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!

Be sure to stay safe this Halloween!

Be sure to stay safe this Halloween!

By Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Health Officer County of Santa Barbara, Department of Public Health Fall is here, and you and your…
COVID-19 booster shots endorsed by CDC for those at highest risk

COVID-19 booster shots endorsed by CDC for those at highest risk

By Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Health Officer County of Santa Barbara, Department of Public Health You may have heard that a…
Help for the long marathon of COVID-19

Help for the long marathon of COVID-19

With the advent of the Delta variant, we had not yet recuperated from the mental and emotional exhaustion felt from…
COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full Federal Approval

COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full Federal Approval

If you’ve been waiting for full federal approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, the wait is over!
Will the vaccination protect from getting the Delta variant?

Will the vaccination protect from getting the Delta variant?

If you have been fully vaccinated, you have taken the best step possible to protect yourself, your friends, family and…
MASKING INDOORS IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE

MASKING INDOORS IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE

Everyone regardless of vaccination status will be better protected from the Delta variant when wearing a well-fitting mask in indoor…
Here’s what we know about the Delta Variant and the new surge

Here’s what we know about the Delta Variant and the new surge

The Delta Variant, the latest virus strain of COVID-19 is of great concern as cases are increasing locally in Santa…
COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY  AMONG UNVACCINATED RESIDENTS

COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY AMONG UNVACCINATED RESIDENTS

Highly Contagious Delta Variant Continues to Circulate in Santa Barbara County (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) - COVID-19 cases have reached critically…
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…