Governor Gavin Newsom today ordered that Santa Barbara County, along with 29 other counties on the state’s watch list for rising COVID-19 transmission, must reinstate closures for several business types. An order from the Santa Barbara County Health Officer is anticipated shortly.
The County will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.
- Fitness centers
- Worship services
- Offices for non-essential sectors
- Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
- Hair salons and barbershops
Additionally, the following businesses will be required to close indoor operations statewide. These types of businesses were already required to close indoor operations in Santa Barbara County.
- Dine-in restaurants
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
The City of Carpinteria expects that Santa Barbara County’s impending Health Officer Order will contain additional information for businesses, including details on when the closures will go into effect.