It’s been almost one year since the UC Santa Barbara campus transitioned to virtual learning and the state issued the first pandemic-related stay-at-home order. KCSB News reporters have covering COVID-19 and its impacts on students and the greater Santa Barbara community since the beginning.
In this KCSB News special “The Year in COVID,” you’ll hear from some of the experts and newsmakers we have spoken with over the past year. Hosted by KCSB News Directors Ashley Rusch and Aubrey Valerio, this program originally aired on KCSB on February 23, 2021, as part of special 2021 KCSB News Fund Drive programming.
“The Year in COVID” KCSB News special features interviews by KCSB’S Grace Aldrich, Ashley Rusch and Aubrey Valerio with SB County Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg, Isla Vista Tenants Union attorney Robin Unander, UCSB Student Health’s Dr. Ali Javanbakht, Max Abrams with The Daily Nexus, Izzy Mitchell with Gauchos for Recovery, a rep from UCSB.Party, Isla Vista Foot Patrol SBSO Deputy Justin Schroeder, Joshua an early COVID-positive UCSB student who was isolating in his dorm in the summer of 2020.