Santa Barbara County Publishes Reopening In Safe Environment (RISE) Guide

May 18, 2020
Santa Barbara County Publishes
Reopening In Safe Environment (RISE) Guide
County Public Health Department, County Executive Office and Board of Supervisors Sponsor Countywide Community Recovery Team
Santa Barbara County is taking steps to safely reopen society and our economy within the framework of Governor Newsom’s Resilience Roadmap. To support implementation of the roadmap for phased reopening, a localized supplemental guide has been produced. 
The Santa Barbara County RISE Guide, or Reopening In Safe Environment, was developed by medical and public health experts and supported by feedback from many sectors of the community to create a science-based framework for residents, businesses and organizations by which to reopen in a staged manner, while prioritizing public health and protecting our most vulnerable populations.
It’s important to note this guide is a living document that will change to reflect additional input, changing conditions and new information. It is designed to evolve and adapt to meet the needs of public health as well as economic well-being. The guide provides recommended parameters for safely loosening or tightening restrictions, and will be used when greater local discretion is allowed by the state. 
“Governor Newsom makes the decision on when we move through the stages of reopening California, but it’s critically important that we are ready and prepared to safely reopen Santa Barbara County,” said County Supervisor Gregg Hart, Chair of the Board.
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