Local update on COVID-19 & more
January 12, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Town Hall on Thursday, January 14
Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and it's rollout locally? Monterey County Health Department will hold a COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Town Hall this Thursday, January 14th at 5:30PM on Zoom: with Passcode 714157, or call 1-669-900-6833 with Webinar ID 982 0247 2160. Spanish translation will be available. Submit questions in advance to Julianna De La Paz at
COVID-19 Update for the City of Monterey 93940
Monterey Sports Center Update
Due to Governor Newsom's extension of the shelter in place order for our region, outdoor group exercise classes at the Monterey Sports Center are cancelled until the order is lifted. But we want you to keep moving! Join us live from our Facebook page or on demand for FREE virtual exercise classes! Here's the schedule for next week:
Body Weight Strength with Lauri on Tuesday, January 19 9-9:45 a.m.
Bootcamp with Lauri on Thursday, January 21 9-9:45 a.m.

If you miss the live class, you can rewatch at any time on the MSC Facebook page. We look forward to having you back when it is safe to meet again.
Reminder: Tomorrow! Virtual Update with the City Manager
“Mornings with the Manager” continues in the new year at 9:30 AM (new time) starting tomorrow, January 13 LIVE at 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.
Food Drive for MPUSD Families - New Dates and Times for 2021
News posted today on the City's new public engagement portal:
  • Third Party Food Delivery Fees: The City of Monterey is engaging in community discussions about third-party food delivery fees on providers such as DoorDash and Uber Eats.
  • In January 2021, downtown restaurants and the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce approached the Monterey City Council to consider limiting fees and commissions on third-party food delivery services (e.g., Uber Eats, DoorDash, etc.).
  • Some restaurant operators have reported that they are being charged with fees as high as 30% from third-party food delivery apps and services. The delivery fees have cut in to restaurants' ability to generate revenue in order to cover expenses, including rent, utilities, food, supplies, and staffing.
  • City of Monterey will host a Monterey Business Forum: Limits on Third-Party Food Delivery Fees on January 20 at 10 a.m.

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