Local update on COVID-19 & more
April 5, 2021
Monday Motivation - Vaccination Progress
On March 29 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Covid-19 Data Tracker published the number of people in the United States vaccinated so far. For today's Monday Motivation, we can see the national numbers of people getting vaccinated growing significantly. The 2019 census shows the U.S. population is 328 million; this data shows a third of Americans so far have received at least one dose. The latest California numbers are listed below. Thank you for doing your part by getting vaccinated! See the online data tracker for more information, and for California-specific data visit
Wednesday's Clinic is Full: Earlier today we emailed a notice about a Monterey Fire Department vaccination clinic at the Monterey Conference Center on April 7. This clinic is full, but watch for new clinics opening up soon, and see the list and links further down in this email of other local vaccine clinics available - Monterey County currently has openings - get details at
Emergency Rental Assistance Program Open for Applicants
We are excited to announce that the City of Monterey is partnering with United Way Monterey County to provide rental assistance to residents of the City of Monterey. In collaboration with the County of Monterey, United Way Monterey County is providing financial assistance to eligible tenants who are experiencing unemployment and loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can apply for this program through United Way by calling 2-1-1 or apply online at You will need to apply for this program even if you have participated in other rental assistance programs. Once you apply, you will be referred to an agency that assists applicants in the City you reside in. These agencies will work with you directly to collect the required documentation and pay your landlords directly. Please note that if you live outside of the City of Monterey you will be referred to another agency.

With this new program, applicants are eligible for up to 12 months of rent and utility assistance. This 12 month period can cover a combination of back rent (through March 2021) and a maximum of 3 months of future rent. The program will pay up to 80% of back due rent and 25% of future rent. Please note this program is first come, first serve so our staff recommends contacting United Way and applying as soon as possible.

We have multiple staff assisting with this program, so please email or call (831) 646-3995 with questions.
Monterey Recreation Summer Camp Programs - registration opens soon!
Monterey Recreation is planning a variety of camps and programs for the summer. Here's a new flyer with the current schedule of summer activities for a variety of age groups. More program listings and registration details are coming soon! If you want a part-time summer job, we have those too! Get ready for summer!!
City Council Regular Meeting, Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m.
This meeting starts at 4:00 p.m. There is no 7:00 p.m. session. View the agenda report and how to watch and participate at
April 5 - 11 is National Public Health Week
The COVID-19 pandemic means public health is the topic of the day worldwide. As part of the National Public Health Week, for Monday we focus on mental health to advocate for and promote emotional well-being.

COVID-19 is causing heightened levels of stress. In particular, isolation and quarantine can be highly stressful. As can separation from loved ones, especially those detained off-shore or in other countries. And many in the public health and health care sectors, as well as those working in affected industries, are shouldering a significant mental health burden.

Reach out and check on your loved ones and community members. And read and share such resources as the World Health Organization's Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tips on managing anxiety and stress.
Vaccination 4-1-1 - Appointments available at
Californians age 50 and over can get vaccinated - see full eligibility! Use the links below to schedule your appointment!

The County currently has openings at
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

CDC Tips on cleaning and disinfecting your home
Cleaning with a household cleaner that contains soap or detergent reduces the amount of germs on surfaces and decreases risk of infection from surfaces. Disinfection to reduce transmission of COVID-19 at home is likely not needed unless someone in your home is sick or if someone who is positive for COVID-19 has been in your home within the last 24 hours. Follow recommended steps for cleaning and disinfecting your home when someone is sick. Visit the CDC web page for more information.
Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics (for example, phones, tablets, touchscreens, keyboards, and remote controls) to make cleaning easier. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning the electronic device. If needed, use a disinfectant from the EPA List but note that many of the products for electronics contain alcohol because it dries quickly.
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
County data is released Tuesday through Saturday. Here are today's and Friday's numbers from CHOMP:
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Important Links and Daily Numbers
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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.