Local update on COVID-19 & more
April 13, 2021
Measure S Continues Improving Neighborhoods
Not only is Measure S continuing to improve our neighborhood infrastructure - it's also providing free entertainment to local kids (pictured)!

Construction crews are working in the Monterey Vista neighborhood, improving a major artery for neighborhood residents, and students and staff at Monterey High School. Thank you for your patience with detours, parking restrictions and construction noise as we improve the area. Measure S was approved by 82% of voters in November, 2018 as a continuation of Measure P. It authorized a 1% local district tax (sales and use tax) to be used “to address significant deferred maintenance by fixing streets, sidewalks, and potholes; improve related access and safety for senior citizens, disabled residents, and others; and repair its 100-year-old storm drain system to protect our beaches/Monterey Bay.” Learn more about Measure S and P at
REMINDER: Virtual Meetings on Wednesday, April 14
Vaccine Clinics for Early Childhood Caregivers and Educators
Child care providers, early educators, and parents - there are upcoming vaccine clinics available just for you. Register for an appointment on April 17 in Salinas or on April 24 in Greenfield. More information or making an appointment are available by calling the following numbers:

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation: Recursos y Referencias/Resource & Referral, 757-0775 - English y Español

Comienzos Brillantes/Bright Beginnings: 204-8076 (English y Español) or 204-2251 (English only)
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline is now live. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for financial assistance for funeral expenses. Individuals will apply directly to FEMA for assistance, which is limited to a maximum of $9,000 per funeral, retroactive for funerals as of January 20, 2020. Learn more by visiting or apply today at 844-684-6333.
Vaccination 4-1-1 - Starting April 15, young adults ages 16+ can be vaccinated!
See full eligibility - starting April 15, those 16 and older 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 CHOMP -

Vaccine clinics hosted by Safeway Pharmacy

The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. See full statement:

All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. Over 6.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered to date in the United States, so the case number is very rare. The vaccine will be paused out of an abundance of caution. People who have upcoming vaccine appointments will be contacted by their vaccine service provider if there is a need to cancel or reschedule their appointment for vaccination. If you are not contacted, please attend the vaccination clinic at your scheduled appointment time. The Monterey County Health Department is not aware of any reports following vaccination with Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine among Monterey County residents.
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Here are the latest numbers from CHOMP:
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