COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 Updates


Orange Tier CONFIRMED!

Orange Tier Starts April 21st!

Tuesday, April 20th at 12:38 PM



Orange Tier Could be Here by April 21st

If Our Numbers Hold, We Will Enter Orange Tier on Wednesday

Monday, April 19th at 5:01 PM



More Vaccination Appointments & Host Mobile Vaccination Clinic

There are More Vaccination Slots! You can Host Mobile Clinic on Your Vineyard. PPP Information

Thursday, April 8th at 4:43 PM



Vaccination Card Information & Offer to Say Thank You to Nurses

Best Ways to Preserve Your Vaccination Card & Say Thanks to Traveling Nurses

Friday, April 2nd at 10:26 AM


Additional Vaccines Available

Slots Open in Lompoc, then Moving to Santa Maria

Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 1:59 pm


Santa Barbara County Entering Red Tier & Vaccination Reminder

SBC will enter Red Tier on March 16, 2021. Vaccination reminder

Monday, March 15, 2021 8:57am


Vaccination Follow-Up

More info on vaccination opportunities & documents needed

Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 4:04 pm


Vaccination Clarification: Appointments for Agricultural Industry Workers Confirmed Open

Confirmed with SBC, Ag Workers are Vaccination Eligible

Monday, March 1, 2021 5:08pm


Vaccination Update: Appointments for Agricultural Industry Workers Open March 1st @ 9am

Ag Workers Eligible for Vaccine Appointments

Monday, March 1, 2021 9:53am


Vaccination Update for SBC Wine Industry

March 1st: Ag Workers will be Eligible

Monday, Feb 22, 2021 6:31pm


CA Stay-at-Home Order Lifted: Santa Barbara County Reverts to Purple Tier

Outdoor Tastings Allowed Immediately

Monday, January 25, 2021 9:43am


Petition for Central Coast Sub-Region

Link to sign petition to create new sub region for Central Coast

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:25am


Regional Stay-at-Home Order & CAWG/Wine Institute Webinar Info

Details on the new order and regulations

Saturday, December 5, 2020 9:41am


California Stay-at-Home Order

We’re Open…for Now. Click for Details

Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:49pm


CAWG & Wine Institute Webinar on Cal/OSHA Regulations & Farmstay Update

Details on webinar focusing on new Cal/OSHA regulations & Farmstay update and survey

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:18pm


New Guidelines for Music & Update from CAWG on Emergency Standards

Outdoor music performances are allowed with protocols. CAWG is an updated on Emergency Standards.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:38am


New SBC Dashboard to Easily View COVID-19 Metrics

View all the current pandemic stats for SBC in one place

Monday, November 23, 2020 5:42pm


Santa Barbara County Reverts Back to Purple Tier

Due to COVID-19 cases rising in California, outdoor activity is only permitted

Monday, November 16, 2020 4:56pm


Limited Indoor Activity Approved

25% capacity (or 100 people, whichever is less) ONLY if you also offer a sit-down meal

Monday, October 5, 2020 2:48pm


Santa Barbara County Approved for Tier Red of Reopening

No indoor activity for wineries until Tier Orange

Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:56pm


Suspension of Live Music

Cannot have live music according to recent Health Order

Friday, Jul 31, 2020 4:11 pm


Confirmation No Food Required for Wineries

We confirmed you don’t have to serve food and guide for live music

Monday, Jul 27, 2020 7:47 pm


Update from Governor: No Indoor Tasting/Activity

Tastings must be conducted outdoors. Information on how to expand footprint

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020 2:51 pm


Update on Bar Closings in California

Wineries are exempt from California’s order to close bars

Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 9:03 pm


Wine Institute Update: Footprint Expansion & Face Coverings
Update on ABC allowing footprint expansion without food and California’s mandatory face mask mandate
Friday, Jun 19, 2020 12:40 pm


Stage 3 of Re-Opening is APPROVED
Information and guidelines to open in Stage 3.
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 7:23 pm


Stage 3 Re-Opening FAQ’s
Detailed answers on how to proceed with Stage 3 Re-Opening on June 12, 2020
Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020 11:16 am


Stage 3 Re-Opening Announcement
Details from the state about Stage 3 of Re-opening
Friday, Jun 5th, at 9:14 pm


Notice to Vintners
information on enforcement efforts around the county and other updates
Friday, May 29th at 5:06 PM


EHS Application
EHS application as well as other steps to open in Stage 2B for wineries
Thursday, May 28th at 3:51 PM


ABC Update & Workshop
Updated details on how to serve food
Wednesday, May 27th at 8:42 AM


New Food Service Protocols
Information on updated food protocols during Stage 2B
Tue, May 26th at 7:32 PM


Updated Stage 2B Info
Information on food licenses and meals
Tuesday, May 26th at 12:59 PM


Updated Stage 2B Re-Opening
Details on re-opening with caterers and restaurants
Friday, May 22nd at 9:24 PM


Additional Stage 2B Re-Opening Information
Instructions on how to apply for multiple options on re-opening
Thursday, May 21st at 8:34 PM


Stage 2B Re-Opening
Announcement for Stage 2B of Re-Opening
Thursday, May 21st at 2:09 PM


ABC Notice Updates
Information on ABC Update 4 (extending footprint) and Update 5 (partnering with food purveyor)
Wednesday, May 20th at 4:28 PM


RISE Update from Board of Supervisors Meeting
Information from the Board of Supervisors meeting that took place on this day
Tuesday, May 19th at 1:29 PM


RISE Update
Update on re-opening in RISE framework and path to being added to Stage 2B
Monday, May 18th at 4:52 PM


Re-Opening Update
First announcement of RISE plan
Monday, May 18th at 12:10 PM


Re-Open Update
Update on County, State and Wine Institute efforts on determining a pathway to re-opening
Thursday, May 14th at 1:38 PM


COVID-19 Virtual Townhall with California Representatives
Teleconference with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblymember Monique Limón, and Congressman Salud Carbajal about reopening California
Wednesday, May 13th at 3:33 PM


ABC Enforcement Reminder
Reminder that ABC is enforcing no-tasting order
Thursday, May 7th at 4:44 PM


Re-Opening Pathway
Announcement of Santa Barbara County constructing framework for re-opening
Wednesday, May 6th at 2:57 PM


Wine Institute Return to Business
Update about Wine Institute’s work on plan to return to business
Friday, April 24th at 10:21 AM


CAWG & EconAlliance Update
Opportunity to register for webinars
Monday, April 20th at 4:46 PM


Wine Institute & EconAlliance Update
Offers from Wine Institute & Info on programs from EconAlliance
Wednesday, April 8th at 6:16 PM


Health Officer Order
Santa Barbara County Public Health reminder to not conduct tastings
Tuesday, April 7th at 2:09 PM


First Responders Offering
Offer to donate wine to first responders throughout California
Monday, April 6th at 8:13 PM


Wine Institute Update
Update on Business Interruption insurance and employment law from Wine Institute
Thursday, March 26th at 10:13 AM


Insurance & Employee Information

Update from Wine Institute on Business Interruption insurance
Wednesday, March 25th at 9:45 PM


Wine Institute Update
Wine Institute update reminding no on-site tasting/consumption allowed
Tuesday, March 24th at 1:32 PM


More Offers for Wineries
Opportunities to promote specials
Monday, March 23rd at 4:47 PM


ABC Update
Information on how ABC is suspending enforcement
Friday, March 20th at 1:41 PM


COVID-19 Info
Opportunity to list specials on wine sales
Wednesday, March 18th at 4:25 PM


Coronavirus Local Assistance
Announcing assistance programs for small businesses
Wednesday, March 18th at 12:08 PM


Coronavirus Announcement
Announcement of pandemic and closure of tasting rooms
Sunday, March 15th at 9:05 PM

Business-to-Business Offerings

Santa Barbara County Mask Network


The mission of the Santa Barbara County Mask Network is to provide community information and support with cloth face coverings


  • to assist a dynamic community of cloth mask makers with resources and logistical support
  • to help direct masks to essential workers and community members
  • to help protect the community from the spread of COVID-19
  • to engage the community in a shared effort to protect and support each other in a time of unprecedented need


The Santa Barbara County Mask Network assists local government, non-profits, community groups, and volunteers to protect community members and fight the spread of the coronavirus, with face covering information and resources, as we all learn how to live in a world where masks are a way of life.

Mobile Payments, Web, and Curbside Pick Up Options (Preferred Payments)


As a member of the Santa Barbara Vintners, Preferred Payments is here to support you in any way needed to facilitate changes needed to safely do business during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We can help by quickly providing payment solutions and support during this time.

If you need to do curbside pickup, we can quickly get you up and running with a mobile solution.  If you need an online solution, we help to provide that as well.

We are also here to simply offer advice on how other Wineries are coping with this National Emergency.


Katie Orkin and Robert Blume are your contacts at Preferred Payments.  They are here to help in any way needed.


Here are their direct contact numbers:
Katie Orkin: 805.472.4908
Robert Blume: 805.409.7784

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