Five New Cases Confirmed in Santa Barbara County

••• “The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is confirming five additional positive cases of Covid-19 in the county. This makes 18 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County at this time.” Three of the five new cases are in South County.—Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

••• “The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in California stood at more than 1,800, with 35 deaths Sunday night. But as [these reporters] write, officials have said that the number of cases is a gross underestimation due to the lack of tests for the virus.” —L.A. Times

••• “People have been calling SBPD’s 911 to report a lack of social distancing. [The police] said those people should not call 911 for that reason.” —KEYT

••• “On Sunday, Cottage Health announced that it will set up a drop-off zone to receive medical supply donations from the community as the spread of the Covid-19 virus threatens to put excessive strain on supply networks. Cottage is calling for individuals and organizations to donate ‘medical goggles, face shields, protective masks, and gowns,’ particularly ‘supplies in original, unopened packaging.'” —Independent

••• “Businesses around Santa Barbara, California and the United States are closing during the Covid-19 health emergency. Only those deemed essential are allowed to remain open. Among these essential businesses are medical marijuana stores. The Department of Public Health said dispensaries are considered medically essential, like pharmacies.” Below: courtesy Farmacy. —KEYT