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Santa Barbara County New Health Order For Essential Businesses Effective April 24

Santa Barbara County New Health Order for Essential Businesses Effective April 24

Santa Barbara County Health Department placed a new order on essential businesses, effective April 24, 2020. Here is a summary of the requirements:

  • Certain essential businesses may open with modifications to their operations and social distancing protocols. These essential businesses include public and private golf courses, faith-based organizations, botanical gardens, and more.
  • Social Distancing Protocols are required. Social distancing is maintaining at least a six-foot distance from all individuals who are not part of the same household or living unit. An exception is permitted when closer contact is required for fire, law enforcement, first responders, childcare, adult or senior care, care to individuals with special needs and patient care.
  • Essential businesses must post a “Social Distancing Protocol” for each facility for the public or employees.
  • Each business is required to designate an employee to monitor and enforce compliance with the Protocol at all times the business is open to the public.
  • Establish a protocol for how lines may form, ensuring a minimum of six feet distancing between individuals.
  • Businesses must provide hand sanitizer, soap and water, or other effective disinfectant at or near the entrance of the facility and in other appropriate areas for public and employees use.
  • Businesses must provide contactless payment systems or institute a process to disinfect all payment portals, keypads, pens and styluses after each use for the next customer.
  • Businesses must regularly schedule cleaning and disinfecting for all high-touch surfaces.
  • Businesses must have a sign at the entrance of a facility and work area informing the public and employees that they should avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever and must maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another.

For full detail and requirements on the Health Officer Order, click here to view and download the Health Order.


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