Santa Barbara County is currently in the RED Tier
Effective 8 a.m. on March 17, 2021
The State has announced that the County of Santa Barbara has entered the Red Tier. With the new Health Equity Goals for vaccination in place, and the State having met the requirement of 2 million people vaccinated in California’s lowest Health Places Index (HPI) quartile, the threshold for case rates for the Red Tier has changed to be 4.0 – 10.0 daily new cases (per 100k) per day which Santa Barbara County has met.
The action authorizes the County of Santa Barbara to allow more indoor business operations, according to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. However, the County Health Officer urges businesses, entities, and residents to continue exercising caution even as certain restrictions are lifted by the State.
Open with restrictions:
To keep yourself, your family, your friends and neighbors, and our broader community safe, follow these core principles:
1. Stay outdoors. Outdoor activities are far safer than indoor ones. Limit to three households.
2. Stay masked. Consistent use of face coverings both indoors and outdoors, especially double-masking, is very effective at preventing spread of the coronavirus.
3. Maintain at least 6-foot distance from others. Social distancing from those who do not live with you is effective at keeping the coronavirus away.
4. Avoid crowds. The fewer people you encounter and the fewer interactions you have, the lower the chance the virus will spread.
5. Get vaccinated when it is your turn. All federally approved vaccines work well and will help keep you, your family, and your friends safe.
Staying Safe in the RED Tier
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