••• The state’s “stay-at-home order was triggered Friday night for the Southern California Region after the area fell below 15% for intensive care unit capacity. San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties are part of the Southern California Region.” —KSBY
••• Accordingly, Santa Barbara County released its stay-at-home order, effective midnight Sunday for at least three weeks. The lines drawn continue to be arbitrary. What is the justification for allowing people to worship and work out together outside but not dine together outside? Has there been much proven transmission between people dining outside at restaurants? And will this not simply encourage people to gather at their homes instead? Last question: surely California is large enough that it could be divided into more than five regions?
The following sectors must close:
• Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
• Indoor recreational facilities
• Hair salons and barbershops
• Personal care services
• Museums, zoos, and aquariums
• Movie theaters
• Bars, breweries, and distilleries
• Family entertainment centers
• Cardrooms and satellite wagering
• Limited services [Anyone know what this means? —Ed.]
• Live audience sports
• Amusement parks
The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:
• Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or alcohol sales. This includes gyms and fitness studios. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
• Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
• Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
• Hotels and lodging: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only.
• Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up, or delivery.
• Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
• Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor services only.
• Entertainment production including professional sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.
The following sectors are allowed to remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100% masking and physical distancing:
• Critical infrastructure
• Schools (no new schools may open)
• Non-urgent medical and dental care
• Child care and pre-K
••• Santa Barbara geologist Mike Hoover has a new book, Drought & Flood: The History of Water in Santa Barbara and Montecito. —Newsmakers
••• “The owners of the scenic Sandpiper Golf Club are seeking to replace its 50-year-old clubhouse and cart barn with an ultra-modern-designed facility that simulates the rolling hills of the course, the bluff it sits on and the ocean.” Shades of the Pepper Hill bunker…. —Noozhawk
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