Large banners with the smiling faces of Carpinteria High School's graduating Class of 2020 hang from light posts along the downtown corridor of Carpinteria and Linden avenues.
“Warrior Spirit Never Dies!” the banners read.
The Carpinteria Unified School District is holding a drive-in graduation ceremony for its high schools next week to address novel coronavirus concerns, which won't be like any commencement they have held before.
Other schools have handed out colorful lawn signs, as a way for families to celebrate their graduating seniors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many industries to change operations, and South Coast communities moved into a wider reopening effort in late May.
As businesses start reopening to serve customers, with modifications, they have posted signs reminding customers to wear face coverings, and keep their distance from others, among other things.
Some outdoor recreation areas are as busy as ever, while park amenities like picnic tables, playgrounds and skate parks remain closed.
These photos offer a glimpse into what South Coast communities looked like last week.