Local update on COVID-19 & more
March 12, 2021
Video Tribute to Recognize the One Year Mark of the Pandemic
March 13, 2021 marks one year since the City Manager declared a local
emergency due to the coronavirus. In heartfelt memory of the community lives lost to Covid-19, and in admiration, appreciation, and care to healthcare workers, public safety workers, teachers, all frontline workers including those in grocery, farm, non-profit, businesses, partner agencies,
as well as anyone struggling financially or otherwise due to the pandemic, the City of Monterey City Council and Staff wish to say, “We care and we hope you feel supported. Thank you for helping us get through this crisis. We continue to make good progress, as we start to see signs that the end of the pandemic is in sight. Monterey remains strong, thanks to so many local community heroes.” READ THE NEWS RELEASE | WATCH THE VIDEO
A Monterey Bay Aquarium Music Video..."Aquarium Things"
To the Monterey Bay Aquarium - thank you for letting us share this fun video and introduction:

Enjoy this delightful Monterey Bay Aquarium video inspired by the song “My Favorite Things.” This parody version was written by Aquarium staff and sung by Hartnell College’s choir. It’s an ode to some choice sights we recall to bring us joy while the Aquarium remains closed due to the pandemic: “Sardines and anchovies — oodles and oodles… Octopus poop that looks like one long noodle” (yes, this is true!).

As part of the Aquarium’s Student Ocean Stewards program, we've worked with Hartnell and other local colleges to provide free access to students. The program helps ensure people of all income levels can access the Aquarium. While the program is currently on pause, this project gave us the opportunity to engage with students in a new and fun way.
Yoga Core with Lauri // Monterey Sports Center Virtual Workouts
See the full playlist of Monterey Sports Center exercise classes at and choose your favorites.
Don't Let a Virus Variant Take Hold - Keep Staying Careful and Help Defeat Covid-19
Ca Dept of Public Health Announces Update to Blue Print for a Safer Economy
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Californians in some of the state’s hardest-hit communities, increasing immunity where the state's transmission rates and disease burden have been the highest during the pandemic. With this equity metric met, and because vaccines slow the spread of disease and serious illness, the previously announced update to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to account for progress with vaccine administration goes into effect. Next week Monterey County is expected to move from Purple to Red based on current projections. Read the full news release

In addition, here's a FACT SHEET:
Vaccination 4-1-1
On Wednesday, March 17, many more people will qualify for vaccination as the state opens eligibility to those 16-64 who are considered at the very highest risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more specific, serious health conditions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: VACCINATION LOCATIONS WITH APPOINTMENT DATES AND TIMES UPDATED REGULARLY: Refer to the Monterey County Health Dept (MCHD) vaccine appointments web page for the latest information -
(We use this MCHD page to populate the list below.)

Vaccine clinics hosted by Safeway Pharmacy

Vaccine clinics hosted by CVS Pharmacy - DATES AND TIMES

Vaccine appointments Rite-Aid Pharmacy - Limited - DATES AND TIMES

Vaccine appointments Walgreens - Limited - DATES AND TIMES

Vaccine appointments Pharmaca - MORE INFORMATION
COVID-19 numbers for 93940 - County numbers are updated Tues - Sat
Please remember, it's important to maintain accurate data so the numbers we share are accurate, and help reduce community spread. If you have symptoms please get tested. Test Sites in Monterey County
Here are today's and yesterday's numbers from CHOMP:
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