2020 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County in collaboration with Foodbank of Santa Barbara are partnering to establish a countywide process for the donation of PPEs from the community.

The Santa Barbara County Joint Information Center will produce a daily summary to highlight key data points and information. For more on COVID-19 locally, please visit www.publichealthsbc.org. As of March 27, 2020, the total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Santa Barbara County is 47.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is confirming fifteen (15) additional cases of COVID-19 today. This makes 47 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County at this time.

Yesterday, a Santa Barbara County Jail contract employee who had been tested for COVID-19 was notified the test was positive. The WellPath employee was assigned to the Jail through the Sheriff's Office contract for inmate medical services.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is confirming six (6) additional cases of COVID-19 today. This makes 32 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County at this time.

On February 3, 2020, Sheriff's Deputies received a report of suspicious activity occurring between an adult and teen-aged juveniles. Sheriff's Detectives followed-up on the initial report and identified a male suspect who had befriended high school aged children.

Yesterday, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a moratorium on evictions of residential tenants who live in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County during this local emergency period due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday March 24th a Santa Barbara County Fire Department engine company responded to a call for service for a woman having a medical emergency. The engine company, along with other first responders assisted the woman and she was transported to the hospital. At the hospital, the patient's symptoms began to evolve and become in line with symptoms of COVID-19.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce is informing the public that scams related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are rapidly increasing as the public health emergency continues.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the December 28, 2018 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of David McNabb. This detailed analysis is posted on the Office of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney website at www.countyofsb.org/da.