COVID-19 and More...Local Update
October 12, 2020
Beautiful, Sunny Week Ahead
What a beautiful Tuesday! If you didn't get a chance to go outside today, the warming trend will continue through Friday, bringing sunny skies and warm temperatures. Support local restaurants by trying out their outdoor seating, or get take out/delivery and enjoy your meal at home, in your yard or your neighborhood park.
Election 2020: Registration Deadline Approaching, Official Ballot Boxes and "Make Your Vote Count" Workshop
We are nearing the deadline to register to vote in the 2020 Election!
Register to vote:
·       Online at by 11:59 p.m. on October 19
·       In person by 5:00 p.m. at:
  • Monterey County Elections: 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, Salinas
  • Embassy Suites: 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Seaside
·       By mail post marked by October 19, 2020

Monterey County Elections also wants to remind you to return your completed ballots to official County ballot boxes. Official ballot drop boxes are clearly recognizable, designed to meet state standards for security, and bear the official Monterey County Elections logo. There have been recent reports from other counties of groups promoting unofficial ballot drop boxes that are not affiliated with the official elections ballot drop box. In some instances, they are promoting these ballot drop boxes as “official” or “secure”. Although this has not been the case in Monterey County, we want to make clear that the use of unauthorized, non-official ballot drop boxes is prohibited by state law. 

Locations of official Monterey County Elections drop boxes, including in front of the Monterey Public Library, can be found at:

Still have questions and concerns about the election? Monterey County Elections will be having a special virtual meeting on Wednesday, October 14 in English and on Thursday, October 15 in Spanish. See the flyer below for details and links.
Monterey Mornings with the Manager: Virtual Meeting with Monterey City Manager this Thursday, October 15
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, the economy and other programs, policies and projects affecting our community. Join us this Thursday, October 15 at 9AM at The program will be archived on YouTube following the event. Bring your questions or submit in advance to Thank you for sharing with your neighbors.
Job Openings with the City of Monterey
City of Monterey is now hiring! The PARKING MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR will oversee the Maintenance Section of the Parking Division, including the maintenance of all parking control devices, parking lots and garages and oversees the collection and counting of monies. Apply by November 1.

We are also looking for a BUILDING MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR, located at Camp Roberts in San Luis Obispo County, which is a secure military facility. The position requires a high skill level in construction/trade knowledge, supervision, and project management. The successful candidate must have strong field and technical knowledge and organizational skills; understand military requirements; and utilize City procurement procedures. Apply by November 8. Learn more about these positions and apply at
Free COVID-19 Testing this Week
Drive through testing is available at various locations Tuesday to Friday. This is the last week of the special pop up drive through testing. Testing is open to individuals with symptoms and without symptoms. Testing is recommended for healthcare workers, first responders, caretakers to high risk individuals, individuals considered close contacts to others with COVID-19, and anyone that is concerned that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Beginning Tuesday, October 20, free COVID-19 testing will also be available in Seaside from Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The testing site will be at Seaside High School at 220 Noche Buena Street. 

Get tested in Monterey at Monterey Peninsula College thanks to Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. For more information visit
Important Links and Daily Numbers
Equity Measure Emphasizes Health, Economic Recovery for All - What is an equity measure and why is it important? The state’s COVID-19 reporting now includes an equity component, which will be used (along with other metrics) to determine a county's tier. Monterey County remains in the Purple Tier, indicating COVID-19 is widespread. The metric looks at areas of a county disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and ties moving to a new tier with improvements in those zones. Read more about the metric, formulas and how it works by clicking the green button below.
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