Traveler Advisory Regarding COVID-19

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) is committed to keeping our passengers and staff members as healthy and safe as possible. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to impact the travel industry, the airport is working around the clock to provide extra cleaning in the terminal’s high-touch areas, ensuring our staff has the appropriate tools and gear to clean safely, and to minimize the impact on the traveler whenever possible.

SBP is actively monitoring the situation and following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as maintaining close contact with the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department and other federal and state agencies. We will continue to update our operating procedures as additional recommendations become available.

In order for travelers to minimize the risk of spreading germs, the CDC recommends the following:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

As the world continues to respond to the outbreak, many airlines are providing itinerary changes free of charge. For information about specific travel plans, please check with your airline before arriving at the airport. Airport staff is not able to assist with your airline-related questions. Below are links to COVID-19 information from each airline that serves San Luis Obispo:

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
United Airlines

We understand that wait times with airline call centers are currently high, but please be patient. You may also consider contacting your airline on social media or via each airline’s mobile app.

COVID Testing: Effective September 13, 2021, onsite COVID-19 testing is temporarily UNAVAILABLE at the airport. Please see below for alternate testing locations. For testing information in San Luis Obispo County, visit the County website at https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/testing-locations.aspx.

SAN LUIS OBISPO VETS HALL
801 Grand Ave
Monday – Friday (ongoing)
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed: 11a.m – Noon and 4 -5 p.m.

GROVER BEACH
1336 Ramona Avenue, Suite A, Grover Beach, CA 93433
Monday- Friday (ongoing)
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed: 11 a.m. – Noon and 4 -5 p.m.
Note: This is down the street from the previous testing site at Ramona Garden Park.

PASO ROBLES TRAIN STATION
800 Pine Street
Monday- Friday (ongoing)
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed: 11 a.m. – Noon and 4 – 5 p.m.

RESOURCES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
County of San Luis Obispo: https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Health-Agency/Public-Health/Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).aspx
U.S. Department of State Guidance for International Travel: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html

 

Update: 2/1/2021

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Directive goes into effect on February 1, 2021, that requires all people to wear masks or face coverings while on airport property. Children under the age of 2 are exempt, as are those who meet certain conditions noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Airport staff, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies, and TSA staff will enforce the new Security Directive. Those who refuse to comply with the federal requirement may be asked to leave the airport and/or be given a fine of up to $13,669 per violation per passenger.

The federal Security Directive can be found here on the TSA website.

Update: 1/15/2021

Effective January 26, 2021, all air passengers arriving in the United States from a foreign country must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19, to the airline before boarding the flight. Please note that a COVID-19 vaccination record is not a substitute for the test. For more information on preflight testing, visit the CDC website here

Update: 11/17/2020

San Luis Obispo County has been placed under a Regional Stay Home Order. As a result, the on-airport restaurant, Spirit of San Luis, is no longer able to provide dine-in seating. Take-out options are still available during modified hours. Please see the restaurant website here for more details.

Update: 6/8/2020

Effective today, the State of California will require the use of face coverings anywhere outside private homes. Passengers over the age of 2 traveling through San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport must wear a mask throughout the terminal and on the terminal curb. More information about the mandate can be found on the San Luis Obispo County website.

UPDATE: 5/29/2020

Beginning Friday, May 29, the on-airport Spirit of San Luis is available for dine-in seating. The restaurant’s modified hours and menu can be found here.

UPDATE: 5/11/20

Beginning Monday, May 11, all airlines currently serving the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport will require passengers to use face coverings while onboard. Please see each airline’s policies below.

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

United Airlines

 UPDATE: 3/20/20

In an effort to keep our staff healthy and able to continue to serve our customers the airport administrative offices have been closed to the public. To contact our office for assistance the best method will be to email us at staff@sloairport.com.

UPDATE: 3/18/20
Contour Airlines Suspends Service at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. Click here to learn more.

UPDATE: 3/18/20
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Spirit of San Luis Restaurant’s hours have changed. Please call the Spirit of San Luis at (805) 549-9466 for more information.

UPDATE: 3/17/20
Notice to employees and tenants, we have reduced badging office hours until further notice. The badging office will only be open on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm.

UPDATE: 3/17/20
Rental car operators have adjusted their hours. Please view our ground transportation page for more details.

UPDATE: 3/16/20
The mobile TSA PreCheck event at San Luis Obispo airport has been canceled until further notice.

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