COVID-19 and More...Local Update
October 27, 2020
Thank you for celebrating Halloween safely this week! Many traditional Halloween celebrations – such as parties and in-person, door to door trick-or-treating – pose a high risk of spreading COVID-19 and could put your family and loved ones at risk. These activities involve face to face interactions with people from different households.
Low-risk activities:
  • Create a haunted house or candy scavenger hunt in your home or yard
  • Participate in online parties/contests (costume or pumpkin carvings)
  • Watch spooky movies at home or the drive-in theater
Family Cooking Activities for Halloween and Fall
Looking for another fun and safe Halloween activity for your family? Check out Monterey Recreation's That's Good! kids cooking demo playlist at, including pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie. Our Recreation office also has a Virtual Recreation page with a ton of great arts and crafts, science experiments and other fun holiday activities. Check it out at and follow them on Instagram at @MontereyRecreation.
COVID-19 Holiday Risk Calculator
The holiday season is upon us, with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas around the corner. The pandemic is changing holiday traditions for many of us. The cold weather will bring more people indoors, where it is easier to transmit the virus as opposed to outdoors. Most holidays are spent inside at a table, elbow-to-elbow with family and friends, and health experts are concerned that we are going to see an upswing in cases. Going trick-or-treating, door to door in groups, ringing doorbells, greeting strangers and digging into buckets of candy creates a risk of spreading COVID-19. Quiz yourself about holiday activities and assess the risk using ABC 7's Holiday Risk Calculator.
Virtual Update with Monterey City Manager on Thursday, October 29
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 29 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.
Family and Senior Drive Thru Produce Distribution - Sign Ups Begin Today for November
This week, the City of Monterey distributed food boxes to over 400 families in need. Sign ups for November distributions are live today. Sign up at for the drive thru program on Mondays at the Dennis the Menace Playground Lot, 777 Pearl Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration and face coverings are required to pick up your food box.
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