COVID-19 and More...Local Update
October 7, 2020
Wildlife Wednesday and Vitamin Sea
Just a midweek reminder to take time to disconnect in nature, unwind and relax, like this sea otter. Otters sleep and rest about eleven hours a day, floating on their backs and often wrapping themselves in kelp to keep from drifting. Monterey beaches are a great place to enjoy a digital detox, with the fresh ocean breeze and calming sounds of crashing waves.
Photo by Morgan Rector via
Say BOO to the FLU!
Flu season is here, so let’s go #BooToTheFlu:
  • Make plans to clean hands and wear a mask (the face covering kind, not the Halloween kind!)
  • Use the vampire cough to keep germs off (bury your nose and mouth in your crooked elbow when you have the urge to cough or sneeze)
  • #SleeveUp to get your flu vaccine by Halloween
  • Find a flu vaccine location near you:

Find more information about the flu at Visit for a schedule of No Cost Flu Vaccination Community Clinics, starting this week.
Additional COVID-19 Testing Coming to Monterey County -
Drive-Through Clinics start Thursday, October 8th
Besides Planned Parenthood Mar Monte's drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Monterey Peninsula College, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM-12PM and 1-3PM, more locations have been announced as free pop-up drive thru sites:
Virtual Monterey Recreation: Show Us How You Celebrate Fall
Fall is upon us - bringing leaves changing colors, pumpkin patches, hot cocoa, warm blankets and cooler, crisp air. It’s also a great time to decorate the entrance to your home to welcome the Fall season. How are you decorating your front porch, step or door? We would love to see how you are decorating the entrance to your home!

Follow Monterey Recreation on Facebook and Instagram and share a picture of how you decorated for Fall. Tag us #showushowyouplayMonterey or send it directly to Share a photo for a chance to win a prize.
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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Wearing masks is a proven method to stop the spread of COVID-19. Let's get our economy reopened - wear a mask.
#MasksUp including over noses