2020 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County to be in effect until conditions improve.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Distrito de Control de la Contaminación del Aire del Condado de Santa Bárbara emitieron una Advertencia de Calidad del Aire para el Condado de Santa Bárbara que estará vigente hasta que mejoren las condiciones.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department fire investigators have determined the cause of the "Lito Fire" (Miguelito Canyon) on September 7th 2020, to be a result of recreational target shooting.

A custody deputy, who was tested on Thursday as part of employee surveillance testing, has been found to be COVID-19 positive today.

State Testing Availability Opens to Entire Community

La disponibilidad de las pruebas estatales se abre a toda la comunidad

The County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg, has issued Health Officer Order No. 2020-14.1 requiring temperature screening, self-evaluation, and reporting of COVID-19 cases at all homeless shelters and H-2A housing in the County of Santa Barbara.

El Oficial de Salud del Condado Dr. Henning Ansorg, ha emitido la Orden del Oficial de Salud No. 2020-14.1 que requiere la detección de temperatura, auto evaluación y reporte de casos de COVID-19 en todos los refugios para personas sin hogar y viviendas H-2A en el Condado de Santa Bárbara.

Three additional inmates at the Main Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. The three inmates were tested as part of contact tracing from an outbreak that was discovered two weeks ago, and had been quarantined since that time.

Gloves, Disposable Adult Masks and Disinfecting Wipes Will Aid Programs in Safely Caring for Our Youngest Children so Families Can Return to Work