New Health Order Starts Today at 5:00 p.m.

May 26, 2020

New Health Order Starts Today at 5:00 p.m.

There is a new Health Order that will be in effect from Tuesday, May 26th at 5:00 p.m. until June 30th at 5:00 p.m. A face covering, mask, scarf, bandana, neck gaiter must be worn by those interacting with the public.  This applies to those 13 years old and older unless they are at risk due to a medical or safety reason.

Read the full Health Order here.

The Health Officer requests cities in Santa Barbara to provide face coverings free-of-charge to those that cannot afford them. These locations provide face coverings free-of-charge:

Santa Barbara County Administration building lobby, 105 E. Anapamu St. Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Health Care Center, 345 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara
Santa Maria Health Care Center, 2115 Centerpointe Parkway, Santa Maria
You may also call 211 to access offers by community groups at no cost.


Many locations in Solvang City & Santa Ynez Valley carry an array of face coverings, scarves, bandanas and masks.  Be sure you have a face covering, a $1,000 fine can be imposed for non-compliance.

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