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Carpinteria City Council votes in favor of requiring face coverings at certain locations in response to COVID-19 pandemic

City of Carpinteria

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - The City of Carpinteria held a City Council special meeting on Monday at 3 p.m. where they unanimously voted in favor of requiring face coverings to be worn in certain places and situations during the pandemic.

This meeting was deemed an essential public meeting by the City and was live-streamed on their website and on Government Access Television Channel 21.

The City Council specifically voted on Resolution No. 5977, which establishes City requirements for wearing face coverings at certain places and in certain circumstances as an additional health protection measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those places include essential or lower-risk business and any public setting in which it is hard to properly physical distance from others. The City specified on Facebook that the new requirements do not apply to office workers who are able to physically distance themselves and who do not interact with the public.

The resolution also requires essential and lower-risk businesses to deny service to anyone who is not wearing a face covering. Businesses must also provide sanitary face coverings to their own workers free of charge.

All five City Council members voted in favor of the resolution.

This approval comes just a few weeks after Ojai, Santa Barbara and Goleta approved similar measures.

Both cities voted in favor of requiring customers and employees at most essential businesses to wear face coverings.

Details about this new resolution in Carpinteria can be read here.

For more information on Carpinteria's response to COVID-19, visit their website here.

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