COVID-19 Resources & Updates
The Tri-County GLAD Office is closed due to Coronavirus but the services are still available only through videophone or email.
You can contact TC GLAD at 805-256-1053 VP or email@example.com for an appointment or services.
Monday to Friday – 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Closed for lunch – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Beyond the Blueprint Update for June 15 reopening
Blueprint for a Safer Economy
Santa Barbara County has met the State’s Yellow Tier case rate and positivity rate allowing movement into the less restrictive Yellow Tier, effective Wednesday, June 09, 2021 at 8 a.m.
Here are some of the changes allowed under the Yellow Tier as listed in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy Activities Chart:
- Restaurants: Indoor seating increases to 50% capacity or 200 people maximum (whichever is less).
- Gyms and Fitness Centers: 50% capacity indoors; saunas and steam rooms can open.
- Wineries and Breweries: 50% capacity or 200 people indoors maximum (whichever is less).
- Movie Theaters: 50% capacity.
- Museums, Zoos and Aquariums: Open indoors with modifications.
- Places of Worship: 50% capacity indoors with modifications.
- Bars with no food service: Open indoors with modifications, 25% capacity or 100 people maximum (whichever is less).
- All retail: No capacity limits.
For more information about the COVID-19 response locally, please visit https://publichealthsbc.org or call 2-1-1.
Beginning Wednesday, June 9, 2021, SLO County is in the Yellow Tier:
Activities that may continue or reopen indoors with modifications under the Yellow Tier include:
- Bars, 25% maximum capacity
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering, 50% maximum capacity
- Critical infrastructure sectors (including medical and dental care, child and daycare, grocery stores, schools if already open, etc.)
- Entertainment production (including recordings of performances with no live in-person audience)
- Events and Performances
- Family Entertainment Centers, 50% maximum capacity
- Gyms and fitness centers can open indoors at 50% maximum capacity, indoor pools can open
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Hotels and lodging
- Limited services (Laundromats, dry cleaners, auto repair shops, car washes, landscapers, door-to-door sales services, pet grooming, dog walking, etc.)
- Movie theaters are allowed to open indoors with a 50% maximum capacity
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums
- Offices, but telework still strongly encouraged
- Personal care services (skin care services; nail services; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, and piercing shops; massage services, etc.)
- Restaurants can serve guests indoors with a 50% maximum capacity
- Shopping centers – close common areas, reduced capacity food areas
- Waterparks – Indoor maximum 40% capacity
- Worship services – 50% maximum capacity
The County of Ventura is now in the State’s Yellow Tier!
The County of Ventura will enter the least restrictive Yellow Tier in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy at 12:01 am on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 after meeting the required metrics for the required two-week period. Today, the State has reported that Ventura County’s adjusted case rate remained in the yellow tier by further improving from 1.5 new cases per 100,000 people to 1.2 new cases per 100,000. The overall test positivity rate remained at .7% and in health equity areas the test positivity rate dropped from 1.4% to 1.1%.
“Though it is only two weeks until full reopening, every day matters for our businesses. Expanded customer capacity will help impacted businesses. We appreciate the hard work of our community members in getting us to this point,” said County Executive Officer Mike Powers.
Moving into the yellow tier will allow for increases in capacity in many sectors and will also allow bars to begin providing indoor service at 25% capacity. The sectors with increases in capacity limits include amusement parks and fairs, gyms and fitness centers, yoga studios, private events, bars, hotels and short-term lodging rentals, private gatherings, breweries, indoor playgrounds, restaurants, cardrooms and racetracks, indoor and outdoor live events and performances, wineries and tasting rooms, family entertainment centers, and museums, zoos, and aquariums.
“Reaching the Yellow Tier is a great accomplishment. I appreciate the collective work of our community members who have helped us move forward,” said Public Health Director Rigoberto Vargas.
“The Yellow Tier means we are continuing to allow more activities to be done safely with more people. To keep this progress up, we encourage all community members over the age of 12 to get the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Public Health Officer Doctor Robert Levin. “The vaccine is the most powerful tool available to reduce transmission of COVID and prevent hospitalizations and deaths from the virus. Increasing the number of people vaccinated will help us continue to move forward.”
For further information on the industry sector, visit the State’s Industry Guidance website.
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California has a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Find out how businesses and activities can open in counties statewide beginning on August 31. See the activities and business tiers.
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