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The update on the status of COVID-19 provided last week for the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors was light on the up-to-date statisti…
County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg published a new health officer order confirming the extended time frame on Tuesday. The current mask mandate was put into place Aug. 6 as cases began to surge as a result of the highly contagious delta variant.
Marian Regional Medical Center's 20-bed intensive care unit is unexpectedly quiet, despite being filled almost entirely with COVID-19 patients on a recent Thursday, but that's not unusual considering the majority are sedated and intubated.
Certain high-risk Santa Barbara County residents who received their full Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine series now can receive a booster shot from ph…
Most of the numbers for tracking COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County show progress in the battle against the disease, according to a Public Health Department report delivered Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors.
As COVID-19 began to spread through Santa Maria in early 2020, some residents raised concerns that the city's information about preventive measures was not reaching a majority of the population.
This is the first of four stories in the series "COVID Hot Spot: an at-risk city" produced in partnership with the Center for Health Journalism, investigating the risk factors and decisions that allowed COVID-19 to spread disproportionately throughout Santa Maria over the past year and a half.
Unvaccinated individuals are still leading hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, with most of the admissions coming from the 50-to-64 age group, according to a report delivered Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors.
Although access to COVID-19 vaccine is readily available and the Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to Pfizer's version, the percentage of fully vaccinated individuals in Santa Barbara County is growing slowly, according to a report to the Board of Supervisors.
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed staff to develop a draft policy requiring county employees to be vaccinated agai…