All Bars Encouraged to Close and Restaurants Told to Offer Only Takeout and Delivery

••• From the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department: “Santa Barbara County bars, nightclubs, pubs, breweries and wineries should immediately close to the public under new guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health on Tuesday. Restaurants and other food facilities offering on-site dining should immediately transition to only offering delivery or take-out service as part of the public health effort to slow the spread of coronavirus disease. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging local bars nightclubs, pubs, breweries, and wineries to comply with this request immediately.” Above: Dishes at Mesa Verde, which offers takeout.

••• “A second case of Covid-19 in a North County resident was confirmed late Monday night. Unlike the first case in Santa Maria, which is believed to be a community transmission (person-to-person spread locally), this case appears to be a close contact case with a known case in San Luis Obispo.” —Noozhawk

••• “Sansum Clinic spokesperson Jill Fonte confirmed that ‘drive-through’ testing—more officially known as ‘car-based testing’—will be made available for the Covid-19 virus beginning Tuesday morning, but by appointment only and only at the recommendation of a patient’s health-care provider.” —Noozhawk

••• “The City of Santa Barbara has suspended street sweeping and street sweeping-related parking enforcement in the city. The decision was made to reduce the burden on families and those affected by the coronavirus and related school closures.” Timed parking restrictions are still in effect. —KEYT

••• A press release from UCSB Extension ran on Edhat: “After evaluating many sites for a potential satellite location we are thrilled to announce that beginning in Spring 2020, select courses will be held in the newly renovated Workzones office space in Paseo Nuevo shopping center.” The release also says, “Recent events have put our plans on hold, but we will be ready to go once we have the green light!”