Solvang reopen's Phase #3

Jun 12, 2020

Dear Solvang and SYV Businesses,

I am thrilled to announce that the City of Solvang businesses are approved to reopen for Phase 3 at 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020. We are working with the County of Santa Barbara Health Dept on RISE and encourage lodging businesses, bars, museums, aquariums, zoos, galleries, campgrounds, RV parks and other affected businesses to review the detailed requirements for self-certification.

Note that hotels that have previously been open for essential travel are still required to submit a second revised attestation to accept leisure travelers.

Solvang Reopening Plan

Today, we began to promote immediate travel to Solvang and SYV by announcing Friday’s reopening on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We will update all “RISE” Health dept advisories on our website in the coming hours. 


The chamber will be coming around with signs for 20 second video “Yes We are Open Solvang” I encourage your businesses to help us spread the word – either by posting the news on your own social channels, or by reposting

the Solvang Chamber,Visit SYV or SOLVANG USA, SOLVANG,CALIFORNIA, messages. Together we can inspire as much business as possible for this weekend.


SBC Traveler

 As our DMO’s are working to bring visitors back to Santa Barbara County Solvang and Santa Ynez Valley, we encourage you to share SOLVANG IS OPEN. As consumer sentiment shifts through the summer, as all businesses support tourism coming back to the SYV; ensures we position Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley businesses with our best foot forward in the market to “walk, shop, wine, dine.”


Modification to Take Effect Friday, June 12


Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer Henning Ansorg, M.D. has issued a Health Officer Order permitting the reopening of additional businesses that were previously closed. This Order will be effective starting 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 and continuing until July 12, 2020 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing. 


Sectors that may reopen on Friday, June 12 with modifications, social distancing protocols, and

 completion of the attestation process.


These sectors may be open only while adhering to social distancing protocols provided by the Governor and the Health Officer and after completing the County’s attestation process. Business owners can find resources, information, and the process to complete the attestation at


The full Health Officer Order can be found here. For more information about COVID-19 and the local response, visit Community members may also call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833) 688-5551.


Finally, I would like to express my deep gratitude to all THE CHAMBER CEO’S who have worked so hard to allow our COMMUNITY to reopen. To the business leaders who have volunteered their time for committees and focus groups, government leaders that championed our BUSINESSES in city, county and state government conversations, and to

EDC/SBDC/ SBA team of passionate professionals –

thank you all so very much.



CEO Solvang Chamber of Commerce



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