COVID-19 Daily Status Reports

News & Announcements

  • Did you get your mailed ballot? Registered voters in Santa Barbara County started receiving their mailed ballots on Tuesday (9/29). The County Voter Information Guide is online now, or wait for the printed version that will start arriving in mailboxes later this week. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3jj6nvG.

  • Announcing Cannabis Business Licenses (Chapter 50) Retail Storefront Application Availability Begins Sept. 29; Application Submittal Period is Nov. 2-9. Read more.

  • Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Tues., Sept. 29 to consider a COVID-19 Update, and Urgency Ordinance to Temporarily Prohibit Commercial Evictions. Read more.

  • Election 2020 - Secure Ballot Drop Boxes Available October 5! Presidential General Election is on Tuesday, November 3. The ballot drop boxes provide a safe, secure and easy way to return a completed and signed ballot. Read more and visit SBCVote.com.

  • Random Drawing of Redistricting Commissioners Moves Up One Week to Oct. 13. Click here for more information, or go to www.countyofsb.org/redistricting.sbc.

  • COVID-19 Rental Assistance Grants Offered Through County of Santa Barbara and United Way of Santa Barbara County for Residents in Unincorporated Areas. For information, household size and income limits, and to apply, go to www.unitedwaysb.org/rental-assistance. Read more.

  • Sept. 17, 2020: Only 47 Days until the Presidential General Election on November 3. Due to the pandemic, all registered voters in California will automatically receive a ballot in the mail by early October. Santa Barbara County voters can expect increased efforts locally to help ensure their vote is counted. Read More and watch this VIDEO

  • COVID-19: Young People and Youth Sports; Hear from County Public Health Experts (Vol. IV). Read More at https://bit.ly/32GmEFr

  • Hear from County Public Health Experts (Vol. 3). Topics are Responding to COVID-19 at Work; Should I Get Tested for the Coronavirus; and Co-Parenting in COVID-19. Read More at https://bit.ly/3hwqjup.

  • Santa Barbara County Exceeds 4,000 Business Attestations; County RISE Guide and Ambassadors Help Businesses Reopen During Pandemic. Read more.

  • "Santa Barbara Better Together" Fund Provides Grants for Small Businesses Located Within Unincorporated Santa Barbara County; grant applications open through 5 p.m. August 31. Read More: https://bit.ly/345F3wp

  • Especially if you live or work in the Community Plan Areas of Isla Vista, Orcutt, Eastern Goleta Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Summerland/Toro Canyon or Los Alamos, take the neighborhood compatibility survey seeking feedback for the cannabis business license (chapter 50) regulating retail storefront licensing. Survey link & more info at https://bit.ly/3fGLVlQ

  • Hear from County Public Health Experts: Learn the importance of wearing a mask and how to assess behaviors that may be riskier than others for contracting COVID-19. Read More

  • Protect. Respect. Wear Your Mask. Share your support for wearing a mask & keep #SantaBarbaraCounty healthy & safe Use Facebook Frames at ProtectRespect.org to create your own image & tag #ProtectRespectSBC to share this important message with our community. Watch Video.
     
    Protéjase. Respete. Use su mascarilla. ¡Comparta su apoyo para usar una mascarilla y mantener #ElCondadodeSantaBarbara saludable y seguro! Use los marcos de Facebook en ProtectRespect.org para crear su imagen y use #ProtectRespectSBC a compartir este mensaje importante. Watch Video.

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    Santa Barbara County is now accepting e-filed Assessment Appeal applications with a credit card payment. To learn more CLICK HERE to view the new online Assessment Appeal application.

  • UPDATED June 23 - COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TEMPORARY CHANGES IN SERVICE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC - County public counters are closed until further notice. However, most departments have online, mail, fax, phone and drop boxes for the public to continue accessing programs and services. Please read for details or visit the department websites that are each linked.

  • Looking to file an application to reduce your property tax assessment? The Assessment Appeals filing period is now open from Thursday, July 2, 2020 through Monday, November 30, 2020. Click here for more information on the Assessment Appeals process, mandatory filing fees, and to download the current form.

  • Reopening In Safe Environment (RISE)Santa Barbara County takes steps to safely reopen society and the economy with the release of Reopening In Safe Environment (RISE) Guide to support implementation of Gov. Newsom's resiliency roadmap for phased reopening. The RISE guide is available for public review and feedback at www.readysbc.org. Press Release En Espanol

  • Participation in Board of Supervisors Meetings Members of the public are highly encouraged to utilize the many resources provided by the Office of the Clerk of the Board to access information and communicate remotely. Members of the public may go to the Clerk of the Board Website for additional information, contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board at (805) 568-2240 or by email at: sbcob@countyofsb.org with any inquiries.