Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

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Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier
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By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County is not eligible to move into the orange tier due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, says Public Health.

Even though state officials announced today the metrics are widening yet again due to 4 million of the most at-risk Californians being vaccinated, Santa Barbara County came up short. Other Southern California counties such as Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside all moved into the orange tier.

During Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso stated the county has a 6.8 adjusted case rate per 100,000 population and it needs a 5.9 or lower for two consecutive weeks to qualify for the less restrictive orange tier.

Last week Santa Barbara County had a 5.3 adjusted case rate. "We will have some work ahead of us," she said. 

The Public Health Department is attributing the slight uptick as a result of reopening and loosening restrictions. Dr. Do-Reynoso said the pandemic is shifting nationally towards younger unvaccinated people who appear to be more mobile and social. Locally there has been an increase in cases for people in their 20's who are college students or work in offices. Regionally the increase is seen in Santa Barbara, Goleta, unincorporated areas of Goleta, and unincorporated north county.

On Monday, the Public Health Department announced anyone age 16 or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine at public health vaccination sites due to a large volume of vaccine availability. More appointments will open up for those 16 and older at clinics and pharmacies on April 15.

Approximately 17.3% of Santa Barbara County is fully vaccinated with 30% receiving at least one dose of the two-dose vaccine.

The Public Health Department administered 8,314 first vaccine doses in Lompoc last week and they plan to administer 9,150 doses in Santa Maria this week and 7,530 doses in Santa Barbara next week. Click here to make an appointment.

California as a whole had administered over 20 million vaccines, has stable hospitalization rates, and has the lowest testing positivity rate in the U.S., said Governor Gavin Newsom. In a statement on Monday Newsom said they plan to fully reopen the state by June 15.

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MountainMan4865 Apr 07, 2021 12:33 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

We're going to reopen - briefly. There will be another variant - a deadlier one. It will be given a different identifier, like... Covid 21 (The Atlantic already had an article last week referring to it). We'll go on another, more stringent lockdown - because we're already obedient enough. There will be a debt relief program offered. Universal basic income will be instituted. And those, GeneralTree - you'll like this, anyone who chooses not to take the vaccine will be deemed a 'public health threat' and isolation facilities will be established. Oh, and there will be a supply chain break down (which is already happening). World Economic Forum prediction for 2030 "You will own nothing. And you will be happy." No property (private property is UNSUSTAINABLE.) No clothes, nothing. It will all be rented, and you won't even have to shop. It will be done for you.... You can just enjoy your life. There's an anology about a frog. Toss a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. Put a frog in a pot of water and slowly heat it, it will stay there until it boils to death.

PitMix Apr 07, 2021 06:59 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

Mountain, that frog thing you finished your screed with is not even true, but it has persisted as a not so urban legend for a long time. But that fits with the rest of your doom and gloom post.

A_Villegas_102 Apr 07, 2021 09:54 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

"Public health restrictions are a slippery slope leading to a society with no clothing" is a hot take I wasn't prepared for this morning. Can I at least keep my hat?

Sail380 Apr 08, 2021 09:29 AM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

MountainMan4865 They wont take the time to read up on the actions being taken by the UN. Its on the UN website not some wacky conservative site so it must be true. Take the challenge naysayers, come back after you read up on agenda 21 and agenda 30..

MountainMan4865 Apr 07, 2021 11:45 PM
Santa Barbara County Doesn't Qualify for Orange Tier

From our good neighbors... the Canadian Parliment Oct 2020

Pit - It's a metaphor or as I said, an analogy.

Here's from the World Economic Forum's Twitter feed in 2017 - Predictions for 2030

Here's the Johns Hopkins test run for the "SPARS" pandemic from 2017. An 80 page pdf. Largely focused on messaging, utilizing the media and social platforms to urge the public to take an unapproved vaccine, and then how to deal with the fallout of possible long term side effects that manifest over a year later -

Here's the link to Event 201 - brought to you by Johns Hopkins University, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Economic Forum - October 2019. Explores a pandemic causes by a novel coronavirus pandemic. Although, as opposed to having a forum of health experts and governmental agencies - it was the UPS Foundation, Marriot International, NBC Universal, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Lufthansa Group Airlines, ANZ Bank Group, someone from the China CDC (George Gao), and a rep from the US CDC (Stephan Redd), Henry Schein (largest supplier of medical and dental supplies), former deputy National Security Advisor Avril Heines, and a handful of others.

I don't expect anyone to look at these links, but they're out there for anyone to see. Most just choose not to. And to be clear, this is the Missus, not the Mister.


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