As of April 21, 2021, Santa Barbara County has moved into the Orange COVID-19 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.

Allowed to operate for indoor dining at 50% capacity, 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 full capacity. 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 indoor service at 25% capacity and outdoor service. Bars and Breweries may re-open for outdoor service. 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.