The city of Lompoc encourages community members to support local businesses by shopping via curbside pickup in accordance with Santa Barbara County’s move to reopen specified, low-risk businesses.
“While incremental, it is an important step in the right direction to begin re-opening the local economy,” said Lompoc Mayor Jenelle Osborne. “I know our community will respect and practice the appropriate physical distancing habits while supporting these business just in time for Mother’s Day.
“And I am confident we can continue to identify ways to protect each other and reopen additional businesses in partnership with the county Public Health Department.”
“Information provided in Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order N-60-20 provides guidance regarding the criteria and procedures with which Santa Barbara County is moving through Stage 2 of the governor’s 4-Stage Process,” Santa Barbara County Public Health announced.
A limited number of businesses were able to reopen on Friday, May 8, with appropriate safeguards in place. Businesses permitted to reopen for curbside pick up with safeguards include:
• Antique stores
• Book stores
• Clothing stores
• Home and furnishing stores
• Jewelry stores
• Music stores
• Shoe stores
• Sporting goods stores
• Toy stores
These businesses will be open for curbside pick-up only, and must maintain physical distancing protocols for staff and customers. Supply chains supporting the above businesses, in manufacturing and logistical sectors may also reopen while adhering to the physical distancing guidelines.
The county is also republishing the Social Distancing Protocol to provide guidance and resources for businesses falling in this Phase 2 Category. Low-risk businesses will be able to reopen safely while adhering to physical distancing guidelines provided by the governor and the Santa Barbara County health officer.
Please visit Santa Barbara County’s coronavirus web page for other COVID-19 resources and updates at https://publichealthsbc.org/.
For general questions about COVID-19 and guidance currently recommended by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, call the Santa Barbara County Call Center, 833-688-5551.
In addition, the city of Lompoc has established a COVID-19 Local Information and Resources page at www.cityoflompoc.com, as well as a COVID-19 information phone line, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 805-875-8071.
A citizen concern form to report suspected Lompoc business violations to police is available at https://www.cityoflompoc.com/government/departments/economic-community-development/code-enforcement.