Covid-19 Response and Resources

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Learn more about the City of Monterey's Covid-19 response, in addition to resources the City is providing to residents and businesses alike. Read the News Feed below for important information from the City of Monterey and our partner agencies, updated multiple times per week.

Subscribe to the City Focus Newsletter to receive the popular daily COVID-19 e-mail updates from the City of Monterey!


Learn more about the City of Monterey's Covid-19 response, in addition to resources the City is providing to residents and businesses alike. Read the News Feed below for important information from the City of Monterey and our partner agencies, updated multiple times per week.

Subscribe to the City Focus Newsletter to receive the popular daily COVID-19 e-mail updates from the City of Monterey!


  • Montage Health launches vaccination clinic at Community Hospital

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    From Montage Health on February 4, 2021:

    Montage Health is launching two COVID-19 vaccination clinic locations for the public —vaccine supply permitting. The clinics, one at Community Hospital in Monterey and the other at Montage Wellness Center in Marina, will have the capacity to vaccinate up to 7,500 community members each week. Vaccination appointments will be dependent on the supply received from the Monterey County Health Department each week.

    The first two clinics — for those 75 and older and for healthcare workers in Phase 1a (tiers 1, 2, and 3) and who live or work in Monterey County — are full. No walk-ins will be accepted. The frequency of the vaccine clinics is subject to vaccine availability. Currently, vaccine supply commitments from the state to the county and the county to providers are only made once a week, so Montage Health will not be able to schedule clinics very far in advance.

    We know it is frustrating — our hope is that we can get a consistent supply of vaccine to reliably and predictably run both our clinic locations full-time for the community. The populations served at the clinics will be determined by the Monterey County Health Department’s eligible phase(s) and tier(s), whether they focus on age groups, essential worker categories, or other criteria.

    Please check our vaccine site often, as new clinics get added as vaccine becomes available. We hope to add more clinic dates later this week. The Monterey Public Health Department also lists vaccine clinic locations and appointments on its website.

  • County Launches Vaccination Registration Web Page

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    The County of Monterey's Health Department has launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Page.

    As of February 1, 2021, the County is currently scheduling COVID-19 appointments for Phase 1A, Tiers 1-3: Healthcare Workers and law enforcement personnel that frequently respond to medical calls AND Phase 1B, Tier 1: Individuals 75 and older.

    Vaccine appointments are for those living and working in Monterey County and are members of the phase and tier currently being vaccinated. Individuals will be asked for proof of employment as a health care worker or age over 75 years upon arrival at the vaccination appointment.

    https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/vaccination-registration

  • Board of Supervisors Sends Letter to Gov. Newsom on the Topic of Vaccines (especially for farmworkers) and Issues of Supply, Transparency and Equity

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    On January 28, 2021, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom outlining the Board’s requests related to vaccines (especially for farmworkers) and the larger issues of supply, transparency and equity.

    Download a copy of the Board of Supervisors' letter.

    The letter comes two days after the mayors of the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, and Seaside affirmed their support for COIVD-19 testing and vaccinations for agricultural workers. The mayors signed a letter to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on January 26, 2021.

    Download a copy of the mayors' letter.


  • Mayors Affirm Support for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations for Agricultural Workers

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    Earlier today, the mayors of the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, and Seaside affirmed their support for COIVD-19 testing and vaccinations for agricultural workers. The mayors signed a letter to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on January 26, 2021.


    Download a copy of the letter.

  • State Public Health Officials Lift Regional Stay at Home Order for All Regions

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) yesterday ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California. Monterey is in the Bay Area Region.

    This action allows all counties statewide to return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. The majority of the counties are in the strictest, or purple tier. Tier updates are provided weekly on Tuesdays. According to Monterey County officials, the County is not planning restrictions beyond the State and activities such as outdoor dining, campground use, and youth sports (limited) may resume with restrictions.

    More information can be found on the County's website: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/7931/1336

  • Monterey Responds to Covid-19 - By the numbers

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    Please see new data from March 1 through December 31, 2020, reflecting how the City of Monterey has responded to the pandemic and resulting economic downturn, including rental assistance and financial assistance for local businesses.

  • Small Class Size Preschool Registration Opens at El Estero Park Center

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    Did you know Monterey Recreation has been offering a fun, safe and small class size Preschool Program since October? Monterey Recreation is excited to announce that we are in the process of opening a third, in-person Preschool Program at the El Estero Park Center. This preschool class will begin February 9 and space will be limited to 10 students due to COVID-19.

    Location: El Estero Park Center, 777 Pearl Street

    Days/Times: Tue. - Fri., 10:00am - 1:00pm (Check in at 9:45 am daily).

    Fees: $384 Program Fee/$296 Monterey Resident Fee (4-week sessions, fees will be pro-rated for shorter sessions).

    Ages: 3-5 years old and must be potty trained.

    We will be following strict COVID-19 protocols for every one's health and safety including the following;

    • Masks will be required for students and teachers at all times.
    • Health screenings and temperature checks will be administered daily.
    • Daily cleaning and disinfection of all Preschool spaces.

    To reserve your child's space and make a registration appointment, please call Monterey Recreation at 831.646.3866 and leave a message or email montereyrecreation@monterey.org.

  • Monterey Conference Center Earns (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    Today the City of Monterey announced that the Monterey Conference Center has earned an accreditation as a Global Biorisk Advisory Council GBAC STAR™ facility. GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

    GBAC STAR™ is the gold standard of prepared facilities and GBAC STAR™ accreditation means that a facility or facility service provider has:

    • Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
    • The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
    • Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

    In addition, Monterey Conference Center Sales Coordinator Tonya Hufford just completed a certificate course as a Pandemic Compliance Advisor for Meeting and Event Professionals from the Health Education Services Provider.

    READ THE FULL NEWS RELEASE

  • Information for Those Aged 65 and Older Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    From the Monterey County Health Department on 1/13/21:

    Governor Newsom today announced that the state is prioritizing individuals 65 and older to receive the vaccine as demand subsides among health care workers. The Governor also said those in Phase 1A – health care workers and long-term care residents – remain the highest priority to receive vaccines. Demand for the vaccines continues to exceed supply.

    Currently, Monterey County continues to vaccinate health care workers in Phase 1a Tiers 1,2 and 3. Vaccine remains in limited supply. Monterey County’s current inventory has been dedicated to the health care worker immunization clinics occurring this week.

    When there is enough vaccine to expand vaccination options, Monterey County will share that information widely along with when and how those who are eligible can get vaccinated. The Monterey County Health Department has been working for the last few months preparing for this aspect of vaccine rollout, including making plans for mass vaccination clinics.

    For those who are age 65 and older and are interested in getting vaccinated, the Monterey County Health Department is working in partnership with local health care providers to make vaccination opportunities available to you as soon as possible. Please continue to practice COVID-19 prevention measures such as staying home as much as possible, wearing a face covering, and practicing physical distancing.

    Stay updated on Monterey County’s COVID-19 vaccination schedule at www.mtyhd.org/covidvaccine

  • Message from Community Hospital re: Vaccines

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image
    Message from Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula:

    Monterey County Health Department’s vaccine rollout is continuing and at this time is still directed only at healthcare workers. Unfortunately, counter to Monterey County instructions, links to make appointments have been shared widely in the community with people who don’t qualify at this time.

    If you made an appointment and are not a healthcare worker, Monterey County is directing you to cancel your appointment and wait for your tier and your turn. Everyone who arrives for an appointment will be required to show identification and proof of employment in healthcare. If you do not have proof, you should expect to be turned away.

    We know many people are eager to receive a vaccine, and everyone wants that to happen as soon as possible. We ask that you follow the process put in place by Monterey County, the state, and CDC out of respect for those most at risk.