Local update on COVID-19 & more
April 7, 2021
NEWS JUST ANNOUNCED BY MONTEREY COUNTY! 100s of COVID-19 vaccine appointments still available for this weekend's clinics - opening up to those 16 years and older
Due to increased capacity for this weekend’s vaccination clinics, after consultation with the Monterey County Health Department, Natividad will be offering vaccination appointments to all Monterey County residents 16 years of age and older. Future vaccine clinics may be limited to those meeting California’s vaccine eligibility criteria, depending on vaccine appointment availability.

Individuals can sign up for appointments at

  • Saturday, April 10th,  Everett Alvarez High School - 7:00AM - 6:40PM Register here
  • Sunday, April 11th,  Everett Alvarez High School -  7:00AM - 6:40PM Register here
Wildlife Wednesday - Harbor seal mom and pup
The above photos are from Whaler's Cove at Point Lobos. A mother and her pup resting on the beach. The photo below is of a harbor seal known as Rosie. She just gave birth to a gray pup. A harbor seals whiskers can sense movement under water, and allows them to hunt in the darkest of waters. Photos by Jerry Loomis
100 more hearts added to the Tree of Hearts - display extended through May
People are really enjoying the Tree of Hearts display at Friendly Plaza next to Colton Hall. We just added another 100 hearts for a total of 600, so now there's more for people to sign as a dedication to someone. We will keep the hearts on display through May, and we hope you can stop by for a visit if you haven't already. Photo by Lilly Grossman
Monterey Sports Center announces Summer Sports Camp
The Monterey Sports Center, like Monterey Recreation, is very busy behind the scenes working on plans for summer activities for all age groups. The Monterey Sports Center just announced their popular Summer Sports Camp! Strict Covid-19 precautions will be followed. Registration opens April 21. More details coming soon.
HEAL Report - Empowering healthy eating and active living
In 2017, Monterey joined with more than 180 cities throughout California in the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign. The HEAL Cities Campaign aims to reduce and prevent obesity by engaging municipal leaders to champion healthy eating and active living in their communities through adoption of policy and promotion of opportunities for residents and municipal employees. The campaign provides coaching and technical assistance to support this process.

View the newly released 2020 HEAL Report in PDF, or a mobile-friendly version. Thanks to intern Alexa Ortiz for helping producing this report.
In related news, Sustainability Coordinator Ted Terrasas made a presentation to City Council at last night's Council meeting about Senate Bill 1383, a bill adopted in September 2016 to reduce "short-lived climate pollutants" in California by reducing organic waste. The overview includes a background, the relation to climate change, key implementation dates, and jurisdiction requirements. Review the presentation
CDC Reminder - Mask wearing best practices in restaurants
Wear a mask when you are in a restaurant, particularly indoors and when speaking with restaurant workers and servers. Only remove your mask when you’re actively eating or drinking. Masks help protect both you and others from Covid-19.
Vaccination 4-1-1
Californians age 50 and over can get vaccinated - see full eligibility! 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 CHOMP -

Vaccine clinics hosted by Safeway Pharmacy

COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
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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.