Regional COVID Stay-at-Home Order Lifted in Santa Barbara County

Following Weeks of Shutdown, Counties Revert Back to Tiered System

Gavin Newsom | Credit: Paul Wellman (file)

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday that the regional COVID stay-at-home order is lifted, reverting Santa Barbara County back to the color-coded tier system. 

Four-week intensive-care-unit capacity projections for the region are above 15 percent, the threshold that allows regions to exit the order. Now Santa Barbara County will operate under purple tier rules again, so services and activities, like outdoor dining and personal services, may resume immediately with required modifications. 

Credit: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

The following sectors are permitted to open outdoors: 

  • Restaurants 
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers (12 feet social distancing required)
  • Places of worship 
  • Playgrounds and recreational facilities
  • Family Entertainment Centers (e.g. bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, kart racing, and arcades)
  • Movie theaters
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums
  • Wineries
  • Cardrooms, satellite wagering

Click here for more information on California’s color-coded tier system.

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