COVID-19 Daily Status Reports

News & Announcements

  • COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA SEEKING COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS FOR COVID-19 - The County of Santa Barbara is in search of community members who would like to utilize their wisdom and talents by volunteering for various COVID-19 related projects. Read Press Release.

  • Residential Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 Must Take Action to Receive Protection Under Governor's Order and other Relevant OrdinancesRead here for more information, including a Tenant Eviction FAQ in English and Spanish.

  • Isla Vista County Beaches Closed April 4-5, 2020 Due to Potential for a "Floatopia" Event. Read Press Release.

  • Today is National Census Day - Santa Barbara County residents are encouraged to respond, especially as the community is sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 crisis. Invitations to respond to the census were mailed to county residents over the past three weeks. As of March 31, only 38 percent of the county had responded. To respond, go to www.my2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020. Those who have not responded will be mailed paper questionnaires beginning April 8. Click for more information.

  • Property Tax Deadline is April 10, 2020; Penalty Cancellations will be Considered Due To Covid-19 After April 10 - Due to the COVID-19 emergency, after April 10 the Treasurer-Tax Collector's office will consider written requests for penalty cancellations on a case-by-case basis. The Cancellation of Penalty form will be available on the website after April 10. Read Press Release

  • 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. 

  • COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TEMPORARY CHANGES IN SERVICE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC - As of 10 a.m. March 20, 2020 - Most of the County's public counters will be closed through April 3 or longer, depending on the status of the pandemic. 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.

  • Governor Issues Stay at Home
    California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. This was done to prevent the further spread of COVID 19 in the state.

  • As of March 18, Santa Barbara County is eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board just released the "COVID-19 Business Resource Guide" to help businesses. It's just the start to helping our community recover from economic and emotional impacts associated with the pandemic. Download the guide at https://bit.ly/33sAw4A or see under "Breaking News" at www.PublicHealthSBC.org