Local update on COVID-19 & more
March 9, 2021
One Year Later: A Living, Lasting Memorial
Mayor Clyde Roberson (top right) was on hand to thank City of Monterey Parks workers for planting three new cherry trees. These trees will blossom beautifully along the Recreation Trail at Fishermans Shoreline Park. One has been planted in memory of the lives lost to COVID-19. The other two will honor healthcare workers and all frontline workers and community partnerships that worked together to help end the pandemic. The site may later be dedicated as a COVID-19 memorial, after we are out of the pandemic. This will be a serene, living and lasting memorial, overlooking the bay, where people can reflect and remember.

Another way to remember loved ones we lost and honor the heroes of the pandemic is to visit our "Tree of Hearts" at City Hall. Watch live on tomorrow, Wednesday, March 10 at 3 p.m. as we begin to decorate the designated magnolia tree at Friendly Plaza on the corner of Pacific Street and Jefferson Street. Bring a permanent marker later this week and write the name of someone you wish to honor on one of the hearts. Learn more in the graphic below:
Rain Watch for Monterey County
Commuters had a wet Tuesday morning. Partly sunny skies and pillowy clouds filled the sky this afternoon. Expect more widespread rainfall this evening and into the late night. Some areas along the Central Coast will see small hail, infrequent lightning, gusty winds and brief heavy downpours. As always, get weather reports and storm safety notifications at
REMINDER: SPECIAL TIME - Monterey Mornings with the Manager this Wed., March 10 at 9:00 AM
We hope you join us tomorrow for another Monterey Mornings with the Manager - a live event on YouTube with City Manager Hans Uslar. This week we start a half hour early at 9:00 a.m.

There's a chat feature that let's you ask questions in real time and Hans will answer them. He will give you the latest information that he knows about Covid-19, city programs and services, and more!

Go directly to to participate.
Vaccination 4-1-1
Round Three of COVID-19 Small Business Grants
Round 3 of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is going on now. Only eligible applicants on the waitlist from Round 1 and 2 are being considered during Round 3. Round 4 opens 3/16 to 3/23. Only non-profit cultural institutions may apply through a partner. Visit for application guides and information about eligibility and required documentation.
COVID-19 numbers for 93940 - County numbers are updated Tue - Sat
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