Santa Barbara City Face Coverings

The Santa Barbara City Council is focusing on education and outreach for wearing face masks but approved the use of citations as a last resort.

The council voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to allow Santa Barbara Police officers and downtown ambassadors to cite anyone in “high-risk areas” who are not wearing a face covering. The areas discussed as high-risk are in the newly created pedestrian promenade on State Street, more specifically the crowded 500 block.

Read the ordinance