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Cal Poly SLO might become COVID-19 overflow site

By   /  Thursday, March 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly SLO might become COVID-19 overflow site

San Luis Obispo County is working with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a possible overflow site for treatment of coronavirus victims, County Administrative Officer Wade Horton said March 23. SLO County now has 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from 27 on March 22, with two patients hospitalized, county health officials said. Updated at Read More →

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EDC website has coronavirus business resource guide

By   /  Thursday, March 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on EDC website has coronavirus business resource guide

The Economic Development Collaborative has made a business resource guide available for employees and employers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Published and housed online via the EDC’s website at edcollaborative.com/covid19, the guide encompasses a list of local, state, and federal resources available to affected members of the business community at large. As the spread Read More →

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Coronavirus: Signs of the times as pandemic spreads

By   /  Thursday, March 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Coronavirus: Signs of the times as pandemic spreads

The economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic has ripped through the Tri-Counties, triggering massive job cuts and prompting San Luis Obispo County to issue a rare order for residents to shelter at home beginning March 19 in response to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. The county intends to hold the order for the next 30 Read More →

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Tri-county bars, restaurants and wineries feel pain of pandemic

By   /  Thursday, March 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, middle, Restaurants, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Tri-county bars, restaurants and wineries feel pain of pandemic

Bars and tap rooms empty on St. Patrick’s Day. Wine tasting on hiatus. Major viticulture industry events canceled or rescheduled. Restaurants cutting their occupancy by half and later switching to take-out only. The COVID-19 virus continues to upend life as usual and blast its way through the economy. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued guidelines on March Read More →

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Coronavirus-related briefs worth noting

By   /  Tuesday, March 17th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Coronavirus-related briefs worth noting

A roundup of coronavirus-related briefs from around the region: • United Way of Santa Barbara County and the Santa Barbara Foundation are teaming up on a COVID-19 response effort. The partnership will combine fundraising and decision-making resources. Initial focus is in supporting food insecurity, seniors, child care needs and health care. Applications for grants will Read More →

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Tri-county stocks rebound from coronavirus selloff

By   /  Tuesday, March 17th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Earnings, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Tri-county stocks rebound from coronavirus selloff

Stocks regained some of their footing March 17, with the announcement of trillions of dollars in potential spending by the federal government, including direct payments to individuals.  Goleta software developer AppFolio led the gains in the region with an almost 30 percent pop for the day, alongside moderate gains for other software firms.  It was Read More →

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Coronavirus cases climbing in Tri-Counties

By   /  Tuesday, March 17th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Coronavirus cases climbing in Tri-Counties

Updated at 3:30 p.m. March 17: The number of coronavirus cases in Ventura County tripled overnight to nine and grew to six in San Luis Obispo County and two in Santa Barbara County. The county has tested almost 200 people for the virus so far. On March 16, there were three presumed positive coronavirus cases Read More →

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