City of Goleta Distributes 10,000 Test Kits to Community

The City of Goleta is pleased to report that 10,000+ free at-home COVID-19 tests were distributed to community members on Saturday, February 5th at the West Wind Drive-In Theatre (907 S Kellogg Ave). The Point of Distribution site was scheduled to open at 10:00 a.m. but due to the eager line of cars lined up early and ready to go, volunteers began passing out test kits at 9:15 a.m. They continued to distribute the test kits to the steady stream of cars for about 3 1/2 hours until all supplies ran out at approximately 12:45 p.m.

City of Goleta Emergency Services Coordinator Michael Baris said, “Thanks to everyone who came out today. It made all of us here at the City of Goleta happy to be a part of this project. Thanks to the volunteers who spent their Saturday with us.”

Watch a video from today’s test kit distribution here:

Volunteers included Mayor Paula Perotte, Councilmember Kyle Richards, Councilmember James Kyriaco, Goleta City Staff and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members.

The City received the COVID-19 test kits from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

Goleta thanks the West Wind Drive-In for providing the space, and also the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County for assisting with logistics.

Free at-home test kits can also be ordered online at  

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the Santa Barbara County Public Health Portal (  

Cars lined up for test kits at the West Wind Drive-In Theatre

Volunteers passing out test kits

City staff and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers

Mayor Paula Perotte volunteering at the event