Local update on COVID-19 & more
February 10, 2021
Wildlife Wednesday - Orcas in Monterey Bay
Thanks to @MBayWhaleWatch for sharing this amazing underwater photo by Tory Kallman. This Orca, seen with her pod just a couple of days ago in Monterey Bay, is holding a sea nettle (jelly) in her mouth.
Latest News About Vaccinations
News on several fronts about Covid-19 vaccinations were just announced:
  1. The Monterey County Health Department presented new Covid-19 vaccination guidelines. (see details in graphic above) Despite that the 93940 zip code is NOT part of this 65+ age group expansion, it still means we are getting closer to getting there, and this is great news because we need the whole County vaccinated.
  2. The federal government provided this FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Increased Vaccine Supply, Initial Launch of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, and Expansion of FEMA Reimbursement to States
  3. Veterans 75 and over can get vaccinated in Marina on February 13 - call (650) 496-2535 or visit
The Monterey County Health Department needs your help!
Have questions about the vaccine for Covid-19? Check out the facts below, and sign up for the upcoming webinar at CHOMP.
From the Los Angeles Department of Public Health:
Montage Health Presents a FREE Vaccine Town Hall Q&A with Dr. Martha Blum, Wednesday, Feb 24, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Martha Blum, medical director, infection prevention, as she discusses the COVID-19 vaccine and answers questions from the community. Dr. Blum will discuss the following regarding the vaccine:
  • Benefit
  • Side effects
  • Who is eligible to get the vaccine in the early stages

This free online presentation will be available by video and audio via WebEx and also available to view live on Community Hospital's Facebook page.

Those interested in joining the WebEx are encouraged to register online. You will be able to type questions for Dr. Blum during the registration process. The presentation will be recorded for those who cannot attend.
Mornings with the Manager - watch this morning's event
Watch this morning's Mornings with the Manager, with City Manager Hans Uslar, and see the full Playlist on
ECHO Fair Housing Live Webinar Training, 6:00 p.m., Feb. 17
ECHO is conducting webinars to inform the public, particularly tenants and property owners, about the County's Eviction Moratorium, the Tenant Protections Act of 2019, the Tenant Relief Act of 2020, and SB 91. The webinar provides information regarding the halt on evictions put in place by State protections.

COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Here are today's numbers from CHOMP:
Have Your Say Monterey - the City's new public engagement portal:
  • The commercial cannabis discussion - THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the survey! Survey results will be presented to City Council for discussion at a Feb. 24 Study Session.
  • Learn more about sea level rise and the study to determine how it will affect our transportation infrastructure.
Visit and register to have YOUR say!
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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.