COVID-19 Local Update - in Brief
June 4, 2020
The Small Business Relief Fund and Local Business Recovery
While public health is of primary importance, economic recovery continues to be an urgent focus as well to help our community heal from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The City of Monterey is proud to be able to divert $500,000 from the Parking Fund, and $500,000 from the Tidelands Fund to mobilize a local relief fund for the many vital local businesses that help define Monterey and bring us the quality of life we cherish. There's an opportunity to leverage the program. Anyone interested in donating to the Small Business Relief Fund can do so through the Community Foundation. In this unprecedented time, you can donate a tax-deductible contribution to a non-profit that then distributes to local small businesses in need.
Businesses can apply for the relief fund at
Monterey County Hospitality Association Webinar for Restaurant Businesses - Tomorrow, Friday, June 5 at 2:00 P.M.
Restaurants have been given approval to open. Are your employees trained to deliver the Hospitality Protocols required by the state and county? A concise training program is prepared for managers so they can train their staff to effectively deliver safe service to their guests and also protect themselves and associates. Training materials will be provided as well as a certification opportunity. For owners, managers and supervisors - register in advance and learn more at
The Library's Summer Reading Program (for all ages including adults) kicks off on Saturday, June 6. We encourage everyone to use our online platform this year which everyone can find at
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