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
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.