The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is working closely with the California Department of Public Health and the CDC to respond to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Thus far, no cases have been identified in Santa Barbara County, and the health risk to the public remains low at this time. As of March 4, there were 80 cases in the United States and 53 in California. Regular updates to these numbers and other useful public resources are available on the SBCPHD website at For answers to frequently asked questions, see