COVID-19 & More...Local Update
December 7, 2020
Monday Motivation
Spending time at the beach is a great way to disconnect and have quality family time. This family has it figured out. Here's some more Monday Motivation - hang in there - we are getting closer:
In the United States, there is currently no authorized or approved vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), however vaccines are anticipated in the next few months.

Eight things you need to know about vaccines, from the Monterey County Health Department (MCHD):

  1. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority.
  2. There may be a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines at first, but supply will continually increase in the weeks and months that follow.
  3. When there is a limited supply, some groups may be recommended to receive COVID-19 vaccine first
  4. MCHD is working with local health care providers to plan for distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. Initially, COVID-19 vaccines may not be available for children and pregnant women.
  6. There may be different COVID-19 vaccines available, and some may require 2 doses to be most effective.
  7. Cost will not be an obstacle to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
  8. COVID-19 vaccine information will be updated as new information becomes available.

For the very latest, and for more information, please visit the Monterey County Health Department's Vaccines web page:
Transportation Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan Community Workshop - Tomorrow as part of the 7 PM Planning Commission Meeting -
We encourage community input on this important topic. See the news release for details. Join the ZoomGov Webinar to participate or watch the meeting live (no time delay):
Take a photo or two for the California King Tides Project
On the topic of sea level rise, California has another chance to observe the King Tides on December 13, 14, and 15. If you are able to safely visit the shoreline during these highest tides of the year, your photographs will help preview the impacts of sea level rise and understand how our shoreline is affected by high water today.

During the November King Tides, more than 600 photos were uploaded to the project. You can see them mapped here, and the photos you take during the December King Tides will be added to that same map. If you can help us fill in the gaps, that would be fantastic, but it's also helpful to get multiple photos of a location.

Find your local King Tide times and learn how to upload your photos on their website or with a free app. It's easiest with a smartphone, but a digital camera works too! Most importantly, please be safe: wear your mask and maintain distance from those outside your household, watch out for wildlife, and always respect the power of the ocean. As part of the latest COVID-19 restrictions, Californians are instructed to stay close to home, but are encouraged to maintain physical and mental health by safely going to a park, a beach, hike, walk, or bike ride with members of their own household. Please only take photos for the California King Tides Project if you can safely do so.
California's New App Notifies You If You've Been Exposed to COVID-19
California's spirit of innovation fuels their approach to COVID-19 and now they’re adding a new tool to our toolbox. This Thursday, Californians can opt-in to get @Apple or @Google notifications if they've been exposed to someone with #COVID19. Learn about #CANotify:
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