COVID-19 and More...Local Update
October 8, 2020
Throwback Thursday // Monterey 250 // Cannery Row Days
A bright pink sky appears over Cannery Row ruins, where seabirds have taken over for nesting and rest. Want to learn more about Cannery Row during its “Sardine Capital of the World” era and about the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s classic novel “Cannery Row”? Join us for Cannery Row Days until November 7, featuring virtual films, lectures, tours, book readings and more. Visit for details and schedule.
COVID-19 Emergency Utility Assistance Program
Has your income been impacted by COVID-19? You may be eligible for a credit on your Monterey One Water utility bill. In collaboration with the County of Monterey and the United Way of Monterey County, a COVID-19 Emergency Utility Assistance Program is now available for Monterey One Water residential customers. This program is designed to provide utility relief for eligible households facing financial instability because of a loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19.

Funding for this program was provided through the CARES Act and the program is available until all funds have been allocated or December 30, 2020, whichever comes first. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first come first served basis. If approved, Monterey One Water will issue a one-time credit to the customer’s account in the amount of up to two-billing cycles. Missed payments must have occurred between April 2020 through November 2020. Complete details at
Monterey County Rent and Utility Assistance
United Way Monterey County has partnered with the County of Monterey to provide rental and utility assistance to eligible residents living in Monterey County and experiencing unemployment and loss or reduction in income because of COVID-19.
Virtual Monterey Recreation: Cooking Demos
Virtual Monterey Recreation has been producing some fun cooking demo videos. Check out the playlist at This week's recipe and demo is for Chicken Acapulco. Yum!
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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