Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

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Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg has issued a Health Officer Order on Thursday permitting the reopening of personal care businesses that were previously closed. This Order is effective starting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020 and continuing until 5:00 p.m. on July 26, 2020 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.   

Businesses that may reopen on Friday, June 26 with modifications, social distancing protocols, and completion of the attestation process include, but are not limited to:

  • Estheticians
  • Skin Care and Cosmetology services
  • Electrology (permanent hair removal)
  • Nail Salons
  • Body Art Professionals
  • Tattoo Parlors
  • Piercing Shops
  • Massage Therapy (including non-healthcare settings)
  • Businesses offering facials, electrolysis, and waxing


These businesses 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 The full Health Officer Order can be found here

The Public Health Department is also reporting 42 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and one new death. The individual resided in the City of Santa Barbara and was over 70 years of age, bringing the county's death toll to 28.

There is now a grand total of 2,631 cases, 992 of these are within the Federal Prison at Lompoc and 1,639 are community cases.

However, only 254 of the total COVID-19 cases are active. Of these, 184 are quarantined at home and 61 are in the hospital with 22 of those in the intensive care unit (ICU). There are also 242 pending cases.

For more specific information about the COVID-19 cases visit Community members may also call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833) 688-5551.

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a-1593218743 Jun 26, 2020 05:45 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Food for thought - I had to go out to see a doctor today. I walked and took the bus. Excluding persons inside buildings, inside any vehicle, or in outside restaurants, I counted the number of people I observed walking, running. or bike riding. I observed 75 people, and 32 of them were wearing masks - 43%. Only about ¼ of those not wearing masks were under 30. I am under the impression that Gov. Newsmen declared facemasks in public mandatory. Some people act oblivious or they don't care. CA is spiking like crazy now, due to many ignoring public health guidelines, and now we are all paying the price. I just can't see the downside to everyone wearing a mask when in public. Free masks are available. Opening anything else seems short sighted. In fact, we should take a step or two back.

letmego Jun 29, 2020 09:15 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

You are partially incorrect. Facemasks are required in public indoor and crowded spaces. There is specifically an exception for outdoor exercise and recreation - as long as you can maintain a reasonable 6' + physical distance. If you can physically distance, masks are not required. I do not wear a mask when running - 95%+ of the time, I can avoid people by crossing the street or running in the street. I do, however, keep one around my neck. In the off chance that I get stuck (occasionally 3-4 groups hit the same intersection at the same time), I pull up the mask. When outdoors shopping (who does that now? Not me), I wear a mask. I put it on before I leave my car, take it off when I get back to my car.

a-1593208552 Jun 26, 2020 02:55 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Let's see.....28 deaths so far in Santa Barbara County, virtually all in Santa Maria, the prison, and to the elderly, and almost every one of those with the classification of "underlying heath conditions." . That is .000006 of the population here. I am really, really worried.

Ahchooo Jun 26, 2020 04:13 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

All it takes is one infected person to unknowingly spread the virus to a few people, who each then spread it to a few more, and voila! we have an outbreak where we didn’t before. And death is not the only unwelcome outcome—some who recover are left with long term problems. Don’t “worry” about it, just take simple precautions.

a-1593202355 Jun 26, 2020 01:12 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

California has seen a 32% increase in hospitalizations of patients with confirmed COVID-19 disease, and a 19% jump in ICU patients with verified infections, over the past 14 days.

a-1593196523 Jun 26, 2020 11:35 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Also, Fantastic Sam's on the Mesa has been calling customers to alert them to a positive case of COVID there although it is unclear if it was a customer or employee. This information needs to be mandated and published regularly at this point - it will go a long way to stemming the spread. I hope they are closed until all employees are tested.

a-1593208594 Jun 26, 2020 02:56 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

11:35 - Thanks for letting us all know! I hate to say (well, not really) but we told you all so... Opening too fast and people not being careful. I hope those that get Covid keep as healthy as possible!

a-1593192508 Jun 26, 2020 10:28 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

LA posts the name of businesses that had employee[s] test positive. Why isn't SB? Lucky's was transparent enough to announce their chef tested positive, so that the public can decide if they need to get tested [if they were there], and if positive stay home - or if they want to go there for the next 2 weeks or so. This would be responsible action for the city to take to keep us all safe. Why don't they? And like someone else said, I personally am staying home, maybe ordering takeout from only a few restaurants that I haven't yet seen be negligent in masking practices, and ordering other things online that I need. If I am going out it will be for hikes, walks, etc. away from others [aside from essential grocery shopping that I can't do online except SPROUTS does offer pickup which is great as longas their employees are properly masking themselvs.]

SBgal74 Jun 26, 2020 09:16 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Lucky’s in Montecito just shut down again due to the chef testing positive for COVID. That chef also works at TreLune. So now our little bubble in Santa Barbara is feeling much less secure. I’ve dined at numerous restaurants around town as long as I can sit outdoors or right by an open door and what I’m observing is that they are trying to make an effort but it’s falling short...I’m seeing waiters with masks falling below their noses, waiters wearing “vented” masks which don’t protect guests, bartender shook the head of a patron and carried on making drinks without washing his bare hands, cooks with masks down below their noses, customers wandering around the restaurant without putting their masks back on. All these things will add up to spreading the virus. I was so anxious to get back to some normalcy in terms of dining out but if restaurant managers can’t/won’t take the masking guidelines more seriously then how are we supposed to feel remotely safe about going out to eat? And, before someone replies with a snarky comment that I should just stay home if I don’t like it...That’s my plan if restaurants can’t do better.

biguglystick Jun 26, 2020 11:18 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Same here! I'm not going out to eat right now. We are pushing reopening much too fast! I'm grateful for the places that offer to-go pick up food, and we have been doing that, but NO THANKS, to sit down service yet. It's just not safe.

a-1593190170 Jun 26, 2020 09:49 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Yeah, I was out a bit yesterday, and it’s frustrating to see how many people don't follow good practices. People get too close when they don’t need to, and so on. I want to go out and help the economy (I have money to spend!) but there is too much out of my control. I know there are no guarantees, but if more people would make a greater effort, it would help us all.

sbmermaid Jun 26, 2020 09:16 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Yes using Los Banos pool, feeling very safe with pre sign up, 1 person per lane and no use of locker room. Sign up process is stressful, swim slots get taken online in less than 1 minute.

Yet it is wonderful to be able to swim!

aragorn Jun 26, 2020 08:25 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

I do understand that these business owners really want to get back to work and their staff. But COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon. More cases every day here in the county of SB. Nearly 30 (or over) deaths. Many of the public are not wearing masks. Tourists coming up from L. A., and it is much worse now in L. A. with more cases and deaths from COVID-19 on daily basis. Don't be surprised if there will be a second or even a third wave of COVID-19. As much I would really like to go to some of my favorite establishments for food and drinks, I am not going to take that chance. And it is not paranoia, I just want to be safe. Many who thought that they weren't going to come down with it, they did.

a-1593153600 Jun 25, 2020 11:40 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

These business are the first that should have been allowed open - one on one, and are tasked with knowing about and combating transmissible diseases, they are licensed in this! Like the ridiculousness of opening tennis first (I'll pick up this ball and swat it to you, you pick it up and swat it to me) But not allowing skateboarding - 0ver here touching my own board, not touching you, not near you..... So stoopid.

a-1593266421 Jun 27, 2020 07:00 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Thank you! Make sense. I’m an esthetician and I’m taking so many extras precautions. I guess it’s good I am OCD about germs and my client know it lol, I feel as prepared as I can be!

a-1593232411 Jun 26, 2020 09:33 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Thanks, I am confused though bc it says they can only be open til July 26 unless extended, what a tease hopefully we can go back on unemployment if they close us again. And not just the $167 that California is giving. Federal money goes away by July 28.

a-1593179075 Jun 26, 2020 06:44 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

No, they are just saying they think things will close again soon because of a surge. Unlikely to close and the surge already started... if people wear masks and wash/sanitize hands and stay home when sick hopefully the surge won't be long lasting. Sadly many have already decided go forego masks and ignore precautions.

Shasta Guy Jun 25, 2020 08:37 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

I’ve actually been back to my gym three times in the last week. All the treadmills are upstairs and the weight equipment is downstairs. It’s no problem staying at least 6’ away from anyone else. I sanitize the equipment before I touch it and I sanitize it after I’m done. They have lots of hand sanitizer available and antiviral spray bottles and rags to keep things clean. If someone is in the treadmill area upstairs running like crazy and going all out HR Huff-n-Puff-n-Stuff, it just avoid that area altogether.

420722 Jun 26, 2020 04:15 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

@10:35, boasting? Uh ok. I’m just tired of people lying saying that all the businesses aren’t following rules, that is a lie and it further hurts our economy, lots of people ARE following the rules. I am trying to eat at as many restaurants and shop at as many stores as I can so people can stay employed, I’m sorry you have a problem with that but too bad. Oh and @10:21 the stay home order ended on 5/31/2020 but nice attempt to guilt trip me.

a-1593192957 Jun 26, 2020 10:35 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

420722 - you've been going to "all" of them and never seen one violation? I call BS, in a big way. Every time I go out and about in Goleta for groceries, etc, I see multiple violations. I was in a "high end" Mexican restaurant picking up dinner in Goleta on Tuesday and they had signs everywhere saying masks were required. Not a SINGLE patron inside wore a mask and everyone was clumped together at tables next to one another. The bartender was wearing it below his nose. Yeah, that's just one example. Again, I call BS. You're once again just trying to boast and it's kind of silly.

a-1593192095 Jun 26, 2020 10:21 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

8:02 a.m. How can it possibly be responsible behavior for you (or anyone) to be "hitting all the stores and restaurants in Santa Barbara and Goleta"? Either you are a threat to public health and the advice/direction to stay at home and only go out when necessary or you are exaggerating for political purposes. So it is pretty odd that you would be accusing others of such excess.

420722 Jun 26, 2020 08:02 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

How would you know do travel the country each day to inspect every business or do you hide at home on your computer and guess? I am hitting all the stores and restaurants in Santa Barbara and Goleta and haven’t seen one place that isn’t doing what they’ve been forced to do by local and state government.

x01660 Jun 25, 2020 08:31 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

You wanna know how the British managed to win so many conflicts and establish a world empire? Divide and conquer; I've been reading these threads for the past while, and all I see is people talking, asserting, screaming, mocking, belittling... but not listening.... we're playing right into China and Russia's hands... and just like countless great civilizations before us, we're gonna fall to the most pernicious of foes; division. For both sides, instead of insulting one another, try actually listening to what each is saying, and have civil discourse based in logic, understanding, reasoning, and MOST importantly- empathy. We're not gonna get anywhere if we don't. .

biguglystick Jun 26, 2020 11:31 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

SACJON, you are 100% correct in your assertation about conservatives. It's all about money and me, me, me. Zero empathy. Let's hope for a tremendous tidal wave of blue in November to save our country. We are sinking!

sacjon Jun 26, 2020 10:10 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

X01660 - well said. I know this is contrary to the very thing you are saying, but empathy is where the "two sides" diverge. There is absolutely zero empathy in the conservative way of thinking. Look at the racism issue, covid (as far as spreading to unhealthy people), welfare, homelessness, illegal immigration, etc etc etc..... It's the complete lack of empathy that upsets so many people. And no, "empathy" for rich, white, US citizens doesn't count. It's about empathy for the down trodden, the oppressed, the hurting and dying people. I'd give anything to have a logical, meaningful conversation with the other side, but the utter lack of empathy is where conversations shut down and devolve to "yelling" online. Sorry, but they just don't give a flying pooh about people in need, it's basically the foundation of conservatism.

a-1593152460 Jun 25, 2020 11:21 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Spot on, although I would look other places than China and Russia. Easy targets. easy boogey-men. So 1984. Do you know the definition of a 'third world country'? It's a political classification that denotes a country that has not allied/aligned with either the US or Russia.

Abc109 Jun 25, 2020 07:20 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

This comes as LA County now has the highest infection rate in the country. You get THREE GUESSES as to where the Angelenos decide to take their weekend getaways? Screw you Newsom for going to Stage 3 in the first place. Bars and wineries should NOT BE OPEN.

RHS Jun 26, 2020 10:33 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

ABC109. LA County does not have "the highest infection rate in the country." It has the most cases of any county reporting nationwide but only if you don't add up all the boroughs of NYC. That total would be multiple times LA's. Remember there are something like 12 million residents of LA County. But I do agree with you that opening up to such risky encounters is a bad idea. Look at what has happened in AZ, AR, TX, FL and other early partying states.

a-1593161175 Jun 26, 2020 01:46 AM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

YAY! (YES, sarcasm) ----------------------------------------------------------------------

dw2000 Jun 25, 2020 09:01 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Running Mike if he is serious is just trying to cope. Look up why people gravitate towards conspiracy theories. Its often that they are anxious, overwhelmed and feel helpless during an uncertain time. They are trying to feel in control.

420722 Jun 25, 2020 07:19 PM
Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday

Hooray! Way to go Santa Barbara. So happy these people will be able to get back to work. Now all’s we need to do is go and support them. Here come the doomsday crowd in 3...2...1...


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