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Unmasking Isla Vista: Testing & Vaccines

One of the county’s first COVID-19 outbreaks occurred in I.V., which Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Director Van Do-Reynoso remembers “as the kickoff for the pandemic.”

Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students

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Unmasking Isla Vista: Human Struggle

From houselessness to mental health issues, crises within the Isla Vista and UC Santa Barbara communities became amplified due to the pandemic.


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