Santa Barbara County Enters the Next Reopening Tier Tomorrow

••• On Sunday morning, a small plane piloted by a woman not from Santa Barbara crashed in the water off Isla Vista. A debris field has been located. —KEYT

••• “Santa Barbara County says it will move into the red tier of the state’s Covid-19 restrictions beginning Wednesday at 8 a.m. Governor Gavin Newsom was expected to make the announcement Tuesday. The County of Santa Barbara Public Health Order will be issued Tuesday afternoon.” That means restaurants can serve indoors at 25% capacity (to to 100 people); retail can upgrade to 50% capacity; gyms and fitness studios can be at 10%; and churches can allow 25%. When the county releases the new health order, I’ll link to it here. —KEYT

••• “Local officials from UC Santa Barbara, the Isla Vista Community Services District and Santa Barbara County have developed outreach and public education efforts to prevent another spike in Covid-19 cases as college students return to the area.” —Noozhawk

••• “Caltrans Culvert at Gaviota’s Cañada del Barro Approved […] Appellants Fought for a Wildlife Crossing at the Roadkill Hotspot.” —Independent