The KCSB News Team is committed to keeping you informed and updated on the latest COVID-19 news in our UCSB campus and Isla Vista community.
Our team of student and community reporters is dedicated to providing accurate coronavirus information both on campus and throughout the Central Coast. Below, you’ll find links to various COVID-19 preparedness resources and local databases.
Stay well and warm regards,
The KCSB News Team



Vaccinations: For information about where to find appointments, you can visit Vaccine appointments also remain available, for those eligible, at local pharmacies, hospitals, and through hospital providers. An SB County mobile vaccination clinic calendar for January 2022 can be found here.

Boosters: Boosters are available to individuals who have received their second dose of Pfizer/Moderna at least 6 months ago or a single dose of J&J at least 2 months ago. Find information about booster shots in SB County here.

Student Testing in Isla Vista: Testing is available for members of the campus community at no charge through the Student Health Patient Portal Gateway. The Loma Pelona testing center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30-11:45 am and 1:05-4:45 pm. Drop-off appointments are also available 8:30-4:45 pm, and self-collection COVID-19 test kits can be obtained from the testing center and UCSB ResHall Front Desks. Call UCSB’s COVID-19 Call Center at (805) 893-3113 or for more information. Other local community testing sites: Santa Barbara County Public Health DepartmentSanta Barbara Neighborhood Clinics: (844) 594-0343, Sansum Clinic: (800) 472-6786, The Med Center: (805) 681-7411




California State Dashboard

COVID-19 Race & Ethnicity Data

Cases and Deaths by Age Group

Health Equity Dashboard

COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard

Santa Barbara County

Ventura County

San Luis Obispo County



UCSB COVID-19 Call Center: (805) 893-3113

County Call Center: (833) 688-5551

Community Wellness Team Information and Referral Line: (805) 364-2750

Behavioral Wellness Crisis Line: (888) 868-1649



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