Local update on COVID-19 & more
February 4, 2021
Throwback Thursday - Mini Golf Opened One Year Ago to Celebrate Monterey's 250th Anniversary
This Throwback Thursday feature story is only from one year ago, but it seems like it happened much longer ago. It was one year ago this weekend that we opened a mini-golf course inside the beautiful, newly renovated, Monterey Conference Center, to celebrate Monterey's 250th anniversary. The plan of celebratory events throughout the year were nixed by the pandemic. The mini-golf was a bigger hit than we imagined. Many people came throughout the four day event to just take a break from responsibilities and have some fun with family and friends. Here are more photos to enjoy:
Montage Health Launches Vaccination Clinic at Community Hospital - a message from Montage Health
From Montage Health on February 4, 2021: Montage Health is launching two COVID-19 vaccination clinic locations for the public —vaccine supply permitting. The clinics, one at Community Hospital in Monterey and the other at Montage Wellness Center in Marina, will have the capacity to vaccinate up to 7,500 community members each week. Vaccination appointments will be dependent on the supply received from the Monterey County Health Department each week.

The first two clinics — for those 75 and older and for healthcare workers in Phase 1a (tiers 1, 2, and 3) and who live or work in Monterey County — are full. No walk-ins will be accepted. The frequency of the vaccine clinics is subject to vaccine availability. Currently, vaccine supply commitments from the state to the county and the county to providers are only made once a week, so Montage Health will not be able to schedule clinics very far in advance.

We know it is frustrating — our hope is that we can get a consistent supply of vaccine to reliably and predictably run both our clinic locations full-time for the community. The populations served at the clinics will be determined by the Monterey County Health Department’s eligible phase(s) and tier(s), whether they focus on age groups, essential worker categories, or other criteria.

Please check our vaccine site often, as new clinics get added as vaccine becomes available. We hope to add more clinic dates later this week. The Monterey Public Health Department also lists vaccine clinic locations and appointments on its website.

The City of Monterey will continue to post vaccination updates on the COVID-19 page at Check it out!
Monterey Recreation's "That's Good" Video Cooking Demos Perfect for Superbowl Sunday
With Super Bowl this Sunday, Feb. 7, why not try out Monterey Recreation's family cooking demos for some snack ideas? Today's new video is chili cheese dip. Watch this episode below, and see them all in our Virtual Recreation Playlist at and Please remember to enjoy the game with your household only for COVID-19 safety.
February Photo Contest at Fisherman's Wharf
Old Fisherman's Wharf celebrates Valentine's Day with another fun photo contest. Check out all the details at
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Here are today's numbers from CHOMP:
Have Your Say Monterey - the City's new public engagement portal:
  • The print version of the survey has arrived - 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!
  • The commercial cannabis discussion - Survey results will be presented to City Council for discussion at a Feb. 24 Study Session.
Visit and register to have YOUR say!
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