KCBX News Update: Oceano Dunes camping reservations cancelled, and SLO County Public Health Department issues guidance on at-home COVID-19 tests
Camping reservations cancelled at Oceano Dunes due to weather conditions
California State Parks has cancelled camping reservations at Oceano Dunes until at least Dec. 28 and possibly later due to weather conditions.
Recent storm activity caused Arroyo Grande Creek to flow to the ocean, leading State Parks to cancel reservations.
Vehicular use at the dunes is also prohibited during this time.
State Parks said it will continue to monitor conditions and adjust park operations when necessary.
SLO County Public Health Department offers guidance for at-home COVID testing
More and more people are testing for COVID-19 at home, which has led the San Luis Obispo County Public Health to issue guidance on what to do with a positive test result.
County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein advised people to check with their employer, school or other institution to see if they accept at-home tests.
Borenstein said there are a couple things to do if someone tests positive: they should isolate for 10 days except to seek medical care even if they don’t have symptoms or are vaccinated, they should notify people they’ve been in contact with and they should report their results to the Public Health Department.
Residents of the county can alert the department of their COVID infection at SLOPublicHealth.org/testing.
If someone tests negative but thinks the result may be incorrect, Borenstein advised to contact their healthcare provider to see if any further testing is necessary.
Masking is still required in indoor public places in SLO County, as it is throughout the state.
The county offers several free testing clinics in Paso Robles, Grover Beach, Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo.
Free vaccination is also available at pharmacies, doctors’ offices, Public Health Department clinics, and mobile clinics countywide. To get your COVID-19 vaccine at a Public Health clinic, visit myturn.ca.gov.
For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County, visit SLOPublicHealth.org/COVID19.