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.

 

EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS ORDERED

 
The Evacuation Warning has been upgraded to an Evacuation Order in effect January 26th at 1:00 p.m. for the Dolan Fire Burn Scar and Evacuation Zones. Beginning late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service is predicting 8 to 10 inches of rain over the course of the storm in the Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest in Monterey County.  Parts of Highway 1 have been  closed due to possible mudslides. Click here for map of evacuations zones and road closures.

 

Winter Storm Resources 2021

 
Additionally, Monterey County’s hospitality industry has mobilized to support the community as new evacuation orders were announced for areas impacted from burn scars during 2020’s wildfire season. Hotels have quickly come together to offer assistance to those impacted in both Monterey County and Santa Cruz County through providing discounted rates to those in need of lodging. Click here for list of lodging resources.

 

STAY AT HOME ORDER LIFTED FOR ALL REGIONS

 
The regional stay at home order and statewide curfew was lifted on January 25, 2021. Effective immediately, counties will return to the color-coded tier system, which is based on case numbers and positivity rates. Monterey County has returned to being able to conduct business as allowed in the purple tier. This includes the return of outdoor dining, personal services and leisure travel.  Click here to see the full list of what's allowed
 

 

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
 
 

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 18th

Pop up testing for week of Jan 11th

Pop up testing for week of Jan 25th


 

HELP SUPPORT LOCAL BUISNESSES 

Monterey Bay Food Tours Basket

 

 

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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