FROM THE CITY OF MONTEREY
Local update on COVID-19 & more
April 20, 2021
Reopening Day for Dennis the Menace Playground
Dennis is ready for visitors! Even though he's known to be a menace, he still cares for others by keeping a social distance, wearing a face covering and washing hands regularly when visiting his namesake Dennis the Menace Playground. These health and safety measures are especially important in a busy playground. Thank you for visiting responsibly and enjoy the reopening of our beloved park! Opening hours will be Tuesday to Sunday from 10AM-sunset and Mondays 1PM to sunset. For more information about City of Monterey parks and playgrounds, visit monterey.org/parks.

Check out our photos from reopening day:
COVID-19 Testing in Monterey County for Week of April 19
Testing for COVID-19 is still important to track variants and to keep our community safe. Here's a list of testing sites in Monterey County: 
Virtual Meetings on Wednesday, April 21: Monterey Mornings with the Manager and Laguna Grande JPA
Don't miss this week's virtual update with Monterey's City Manager. Bring your coffee, questions and feedback! During Monterey Mornings with the Manager, Hans Uslar will discuss the programs, policies and projects currently affecting our community, including a COVID-19 update and recent/upcoming City Council discussions and decisions.

We'll be LIVE at youtube.com/cityofmonterey tomorrow, Wednesday, April 21, at 9:30 a.m. The program will be archived on our YouTube Channel.
A Laguna Grande Regional Joint Powers Agency (JPA) Special Meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

On the agenda is a proposal to hire a consultant to create a trail maintenance strategy and conduct an environmental review. The strategy aims to: 1) improve the existing park conditions and (Americans with Disabilities Act) ADA accessibility; 2) establish regular maintenance of shrubs and trees; 3) curtail invasive plant species; 4) assess habitat restoration opportunities; and 5) amplify trail access through upkeep, signage, and identifying major access points, all in order to encourage public safety and additional passive as well as active uses of the Park through a planned maintenance program.

The meeting will also include presentations from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) about the Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) trail, and from the City of Monterey engineering team about the proposed North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Improvement from Casanova to Canyon Del Rey (North Side), also referred to as the North Fremont Gap Closure Project.
Earth Week 2021
It's the beginning of Earth Week, and protecting the planet starts with you. Here are ten simple things you can do to celebrate Earth Day and Week and support a healthy planet:
Be Prepared for Wildfires
We've had a very dry spring in Monterey County. Thankfully, we're looking at chances for substantial rain next Sunday into Monday. As a dry, hot summer looms, take steps now to be prepared for the next wildfire. 2020 was marked by destructive wildfires in our region. Identify your risks, make a plan, and build an emergency kit. 10 Ways to be Prepared: bit.ly/3aqGxU6 Sign up for local emergency alerts: alertmontereycounty.org
Vaccination 4-1-1 - #SleevesUpMonterey
Monterey Police Lt. Ethan knows the importance of keeping masks on while the community continues to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s keep it up, Monterey! The % of us vaccinated continues to grow!
Here is the latest Monterey County Vaccine Allocation and Data. Data is posted weekly including allocation (doses received) and administration (shots given). Expanded details have also been added at: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/monterey-county-vaccine-data
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 CHOMP - https://chomp.org/coronavirus/vaccine/appointments/

Vaccine clinics hosted by Safeway Pharmacy

COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Here are the latest numbers from CHOMP:
Have Your Say Monterey - the City's new public engagement portal
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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.
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