As of Tuesday, Januray 26, 2021, the State of California's Regional stay-at-home-order has ended, and has been replaced with the previous tier-based system for each California County. Santa Barbara County has been reinstated into the Purple Tier.

What You Need to Know Before You Arrive
All visitors are asked to please observe safety protocols including: 

  • face coverings while out in public, and especially indoors, are required
  • maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet
  • employ frequent handwashing and hand sanitizing
  • stay home if feeling ill
  • please bring your patience. Enforcing new protocols and cleaning is taking a bit longer than usual. 

Hotels and lodging are open for liesure travel with modifications. Please contact individual hotels to ensure that they are currently open and operating.

Only allowed to operate for outdoor dining, take-out, pick-up, or delivery. Please contact individual restaurants to ensure the dining services they are currently offering.

Shopping/Art Galleries
Allowed to operate at 25% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and other with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems. Please contact individual businesses to ensure that they are open and operating.

Wine Tasting Rooms, Bars, and Breweries
Wine tasting rooms may re-open for outdoor service with modifications. Bars and Breweries may re-open for outdoor service where meals are provided. Please contact individual wine tasting rooms, bars, and breweries to ensure that they are open and operating.

Per the Santa Barbara County Health Department, all events have been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future. No outdoor gatherings over 3 separate households are allowed and should be limited to a maximum of 2 hours.