As you know, Santa Barbara County moved from the state’s purple tier to the less restrictive red tier in mid-March. This allowed children to return to school and businesses to re-open with modifications. For information about changes for businesses in the red tier, visit the public health website at www.publichealthsbc.org/red-tier-2021/. Thank you to everyone for doing your part to help #reCOVERgoleta. As you drive around town, you will notice the City’s updated #reCOVERgoleta signs reminding the community of important things we can continue do to help stop the spread of COVID-19: wear a face covering (which are required outside the home), watch your distance, and get vaccinated. Following these three easy steps can help us get to the next tier.
While we know you have probably heard these tips many times before, we want to remind everyone about some important guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Avoid social gatherings and close contact with people not from your household.
- Put distance of at least six feet between yourself and other people not from your household.
- Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Everyone must wear a cloth face cover that covers their nose and mouth when they go out in public.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of six feet.
- Call your doctor if you have symptoms of COVID-19 – Be sure to call your doctor before going to their office.
For information on COVID-19, please visit the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department website at https://publichealthsbc.org/.
Pictured: #reCOVERgoleta sign in front of City Hall