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We are continuing to monitor the Colorado fire incident in Big Sur and are in constant communication with Monterey County Office of Emergency Services.  Evacuation and road closure orders were lifted on January 26, 2022.  The fire is currently at 65% containment. 
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To ensure that we collectively protect the health and well-being of all Californians; keep schools open for in-person instruction; and allow California's economy to remain open and thrive, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, until February 15, 2022. This requirement will be updated as CDPH continues to assess conditions on an ongoing basis.  Read more here.

  • All individuals, including those who are vaccinated, must wear face masks indoors in public.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask outdoors unless a business requires their customers to.
  • Additional mask wearing exceptions and requirements by the state can be found here.
Please respect individual business requirements and inquire directly for information. Help us keep Monterey County beautiful by properly disposing of all trash including face coverings!
  • If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel
  • You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States
  • You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it
  • You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States
  • You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel
  • You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States



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.