Articles From : SBC Public Health

  • Beach Closure Lifted for Miramar and Fernald Point Beaches After Sewage Spill

    [Update]: The Public Health Department has issued a beach closure of Miramar Beach and Fernald Point Beach in Montecito due to a sewage spill.

  • Guadalupe Beach Closed for Sewage Spill

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department issued a “BEACH CLOSED” notice in response to a release of secondary treated wastewater into the Santa Mara River. 

  • Public Health Closes West Beach Due to Sewage Spill

    West Beach from Santa Barbara Harbor to 2,000 feet east of the eastern Mission Creek outfall has been closed due to a sewage spill.

  • County Animal Service Expands Lompoc Operations

    Beginning January 6, Santa Barbara County Animal Services will be open for community services at their Lompoc shelter location.

  • General Rain Advisory for Countywide Beaches

    With continuing rainfall expected across the region today, Environmental Health Services wants to remind residents about potential health risks associated with storm water runoff at countywide beaches.

  • County Animal Services Sees Record Number of Intakes

    At the beginning of December, pets were coming into the county animal shelters at a rate of about 14 a day.

  • Rain Advisory for Countywide Beaches

    With rainfall forecasted for the region this weekend, Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services wants to remind residents about potential health risks associated with storm water runoff at countywide beaches. 

  • County Observes World AIDS Day

    In observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is joining local partners in recognizing the achievements made in HIV Prevention.

  • Santa Barbara County Animal Services Releases New Monthly Data Report

    Santa Barbara County Animal Services has unveiled a new, in-depth data report summarizing operations for October 2022.

  • County Releases Latest Birth Data and Findings

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has analyzed local birth data in the county and has compiled a report highlighting key findings.

  • General Rain Advisory for Countywide Beaches Issued by Environmental Health Services

    With rainfall expected across the region, Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services wants to remind residents about potential health risks associated with storm water runoff at countywide beaches

  • Public Health Department Urges Residents to Get Flu Shot and COVID-19 Booster

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reminds the community that flu vaccination along with COVID-19 vaccination are critical in reducing the overall impact of respiratory illnesses on the community.

  • SANTA MARIA DATA COLLECTION EFFORT HAPPENING THIS WEEK

    Santa Maria City Residents Encouraged to Participate

  • Public Health Recognizes World Rabies Day

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is joining the CDC in recognizing, September 28, 2022 as World Rabies Day

  • New Animal Services Director for Santa Barbara County Announced

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced that after an extensive recruitment process, Sarah Aguilar has been selected as the new County Animal Services Director. 

  • Additional Cases of MonkeyPox Discovered in Santa Barbara County

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has received confirmation of additional cases of monkeypox in two local adults.

  • Santa Barbara County Public Health Announces First Case of Monkeypox

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has received confirmation of the first case of monkeypox in a local adult.

  • COVID-19 Status and Response in Santa Barbara County

    In recent weeks the highly infectious Omicron BA.5 subtype has been circulating broadly and is more transmissible but does generally not cause more severe illness.

  • Public Health Releases Data on County Deaths

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has analyzed the most recent local death data available and has compiled a report highlighting key findings and trends.