FROM THE CITY OF MONTEREY
Local update on COVID-19 & more
February 1, 2021
Monday Motivation - the beautiful place we live
Here's a view taken over the weekend from the Coastal Recreation Trail looking back into Monterey from Sand City. What a beautiful place we live!

If you want even more motivation to get outside, check out the Outdoor Bootcamp class at the Monterey Sports Center - available on the video page of the Monterey Sports Center Facebook page, and directly here:
NEW CDC Covid-19 Data Tracker
CDC’s (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) home for COVID-19 data, the COVID Data Tracker, has a new homepage with updated tools and features. These improvements make it easier to find needed data to help protect yourself, your family, and your community.

Data are updated daily, and new features are added every week. This site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It allows for the exploration of standardized data across the country. The footnotes describe each data source and the methods used for calculating the metrics.

For the most complete and up-to-date data for any particular county or state, visit the relevant health department website. Additional data and features are forthcoming. Watch the short video below for more information:
Volunteers Needed Now to Help With Vaccine Rollout and More
This article is a repeat from Friday - volunteers are needed! In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the County of Monterey is seeking Healthcare professionals and other healthy adults to meet the County's continued resource demands in critical areas of the COVID-19 emergency response efforts.

Thank you for your service during this unprecedented public health emergency. See a list of volunteer opportunities at https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/human-resources/benefits/emergency-volunteers

Every day matters. Pandemic fatigue is real and has been with us for some time. We need to dig-in and together we will get through this momentous time sooner than later. Thank you for volunteering if you can.
Vaccine Registration Update and Vaccinate All 58 (Counties)
Today, the Monterey County Health Department opened more scheduling of COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Phase 1A, Tiers 1-3: Healthcare Workers and law enforcement personnel that frequently respond to medical calls AND Phase 1B, Tier 1: Individuals 75 and older. Go to their registration page for details.

The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) is also starting to schedule for the same tier groups. Vaccine supply is limited. For the current two-day clinic Feb. 4 and 5, they have a total of 1,020 appointments, and anticipate they will fill quickly. More clinics will be scheduled as vaccine becomes available.

These two clinics will be at Community Hospital from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. Online registration opened at noon today, Monday, Feb. 1, and is first come, first served. To register, visit chomp.org/covidvaccine

More openings will continue as vaccine supply becomes more available, and we will be sure to post the information.
Which vaccines are being offered?
The County of Monterey receives both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. You will receive your doses dependent upon availability.
Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet: English and Spanish
Moderna EUA Fact Sheet: English and Spanish
CDC Tips on Safer Ways to Enjoy the Super Bowl, February 7, 2021
Gathering virtually or with the people you live with is the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl this year. If you do have a small gathering with people who don’t live with you, outdoors is safer than indoors. This year, choose a safer way to enjoy the game.

Host a virtual Super Bowl watch party:

  • Wear clothing or decorate your home with your favorite team’s logo or colors.
  • Make appetizers or snacks with the people you live with to enjoy while watching the game and share the recipes with your friends and family.
  • Start a text group with other fans to chat about the game while watching.

Attend an outdoor viewing party where viewers can sit 6 feet apart:

  • Use a projector screen to broadcast the game.
  • Sit at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with.
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Monterey County does not report the number of cases on Mondays, so we do not have a 93940 update for today. (They report Tuesdays through Saturdays.)

Below are CHOMP's daily COVID-19 numbers and ICU capacity. Also posted at https://chomp.org/coronavirus. To see more data visit https://www.chomp.org/coronavirus/data
Have Your Say Monterey - the City's new public engagement portal:
  • Watch your mailbox for a print version of the survey - complete and drop in the mail, postage paid!
  • 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! - SEE THE MAILER BELOW - it includes the mailer, and the survey.
  • The commercial cannabis discussion - Survey results will be presented to City Council for discussion at a Feb. 24 Study Session.
Visit https://haveyoursaymonterey.org and register to have YOUR say!
Important Links and Daily Numbers
Please note: Data refreshes Tuesday through Saturday
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