The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department issued a closure order on Wednesday for all restaurants, markets, and other food businesses affected by the Boil Water Notice.
Following Tuesday’s powerful storm, a boil water advisory was issued for the communities of Montecito and Summerland and other areas served by the Montecito Water District.
Food facilities that are subject to the Boil Water Notice but have power through a generator or electrical grid may remain open to sell unopened prepackaged foods only, the Public Health Department said. However, these businesses cannot prepare, handle, or serve any open foods that include fresh produce until the Boil Water Notice is lifted.
Businesses that have questions should call the health department’s Environmental Health Services division at 805-681-4900 during business hours, or 805-896-4443 after business hours.