2020 Press Releases



The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is urging residents to take necessary safety measures to avoid heat-related illnesses.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara (PHD) urge a los residentes a tomar las medidas de seguridad necesarias para evitar enfermedades relacionadas con el calor.

Eleven additional inmates at the Main Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. One of the inmates was tested on Thursday, August 13, 2020 and confirmed to be positive for COVID-19.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting two additional deaths of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were both over 70 years of age and lived in congregate facilities. One individual had underlying health conditions and resided in the area containing the City of Santa Barbara and unincorporated Mission Canyon. One individual did not have underlying health conditions and resided in the city of Orcutt.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara (PHD) está reportando dos muertes adicionales de personas que resultaron positivo en la prueba de COVID-19. Los individuos tenían más de 70 años de edad y vivían en instalaciones congregadas. Una de las personas tenía condiciones de salud subyacentes, residía en el área que contenía la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara y el Cañón de la Misión no incorporado. La otra persona no tenía condiciones de salud subyacentes y residía en la ciudad de Orcutt. Las muertes se reportan cuando se procesa un certificado de defunción que registra COVID-19 como una causa o una condición significativa.

While many of us have been staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Goleta Police Department is reminding everyone who does need to drive to do so while sober.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting two additional deaths of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were both over 70 years of age. One individual had underlying health conditions, was a resident of the North County unincorporated area, and resided in a congregate care facility, though it was not a skilled nursing facility. One of the individuals resided in the City of Santa Maria area and did not have underlying health conditions.

Eleven additional inmates at the Main Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. These new cases were detected through follow-up from the four cases from general population that were reported in the press release from Monday, August 3, 2020.