2020 Press Releases

A civilian staff member, who was tested in the community after becoming symptomatic, has been found to be COVID-19 positive.


Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting two additional deaths of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara (PHD) reporta dos muertes adicionales de personas que dieron positivo a COVID-19.

At approximately 3:04 a.m. this morning, Santa Barbara Sheriff's detectives, patrol deputies, and personnel with allied agencies intercepted a panga boat at Arroyo Quemada beach that was carrying 3,164 pounds of methamphetamine, making this the largest drug seizure in the history of Santa Barbara County.

The Goleta Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, August 21st, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city of Goleta.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting an additional death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was over 70 years old with underlying health conditions, and resided in the City of Santa Maria.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara (PHD) reporta una muerte adicional de una persona que recibio un resultado positivo de COVID-19. El individuo tenía más de 70 años con problemas de salud subyacentes y residía en la ciudad de Santa María.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting an additional death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara (PHD) reporta una muerte adicional de una persona que recibio resultado positivo de COVID-19.