the governor outlined new guidelines for counties to qualify for reopening. The new guidelines change the metrics which make it easier for many counties, including San Luis Obispo County, to meet the governor’s new standards.
Dr. Borenstein obtained the new form from the state and is submitting the application. If it’s approved, the county will move into Stage 2 under the new variance criteria That may include opening retail stores, sit-inside restaurants and schools with some modifications.
The supervisors are optimistic the state may upgrade the county’s status to Stage 2 within a few days.