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!

State updates guidance to gatherings, receptions, indoor live events and conferences

State updates guidance to gatherings, receptions, indoor live events and conferences

With vaccination rates increasing and the state's COVID-19 test positivity rate near a record low, the California Department of Public…

Video message from our Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Director Van Do-Reynoso, Ph.D

A YouTube video message from our Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Director Van Do-Reynoso, Ph.D., has been recorded in…
Santa Barbara County expands 2-1-1 Call Center to help with vaccination scheduling

Santa Barbara County expands 2-1-1 Call Center to help with vaccination scheduling

For people without access to the internet or a smart phone, or for those who don’t know how to make…

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT BEGINS PHASED ROLL OUT OF MY TURN FOR VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS

Monday, April 12 Marks First Day Appointments Available via My Turn (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara County Public Health…
Santa Barbara County ready to vaccinate more community members

Santa Barbara County ready to vaccinate more community members

Thanks to a state-wide increase in vaccine supply, Santa Barbara County Public Health is ready to welcome more eligible community…
More Myths about the COVID-19 Vaccine

More Myths about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Here are 10 myths with accurate information to help you feel comfortable getting vaccinated.
Don’t Let Spring Break Put the Brakes on Moving Forward!

Don’t Let Spring Break Put the Brakes on Moving Forward!

With the onset of spring and spring break, many will want to gather and travel. The Santa Barbara County Public…
Santa Barbara County to enter less restrictive Red Tier on Wednesday

Santa Barbara County to enter less restrictive Red Tier on Wednesday

The County of Santa Barbara has met the threshold of
Worried about the COVID-19 variants? Double mask!

Worried about the COVID-19 variants? Double mask!

New guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends double masking to slow the spread of COVID-19.