Press Release and News Conference – October 27, 2020  

“MASKED AND MIGHTY” COVID-19 CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY COUNTYWIDE HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION PARTNERS

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) - An uncommon coalition of healthcare and education partners from across the county is joining forces to launch MASKED AND MIGHTY, a campaign to save lives, reduce the transmission of COVID-19, reopen more businesses and schools and maintain access to vital healthcare.

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Press Release
Family taking a selfie, while holding a carved pumpkin.

Low-Risk Activities for Halloween

  • Carve or decorate pumpkins with members of your household and display them
  • Carve or decorate pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorate your house, apartment, or living space
  • Have a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Have a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house
  • And of course: Drive by  “Powered Up” buildings throughout SB County – take a picture and post them on Facebook or Instagram at Masked and Mighty Coalition
MASKED AND MIGHTY COALITION POWERED UP SANTA BARBARA COUNTY TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

OCTOBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 7 – Several landmark buildings, County buildings, healthcare facilities, schools, universities and businesses throughout Santa Barbara County powered up with bright multi-colored exterior lighting to demonstrate our unified county-wide commitment to adhering to safety precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Business and residents were invited to join us and Power Up Santa Barbara County with colorful exterior or entryway lighting from October 27 through November 7.

A fun and safe alternative to trick or treating for Halloween, families were encouraged to drive by the Powered Up buildings and businesses and take/post pictures on the Masked and Mighty Facebook page and Instagram account, with hashtag #maskedandmighty.

The following locations powered up as part of the kickoff celebration for the Masked and Mighty campaign from October 27-November 7.

Participating locations include:

• Cottage Health
• Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital – 400 W. Pueblo Street
• Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital – 351 S. Patterson Avenue
• Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital – 2050 Viborg Road
• Sansum Clinic
• Sansum Clinic Multispecialty Center – 317 W. Pueblo Street
• Sansum Clinic Urgent Care and Multispecialty Center – 215 Pesetas Lane
• Sansum Clinic Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine – 51 Hitchcock Way
• Sansum Clinic Carpinteria Family Medicine – 4806 Carpinteria Avenue
• CenCal Health - 4050 Calle Real
• UCSB Henley Gate

County buildings in north and south Santa Barbara County

• SB Courthouse Tower
• SB County Administration (Santa Maria Betteravia Complex) – 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria
• KEYT on TV Hill – 730 Miramonte Drive (will project Masked & Mighty logo from Fri., Oct. 30 – Sat., Nov. 7)
• Lobero Theatre - 33 E Canon Perdido Street (will project Masked & Mighty logo from Fri., Oct. 30 to Sat., Nov. 7)
• Orcutt Unified School District
• Orcutt Union School District Office, 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt
• Ralph Dunlap Elementary School, 1220 Oak Knoll Rd, Orcutt
• Alice Shaw Elementary School, 759 Dahlia Place, Orcutt

Colored lightbulbs, flood lights, clamp lights, stake lights, and other options were stocked at:

• Home Depot – 6975 Market Place Drive, Goleta
• Home Depot – 1701 E. Ocean Ave, Lompoc
• Home Improvement Center – 415 E Gutierrez St, Santa Barbara
• Miner’s Ace Harware – 553 W. Tefft Street, Nipomo
• Lowe’s Home Improvement – E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria