Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

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Source: Santa Barbara County Law Enforcement Chief’s Association

The members of the Santa Barbara County Law Enforcement Chiefs (CLEC) Association are unified in our goal of maintaining peace and order throughout Santa Barbara County as we support our local, state and federal Public Health authorities in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Order of the State Public Health Officer, issued March 19, 2020, requires all people living in California to stay home or at their place of residence until further notice. There are limited exceptions. Persons working in the 16 critical infrastructure sectors may continue their work, and residents may leave their homes to obtain food, prescriptions and health care, or go outside for recreation as long as a 6-foot distance between persons is maintained.

It is imperative that our agencies maintain a unified approach in enforcing this important order that has been issued for the safety and well-being of those who live and work in the communities we serve.

We have great concern and empathy for those who are experiencing frustration, financial loss, heightened anxiety and fear during these troubling times. Although this Public Health Order can be enforced through citations or arrests if violated we are encouraging our personnel to educate the public and exercise discretion in obtaining voluntary compliance. Our enforcement posture with members of our communities will be one of collaboration and the  encouragement of voluntary compliance whenever possible.

Make no mistake, however, in understanding that we will be steadfast and diligent in seeking out and bringing to justice criminal offenders who attempt to take advantage of this situation.

We are in the midst of an unprecedented public health emergency that is going to strain public health and safety resources, including law enforcement officers.

We are all in this together. We will work together with those who we protect and serve to achieve the best possible outcome.

Together, we will succeed.

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SBREADER Mar 23, 2020 11:39 PM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

There is always a group of Edhaters who want to tell the rest of the world what to do. Pay attention to your own life and leave the rest of us alone. I predict that in two weeks there will be looting of grocery stores in LA, Tens of millions of people are unemployed and have no money. This is just getting started. Grab your ass and pray!

Minibeast Mar 23, 2020 08:21 PM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

>>>>>>>>PLEASE share this with friends, relatives, loved ones: This is news of which everyone should be made aware: " . . . a team of British ear, nose and throat doctors on Friday raised the possibility of a new indicator of the coronavirus, one they say has been observed globally, even in patients who are otherwise asymptomatic: anosmia, a condition that causes the loss of sense of smell. In a statement, they warned that adults experiencing recent anosmia could be unknown carriers of covid-19, and urged them to consider self-isolation." https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/23/coronavirus-sense-of-smell/

andrewbaker77 Mar 23, 2020 06:51 PM
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Air pollution kills 12,500 people every single day. Do we freak out? Do we stop - driving / using plastics / purchasing products / developing industry / building buildings / eating meat / wasting resources / consuming everything? Nope. CoronaV arrives and we completely freak out. Why? Because pollution only kills those poor people in distant countries who make all the stuff we are consuming.

andrewbaker77 Mar 23, 2020 08:22 PM
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Sorry but I am not ignorant, nor spewing CNN rhetoric. I live in Asia. I study lots of stats. At the moment, 1-2% death rate, but probably less as approx 25-50% of cases are not reported because the person involved was not sick enough to ask for a test.

a-1594190108 Mar 23, 2020 08:07 PM
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ANDREW BAKER you don't seem to know much about this virus. It is NOVEL meaning, new. They don't know much about it yet. Young fit people have ended up with tubes down their throats. Some older ppl have lived. They don't know why. You want to chance it? BC it could affect you in a really really bad way - like a 3 week stay in ICU with a ventilator. Sound fun? They dn't have the data yet or a vaccine.

LocalinSB Mar 23, 2020 04:51 PM
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I hate idiots pledging support to businesses and NOT Social Distancing. It's all about publicity baby! Ed St. George is vowing to support every kind of program. - Large developer. Large donor. With big enforcement issues. And an eviction ordinance on City Council Agenda that he influenced.... Guess we know it will go his way if Murillo has any say, right? ---- https://www.noozhawk.com/article/amid_coronavirus_meltdown_struggling_restaurants_cook_up_survival_20200322

22701015201 Mar 23, 2020 05:33 PM
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Shame on Kyle's Kitchen. This photo shows the father and St George have no regards for a disabled child. Where are their morals and conscious? Have they not received the Memo that most people are A-symptomatic? Everyone needs to be 6ft away! Just unconscionable!

Pugluvr1912 Mar 23, 2020 03:58 PM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

I noticed two people sitting at a table at Jeannines on coast village road this morning which is a big nono. What can I do about that?

Coolio Mar 23, 2020 03:43 PM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

The UK has made it mandatory to stay home and you can only leave house to: -Shop for essentials, as infrequently as possible -Exercise outdoors once per day, alone or with household members -Receive medical treatment or provide care -Travel to and from work if impossible to work from home

greytfull Mar 23, 2020 12:02 PM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

I thought we we allowed to: (1) grocery shop, when necessary (2) get fuel (MAKING SURE WE WIPE OUR HANDS with disinfectant after using pump handle) (3) take walks, as long as we isolate from others Has that changed?

PitMix Mar 23, 2020 11:52 AM
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The instinct for self-preservation doesn't really kick in until age 25 or more. So it is going to be hard to get the kids to obey general guidelines. Unfortunately 20% of the critical cases are 20-44, so they are running some risk here.

Joan Sanger Mar 23, 2020 09:39 AM
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I am going to put this everywhere I can. We do not have 18 cases; I have two in my household!! We have virtually no tests here. That's what we have. We have been sick with all the symptoms and no it is not the flu. Luckily I have meds due to being related to a doctor. There is no reason to go out to be tested and potentially infect anyone. Media, do not say we have 18 cases and none in the City. I offer you two. This City has a history of misguided decision making and lots of tolerance for inhumane behavior towards other humans...not dogs, but certainly homeless neighbors. As soon as I am not contagious, I will be out helping. For now someone better wake up the City Council and the County to begin to retrofit their fancy vacant and wasteful rental facilities into make shift hospitals and shelters. Now. It's no time to discuss and worry about perfect standards and the cosmetics of the properties. Do it now. The tsunami is here. I fear we have the wrong people in charge for the most part. And County, man your hotlines for natural disaster 24/7, as this is one. Somehow during fires no one was there after 5!! This situation is in need of quick, systematic and thoughtful action--now and all day everyday. Many of us can help start a Citizen Volunteer Corp of those of us who later are cured. Test us for antibodies systematically and then give us a stamp or paper and get that in order that now so we can go help. Guide problem how and ask them to sew masks now. Point of no-return for intervention to prevent hospital overload is Mar 24 to Mar 29 for CA. This is not just about staying in and supporting businesses. I have a few resources I built in the past that can be used for the volunteers. I cannot possibly say enough about what we must do now. Later we can look back and understand why appointments and elections can be so crucial and how local dysfunctional systems must be reworked. But for now, public officials: act.

a-1594190108 Mar 23, 2020 09:50 AM
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Sorry your family is sick Joan, I hope you all feel better soon. For what its worth, the media is reporting confirmed cases, meaning cases that were tested through Public Health or medical providers. Due to the lack of tests available, Public Health has stated they expect there to be many many more positive cases in the community and urge anyone who is sick to self-isolate for at least 7 days and longer if a fever or symptoms still persist.

conniemara Mar 23, 2020 08:25 AM
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Please if you need to go out try and give something to a homeless person.....hello from more than three weeks isolation in Sicily....Isolation is the only way to beat this.....hugs to all

andrewbaker77 Mar 22, 2020 03:59 PM
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When you declare war on terrorism, (vs an opposing army) it will never end. Hence the "Stop This Endless War" bumper stickers. When you declare "war" on what amounts to the flu (1-2% fatal rate, 80% experience mild symptoms etc etc) that too will never end. These military-esc directives, they will go on and on and on, and in the meantime, everyone will suffer, lose their income, house, etc. Those making these rules are well aware. This is not prevention of a virus, this is theft of basic human rights. The better approach is to isolate the vulnerable, the old and the weak immune systems. A focused approach on a few is always more successful than a "shotgun" approach. Prepare for more and more of a lockdown, this is only the beginning.

sbmh2015 Mar 22, 2020 10:33 PM
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Did you see the ages of the cases in SB County ? And what about the hospital capacity ? And what about the asymptomatic spreading the disease ? You cannot compare to the flu. Flu has vaccine. Flu is not unknown. This is an unknown virus. They don't know what it will do. Hence the drastic measures.

AdamVant Mar 22, 2020 11:59 AM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

"We have great concern and empathy for those who are experiencing frustration, financial loss, heightened anxiety and fear during these troubling times." We have our jobs, get paid our salaries, don't get furloughed, and don't lose our benefits. But do as we say, or else.

a-1594190108 Mar 23, 2020 12:00 PM
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@Adamvant. Maybe take a short term loss rather than layoff two employees? We all have to make sacrifices eh? Plus it sounds like you still have a job as well.

Alexblue Mar 23, 2020 10:58 AM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

So you just hate cops? As if police officers aren't also scared for their families, friends and communities? What the actual f is your problem?

sacjon Mar 22, 2020 06:52 PM
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Adamvant - it's really not law enforcement's job or duty to have concern for people who lost their jobs due to a global pandemic. Sorry for your employees, but don't blame the police for any lack of empathy.

AdamVant Mar 22, 2020 06:18 PM
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I have a business. I have employees. I had to lay off two employees, so now they have no jobs. Do you think the police really have great concern and empathy for them? Trite, empty and condescending words.

Alexblue Mar 22, 2020 02:12 PM
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So it's better that we all stick our heads in the sand so that more people die and this entire pandemic lasts longer. You're a really genius.

SBCountyLocal Mar 22, 2020 11:23 AM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

Close the Parks & Beach NOW. Issue tickets. Stop being nice. The faster people take this seriously the better. - It's the only way. Don't wait until it is too late.

sacjon Mar 23, 2020 03:05 PM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

HUNKYMON - It's about the ball. If you touch the ball to serve, you're sharing a contact point. Although, unlike other ball sports, it is possible (if you're good) to serve without touching it with your hand. Probably easier to just ban all outdoor sports. But, I will say again like a broken record, there is no need to close outdoor places. Have patrols, question groups, fine.... but don't close it for those of us who are able to access the outdoors responsibly.

sacjon Mar 23, 2020 12:22 PM
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BOSCO - yes, people playing sports such as this should at least be questioned - "are you all from the same household?" If no, then they should be told to stop and disperse immediately. But, if you're all from the same household (frat house included), then no need to be banned from being outside together. The key is whether they all live together anyway, such that social distancing is already impracticable. BUT...... still no need to close all beaches/parks. Individuals/families/housemates should be able to get outdoors and play/exercise without fear of being reported.

a-1594190108 Mar 23, 2020 12:04 PM
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Agree that closure may not be necessary. But the gatherings need to be stopped. I saw at least 4 groups of people playing spike ball at Mesa lane yesterday (and tennis lessons going on at Fess Parker/Hilton). That's a big no no in this situation. Public health officials have specifically called out ball sports as high risk for transmission. Basketball, Spike ball, Volleyball, tennis, all need to be enforced. Some reasonable police presence and education is necessary. People obviously don't know or don't care.

bosco Mar 23, 2020 12:10 PM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

Agree that closure may not be necessary. But the gatherings need to be stopped. I saw at least 4 groups of people playing spike ball at Mesa lane yesterday (and tennis lessons going on at Fess Parker/Hilton). That's a big no no in this situation. Public health officials have specifically called out ball sports as high risk for transmission. Basketball, Spike ball, Volleyball, tennis, all need to be enforced. Some reasonable police presence and education is necessary. People obviously don't know or don't care. Additionally, speaking with family that work at Cottage. They're starting to run up against capacity, lot's of positive cases, patients filling the ICU. This is real people.

PitMix Mar 23, 2020 11:50 AM
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There is a lot of flexibility in law enforcement. Maybe the groups that are gathering are small enough so that we won't exceed available hospital capacity, right? If not, those groups will be in deep trouble.

a-1594190108 Mar 22, 2020 04:53 PM
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I agree with roger. Every homeless person who is out and about with belongings, etc. should be taken to a centralized shelter and be forced to stay there until this is over. Some homeless guy approached a family member who was leaving Vons. He grabbed on to her grocery cart and got into her face about some nonsense. No concept of 6 feet separation. That behavior should merit a mandatory trip to the shelter/lock down.

sacjon Mar 22, 2020 02:53 PM
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Absolutely NO reason to close beaches and parks. Sure, issue warnings of tickets to people violating the social distance order, but there is no reason everyone else can't walk with family or alone or even with others walking 6+ feer away. Closing all public places and banning people from even being outside will lead to rebellion against the rules or worse. Be sensible, folks! Be safe and stay apart but do not close public places.

a-1594190108 Mar 22, 2020 10:10 AM
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The photo here is of the Sheriff Department office, and if you have extra N95 masks, or any masks, gloves, eye covering, please send or deliver to them. Sheriff Address: 4434 Calle Real (between Turnpike & #154), Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Phone: (805) 681-4100 (call and ask if they need anything). We MUST keep them healthy and at work.

a-1594190108 Mar 22, 2020 03:36 PM
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To those with 3D printers and extra materials they can part with, there are a number of patterns for face shields available that can be outfitted with any clear plastic material and given to medical professionals.

TWOSCOOPS Mar 22, 2020 09:50 AM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

I appreciate this. Just in case any hooligans decide to raid a local pharmacy or grocery store, it'll be easy to spot them. Thank you law enforcement for protecting us.

Roger Mar 22, 2020 09:45 AM
Law Enforcement Urge Residents to Stay Home

I have always wanted to drive a police car I got to do it once years ago but I miss it so remember always take your keys out of the ignition even if your gone for a second....

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