Santa Barbara County’s countywide face mask order went into effect on Tuesday. Face coverings are now required, basically whenever you leave your home, including inside of retail businesses, restaurants, government agencies, public transportation, and many other locations. San Luis Obispo County does not have a face-covering requirement. County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein says it’s all about numbers. Santa Barbara County has a total of 1,624 confirmed cases, including 12 deaths. San Luis Obispo County’s new total as of yesterday is 266 with one death.