COVID-19 Local Update
September 16, 2020
It's Wildlife Wednesday!
This is about as wild as you can get. Would you ever try night diving in Monterey? You never know what unusual creatures you will run into! Photo credit: on Instagram @underwaterpat
Medical Workers and First Responders, Your Community Thanks You!
There's never too many "thank you's" to show our appreciation for the dedicated medical personnel, firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders who keep us safe. THANK YOU! Photo and artist credit: Monterey Virtual Recreation participant
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Check for the latest on air quality. Thankfully, it's getting better.
Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2020 Virtual Line-up
This incredible lineup features exclusive new and previously unreleased archival performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival! Unique and memorable jazz moments will be across the three days, September 25-27, 2020. The Virtual Festival will be streamed online each day from 5-7 pm Pacific Time on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s YouTube Channel. Check the Monterey Jazz Festival website for details,
Alliance on Aging and Monterey County Elections Voter Preparedness Zoom Workshops, Fri., Sep. 18 or 25
Here's some information about two opportunities to participate in a voter preparedness workshop. Learn more: contact Meggie at 831.655.7563 or via email at, or see the flyer at
Emergency Rental Assistance Program Still Accepting Applications
This is a great program from the City of Monterey to help renters who live or work in Monterey get rental assistance if they qualify due to the pandemic. Get all the details at or call the Housing Programs Office staff at 831.646.3995.
Missed last night's Council Meeting? See the video playback at Regarding Item #13, the budget update and impacts from COVID-19, forward to six hours and 28 seconds (6:28:00)
Important Links and Daily Numbers
The City of Monterey is working to provide local resources and support every day to help us get past the pandemic. Here's a look at the past six months: MONTEREY RESPONDS
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From Flattening the Curve to Slowing the Spread and back to Flattening the Curve - Let's do it!
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