March 25, 2020
Santa Barbara County Now Has 24 Confirmed Cases of Covid-19
Other local news: Hospitals devising plans to cope with surge of patients; county estimated to lose 6,870 jobs as a result of the pandemic; a better way to track cannabis taxes; Oprah Winfrey is social-distancing from her partner; penguin allowed to explore zoo grounds.
March 24, 2020
March 23, 2020
Five New Cases Confirmed in Santa Barbara County
Other news: California has more than 1,800 cases, but that's likely low due to limited testing; people calling 911 to report a lack of social distancing; Cottage Health has a drop-off zone for donations of medical supplies; cannabis shops allowed to remain open.
March 21, 2020
“Widespread Community Infection” in Santa Barbara, Says Public Health Officer
Other local news: Santa Barbara has just 907 hospital beds; Cottage Health curtailed almost all visits to the hospital; the Four Seasons Biltmore and Ojai Valley Inn have closed; Santa Barbara Airbus suspended service.
March 20, 2020
What the Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Means for You
Other local news: Santa Barbara County bans gatherings larger than 10 people and insists anyone over 75 stay at home; there are now eight positive cases here; city playgrounds closed; Canadians bought three local newspapers; Cachuma Lake and Jalama Beach closed; Foodbank needs donations and volunteers.
March 19, 2020
Three Positive Cases in Santa Barbara County, With 145 Tests Pending
Other local news: Rent relief for residents and businesses; five UCSB students under quarantine tested negative; cannabis industry doing well during the pandemic; limited police and bus service; Contour Airlines suspending operations at month's end.
March 18, 2020
March 17, 2020
March 15, 2020
First Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in San Luis Obispo County
Other local news: A running tally of tests given here and cases by state and country; Santa Barbara schools close indefinitely; UCSB suggests students leave campus; farmers' market stays open, for now; social-distancing guidelines for restaurants; Mammoth and Big Bear shut down.