Should I Quarantine if I’m Traveling to San Luis Obispo?

January 20, 2022

The state of California currently has no travel restrictions or requirements that prevent travel to appealing destinations like San Luis Obispo, according to the state’s official website. However, there are some other COVID-related guidelines and recommendations to keep in mind as you prepare to enjoy the best of what SLO has to offer. Below, the experienced staff at Sands Inn & Suites, a premier hotel San Luis Obispo visitors can rely on for high-quality service and maximum comfort, go over what you’ll need to know before you come here, including what’s recommended with quarantining.

Self-Quarantine Recommendations (for California)

It’s recommended that all people arriving in the state self-quarantine for at least seven days. If you do end up deciding to self-quarantine while in SLO, allow for sufficient time to do this by planning accordingly with accommodations. You may also prefer to come here when you can enjoy a longer stay. That way, you can self-quarantine for one week and fully enjoy the many things to do, see, taste, and check out during the remainder of your visit.

COVID Test Requirements

Anyone flying to California from outside the state needs to present a negative PCR test when arriving. Testing must be done again 3–5 days after arrival. This applies to arrivals to SLO and all other areas in California.

San Luis Obispo County Requirements

Getting to a more local level with COVID guidelines, let’s look at what’s recommended for San Luis Obispo County, which is where SLO is located. In this area, quarantine or isolation is only required, according to the county website, for individuals who have tested positive for any variant of COVID. If you’ve tested positive, you’ll need to isolate here for a minimum of 5 days. You’ll also need to wear a properly fitting face mask when around others for at least 10 days.

What to Do when Quarantining in SLO

If you do end up needing to quarantine while in San Luis Obispo, your time here can still be pleasant and enjoyable. During your isolation time, take advantage of local ordering options so you can still enjoy local flavors and dishes. You can also use your quarantine time to plan what you’ll do once your isolation period is over. In SLO, possibilities include:

• Checking out local museums like the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
• Exploring downtown SLO, which also hosts a weekly farmers’ market year-round
• Hiking to the top of Bishop Peak, where you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous views
• Visiting nearby Pismo Beach, where it’s incredibly easy to social distance while still having a great time

Even if you don’t need to isolate, please be aware of local business requirements during your stay. At the very least, many local restaurants and shops ask customers to wear masks. With dining, there are often outside options available. 

At Sands Inn & Suites, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our guests are always our top priority. If you’re looking for the most welcoming, comfortable hotel near San Luis Obispo, you’ll find everything you need for a relaxing stay at Sands Inn & Suites. To reserve your room or learn more about our amenities, which include microwaves, refrigerators, flat-screen TVs with digital cable, and complimentary high-speed WiFi, call us today at (800) 441-4657.

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