• Santa Barbara County To Begin Reopening Of Low-Risk Businesses For Curbside Pick-Up In Line With Governor's COVID-19 Phase Two Reopening Roadmap

    (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -- Santa Barbara County will begin the reopening of specified, lowrisk businesses on Friday, May 8, 2020. Information provided in Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-60-20 provides guidance regarding the criteria and procedures with which Santa Barbara County is moving through Stage 2 of the Governor’s 4-Stage Process.

    A limited number of businesses will be able to reopen on May 8, 2020 with appropriate safeguards in place. Businesses permitted to reopen for curbside pick up with safeguards include:
    • Antique Stores
    • Book Stores
    • Clothing Stores
    • Florists
    • Home and Furnishing Stores
    • Jewelry Stores
    • Music Stores
    • Shoe Stores
    • Sporting Goods Stores
    • Toy Stores

    These businesses will be open for curbside pick-up only and must also maintain physical distancing protocols for staff and customers. Supply chains supporting the above businesses, in manufacturing and logistical sectors may also reopen while adhering to the physical distancing guidelines.

    The County is also republishing the Social Distancing Protocol to provide guidance and resources for businesses falling in this Phase 2 Category. Low-risk businesses will be able to reopen safely while adhering to physical distancing guidelines provided by the Governor and the Santa Barbara County Health Officer.

    Please visit Santa Barbara County’s coronavirus web page for other COVID-19 resources and updates at https://publichealthsbc.org/.

    For general questions about COVID-19 and guidance currently recommended by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, residents may call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833) 688-5551.