COVID-19 Resources

What is the latest directive from the state of California?

Currently Santa Barbara County is in the red tier which means limited indoor dining is available, schools are open or opening up and other businesses are now able to open their doors. Find detailed information from the County of Santa Barbara here.

Where can I get tested for Covid-19 in the Santa Ynez Valley?

Santa Barbara County, The State of California and OptumServe are in partnership to increase testing for COVID-19 in our county. Testing is by appointment only. Insurance information will be collected when you register, but no co-pay required. If you do not have insurance, the State of California will pay for your test. Please bring your identification, if you have one. Testing is open for all community members. Testing sites will be operational five (5) days per week from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Days and times for appointments will be adjusted based on community need. Buellton
American Medical Response (AMR) Central Training Center
240 E. Hwy 246, Suite 110, Buellton, CA, 93427 Friday – Tuesday Request a testing appointment:

  • Online appointment registration:
  • Telephone appointment registration: (888) 634-1123. Select Extension #8 to reach an operator to make an appointment.
  • If you need help making an appointment, please call 211. Available 24/7.
Cancel a testing appointment:
  • If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel
  • Log into your account
  • Click on Testing Appointment View Details
  • Scroll down to Need to Cancel?
  • Cancel Appointment
Walk-ins are available but pre-registratin online is recommended. For a full list of Santa Barbara County LHI testing sites click here. If you are displaying symptoms we have been told that Cottage Hospital in Solvang is testing along with Dignity Health Urgent Care in Solvang. For adddresses and more information, click here. The closest rapid testing site is available at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center in Lompoc, CA. Free testing is available through the end of January from 11am-2pm daily. Test results are expected to be returned in 15 minutes.

Where can I find food assistance and other resources to help my family?

Food Pantries and Distribution Sites:

Internet Services: Business Grants and Support: Other Services:

How can I help others?

To help those in need:

To help local businesses:
  • Buy a gift card for future purchases or dining
    • Tip your service providers with gifts cards
    • Buy a healthcare or essential worker a meal or gift card as a "thank you"
  • Shop local for the holidays
  • Order wine or beer online for pickup, delivery or shipping*
*see individual business for shipping, delivery, and pickup options.

Where can I get a Covid-19 vaccine?

Visit to find out if you are eligible for receiving a Covid-19 vaccine and to sign up for notifications or vaccination appointments.