FROM THE CITY OF MONTEREY
COVID-19 and More...Local Update
September 29, 2020
COVID-19 Cases in Monterey County Exceed 10,000
Monterey County has surpassed 10,000 cases of coronavirus this week. The United States has surpassed 7 million cases, while the death toll around the world has passed 1 million. Monterey County has one of the lowest death rates in California, but ranks 9th in the number of cases per 100,000 residents. Nearly half of our cases are residents under the age of 35, but 80% of deaths are among residents over 55.

Monterey continues to be in the Widespread/Purple tier. This week's adjusted case rate is 9.9/100K, which needs to be 7/100K or less for two weeks for the County to move to the next tier and reopen more businesses.

We are still in the grips of this pandemic, and health experts are worried about the double threat of the flu season arriving. Please remember that precautions against COVID-19, like social distancing, washing hands and wearing a mask, can also protect people against the flu. Montage Health is also recommending flu shots to protect you even further and they will be offering a Facebook Live event on Wednesday, September 30 to discuss COVID-19 and the flu. Visit facebook.com/chompmonterey at 5:30PM for the virtual meeting and visit bit.ly/MontereyCountyFluShots for information about their upcoming flu shot clinics.
FIRE UPDATE - THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS!
Latest stats:
  • Dolan Fire in Big Sur: 124,924 acres, 85% contained - Due to erroneously counting the previously burned scar as part of the wildfire, total acreage burned is down by 3,493 acres. Interactive map and more information on the Dolan Fireco.monterey.ca.us/2020fires
Monterey Mornings with the Manager on Thursday, October 1 at 9AM
Monterey Mornings with the Manager has been a popular and effective way to connect and get updates with your City Manager. Hans Uslar gives a biweekly update on COVID-19, wildfires, the economy and other programs, policies and projects affecting our community. Join us this Thursday, October 1 at 9AM at youtube.com/cityofmonterey. The program will be archived on YouTube following the event. Bring your questions or submit in advance to suggest@monterey.org.
City Staff/Otter Alumni Featured on CSUMB Homepage
City of Monterey is proud to have so many local California State University, Monterey Bay grads working for our local government. Thank you CSUMB for featuring us on the home page and in your article "Community Partners: CSUMB grads working for city of Monterey in nearly every department." Check out the photo and find a link to the article at csumb.edu GO OTTERS!
Monterey City Council Special Meeting on Wednesday, September 30
Monterey City Council will hold a Special Meeting (Study Session) tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30 at 4 p.m. Watch live or on-demand at youtube.com/cityofmonterey. Agenda items include a Commercial Cannabis Business Use Policy Framework Discussion and an Update on Recent Developments in the Law Regarding COVID-19 Tenant Protections.

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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