Hair Salons Are Allowed to Operate Indoors Again

••• “The state is replacing its County Monitoring List with a new set of four color-coded tiers that counties will move through based on their number of cases and percentage of positive tests” for Covid-19. Santa Barbara County is in the purple tier. “The state said counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Each county must then meet the boundaries of the next tier for two weeks straight before moving up or down. However, there will be an ’emergency brake’ for concerning factors such as a spike in hospitalizations.” Relying on counties for this kind of thing continues to hurt greater Santa Barbara, because Santa Maria drives our statistics. —KEYT

••• “As a result of California’s new reopening rules, hair salons and barbershops will be allowed to resume indoor operations on Monday.” Not to rat anyone out, but many barber shops have been open for a while. —KEYT

••• “13 Schools in Santa Barbara County Apply to Reopen for In-Person Classes Amid Covid-19 […] One public and 12 private K-6 schools submit waivers, which require plans for cohorting students, daily screening for symptoms and regular staff testing.” —Noozhawk

••• “UC Santa Barbara has decided to offer nearly all of its undergraduate fall quarter courses through remote instruction. The university is also limiting undergraduate student housing to only students with special circumstances and recommending all other students stay home. […] All in-person events on-campus, including fall sports, are canceled.” —KEYT

••• From a press release on Noozhawk: “The Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in conjunction with UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, has tentatively scheduled a one-day Prescribed Burn at UCSB Lagoon near Campus Point with a burn window in early September.”

••• UCLA Health “has opened new locations in Westlake Village and Montecito while expanding its operations in the city of Ventura, and it has plans to keep expanding as it looks to future locations in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Thousand Oaks.” —Pacific Coast Business Times

••• “The California State Lands Commission completed the lower abandonment of 14 [oil] wells on Platform Holly before activity was suspended in mid-March because of the Covid-19 pandemic.” —Noozhawk

••• “Candidates Clash in Carpinteria City Council Race […] BMX Champ-Turned-Mayor, Nonprofit Pro, and Former SBCC Instructor Vie for Two Open Seats.” —Independent

••• Q&A with Santa Barbara school-board candidate Virginia Alvarez. —Newsmakers


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