As the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread throughout Santa Barbara County and the world, the City of Goleta is implementing a vaccine or testing requirement for all City employees. The goal is to protect the health and safety of the City of Goleta workplaces and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Employees will either need to provide proof of vaccination or provide a negative COVID test result weekly. The details of the program are being finalized and will likely reflect similar policies developed by other local employers.
The City urges the community to get vaccinated. If you are already vaccinated, please encourage your friends and family to get the vaccine as well. Only 62.4% of eligible Santa Barbara County residents are fully vaccinated. Everyone 12+ years of age is eligible For more information, please visit the Santa Barbara County Community Data Dashboard.
Mayor Paula Perotte is asking everyone to help stop the spread of this virus and the appearance of even more deadly variants. She said, “It is vital that every eligible person get vaccinated as soon as possible. By getting vaccinated now, we can protect our most vulnerable community members who are still unable to get vaccinated due to age or health issues. And the sooner we beat this pandemic, the sooner we can get our families and businesses moving forward.”
For more information on the vaccine, walk-in Community Vaccination Clinics, how to make an appointment at a local pharmacy, FAQ’s and more, please visit the Public Health COVID-19 portal at https://publichealthsbc.org/