COVID-19 Local Update
September 4, 2020
PLEASE NOTE - This daily email will take a short break until Thursday, September 10. If you have specific topics of interest, please email and we will make sure to address those topics when we come back from the Labor Day weekend. Thank you!
Celebrate Labor Day Safely - Let's get past the pandemic
This Labor Day weekend will be different from normal just as 2020 has been different from other years. If we are careful and plan ahead, we can all make a difference in getting past this time of the pandemic sooner than later. Our community partners at Montage Health/CHOMP recommend following these CDC guidelines over Labor Day and every day to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
FROM MONTEREY RECREATION - LET'S REMEMBER TO THANK OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS THIS LABOR DAY! This week's virtual activities focus on ways big and small that everyone can acknowledge our essential workers this Labor Day Weekend. We added new and exclusive weekly activities to the Virtual Recreation Center including a new weekly activity, a family friendly craft to spread words of thanks and encouragement, a science activity and more.
The Monterey Conference Center is open as a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center - EXTENDED THROUGH SAT., SEPTEMBER 12, 10 AM to 8 PM. Monterey County also has a Virtual Local Assistance Center.

Here are latest fire stats as of this evening:
  • Carmel Fire: 6,905 acres, 100% contained - Although the fire is 100% contained, firefighting crews will remain to patrol the area. Fire Suppression Repairs will be ongoing.
  • River Fire: 48,088 acres, 100% contained - Although the fire is 100% contained, firefighting crews will remain to patrol the area. Fire Suppression Repairs will be ongoing.
  • CZU August Lightning Fire in San Mateo/Santa Cruz Counties: 86,509 acres, 56% contained
  • Dolan Fire in Big Sur: 31,901 acres, 40% contained

Heat Advisory and Statewide Flex Alert
Please help during this flex alert due to the expected heat wave by conserving energy during peak afternoon hours. Learn more at Also sign up for local Monterey County text alerts by registering your cell phone at Thank you for helping and being a strong part of the community! We are #StrongerTogether - MORE INFORMATION...
From Monterey Bay Community Power to Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) - CCCE invites you to join them to celebrate their new name and ability to unify the Central Coast through affordable clean and renewable energy to accelerate the goal of reducing green house gas emissions! Learn more on their new website at
Monterey is at 71.4% response! Let's go, Monterey - #BeCounted!
CHOMP Hosts Emergency Preparedness Drive-Thru Fair, September 19 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Whether it’s a fire, earthquake, pandemic, or weather event, we all need to be prepared as we can. The community is invited to their modified drive-thru emergency preparedness fair as they give you helpful information to best prepare for current and future disasters - Saturday, September 19.

FREE emergency “starter kits” will be given to the first 500 vehicles (1 kit per vehicle).

Follow signs for drive-thru to proceed through the fair. The emergency preparedness fair will follow CDC protocol to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Masks must be worn at all times when vehicle windows are down.
Important Links and Daily Numbers
Don't forget, the City of Monterey is working to provide local resources every day to help us get past the pandemic, including rental housing assistance, meals for seniors and families, a variety of virtual programs, and help for small businesses. Visit the web page for more information, call (831) 646-3760, or send us an email at with your questions or comments. Learn more about "Monterey Responds"
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