Santa Barbara County Requires Face Masks at Businesses

••• Santa Barbara County finally issued a health order requiring people entering businesses to wear face masks, which the cities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta have already done. (Not that folks in Carp are abiding, judging from a recent visit.) “The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, and mandates that masks be worn ‘when inside of or in line to enter any and all businesses’ as well as “when using public transportation, a private car service, or a ride-sharing vehicle.’ […] Even more significantly, the order states that, ‘All businesses must require employees, contractors, owners, and volunteers to wear a face covering at the workplace and at off-site work locations.'” We’re likely going to be wearing masks for a while—why not zest things up with a Tom of Finland one? (That site is probably NSFW.) —Independent

••• “Santa Barbara County Enlists Team of ‘Disease Detectives’ for Covid-19 Contact Tracing […] Public health officials say it’s a critical tool for fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus, and is necessary for reopening local cities.” —Noozhawk

••• “An anonymous donor has contributed $1 million to 805 UndocuFund—providing a major boost to help undocumented workers during the pandemic. […] The UndocuFund is sending $1,200 checks to applicants who have lost jobs at local businesses.” And it could use more donations. —KEYT

••• The Montecito Planning Commission is dithering over the San Ysidro Roundabout, which is clearly needed. “The Montecito Planning Commission voted 4-1, with chairwoman Donna Senauer dissenting, to continue to review the conditions at a special meeting scheduled for June 10. At the June virtual meeting, the San Ysidro Road intersection roundabout is expected to be ready for approval with the conditions discussed.” —Noozhawk

••• “At the Greener Pastures Farm Sanctuary [in Santa Ynez], times have been tough without visitors. The nonprofit organization provides lifelong care for dozens of animals saved from neglect, slaughterhouses and factory farms. […] To raise money, Greener Pastures is partnering up with A To Zoo Education in Las Vegas to have its animals liven up virtual meetings. People who are meeting on Zoom can have an animal of their choosing join in. […] The nonprofit has a camel, mini donkeys, potbelly pigs, kangaroo, owl monkey, miniature horses, goats, alpacas, lizards, cockatoo, chickens, ducks, boa, hedgehog, laughing kookaburra and much more.” —KEYT