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!

Local Expert Covid-19 Red Tier Q and A

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department together with our community partners answer your most pressing questions about COVID-19 and…
Staying Vigilant Will Keep Us All Safe & Healthy!

Staying Vigilant Will Keep Us All Safe & Healthy!

Congratulations to our amazing Santa Barbara County businesses and residents who have been following the health orders during the coronavirus…
RETURNING TO WORK IN COVID-19?  Here’s What you Need to Know!

RETURNING TO WORK IN COVID-19? Here’s What you Need to Know!

(VIDEO) If you're in the workplace or returning to the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a few important…
CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN IN THE ERA OF COVID-19:  There are Lots of Ways to Enjoy the Season Safely!

CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN IN THE ERA OF COVID-19: There are Lots of Ways to Enjoy the Season Safely!

Halloween will need to be celebrated differently this year to keep people safe. We're providing guidance on how to take…
ALL MASKS ARE NOT THE SAME: What You Need to Know About Masks

ALL MASKS ARE NOT THE SAME: What You Need to Know About Masks

(VIDEO) Wearing cloth face coverings is one of the most powerful tools we have to slow and stop the spread…
Why Are We Seeing More Young People Contracting COVID-19?

Why Are We Seeing More Young People Contracting COVID-19?

(VIDEO) Young people are not immune to COVID-19, as we have seen in recent weeks with a dramatic increase in…
WHAT ABOUT YOUTH SPORTS? Can Our Children Participate in Sports?

WHAT ABOUT YOUTH SPORTS? Can Our Children Participate in Sports?

By Suzanne Grimmesey, MFT County of Santa Barbara, Department of Behavioral Wellness
RESPONDING TO COVID-19 AT WORK: How to Respond to an Employee Testing Positive or Believes They Were Exposed to COVID-19

RESPONDING TO COVID-19 AT WORK: How to Respond to an Employee Testing Positive or Believes They Were Exposed to COVID-19

(VIDEO) By Jan Koegler, Program Manager Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
Co-Parenting In COVID-19: Navigating the New Normal

Co-Parenting In COVID-19: Navigating the New Normal

By Suzanne Grimmesey, MFT, Santa Barbara County, Behavioral Wellness Department