COVID-19 Travel Updates

As of January 25, 2021, the State lifted the Regional Stay at Home Order for all regions in California. The governor and CDPH have confirmed that the state is returning to the tiered re-opening plan, which puts San Luis Obispo County in the Purple Tier (Tier 1)As Morro Bay begins to reopen for travelers safe and responsibly, we continue to advise travelers to contact businesses for the most up-to-date hours, safety protocols and modifications.   

For the most up to date information about our county’s regulations please visit Additional information about California's Travel Advisory can be found HERE.

Travel Guidelines 

For residents and essential travelers, please:

  • Wear a Mask 
    • Face coverings are required for both indoor and outdoor activities. To view the CDC Guide to Masks click HERE.
  • Wash Your Hands Frequently
  • Practice Social Distancing
    • Strive to maintain a six foot distance from others at all times, even in outdoor spaces like trails, beaches, parks, etc. 
  • Stay Home If You Feel Sick
  • Avoid Gatherings Of Any Kind

What's Open Indoors With Modifications? 

  • Hotels and Lodging
    • ​Hotels, vacation rentals and RV parks are open at this time. Please contact hotels directly for policy and status updates.
  • Retail 
    • Under the Purple Tier, retail stores may operate at a maximum occupancy of 25%.
  • Personal Care Services
    • Allowed to operate indoors with modifications. This includes hair salons, barbershops, skin care services, nail services, body art professionals, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, massage services, etc. 

What's Open Outdoors With Modifications?

  • Restaurants
    • Restaurants are now allowed to offer outdoor dining accommodations; however many restaurants are continuing to offer take-out and curb-side pick-up. Please contact restaurants specifically for more information on their current accommodations. Your continued support to our local restaurants is greatly appreciated during these challenging times!
  • Beaches and State Parks
    • At this time beaches and state parks are open to the public. This includes Morro Bay State Park, Morro Strand State Beach and Montaña de Oro State Park. For more information about California State Parks click HERE
  • Campgrounds and RV Parks 
    • For more information please contact businesses directly or visit the California Department of Parks and Recreation HERE.   
  • Bars, Breweries and Distilleries
    • Within the Purple Tier, these businesses are allowed to provide outdoor services when a meal is served. 
  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers (Including Dance Studios)
  • Golf Courses
  • Drive-in Movie Theaters
  • Family entertainment centers
    • This includes kart racing, mini golf, batting cages, etc.
  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums
  • Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreation Facilities (Including Campgrounds and RV Parks)
  • Worship Services (Including Wedding Ceremonies and Funerals)


What's Closed? 

  • Indoor Recreation, Fitness, Dance
  • Indoor Playgrounds
  • Indoor Pools, Hot Tubs, Saunas, and Steam Rooms
  • Community Centers, Convention Centers, and Concert Venues
  • Bowling Alleys
  • Bars, Breweries and Distilleries (where no meal is provided)
  • Offices (except remote work)
  • Indoor Movie Theaters
  • Live Audience Sports


Need More Information? 

We know the conditions surrounding COVID-19 are continuously changing, but for the most up to date information please visit these resources: