Local update on COVID-19 & more
January 15, 2021
Friday Feeling - Have a good weekend!
The sunset from Monterey's Lower Presidio Historic Park. We expect good weekend weather - a good opportunity to see the sun rise or set and get some healthy outdoor exercise. The Lower Presidio Historic Park is a quiet, hidden gem with some of the best views on the Peninsula. Watch the short video to learn more:
New County Vaccination Campaign Portal Launched Today - Vaccinate ALL 58
Monterey County Health Department shared a link to a new online sign-up for people to get direct updates about the schedule status of Covid-19 vaccinations in Monterey County. SIGN UP AS INDIVIDUAL OR FOR YOUR AGENCY/BUSINESS

For those of you who missed the vaccination information town hall last evening, you can see a video recording below and via the Monterey County YouTube page,

Be A Monterey County Health Department Volunteer!
Would you like to have a direct impact on the health and safety of your community during this pandemic and locally declared emergency? The Health Department is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of positions for the Health Department. The location and assignment would depend upon the organizational needs and specific position applied for. Some positions may require a commitment of a minimum number of hours per week or special skills.
New Round of California Small Business Relief Grants Opening Feb. 2
Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can apply for a 2nd round of California Relief Grants ($5,000 to $25,000) between Tuesday, February 2 at 8:00 am to Monday, February 8 at 6:00 pm. Visit for details. If you have questions you can contact the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, 831.648.5350,
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Here are today's numbers for the 93940 zip code - we need the arrows to turn around.
Below are CHOMP's daily Covid-19 numbers and ICU capacity. Also posted at To see more data visit
Whalefest Monterey 2021 is Jan 26 - 29th - DATE CORRECTION FROM YESTERDAY'S EMAIL
It’s about much more than our whale friends…In place of the traditional scientific Symposium, exhibits, entertainment and activities around Fisherman’s Wharf, we have something a little different we know you’ll enjoy from home.

Each night’s program features a variety of fascinating videos, talks and cutting-edge presentations for curious minds of all ages. Be inspired by world-renowned scientists; local marine and sustainability-oriented non-profits sharing their work; history walks, arts and crafts demonstrations, an eclectic array of original music performances and more!
Get all the details at
Regular Council Meeting, Tues., Jan. 19 - City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mon., Jan. 18
Visit to see the agenda for the next Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 19. Some City offices are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many offices are not open in-person but are open virtually or by appointment. To see the latest status by office, please refer to the Services Dashboard at

In an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergencies, call (831) 646-3914.
Check out the City's new public engagement portal:
  • Take the cannabis survey - due by Feb. 7. Please register and let us know your thoughts about commercial cannabis in Monterey! Help us move the dial and get 500 responses!

Visit and register to have YOUR say!
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