A Timeline of COVID-19 in Isla Vista

One year and two months into the pandemic, the county and the university have begun easing restrictions and increasing in-person events.
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Shots Fired in I.V. Late Friday Night

Isla Vista Foot Patrol’s (IVFP) Community Resource Deputy Justin Schroeder said that the suspect shot their gun by 6631 Sueno Road.
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How the 2014 Isla Vista Tragedy Spurred Safety and Self-governance

Following the 2014 Isla Vista Tragedy, residents mourned the death of their community members, grappling with tragedy as the university and community dealt with how to secure a sense of safety for a c...
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Isla Vista “Mirror Bus Driver” Trial to Begin on July 28

Coughlin pleaded not guilty to 17 felony charges on Oct. 2, 2020 during his arraignment.
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Recap: May 7 Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Press Conference

Do-Reynoso said that SBCPHD has been working with UCSB to get out messaging that promotes student vaccinations.
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Isla Vista Boat Boys Clarify: “It was completely sailable”

The two housemates, whose nautical adventure received wide media coverage, told the Nexus that they did not need rescuing.
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County, law enforcement, SBPHD, university use education-first based approach to students violating public health orders

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and UCSB took to and endorsed an education-first model in response to large gatherings thrown by students.
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Terms in Review: IVPs Tianna White and Catherine Flaherty

Given the unique challenges that White faced as IVP, she played the role with an adaptable nature that was necessary for a virtual school year, one in which she jumped from IVP to president and back.
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Recap: April 23 Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Press Conference

The COVID-19 case rate in Santa Barbara County has dropped by 41% in the last two weeks.
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Isla Vista Party Takes Home Executive Majority, Storke Party Claims the Most Senate Seats

This year’s election yielded the lowest voter turnout numbers in five years.
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Santa Barbara County Advances to the Orange Tier for the First Time

The county had to meet an adjusted case rate of less than 5.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people and a testing positivity rate of less than 4.9% for two straight weeks.
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Getting the Jab: Vaccine Accessibility for Isla Vista Residents

Neither proof of citizenship nor insurance are required to receive a vaccine.
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IVRPD Votes To Reintroduce Proposal To Remove Houseless Residents From People’s Park

Houseless residents have now been asked to relocate two to four times over the last six months in Isla Vista.
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Recap: April 9 Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Press Conference

Residents between ages 16 and 49 can schedule an appointment using the state’s scheduling website My Turn beginning April 12.
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Recap: April 2 Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Press Conference

COVID-19 cases have come down significantly in the county since January, however, in the past week, there is an increase in the county’s adjusted case rate. 
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