*NOTICE: Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus/COVID-19 and the statewide stay-at-home order, some services may be suspended until further notice and we will have limited business hours. Please call us in advance at 805-969-5050 if you would like to pick up mosquitofish or plan to visit our office. If there is no one to answer the phone you may leave a message or try to reach us at our alternate number at 805-448-2088. For local information about coronavirus/COVID-19, please visit the Santa Barbara County Public Health Website: https://www.countyofsb.org/phd/
Some residents have been asking if mosquitoes can transmit coronavirus. The answer is: No.
To date, there is no scientific evidence nor are there any reports suggesting that mosquitoes can spread coronavirus/COVID-19. The virus responsible for the current pandemic is a respiratory virus that is spread mainly when an infected person coughs or sneezes without covering their nose and mouth, from secretions from their nose and from droplets of their saliva. Click here for more information regarding coronavirus and mosquitoes.
Next Board of Trustees Meeting:
DUE TO STATEWIDE COVID-19 STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES, THE BOARD MEETING WILL NOT BE HELD AT THE REGULAR MEETING PLACE AT THE HOPE SCHOOL BOARD ROOM. INSTEAD, THE MEETING WILL BE HELD BY CONFERENCE CALL. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO LISTEN TO THE MEETING AND OFFER PUBLIC COMMENT AND PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY WHO REQUIRE REASONABLE MODIFICATION OR ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING AND OFFER PUBLIC COMMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE MOSQUITO & VECTOR MANAGEMENT DISTRICT OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY OFFICE AT 805-969-5050 OR EMAIL AT (redacted) FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE MEETING.