In response to the State Public Health Officer Order on July 13, the Santa Barbara County Health Officer has issued an order mandating the closure of additional indoor business operations. This guidance went into effect July 14 at 5 p.m. and will continue through Aug. 12, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing.

The following sectors must close indoor operations:

  • Gyms and Fitness centers
  • Places of Worship
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential critical infrastructure
  • Personal care services, such as nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls

Outdoor operations of the above listed sectors may continue, if outdoor operations are allowed by the licensing or permitting authority. Outdoor operations may be conducted in a tent, canopy or other sun shelter as long as the sides are not closed.


The full Health Officer Order can be found at https://publichealthsbc.org/health-officer-orders/.