Local update on COVID-19 & more
April 2, 2021
City of Monterey to Host Vaccine Clinic for 65+, Wednesday, April 7
The City of Monterey Fire Department will be hosting a vaccine clinic for those 65 or older only, on April 7, 2021 at the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza in Monterey. Although the State of California has allowed Californians 50 years of age and older to be vaccinated starting April 1, 2021, the City of Monterey recognizes that access to vaccines for those 65 or older have been limited. Therefore, the April 7, 2021 vaccine clinic is specifically for individuals ages 65 or older only.
To see if you qualify, and to sign up to get vaccinated, please start with this SCREENING FORM:

Fun Fact Friday - The Vizcaíno Serra Oak and who named "Monte Rey"
This Fun Fact Friday, we feature the Vizcaíno-Serra Oak Mural displayed along the Recreation Trail. The mural by artist Stephanie Rozzo was unveiled in July 2015. The site represents the location where Spanish Explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno (1548–1624) and his crew landed in 1602, spotting a large oak tree as a reference point, and naming the bay "Monte Rey" in honor of the Viceroy of Mexico, Don Gaspar de Zuñiga y Acevedo, the Count of Monte Rey, Spain, who dispatched the expedition to find a port for Spanish galleons. Take a walk along the Recreation Trail between Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row to see the mural. More information is available at
Resident Parking Program Community Meeting, Wednesday, April 14
The City of Monterey Parking Division is in the process of revising the resident parking program and they want to hear from you. You are invited to a discussion via Zoom about residential parking. The meeting will provide some context, overall program objectives, and focus on resident feedback about parking challenges to help improve the program to better serve the residents.

Monterey Recreation still hiring for summer!
Please share with family and friends - Monterey Recreation needs summer staff to help us reopen programs! See details at
Vaccination 4-1-1
VIDEO FROM MONTAGE HEALTH: Dr. Martha Blum, medical director, infection prevention, shares how getting vaccinated helps with developing herd immunity against COVID-19 and other transmissible illnesses.
Please do NOT share your vaccination card on social media! Instead, download this button graphic and share it! (Open the link, right-click, and choose Save Image As)
  • Your vaccine card has sensitive personal information, and pictures of the card that you share online might put you at risk for identity theft.
  • The card not only contains your name and date of birth, but it also shows when and where you were vaccinated.
  • By posting images of your vaccination card on social media, you’re sharing sensitive data that may fall in the wrong hands.
Californians age 50 and over can get vaccinated. Use the links below to schedule your appointment.
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

Testing is still an important piece of the puzzle to defeat Covid-19
Testing is a key part of the strategy to defeat Covid-19. If you are have symptoms or have frequent encounters with the public, please get tested. For more information about testing, call 211, visit, or see the Monterey Chamber of Commerce list of testing sites.
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
County data is released Tuesday through Saturday. Here are today's and yesterday's numbers from CHOMP:
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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 and please get vaccinated.