(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is confirming four (4) more positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, this makes 13 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County at this time.
- Case #10—in their 20s and resides in South County
- Case #11—in their 60s and resides in North County
- Case #12—in their 40s and resides in South County
- Case #13—in their 40s and resides in South County
VPHD is conducting a thorough investigation to determine how they contracted COVID-19 as well as identifying persons with whom they may have had close contact.
Mandated social distancing measures are in place to slow the spread of the virus. All large
nonessential professional, social, and community gatherings should be postponed or
cancelled, and smaller gatherings should be modified to allow for at least six feet of space between participants.
“We are urging our community to stay home when they are sick and practice consistent
social distancing practices, shared Van Do-Reynoso, Public Health Director for Santa Barbara County. “It is critical that we all take the necessary steps to slow the spread of this illness in our community.”
Community members are reminded to take measures to prevent the spread of respiratory illness:
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay away from people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough
- Keep surfaces clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant
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