The late fall surge of COVID-19 cases continues to grow and threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems throughout the state. In an effort to slow the spread of the disease, Santa Barbara County has extended its Stay Home Order through Jan. 21. The ICU availability in SB County has dropped to 13.9%, and the Southern California Region’s ICU availability is at 0%. 

The new order extends existing closures and modifications. Retailers can remain open with limited capacity. Hair salons, barbershops, and personal care services must remain closed. Hotels and lodging are only allowed to open for critical infrastructure support, and restaurants and breweries must only offer take-out, pick-up, or delivery. Schools that are already open may remain open. Additional details are available at