Local update on COVID-19 & more
March 2, 2021
Celebrating American Red Cross Month
This evening's 7:00 PM City Council Meeting will begin with a recognition of the American Red Cross. The Mayor and City Council will recognize March 2021 as American Red Cross Month in Monterey and will receive a presentation from the Central Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross. The proclamation honors the volunteers, staff and donors who support the American Red Cross’ mission. The community depends on these local heroes to deliver assistance, shelter, food and hope during emergencies, including the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's a related video about the history of the American Red Cross:
American Red Cross and City of Monterey Recreation offer blood drives at EL Estero Park Center once a month from 10:00am-2:00pm - March 25, Apr. 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, Aug. 19, Sep. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 16.

To schedule your appointment to donate blood use the donate button below, or for more information visit: and enter Sponsor Code: Monterey or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Due to COVID-19, no day of walk-in appointments will be accepted. For information, please email

Please consider donating to the American Red Cross - click the button below:
Internet access is essential - United Way of Monterey County (UWMC) 211 is here to help
Access to the internet is crucial in everyday life. It’s used to complete homework, search for and apply for jobs, connect with family and friends and access government programs. Find out if you qualify for low-cost internet service. Text "internet" to 211-211. To help expand access to low-cost internet, UWMC has partnered with United Ways of California to support our community get referrals to low-cost providers. Residents can text “internet” to 211-211 or visit UWCA's Broadband page to get screened for eligibility and referred to a low-cost internet provider.
Vaccination 4-1-1
Below is the latest Monterey County Vaccine Allocation Data.
Vaccine data is posted weekly including allocation (doses received) and administration (shots given). SEE MORE DETAILS
MST offering bus service to your vaccination appointment - see details below:
COVID-19 numbers for 93940 - County numbers are updated Tue - Sat
Here are today's numbers from CHOMP, and comparison to the day before:
March 2 numbers
March 1 numbers
Have Your Say Monterey - the City's new public engagement portal
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Important Links and Daily Numbers
Please note: Data refreshes Tuesday through Saturday - these are numbers from Friday, 2/26
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