Local update on COVID-19 & more
January 21, 2021
Throwback Thursday - Sea Otter baby in Monterey, 2015
What's cuter than a picture of a sea otter hugging her ball-of-fluff baby? A video of them together! With nearly 500,000 views, it's by far our most popular YouTube video:
Monterey County Vaccination Registration - Vaccinate ALL 58
Monterey County Health Department is currently scheduling COVID-19 appointments for Phase 1A, Tiers 1-3 - Healthcare Workers and law enforcement personnel that frequently respond to medical calls. Proof of sector required at vaccine appointment. Vaccination appointments are for people who live or work in Monterey County and are members of the phase and tier currently being vaccinated.

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Monterey Conference Center Earns (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation
Today the City of Monterey announced that the Monterey Conference Center has earned an accreditation as a Global Biorisk Advisory Council GBAC STAR™ facility. GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities. Get all the details by reading the news release.
Monterey Police Department's December Report
The Monterey Police Department's Monthly Report for December 2020 has just been released. You can find it at - please note, Monthly Reports are released approximately 30 days after the month's end once statistical data is verified.
Monterey Sports Center's Virtual Class Schedule
Monterey Recreation's Cooking Video of the Week - That's Good! Air Fryer Grilled Cheese
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
Have Your Say Monterey - the City's new public engagement portal:
  • Join the commercial cannabis discussion - participate in one of two upcoming community webinars, Jan. 26 or Jan. 28
  • 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!
Important Links and Daily Numbers - Note per Monterey County Health Department: Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
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Wearing masks is a proven method to stop the spread of COVID-19. Let's get our economy reopened - wear a mask.