Update to County's Health Order Includes In-Person Learning and Gathering Restrictions

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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has issued Health Officer Order No. 2020-12.11 allowing schools to reopen for in-person learning with modifications and restricting gatherings. As of [Tuesday], Santa Barbara County has been in the State designated red tier for two consecutive weeks. This revised Health Officer Order takes effect at 5 p.m. on October 13, 2020.

Key updates include the following:

  • In-person education for grades TK through 12 may open in Santa Barbara County for schools that choose to do so.
  • Gatherings of all sizes remain prohibited in Santa Barbara County, unless an exemption applies. This guidance is more restrictive than the State guidance on gatherings. This guidance will be reconsidered every two weeks based on current, local health metrics.

“Santa Barbara County has worked hard to adhere to safety guidance which has reduced the transmission of COVID-19 and allowed the county to remain in the Red Tier,” said Dr. Henning Ansorg, Health Officer for Santa Barbara County. “As we have consistently been in the Red Tier for two weeks, schools now have the option to reopen and allow youth to begin to return to  in-person learning,” states Ansorg.

Schools wishing to reopen for in-person learning with modifications need to ensure CDPH COVID-19 school guidance is followed, create a reopening plan that is posted for the school community and sent to the Public Health Department,  and complete the RISE reopening attestation process. 

For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, residents may call 211 or visit www.publichealthsbc.org.

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SBLetsGetAlong Oct 14, 2020 08:10 PM
Update to County's Health Order Includes In-Person Learning and Gathering Restrictions

Hybrid. Which Wendy tasted she doesn’t understand. And Jackiestated they have no plan for reopening. Listen to the tapes.
Hybrid is;
2 days with a teacher.
2 days without a teacher, just use the internet.
5th day is a no education day.

Meaning the parents get to teach, home school their kids 3 days/week.

Mesarats Oct 15, 2020 08:36 AM
Update to County's Health Order Includes In-Person Learning and Gathering Restrictions

The ordinance states “Gatherings are not allowed” small or large unless meets exceptions. So a church may have a outside service without limits on attendance if the venue can accommodate the 6’ distance but 2 people from different households cannot meet at a public or private space and sit 6’ apart, but exercising is ok. It will be interesting how the $1,000 fines will be enforced.

Lorax Oct 15, 2020 11:18 PM
Update to County's Health Order Includes In-Person Learning and Gathering Restrictions

If SB school district can't get off its ass to get kids back its time to vote the incumbents out!
The heath department is not encouraging them to stay closed and in fact have given the guidelines to open that this district has been aware of for months.
Challengers Elrward Maclearn, Brian Campbell and Monie De Wit offer leadership to this pathetic school board. Make your voice count, go out and vote for change !
Anyone registered to vote between Goleta to Montecieto votes for Santa Barbara School District.
The missmaegment from the Santa Barbara School board is shocking and is having a terrrible effect on children and their families
The rates of emotional problems develeoping in young children is alarming and abuse/neglect is up 6 fold . Desperate families without means to hire nannies and tutors to navigate this sad virtual model
are suffering finacially juggleing work and being their childs teaching assistant.

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