2020 Press Releases

It only takes a few seconds for a person to drown, and drowning accidents are the leading cause of death for children one to four years of age.

Before businesses can reopen in Santa Barbara County, they are required to review state and local guidance, complete a COVID-19 Prevention Plan, and self-certify that they can open safely; all of which can be found at https://recoverysbc.org/reopen-your-business/.

Antes de que los negocios puedan reabrir en el Condado de Santa Bárbara, están obligados a revisar la guía estatal y local, completar un Plan de Prevención COVID-19 y auto certificarse que pueden abrir de forma segura; todos los cuales se pueden encontrar en https://recoverysbc.org/reopen-your-business/.

The Sheriff's Treatment Program, Success Stories Curriculum is again finding creative ways to support the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade in the defense against COVID-19.

Construction will begin this month on additional repairs to roads and bridges affected by the Thomas Fire and the 1/9 Debris Flow. The projects include the repair of 28 lane miles of road and the construction of a temporary bridge at the Cold Springs Trailhead.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting the thirteenth and fourteenth deaths among individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. One individual resided in the City of Lompoc and was in their 70's with underlying health conditions. The other individual was a person incarcerated at the Federal Prison in Lompoc and was in their 50's with no underlying health conditions. As of today, there are 1,697 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, 979 cases are at the Federal Prison in Lompoc, and 718 are community cases, and 1,559 have fully recovered.

On May 20, 2020 Santa Barbara County's Attestation and Reopening Plan was approved by the State of California. The Attestation included the County's ability to reopen while keeping COVID-19 cases low enough to be swiftly contained. Today, Santa Barbara County Public Health is releasing a dashboard to the public that keeps track of the metrics that Santa Barbara County agreed to maintain in order to stay open and to continue to reopen in the coming weeks.

El Estado de California aprobó la atestación y plan de reapertura del Condado de Santa Barbara el 20 de mayo del 2020. La atestación incluye la capacidad del condado para reabrir mientras se mantienen los casos de COVID-19 suficientemente bajos como para ser contenidos rápidamente. Hoy, el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Barbara ha lanzado un tablero al público que realiza un seguimiento de los estándares de medidas que el Condado de Santa Barbara se encargara de mantener en orden para permanecer abiertos y para continuar reabriendo en las próximas semanas.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will hold its budget hearing beginning at 9 a.m. June 9, and June 11 if needed. The public is encouraged to follow the proceedings via the County's website, YouTube and on cable TV channel 20.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has tentatively scheduled a range improvement burn at 4155 Figueroa Mountain Rd in Los Olivos with a burn window from June 10 and June 11th.