Today, March 18, the City of Carpinteria proclaimed a Local Emergency in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Issued by the Director of Emergency Services, the proclamation is scheduled to be ratified by the City Council at its meeting on Monday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The proclamation will improve the City’s eligibility for State and Federal disaster assistance and funding. The City’s website, http://www.carpinteria.ca.us/, includes several local updates related to the virus. Additionally, the County’s public information portal contains extensive resources at https://publichealthsbc.org/.