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REOPENING YOUR BUSINESS IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Santa Barbara County RISE Self Certification

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:

BEFORE REOPENING ALL FACILITIES MUST

  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific COVID -19 protection plan
  2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
  3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
  4. Implement disinfecting protocols
  5. Implement physical distancing guidelines

HERE IS HOW TO RISE

  1. Begin by reviewing the guidance published by the State of California and the County of Santa Barbara.
  2. Upon reviewing the guidance, perform a detailed risk assessment in accordance with the state guidelines for your industry and prepare a COVID- 19 protection plan based on the guidance.
  3. Implement a site-specific COVID-19 protection plan. This must be kept on site and readily available
  4. Review your industry specific guidance and complete your industry specific checklist (see below).
  5. Complete the attestation by completing this form.
  6. Post the industry specific checklist and the attestation at your business to show your customers and employees you have reduced the risk and are open for business.
  7. Upon completing your attestation, an official from your local jurisdiction (city or county) may conduct a site visit. Business should consult their jurisdiction to determine additional code requirements for their specific industry.

 

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC GUIDANCE, CHECKLISTS AND COVID-19 PREVENTION PLAN TEMPLATES

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, all indoor cardrooms are directed to CLOSE until further notice.

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.

Effective July 14, 2020, indoor operations for this sector are closed.  Outdoor operations are permitted.

Effective July 14, 2020, indoor operations for this sector are closed. 

See NEW guidance for outdoor operations here.

As of July 1, 2020, ALL INDOOR Movie Theaters and Family Entertainment Centers are directed to CLOSE until further notice.

  • Guidance
  • Checklist  ENGLISH  SPANISH
  • COVID-19 Prevention Plan Template  ENGLISH
  • Reopening FAQs for Family Entertainment Centers in ENGLISH 
  • Reopening FAQs for Indoor Movie Theaters in ENGLISH
  • Reopening FAQs for Family Entertainment Centers AND Indoor Movie Theaters in SPANISH

As of July 1, 2020, ALL INDOOR Museums and Zoos are directed to CLOSE until further notice.

Music, TV and Film Production will follow the Office Workspaces guidance and procedures.

Effective July 14, 2020, this sector is closed to non-essential sectors. Essential sectors are permitted as listed on the State’s website

Effective July 14, 2020, operations for this sector are closed.  See additional guidance from section 7317 of the Business and Professions Code.  

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.

Effective July 14, 2020, indoor operations for this sector are closed.  Outdoor operations are permitted.

Effective July 14, 2020, indoor operations for this sector are closed.  Outdoor operations are permitted.

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.

ATTESTED BUSINESS IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

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.

REPORT A POTENTIAL VIOLATION

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. 

BUSINESSES THAT ARE ALREADY OPEN UNDER THE PREVIOUS ORDERS

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.

 

DOWNLOADABLE INFO GRAPHICS AND SIGNAGE FOR COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY

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.