Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

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be effective starting 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 and continuing until June 30, 2020 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.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 include, but are not limited to:

  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Hotels, Lodging, and Short-Term Rentals for Tourism or Individual Travel
  • Childcare Programs and Providers
  • Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums
  • Campgrounds, RVs, and Outdoor Recreation
  • Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities, and Racetracks
  • Music, Film, and TV Production
  • Professional Sports
  • Gyms and Fitness Center
  • Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars
  • Day Camps
  • Schools and School-Based Programs
  • Higher Education

 

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 https://recoverysbc.org/.

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

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LooseCannon Jun 14, 2020 07:13 PM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

I've heard a rumor that some places (e.g., gyms & libraries) are dragging their feet reopening because they are staffed by minimum wage workers, who are making more money with the combined state/federal unemployment benefits than they were making with their regular jobs, using fear of COVID as an excuse to not return to work. Any truth to these rumors?

m-cubed Jun 14, 2020 09:47 PM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

I have no personal knowledge, but i'd have to say yes. It makes sense that things would unfold that way. They do however run the risk of being replaced and caught without a job when the funds run dry.

Lucky 777 Jun 11, 2020 11:31 AM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

And here is my lone howl in the wilderness, pointing out that tattoo artists have been required for decades to be trained in blood borne pathogen and cross-contamination control. We operate our studios like dentists, and are well experienced with every protocol necessary to prevent the spread of hepatitis and staph. Yet we are at the bottom of the "phases" and dangling without income. The result will be that by the time tattoo studios are finally allowed to reopen many will have given up, gone "underground" and will operate henceforth as "private studios" or house calls, illegal, no oversight, no paying taxes or permit fees.

RHS Jun 11, 2020 04:31 PM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

Your points are worth considering. But society expects is that the rules you describe should be followed for the protection of society. Encouraging operators to ignore them will only lead to anarchy. Yes there is negative impact of these folks. We should provide help for them. But we should not be so foolhardy as to say "free for all" in this time of pandemic. Protect all of the people.

Sbrysa Jun 11, 2020 12:34 PM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

Yes this is so true!!! It is in public health interest to give everyone guidelines bc you will always have the ppl going underground and not having any guidelines. That is riskier! That is why we have boards and rules in place. But u can’t close beauty industries and all these types of industry bc u always have ppl seeking out services and someone willing to do it and trust me they already are and were

a-1591884988 Jun 11, 2020 07:16 AM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

The biggest difference between manicurists/estheticians and the businesses allowed to open is the close continuous physical contact. I trust the process. They aren’t targeting the “hands on” occupations out of malice, but out of common sense.

Sbrysa Jun 11, 2020 10:16 AM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

I get what your saying I’m “just” a beauty professional. I don’t believe “beauty” is necessary but my livelihood is to me beauty is how I’ve made my money all my adult life. Feeding my family is essential to me. The PPP did not work for many businesses, and I myself am not getting PUA bc the system is overburdened and they cannot fix my claim for many months they have said. So here’s the thing, I’m running out of money. And it’s scary and that feels personal maybe I’m lashing out but I’m angry. Maybe you’ve never been through something like that maybe you have. Maybe you still have your job and you can work from home, or retired, I envy you if so. I’m not saying beauty is essential. But beauty is my livelihood, and it’s scary being left out here flapping in the wind, forgotten about with no explanation. I understand your point of view and I do value it. Please understand mine.

RHS Jun 11, 2020 10:10 AM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

SBRYSA et al--your personal interest seems to drive your comments. I can't see that "beauty" is a high priority item in a time of pandemic. Please count to 10 and do it again. We will get through this and it will be easier if peoples cooperate instead of throwing bombshell allegations that the powers that be are out to get your business.

Sbrysa Jun 11, 2020 09:47 AM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

Not any different then hair. What you don’t know is that the beauty federation is suing him on behalf of beauty professionals. Remember when he rushed hair salons to be open and moved them to phase 2? Ya that was bc it was the day the beauty federation was supposed to be doing their closing arguments that day! That was calculated. He approved the largest industry and left us out on purpose so we would lose our main voice and arguments. If you don’t believe me just look it up. Professional beauty federation of California. This is done out of malice and it is calculated

racjax Jun 10, 2020 07:16 PM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

I do not understand the punitive treatments of manicurists. Many of these are immigrants and are trying to do honest work. Gloves and masks were already easily used by them. This appears to be punishing workers who are the most financially vulnerable. All of this financial punishment of decent, hard workers needs to stop.

Sbrysa Jun 10, 2020 05:33 PM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

Allow estheticians! How can you guys allow all these businesses and not us! We can just do waxing with gloves! It is not fair or right we were supposed to open with these businesses!

Sbrysa Jun 11, 2020 09:48 AM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

Thank you! the beauty federation is suing him on behalf of beauty professionals. Remember when he rushed hair salons to be open and moved them to phase 2? Ya that was bc it was the day the beauty federation was supposed to be doing their closing arguments that day! That was calculated. He approved the largest industry and left us out on purpose so we would lose our main voice and arguments. If you don’t believe me just look it up. Professional beauty federation of California. This is done out of malice and it is calculated

a-1591892554 Jun 11, 2020 09:22 AM
Health Officer Allows More Businesses to Reopen Friday

Yes, this seems odd. Hair salons are open now with strict rules, aren’t they? Why would estheticians have different rules? It doesn’t make sense to me. How is waxing different than hair cutting, close-contact wise?

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