SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Hotels, restaurants, shops and wine tasting rooms prepared for near pre-pandemic crowds Fourth of July Weekend. Nearly 60% of Californians have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. And nearly 60% in Santa Barbara County, who are eligible, are fully vaccinated.
High vaccination rates and low cases allowed California to reopen businesses to 100%. And that allowed this Fourth of July weekend to look a lot different and more open than last Fourth of July Weekend.
Before and after Santa Barbara’s fireworks on West Beach, McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream had a line at their Lower State Street location to E Mason Street.
Other businesses were hoping to cash in on the crowds downtown.
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