Public Health Adds 209 COVID-19 Cases and Plans to Update Health Order
By edhat staff
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) plans to issue a new Health Officer Order to comply with the Governor's new restrictions while adding 209 COVID-19 cases from the weekend.
Earlier on Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced statewide closures of indoor business operations effective immediately in response to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout California.
A new Santa Barbara County Health Officer Order is expected to be issued on Tuesday complying with this guidance. The order requires the closure of indoor operations including dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theatres, family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, and arcades) Zoos and museums, and cardrooms.
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.
In addition, Santa Barbara County businesses are required to shut down the following operations unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up: fitness centers, worship services, protests, offices for non-essential sectors, personal care services (nail salons, body waxing, and tattoo parlors), hair salons and barbershops, and malls.
A total of 209 new COVID-19 cases were added since Friday bringing the grand total of cases to 4,140. There are currently 328 active community cases with 76 hospitalizations including 25 in the intensive care unit (ICU).
PHD is now calculating the number of symptomatic and asymptomatic cases. Currently there are 113 asymptomatic cases and 947 symptomatic cases with 3,080 more cases pending the reporting of these criteria.
More data can be found at publichealthsbc.org