2020 Press Releases

Two additional Deputies and three inmates were found to be COVID-19 positive.

The data could not be clearer. Simply stated, COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County is at record high levels. The case rate, number of new daily cases, testing positivity, active cases, and hospitalizations are all the highest we have ever experienced during the course of this pandemic.

Los datos no podrían ser más claros. En pocas palabras, el COVID-19 en el Condado de Santa Bárbara está en niveles muy altos. El índice de casos, el número de nuevos casos diarios, las pruebas positivas, los casos activos y las hospitalizaciones son los más altos que hemos experimentado durante el curso de esta pandemia. Además

An additional Deputy, Custody Deputy and two civilian staff members are COVID-19 positive.

Sheriff's detectives have released additional information from the shooting on December 22, 2020 in the 1000-block of Escalante. One person died as a result of the shooting and one person was injured.

Three Custody Deputies, one non-sworn staff member and one inmate have tested positive for COVID-19.

With the current rainfall in the forecast, the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Division reminds residents about health issues associated with storm water runoff.

In anticipation of the approaching inclement weather, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers the following tips to help keep you and your passengers safe while driving on wet roads

One Custody Deputy and one non-sworn staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. The Custody Deputy last worked on December 11, 2020, began experiencing symptoms today, was tested and found to be COVID-19 positive.

As a coalition of 10 neighboring California local health departments, we thank everyone for doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As the first doses of the vaccine are being administered across our communities, we can finally see a ray of light at the end of the tunnel.