COMMUNITY CONNECTION JANUARY 2021

WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Brought to you by the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

THE HOSPITALITY COMMUNITY THANKS YOU

 
Thank you for your support during the past few months and especially during the holidays.  Due to your generous donations, thousands of families have received essential resources and were able to enjoy the holidays with their families.  We are #MontereyCountyStrong.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE HAS ARRIVED  -  WHAT'S NEXT?

 
The California Department of Public Health has convened a Drafting Guidelines Workgroup which is leveraging national prioritization frameworks and reviewing data regarding occupational exposure and COVID risk to prioritize sectors across phases and tiered population groups. Counties will follow these guidelines in administering vaccine.
 
The Monterey County Health Department is hosting a virtual Town Hall to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, January 14th from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Click here for more information and to join the meeting
 
Missed the Town Hall - click here now to watch the recording.
 

Vaccine Tier 2 English

Vaccine Tier 2 Spanish


 

TESTING SITES THROUGHOUT MONTEREY COUNTY

It is encouraged that the community take advantage of the many free testing sites available in Monterey County. Please consider getting tested to help stop the spread.  Click here for more information on testing sites throughout the County.
 

COVID-19 Popup testing for week of Jan 4, 2021

Pop up testing for week of Jan 11th


 

STATE STAY AT HOME ORDER STILL IN EFFECT WITH A NEW TRAVEL ADVISORY

 
California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, requiring that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or age of critical infrastructure[1] or required by law. The curfew  shall expire only after the Regional Stay At Home Order has terminated in all regions in the state of California.  In addition, an new Travel Advisory has been released, stating that Californians should avoid non-essential travel to any part of California more than 120 miles from one's place of residence. Read more here.

 


 

HELP SUPPORT LOCAL BUISNESSES 

 

Monterey County restaurants and wineries need your help! Support our local community through takeout, delivery, online purchases and gift cards. Check out this comprehensive list  from local foodie, Raul Nava (@offthemenu831), for what’s open, promotions, delivery options, BIPOC-owned restaurants and more. Please note that this list is being updated regularly, so it’s always best to visit websites to confirm information.

 

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

 


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July 2020

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November 2020

December 2020