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,, includes several local updates related to the virus. Additionally, the County’s public information portal contains extensive resources at