Hear from our Local Experts Blog

Hear from Our Local Experts

Our Santa Barbara County Public Health Experts are here to help guide you through COVID-19. Check back often for new blog posts on various topics from prevention, to tips for parents, and more!

Increase in COVID-19 cases are very concerning

Increase in COVID-19 cases are very concerning

By Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Health Officer County of Santa Barbara, Department of Public Health Santa Barbara County is seeing an…
We still must be vigilant with COVID-19

We still must be vigilant with COVID-19

By Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Health Officer County of Santa Barbara, Department of Public Health If you and your family are…
What do I need to know right now about the Delta Variant?

What do I need to know right now about the Delta Variant?

You may have heard or read about a new strain of the coronavirus called the Delta Variant and you may…
Delta Variant- not a risk for fully vaccinated people!

Delta Variant- not a risk for fully vaccinated people!

By Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Health Officer County of Santa Barbara, Department of Public Health The highly transmissible COVID-19 delta variant,…
June 15 marks the START of our return to normalcy

June 15 marks the START of our return to normalcy

June 15, 2021, marks the State of California’s reopening, at which time the state will discontinue the use of the…
What can I do now that I am vaccinated?

What can I do now that I am vaccinated?

Thank you for choosing to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated! You are considered to be fully…
Was the COVID-19 rushed and is it safe?

Was the COVID-19 rushed and is it safe?

Some have asked: how did the vaccines get developed so quickly and did the vaccine developers cut corners? The fact…
Do I really need to get my second dose of the vaccine?

Do I really need to get my second dose of the vaccine?

If you receive a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you will need two shots to get the optimal protection.
It’s normal to feel anxious easing back into life after COVID-19

It’s normal to feel anxious easing back into life after COVID-19

As we start to resume some of our previous activities in a safe way, it is natural that this may…