In response to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in our area, Carpinteria City Hall will implement temporary measures to ensure the safety of staff. City Hall will remain open, but lobby access will require screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Other precautions that may impact the public are seating limitations at public meetings in the Council Chambers to promote social distancing. Members of the public are also encouraged to participate in City Council meetings through Zoom rather than in person to reduce the risk of transmission. “Taking reasonable precautionary measures is necessary to help protect our employees and to allow us to continue to deliver important services to the community,” said City Manager Dave Durflinger.