Local update on COVID-19 & more
January 11, 2021
Monday Motivation - a Beautiful View of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
We miss you, Monterey Bay Aquarium - thank you for all your great Facebook and Twitter posts, including one with this really nice photo of the crashing waves. The last King Tides of the season are today and tomorrow! If you’re by the coast at high tide, (safely) snap a photo and tag it #KingTides or upload to the @CA_king_tides website to help communities visualize our future coastline with sea level rise:
More Monday Motivation! Support your local fishing industry- Dungeness crab is back! Crab - this quintessential Monterey Bay seafood should be available mid-week after months of delays, with the fishery opening today. Here's a Local Catch Guide:
Vaccinate ALL 58 - Together we can end the pandemic
Vaccinate ALL 58 (counties in California) is the new state website,, to watch for the latest information about the covid-19 vaccine status and rollout. Specific county schedules will be available soon.
County data not updated, but more data now posted on
We are unable to bring you the numbers for 93940 today, as the County has had a problem getting the data from the state for the past couple of days. They explain on their website (which must be extended for today, at least up to 5:00 PM): COVID-19 data will not be updated January 10 due to an issue with the California Department of Public Health's Data Distribution Portal (DDP). The next data refresh will be Monday, January 11, and will include data from January 9 and 10.

We do have today's numbers from Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), and a new data chart, COVID-19 Cases and Admissions for the Past 30 Days - it's linked on the right side of, or find it directly at - the new graph shows how local cases continue to climb.
How will I know when it's my turn for the vaccine?
Regarding the status of vaccines and when you will know it's your turn to get yours - Monterey County's newsletter from January 8 explains the vaccine status. We will keep you posted as we learn more.
Mornings with the Manager 2021 Starts Wednesday, Jan 13 @ 9:30 am
“Mornings with the Manager” continues in the new year at 9:30 AM (new time) starting this Wed., Jan. 13 LIVE via YouTube. Join us every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month for a virtual update with your city manager. Viewers can type in their questions in the chat feature and City Manager Hans Uslar will answer them on the spot. This outreach method has been popular with residents during the pandemic, and the City is glad to find this additional way to connect with the community. Programs are archived on the City YouTube Channel.
Casa de Noche Buena Homeless Shelter in Seaside Accepting Guests in January
Casa de Noche Buena is a new "Housing First" homeless shelter for single women and families with children located at 1292 Olympia Avenue in Seaside. Applications by phone start tomorrow, Jan. 12., at 10 AM. The phone number is 831-373-4421.
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