FROM THE CITY OF MONTEREY
Local update on COVID-19 & more
March 25, 2021
Throwback Thursday celebrates women in the Monterey Fire Department
As we continue honoring incredible women in local history for Women's History Month, today we focus on the Monterey Fire Department. What's missing from the top historic photos? Women. The Monterey Fire Department has been serving the citizens of Monterey since 1882 when the first brigade was established by a group of citizens to render aid as fires occurred. The fire department was chartered by the City in 1890; that is when it officially came under the City and Chief William E. Parker was appointed its first fire chief. Chief Parker would go on to become the oldest fire chief in the nation, serving in the position of fire chief from 1890 until his retirement in 1942.

Fast forward over fifty years, and you can see the fire profession has made great strides in attracting women to this important career choice. Today, the Monterey Fire Department is proud to have four women firefighters on staff, and the first female Deputy Fire Marshall in the department's history. Additionally noteworthy are the dedicated women in Monterey Fire administration. Prior to 2010, there were only a total of three other women that have worked line positions in the history of the department. Congratulations to all of these women for their commitment and service to the community. Thank you for all your recent work in helping the community get vaccinated!

Learn more about the History of the Monterey Fire Department at https://www.monterey.org/fire/About/History
New eligibility for Covid-19 vaccine opening soon!
State of California officials estimate that vaccine supply will flood the state next month, with supply reaching 2.5 million first and second doses per week in the first half of April and 3 million doses in the second half of the month. Vaccine eligibility to Californians aged 50+ will start April 1 and all individuals 16+ starting April 15!
We are at an important crossroads in the pandemic
Vaccine supply is increasing, things are looking good as more people get vaccinated, and it seems we are making our way out of the pandemic. BUT...now is the NOT the time to let your guard down. Coronavirus variants are increasingly becoming a concern. We are in a neck and neck race to get to herd immunity before we fall into another wave of positive cases. (See CHOMP comparison numbers shown below - three Covid-19 hospitalizations yesterday; eight hospitalizations today.) This is a team effort. Keep following public health guidelines even if you're vaccinated - wear a mask in public, keep a 6 foot distance, wash your hands. A little more time and more vaccinations will go along way. Thank you!
Monterey Recreation Presents: That's Good! Toaster Quesadillas
Watch this and the full archive of That's Good! videos in the playlist at youtube.come/cityofmonterey
Vaccination 4-1-1
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 - mcvaccinate.com
(We use this MCHD page to populate the list below.)


Vaccine clinics hosted by Safeway Pharmacy

Covid-19 Science Update: Read the latest Covid-19 research on physical distancing in schools, variant B.1.1.7, vaccine response in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and more.
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Here are today's and yesterday's numbers from CHOMP:
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Important Links and Daily Numbers
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