We know the Coronavirus disease is on the forefront of many of our minds. We want you to know that the City of Goleta is working closely with the Santa Barbara County Health Department, the lead local agency for the coronavirus, and our trusted partners to be prepared in the event there is a case in our County.
At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County. However, the situation is constantly evolving and the City of Goleta remains vigilant. On March 4, the Governor of California declared a State of Emergency to help the State prepare for a broader spread of COVID-19. Learn more about the state’s response here.
Mayor Paula Perotte said, “Goleta is committed to keeping the community apprised of updates and impacts to our City as the Coronavirus situation evolves. Please understand it is up to all of us to help prevent the spread of respiratory illness. We ask the community help protect your families, neighbors, and the entire community by following Public Health guidelines.”
The best thing you can do at this time is to follow the prevention and treatment guidelines from the Center for Disease Control:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for more information on the Coronavirus.
You can also view the latest information and Frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus on the Santa Barbara County Health Department website.
For the latest information on Travel Restrictions, click here.
The County of Santa Barbara is close to launching a new website dedicated to public information on COVID-19. We will pass along the link to that new website as soon as it is available.