New orders issued by the County of Santa Barbara allow for hair salons and barbershops to reopen, for places of worship to hold limited-attendance in-person services, and for modified graduation ceremonies to be held as of 5 p.m. today, May 26.  

Hair salons and barbershops may now operate in person if face coverings are worn by both the stylist/barber and the customer throughout the service. Services are not allowed if they involve any touching of the customer’s face, such facials or eyebrow waxing. 

Places of worship may hold services only if in-person attendance is limited to 25 percent of the building capacity or 100 people, whichever is less.

An outdoor graduation assembly may occur if the total number of attendees (including faculty and families) is fewer than 100 and social distancing is practiced throughout. Larger ceremonies can be held outdoors if all participants remain in vehicles that maintain a minimum of 6-foot spacing throughout the event. Graduates may be outside their vehicle to cross a stage, receive a diploma or award, or have their photo taken. 

Additional details can be found in the County Health Officer Order at