2020 Press Releases

Today, The Acting State Public Health Officer, Dr. Erica Pan, issued a Limited Stay at Home Order, effective in counties under Tier One (Purple) of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, including Santa Barbara County.

Hoy, la funcionaria interina de salud pública del estado, la Dra. Erica Pan, emitió una Orden de quedarse en casa limitada, vigente en los condados bajo el nivel uno (púrpura) del Plan de California para una economía más segura, incluida Santa Bárbara Condado.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on November 7, 2020 that The Honorable Joyce E. Dudley, of Santa Barbara, was reappointed Chair of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, where she has served as Chair since 2016 and as a member since 2013.

County Animal Services is exploring options for improving the delivery of services to the Lompoc community while breaking free of the traditional brick and mortar shelter model.

The County of Santa Barbara has begun providing Spanish interpretation of Board of Supervisors meetings in real-time. Requests for the service are no longer required to watch a meeting, although advance requests are still needed to interpret public comment originating in Spanish.

El Condado de Santa Bárbara ha comenzado a ofrecer interpretación en español de las reuniones de la Junta de Supervisores en tiempo real. Las solicitudes de servicio ya no tienen que hacerse para ver una reunión, a pesar de las solicitudes anticipadas siguen siendo necesarios para interpretar los comentarios del público originarios en español.

The cause of the Drum Fire that occurred on June 14, 2020 was determined to be a Pacific Gas and Electric electrical conductor (Power line) that failed and arced to the ground.

It's that time of year when the temperatures drop to a bitter low. During the winter months, we tend to spend more time at home with our family and loved ones, so what better way to protect them than by making sure your home is protected from any fire hazards.

On Saturday, November 14, 2020, two custody deputies with unrelated possible exposures, sought testing at community testing sites. Both tested positive for COVID-19.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) received approval by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and CenCal Health for expanded Behavioral Health Integration in its Health Care Centers.