COVID-19 Local Update
Community Briefing #71 / July 10, 2020
Covid-19 Cases & Hospitalizations Are Up!
Cases & Hospitalizations Are Up!  Let's work together to fight Covid-19!   Wear masks on trails, beaches, and sidewalks. Wash your hands. Be alert & be kind. Maintain physical distancing.
The increase in Covid-19 positive cases and hospitalizations in Monterey County and the Monterey Peninsula is alarming. This morning, mayors and city managers from Monterey County, including Monterey City Manager Hans Uslar and Monterey Mayor Clyde Roberson were briefed by infectious disease experts from Montage Health (Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsul, aka CHOMP), Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, and Natividad Medical Center. CHOMP currently has 11 positive inpatients. More patients who fall in the "at-risk" categories are being admitted.

Please continue to slow the spread of  COVID-19  in our community by wearing a mask or face-covering when you leave your home.  

When you are out in public, including shopping or standing in line, walking on the sidewalk, trails, beaches, and business districts, or other places where physical distancing cannot be maintained, please remember to wear a mask. It is the right thing to do. The City of Monterey will continue to enforce its mask order with a minimum citation of $100 for violations.

Your actions save lives and protect our healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, essential workers, and community-at-large. THANK YOU!
New Video from Montage Health: I wear a mask...
Montage Health asked local community leaders why they wear a mask. Check out this video, which features Monterey Mayor Clyde Roberson and Monterey Police Sgt. Rusty Jenkins.

There are so many reasons to wear a mask. We do it for our loved ones and our community, and we ask that you do the same!
Cal Am's Boil Water Alert Extended to July 11!
BOIL WATER NOTICE EXTENDED : The highlighted area on the map is the affected area due to a California American (Cal-Am) Water main break that happened near Aguajito Road in the evening hours of July 7. Use bottled or boiled tap water for drinking/cooking. Anticipated restoration is now extended to Saturday, July 11, 2020 . Affected areas include Aguajito Oaks, Aguajito Rd, Del Monte, Deer Flats, Fisherman's Flats, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Peninsula College, La Mesa, Fairgrounds, Oak Grove, and Sylvan-Castro areas. The water is safe for bathing and hand washing. Contact information and instructions from California American Water:
LESP Grants Total $535,000 in City of Monterey as of July 10
The Local Economic Stimulus Plan (LESP) is funded by the City of Monterey and distributed/managed in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Yesterday, 18 checks totaling $200,000 in grants were distributed to small businesses located in the City of Monterey in need during this catastrophic pandemic. These checks were given to the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to distribute to the businesses. This was our third batch of checks issued.

As of July 10, a total of $535,000 in City funds have been granted to small businesses. The list of grantees can be found here. We are proud to support our local businesses and their employees. These funds will help businesses stay open and support our community's economic recovery efforts.

In total, the Monterey City Council appropriated $1 million in grants to small businesses: $500,000 in Parking funds and $500,000 in Tidelands funds.
By The Numbers: Covid-19 Cases in Monterey County
Information updated 7/10/2020 at 11:01 a.m.
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