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Santa Barbara County approved for more reopenings

RISE plan to reopen
John Palminteri

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Santa Barbara County was approved on Wednesday to move forward in Stage 2 of the state's reopening plan.

The approval from the state gives Santa Barbara County the ability to start reopening and allowing some experiences that have been off limits for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

These include shopping inside some non-essential stores and allowing restaurants to hold modified dine-in service.

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The County will follow the Santa Barbara County RISE Guide.

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Gregg Hart confirmed the approval.

The County will issue a public health order on Thursday. It must be issued before anyone can reopen, Supervisor Das Williams wrote.

Earlier on Wednesday, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County were also granted approval to move forward.

Santa Barbara County Public Health announced three new community Coronavirus cases on Wednesday bringing the total to 550. This does not include cases at the Lompoc prison.

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