(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) has received the COVID-19 testing results for the five individuals recently placed under quarantine. All test results have come back negative. The five persons will remain in self quarantine, in their residences until March 22, when the Health Officer Order will be lifted.
As a reminder, people under quarantine are healthy individuals that are known to have been exposed to someone with a potential communicable disease, in this case COVID-19. People under quarantine exhibiting symptoms will be tested for COVID-19.
Community members are reminded to continue practicing social distancing measures including limiting unnecessary outings, maintaining 6 feet of distance between people, and limiting gatherings involving those with higher risk for severe illness.
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