In an effort to stress the importance of wearing face coverings to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City of Goleta is launching the #reCOVERgoleta campaign. The goal of the #reCOVERgoleta slogan is to capture the need to consistently wear face coverings to protect each other and allow our community to safely get back to business. The campaign supports the orders issued by the Goleta City Council, Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer, and Governor of California, in regards to face covering requirements.
A growing body of scientific research has shown that people with no or few symptoms of COVID-19 can still spread the disease and that the use of face coverings, combined with physical distancing, staying home when you feel sick and frequent hand washing, will reduce the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings are required when you are not at home. This includes indoors at all businesses and outdoors when waiting for service or interacting with anyone you don’t live with.
As part of the #reCOVERgoleta campaign the City will be putting up signs throughout the community and is encouraging businesses to post signs as well. We also ask that residents and businesses promote the #reCOVERgoleta hashtag and graphic/flyers on their social media channels to help spread the word. View our #reCOVERgoleta flyer in English and Spanish.
The City is also releasing a new safety video featuring our Emergency Services Coordinator, Michael Baris, which aims to clear up some confusion about how and when to wear face coverings. The video is followed with a Spanish version that is narrated by Natalia Rios, an Emergency Services aide. In addition to information about face coverings, the video also includes other important COVID-19 safety tips. We hope you will take time out to watch and share the video with others. A link to the video is here: https://youtu.be/Er0RkyJo8Fs
The City is in the process of creating a #GoodLandGoodPeople face covering for Goleta residents to wear to show support of their City and each other. We will let you know when they are available.
City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said, “Thank you Goleta, for continuing to look out for each other and for doing what is needed to get us through this challenging time. Wearing a face covering is critical to helping us move forward. Thanks for helping us #reCOVERgoleta.”
For more information, consult the State Guidance for Face Coverings or go to the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance web page. For more information about reopening California and what individuals can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California. For the latest information on COVID-19 and Santa Barbara County, visit the Public Health portal at https://publichealthsbc.org/.