Tag archives: Public Health Department

Miramar Beach Closed Near Montecito Due to Sewage Spill
By Montecito Journal   |   February 27, 2024

Health officials have closed Miramar Beach just west of Montecito on Tuesday due to a spill of approximately 1,025,000-gallons (initially estimated at 2,500 gallons), the largest sewage spill in recent local history. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department issued the closure for Miramar Beach from a quarter mile east to an eighth-mile west of […]

Here We Go Again? Indoor Masking Recommended as COVID Variants Flourish
By Sharon Byrne   |   July 29, 2021

On July 19, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department issued guidance recommending folks wear masks while indoors, whether vaccinated or not. This isn’t a surprise, given what has been happening with the Delta variant, which includes: •Significant uptick in cases in Israel, the UK, Los Angeles, and now the Bay Area. •Israel resumed mandated […]

Montecito Journal Hosts Town Hall Meeting with Local Officials on COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout
By Nick Schou   |   March 4, 2021

On February 19, the Montecito Journal hosted a mid-morning Zoom meeting during which several local politicians and health officials answered questions and addressed the challenges that have affected Santa Barbara County’s ongoing efforts to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to residents. Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Gwyn Lurie and Chief Operating Officer Tim Buckley, the meeting’s guests included U.S. […]

COVID-19 Updates
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 9, 2020

As of press time, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reports 218 cases of COVID-19 in the county, which includes 14 cases in the South County communities of Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria. Of the over 200 cases, it was announced earlier this week that 37 of those are healthcare workers; a number that the Public […]