FROM THE CITY OF MONTEREY
Local update on COVID-19 & more
April 29, 2021
The City's Local update on Covid-19 and more email will take a break tomorrow, but be back on Monday with more City news. Enjoy the weekend!
Squid fisherman on the bay at sunset
Here are a few beautiful photos of the squid boats at sunset taken by local photographer Doug McKnight. It's been super busy out on the bay. For the past few weeks, the squid have been plentiful during the day and night.
Monterey Fire hosting vaccine clinic for 18 & older, Monday, May 3
The Monterey Fire Department is hosting a Covid-19 vaccine clinic on Monday, May 3, from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. at the Vista Lobos Community Center, located at Junipero St. and, 3rd Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, (831) 620-2020. This clinic will be providing the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine which is authorized for use on those 18 years old or older.
Thankful Thursday - Blood Drives continue at El Estero Park Center
THANK YOU to all of our blood donors that visited our blood drive today! The City of Monterey Recreation Division and the American Red Cross are hosting monthly blood drives through the rest of 2021.
April 28 City Council Study Session looks at City budget challenges
Yesterday's Monterey City Council Study Session focused on an update on the City budget. The fiscal year (FY) for the City is July 1 through June 30, however, the City of Monterey works with a biennial budget, which means that we prepare and adopt budgets for two-year periods. We continue to manage and evaluate each quarter as we move through the budget cycle. Covid-19 severely impacted cities that rely on tourism-based revenue since travel and conventions have been at a virtual standstill. The slide deck from last evening's meeting has a lot of information about where we are and what we are doing to balance the new budget that starts July 1. Programs and services that residents enjoy, appreciate, and depend on have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. We are working on bringing back programs at levels that we can based on revenue and expenditures. The City Council will hear staff recommendations on the next FY budget at the first Council meeting in June. We hope you will participate in the discussion. For more information, visit https://monterey.org/Coronavirus/Fiscal-Impacts-and-Labor-Issues
California COVID-19, By The Numbers from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Confirmed cases to date: 3,636,235 - Note: Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed
Vaccines help end the pandemic and get us back to what we know
Join millions of others in the U.S. and #SleeveUp for your #COVID19 vaccine, so we can all get back to seeing our loved ones and doing the things we love! Everyone in the U.S. age 16 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Aquarium is ready for guests to have an awesome visit!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Assistant Supervisor for Guest Support Services, Fatima, is helping prepare for opening day, ensuring the health and safety of guests, while making sure they have an awesome time. They look forward to welcoming guests back!
Member Days: May 1-14 (Reservations now available)
Open for All Guests: May 15 (Tickets available starting May 5 @ 9 a.m.)

*ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED*
Vaccination 4-1-1
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 - no change from yesterday:
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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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