COVID-19 Local Update
September 2, 2020
Arts Council Promotes Mask Wearing
Thank you to the Arts Council for Monterey County for teaming up with local artists to develop posters in support of responsible mask wearing in Monterey County. Below is an image of one of four posters available free to download at
The Monterey Conference Center is open as a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center through Saturday, Sep. 5, 10 AM to 8 PM. Monterey County also has a Virtual Local Assistance Center.

Here are latest fire stats as of this morning:
City of Monterey Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic - a 6-Month Summary
It's now been six months of the shelter in place and working through the pandemic. We collected the numbers and created this two-page graphic summary of the response efforts by the City of Monterey to defeat COVID-19 in our community. You can see the file at as well as directly here:
Mornings with the Manager, Tomorrow, Sep 3 at 9 AM
TOMORROW! Join us for a virtual meeting with City Manager Hans Uslar. Get an update on COVID-19 and other programs, policies, projects and news affecting our community. Bring your questions or email them in advance to MONTEREY MORNINGS WITH THE MANAGER on Thursday, Sep. 3 at 9:00 AM, LIVE on
Wharf Walks: The Fascinating History of the Monterey Harbor
Saturday, September 5 from 10 am to 12 noon
Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf Association is pleased to continue the monthly Wharf Walks with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas. The topic for the Wharf Walks on Saturday, Sep. 5th from 10:00 AM – Noon is "The Fascinating History of the Monterey Harbor" including stories about fishing over hundreds of years in the Monterey Bay Harbor.

This event follows COVID-19 guidelines - Tim will be wearing a mask and limiting the group size to 10 people, who will also be required to wear masks. In addition, he will use a small megaphone so that his presentation can be heard from at least a six-foot social distance.

Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email The tour is for ages 10 - adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids are $15 (10 -15 years). Group rates are also available.
See for details. (Photo credit: Monterey Public Library California History Room)
Labor Day Weekend Beach Closures in Monterey, Other Coastal Cities
Beaches throughout the Monterey Bay will be closed Friday through Monday during Labor Day weekend to reduce overcrowding and slow the spread of COVID-19. These include all beaches from Big Sur to Santa Cruz operated by California State Parks, cities and counties. Beaches include those in Big Sur, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside, Marina, Aptos, Capitola, and Santa Cruz. Ocean activities are still allowed, but beach use activities are prohibited. Read the Emergency Order
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