Community Connection August 2020

CARMEL, DOLAN AND RIVER FIRE RESOURCES

 
The safety and well-being of our community is of utmost importance to us.  In an effort to provide a centralized location for resources and updates, we have compiled the following:
 

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND UPDATE

 
Labor Day Weekend has historically drawn large crowds to the Monterey Bay Area. Anticipating a high volume of beach-goers in the region and overcrowding on the beaches, the County of and the coastal cites within, have decided to close beaches to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  A temporary closure of all beaches in Monterey County (including State beaches within the County) will be enforced September 4-7, 2020. Only water activities and ocean access are permitted. Beach use is not permitted. Violators subject to $1,000 fine.

 

Water activities are allowed. This means that activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking are permitted. The beach may only be used to provide access to the ocean.

 

Beach use is not allowed. This prohibits groups, walking, jogging, sunbathing, picnicking, and sitting at all beaches in Monterey County.

 

Additionally, 17-Mile Drive will be closed Friday through Labor Day Monday.  Access to Pebble Beach is restricted to only residents and registered hotel guests.

 

NOT SO FINE FINES FOR FACE COVERING VIOLATORS

 

Monterey County Approves Fines for Face Covering Order Violations


Monterey County is joining with other local cities in approving fines for face covering violations. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance, effective immediately, allowing for fines for those disregarding the state face covering health order for all areas in unincorporated Monterey County.  Read more here.

 

Jurisdiction Enforcement Orders


 

KEEP BIG SUR ALIVE.

 
Big Sur is a magical place for all.  It personifies the essence of the Central Coast and is truly the greatest meeting of land and sea.  But did you know that most of Big Sur is private land?  On August 7th, Los Padres National Forest Monterey Ranger District released a COVID-19 Emergency Road Closure Order. Before setting up camp, please be sure you are on public land and have made the proper reservations and have obtained the proper permits where appropriate.  Fines for illegal campsites and fires are upwards to $5,000.  Please do your part to protect Monterey County's majestic outdoors. 

 

  

 

SPREAD LOVE, NOT GERMS.

 
During these difficult and challenging times, it's easy to lose sight of the little things that make our community so great.  Here is a great reminder of why we are lucky to call Monterey County home and what sets our destination apart from others.  

 

All In August Food Bank Dates

All In Monterey County is providing a drive-thru food bank exclusively for hospitality workers every Wednesday at Seaside High School. The hospitality community appreciates your support!

Change Happens Together

Be sure to check out the online auction by Change Happens Here.  Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Kinship Center.  Thank you to our members for their generous donations: Monterey Touring Vehicles, Revival Ice Cream, Morgan Winery, Nepenthe and The Club at Pasadera.

Montrio Bistro Outdoors

Now to September 30th, Downtown Dining is donating 10% of its proceeds to the Food Bank of Monterey. Support local businesses and a great cause by enjoying a meal from Montrio Bistro, Tarpy's Roadhouse or Rio Grill today.


 

 

ARE YOU DOING YOUR PART IN GETTING THE WORD OUT?

The MCCVB, the City and County of Monterey and the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pacific Grove have created free artwork for you if your business needs signage to educate visitors on how to visit responsibly.  Please click on links below photos to download the files.

 


 

 

WHO'S THAT GIRL?

 
As a native to Monterey County and third generation hospitality worker, I am proud to be in an industry that plays such a great role in the community.  The vision of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau is to inspire the world to experience our extraordinary destination responsibly, and in a way that maximizes the benefits of tourism to our vast array of communities. 
 
Please feel free to contact me with any industry related questions or concerns: jkocher@seemonterey.com
 
We appreciate your partnership and support.  We couldn't do what we do without you. 
 
Stay well and take good care.
 
-Jeniffer