Find out about the County of Santa Barbara’s requirements for you to reopen your business. You will learn what is required for different workplaces to reopen including guidance in preparing a plan based upon your industry and how to put the plan into action.
The County of Santa Barbara’s RISE (Reopening in Safe Environment) Guide outlines the steps for reopening that can be safely taken in our community. Developed by medical experts and supported by feedback from all sectors of the community, RISE serves as a supplemental guide to the State Health Orders.
Want to take your business outdoors? Check out this special allowance that provides businesses or other organizations to expand into adjacent public right-of-way outdoor areas in the unincorporated areas of the county.
As of May 21, 2020, the County of Santa Barbara entered Stage 2B of reopening. The types of businesses allowed to reopen in this phase of Stage 2 include dine-in restaurants (with modifications), schools and childcare, retail stores and shopping malls, and some offices.
Are you interested in learning about important information including Federal, State, and local assistance programs that are available to small business owners and employers? Please check out the County of Santa Barbara’s updated list of new programs and policies that may impact your business..
If you are a small business owner, employer, employee or a resident and you are interested in assistance that is specifically targeted to individuals and workers, please check out these resources.
Following the 1/9/2018 Debris Flow, efforts to repair and rebuild Montecito are ongoing. We continue to provide resources for rebuilding and repair of homes destroyed or damaged by the debris flow.