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Of the four new cases, one individual is from Santa Barbara, two are from Santa Maria, and the location of the fourth is unknown. Santa Maria maintains the county's highest case count with 128.
Santa Maria will hold the first of three community-based COVID-19 testing sites in Santa Barbara County starting next week, expanding testing to residents with one or more symptoms of the virus, county officials announced Wednesday.
Beaches in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties will remain open. The news was part of a clarification from the governor's office Thursday regarding a memo provided Wednesday to the California Police Chiefs Association stating that all state beaches would be closed effective Friday, May 1.