The County is moving in the right direction with more and more people getting their vaccinations. Per County Public Health, if the downward trend in metrics continues, we can anticipate moving to the long-awaited yellow tier on June 9th. Then on June 15th, the Governor is expected to get rid of the colored tier system altogether and lift the mask mandate.
While we are still waiting on specific guidelines from the state, here is a look at what life may look like beyond June 15th: publichealthsbc.org/june-15th-beyond.
Vaccinations are the key to moving forward. The COVID-19 vaccine is free and readily available throughout Santa Barbara County. Everyone ages 12 and over is eligible to be vaccinated. Minors are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Vaccination appointments can be made using the states My Turn vaccination scheduler, a Community Vaccination Clinic, or Local Pharmacy. If you still need a vaccine, please go to https://publichealthsbc.org/vaccine/ or call 2-1-1.
Currently more than 50% of the eligible population is vaccinated. In order to reach herd immunity, Public Health is striving to get 80% of the eligible population vaccinated by July.
Let’s Give it a Shot Goleta, the best vaccine is the one available to you! Hear from your Mayor and City Council on why it’s important to get vaccinated in our #VaccinateGoleta video message.