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.
Find local and state health orders that may affect your business here. Health orders can have an impact on when businesses may reopen, how goods and services may be delivered to the public and if there are any special health-related requirements of businesses or the general public.
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.
Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Stay at Home Order (Governor’s Executive Order N-33-20) for Californians that went into effect on March 19, 2020. This order is in place until further notice. Clarifications and restrictions provided by Santa Barbara County Health Officer Orders can be found here.
If you want the County to investigate potential violations of the Protection Plan Protocols or the health order currently in effect, please complete this form with as much information as possible.