2020 Press Releases

Due to an increase in debris basin material this past weekend from below the Thomas and Cave Fire burn areas, the Santa Barbara County Flood Control District (District) will resume beach deposit operations at Goleta Beach County Park.

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Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting that an additional resident has died of COVID-19. The person who died was in their 60s and had underlying health conditions. This South County resident was hospitalized and succumbed to their illness. As of today, there are 174 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara (PHD) está reportando que un residente ha muerto por COVID-19. La persona que falleció, en sus 60 años, tenía condiciones de salud crónicas. Este residente del sur del condado fue hospitalizado y sucumbió a su enfermedad. Hasta el día de hoy, hay 174 casos de COVID-19 confirmados.

Para proporcionar claridad a negocios selectos en el Condado de Santa Barbara, respecto al decreto "permanecer saludable en casa" del 19 de marzo del Gobernador Gavin Newsom, El funcionario de Salud del Condado de Santa Barbara, Dr. Henning Ansorg ha emitido un Decreto de Salud Oficial. Vigente a partir de las 5:00 p.m. del domingo 5 de abril, hasta las 5:00 p.m. del 4 de mayo del 2020, a menos que se amplíe.

To provide clarity to select businesses in the County of Santa Barbara regarding Governor Gavin Newsom's March 19, 2020 "stay well at home" executive order, Santa Barbara County Health Officer Henning Ansorg, M.D. has issued a Health Officer Order. It will be effective starting 5:00 p.m., Sunday April 5, 2020 until 5:00 p.m., on May 4, 2020, unless extended.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is confirming 16 additional cases of COVID-19 today. This makes 168 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is confirming 13 additional cases of COVID-19 today. This makes 152 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County.


The County of Santa Barbara is in search of community members who would like to utilize their wisdom and talents by volunteering for various COVID-19 related projects.