COVID-19 and Fires Local Update
August 25, 2020
The current weather pattern has been very helpful, and the firefighters are making good progress with containment. Here are stats as of this morning:
  • Carmel Fire: 6,695 acres, 30% contained
  • River Fire: 48,424 acres, 33% contained
  • CZU August Lightning Fire in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties: 78,869 acres, 17% contained
  • Dolan Fire in Big Sur: 20,091 acres, 15% contained
Disaster Assistance Update from Cal OES (Office of Emergency Services)
You may be eligible for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
disaster assistance if you were impacted by wildfires in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties. Learn more:
The Visit California website has provided a California wildfire travel update that includes the latest on road conditions from CalTrans. Click the button or go directly to
Amended Emergency Order to Close Beaches Over Labor Day Holiday
Order of the Director of Emergency Services (Monterey City Manager) Issuing Temporary and Limited Closure of McAbee and San Carlos Beaches from August 22, 2020 Through September 22, 2020 and All Beaches on Labor Day Weekend to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (Amended August 24, 2020) - The emergency order was amended to include Friday of the Labor Day holiday. Ocean activities will still be allowed. Thank you for helping us get control of the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The sooner we do that the better for the health of our residents, and for our local economy.
The Party Can Wait, Including this Labor Day Long Weekend
We all want to see friends and family, especially on holidays, like the Labor Day long weekend in less than two weeks. The Labor Day celebration began in 1882 in New York City. Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor Day is even more inspiring this year, as we want to get past the pandemic and back to work. Let's break the chain of infection by doing our part so that can happen. Say "NO" to large crowds. The party can wait.
Group Exercise Starts In-Person on the Sun Deck Beginning August 31
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