The County of Santa Barbara has provided all currently available industry guidance by stage of reopening in accordance with the State’s Resiliency Roadmap. The goal is a create a safe clean environment for workers and customers. Business may use effective or innovative methods to build on the guidance.
Review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, prepare a plan based on the guidance for your industry, and put it into action. When complete, you can post the industry-specific checklist in your workplace to show your customers and your employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
The State’s Resiliency Roadmap outlines the stages of reopening:
As of July 1, 2020, brewpubs, breweries, bars, and lounges are closed unless food is served as a meal with transaction in outdoor area or take-out/delivery only. See Dine-In Restaurant Section for information on Temporary Emergency Food Permits. Wineries and tasting rooms are directed to close indoor operations but can continue to offer outdoor operation and curbside pick-up.
As of July 1, 2020, INDOOR DINING ROOMS at restaurants are directed to CLOSE. Restaurants may continue to operate with outdoor dining and take-out/delivery service. This order remains in effect until further notice.
As of July 1, 2020, ALL INDOOR Movie Theaters and Family Entertainment Centers are directed to CLOSE until further notice.
Professional sports venues will operate without audiences and will need to follow the guidance and processes of both office workspaces and retail outlets. However, there will only be one attestation to be completed.
School sports programs attest as part of Schools and School-Based Programs. Outdoor and indoor sporting events, assemblies, and other activities that require close contact or that would promote congregating are not permitted at this time. Conditioning and training should take place outside, where practicable, and indoor sports activities should follow local guidance for gyms and fitness centers, including requirements for physical distancing, face coverings, and occupancy. Indoor physical conditioning is allowed only in counties where gyms and fitness centers are allowed to operate indoors.
Click the button to see an interactive map of business that have successfully undertaken the attestation process. This map will be updated as new attestations are processed.
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.
If you are a business that is already permitted to be open and in operation you are asked to confirm that you have met guidance set forth by the State of California and the Santa Barbara County Health Officer for your industry by completing an industry site specific COVID-19 protection plan, checklist and attestation by June 5, 2020.
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has made health and safety infographics and signage available for businesses seeking to reopen. These PDFs can be downloaded and printed. Signage can be placed in your place of business to alert customers of your efforts to secure the environment while ensuring the health and safety of your staff.