Spread Joy, Not COVID

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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

Get Vaccinated, Including a Booster Shot if You’re Eligible

Vaccines are the best way to end the pandemic and they prevent COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death. They’re safe, effective and free. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and visit MyTurn.ca.gov to get vaccinated.

Stay Home if You’re Sick

Anyone feeling sick, even with mild symptoms (sore throat, cough, sniffles), should stay home, isolate from others, and get tested. Download our testing fact sheet and read our testing guidance.

Get Tested Before and After Traveling or Gathering for the Holidays

Know Before You Go. Get tested 1-3 days before a family gathering, or prior to any travel, even if you have no symptoms. Antigen testing should be done 24 hours prior to a gathering or travel. PCR testing should be done within 72 hours – with results available prior to a gathering or travel. There are no out-of-pocket costs to get tested. Visit a state testing site or call (833) 422-4255. Learn more about types of COVID tests.

Know When You Return. Test upon returning from the holidays. Test again 3-5 days later.

Also Consider the Following:

• Take precautions if some in your group are unvaccinated (e.g., wear masks, socialize outdoors, keep gatherings short).

• Be sure to wear a good mask, that fits well. N95 and KN95 or surgical masks do the best job filtering out viruses and particles.

• Gather outside or increase airflow in indoor spaces. Read our ventilation fact sheet.

Activate CA Notify (California’s COVID-19 exposure notification system) on your smartphone. Ask your guests to do the same.

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unrulypassenger Nov 25, 2021 08:15 AM
Spread Joy, Not COVID

Operation Warp Speed. Thanks President Trump!

Babycakes Nov 27, 2021 09:39 AM
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Thanks President Trump? Uhhhh....Sorry, but you should be "thanking" President Trump for the high crime rate, inflation, border crisis, shipping/supply chain problems, gas prices, lower dollar value, and low poll number for the current POTUS. The twice-impeached orange moron has been out of office for nearly a year, but apparently is still very much in charge, and certainly very much on the minds of those who hate him. People need to accept that Biden/Harris WON the election, which is why the USA is doing so well!

a-1637899633 Nov 25, 2021 08:07 PM
Spread Joy, Not COVID

Thanks to the appearance of Delta and the idiocy of the vaccine refusers.

a-1637899208 Nov 25, 2021 08:00 PM
Spread Joy, Not COVID

The legacy of the orange moron. He let it run wild.

unrulypassenger Nov 25, 2021 07:15 PM
Spread Joy, Not COVID

More people have died from covid under biden than trump.

a-1637873834 Nov 25, 2021 12:57 PM
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Too bad he dropped the ball so badly on every other measure of the pandemic response.

Basicinfo805 Nov 24, 2021 08:42 PM
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Thanks Ansorg/whatever her name is. We've been vaccinated, we've sacrificed, and our kids have taken the biggest hits. I don't think you realize that we can't get to a zero level here. We can't do this forever. I think that you want masks to be the new normal, and I think you're a fool.

a-1637825844 Nov 24, 2021 11:37 PM
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8:42 - No thought, apparently, involved on your part.

Seabird Nov 24, 2021 10:30 PM
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@Basic, your "I think" statements are without merit. No one wants masks to be a new normal. Upon what do you base your fearful thoughts?

SBLetsGetAlong Nov 24, 2021 04:13 PM
Spread Joy, Not COVID

This is a good interview with CDC Director Walensky.

GeneralTree Nov 24, 2021 03:47 PM
Spread Joy, Not COVID

Got my booster this week. Get vaccinated Vaccinate your children or please home school or send them to private school. Make the community safe. Any problem from getting the vaccine is minimal to the effects of Covid. You can do this!

a-1637796181 Nov 24, 2021 03:23 PM
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3:17 - More social media without critical thought disinformation. Not just stupid, but actively harmful to the health of the community. Not experimental. Not gene therapy. Not as risky as a COVID infection. And the "natural immunity" nitwits are also wrong:



a-1637797760 Nov 24, 2021 03:49 PM
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No facts are involved in your regurgitation of antivax propaganda.

GeneralTree Nov 24, 2021 03:48 PM
Spread Joy, Not COVID

Did you post YouTube links from that quack Dr. Teapenny or something?

Blue Onion Nov 24, 2021 02:36 PM
Spread Joy, Not COVID

Received my booster shot yesterday... back in Feb, I received my 2 vaccine dose, and had a great "side effect" (I took a 2 hour mid-day nap the next day <haha>). With yesterday's booster, I've had zero side effects, not even soreness, I'm 64 today.

GeneralTree Nov 24, 2021 07:28 PM
Spread Joy, Not COVID

Awesome! I had the Johnson and Johnson last spring no prob. Had the 1st dose Pfizer as a booster felt a little sleepy the next day and took a nap. All good! So happy to get a booster so quickly. It was easy to make an appointment online at CVS - although I'm sure there are other places to make an appointment with so there are options.

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