Indoor Operations to Close Immediately
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – In response to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in California, Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered statewide closures of some indoor business operations and additional closures for counties on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days. Santa Barbara County is included on this list, found here. The Governor’s order is effective immediately. A new County Health Officer Order will be issued, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, providing more details and guidance.
The statewide order requires the following sectors to close indoor operations:
- Dine-in restaurants
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.
In addition, Santa Barbara County businesses are required to shut down the following operations unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up:
- Fitness centers
- Worship services
- Offices for non-essential sectors
- Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing, and tattoo parlors
- Hair salons and barbershops
For more information about the COVID-19 response locally, visit www.publichealthsbc.org or call the County Call Center at 1(833) 688 – 5551.
County Public Health: www.PublicHealthSBC.org, Twitter and Facebook
County of Santa Barbara: www.CountyofSB.org, Twitter, Facebook
Santa Barbara County Call Center: (833) 688-5551
Community Wellness Team Information and Referral Line: (805) 364-2750