In addition to the standard COVID-19 precautions, the Santa Barbara County Outdoor Festival Ordinance will be in place and Isla Vista beaches will be closed for the weekends of April 2-4 and 9-11, 2021. This ordinance states that recorded or live music provided by professional or amateur musicians is prohibited in Isla Vista between the hours of 6:00 PM and 7:00 AM during the days that the ordinance is in place. Violations of this ordinance may result in fines up to $500.
All that said, we know it has been a long year with few opportunities for celebration and few to no gatherings. We encourage you to participate in one of the following events taking place this weekend:
We are so grateful to those of you who have been diligently following COVID best practices for over a year now. If you have become less vigilant, we urge you to rededicate yourself to wearing a mask, avoiding large gatherings, and physical distancing. With the arrival of the vaccines, the end of this long pandemic is in sight, but we cannot let our guard down in the meantime.
We wish you all the best for a safe, healthy, and successful spring quarter,
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Assistant Vice Chancellor & Dean of Student Life