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August 17, 2022

Monterey County begins Covid-19 vaccine rollout

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County last week received its initial supplies of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination, a total of 2,925 doses, and expects this week to receive its 4,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine.  Mee Memorial Healthcare System has been allocated 500 doses of the...

Monterey County attributes 3,300 new Covid-19 cases to backlog

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County added 3,304 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Friday, the highest number of coronavirus cases reported in a single day so far. The massive increase, however, is being attributed to a backlog of cases. "Today's Covid-19 data refresh shows the highest single...

Correctional Training Facility reports massive Covid-19 outbreak among inmates

SOLEDAD — Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad has the most active cases of Covid-19 among those incarcerated throughout the entire California state prison system. As of Thursday, there are currently 773 inmates infected with the coronavirus at CTF, with 779 new cases reported in...

Covid-19, wildfires present challenges for Salinas Valley winery

SALINAS VALLEY — Standing in his vineyard as a brisk wind runs amuck with his curly, sandy-blonde hair, Denis Hoey reveals why the Salinas Valley region — known for its vast agriculture — should also be noted for fine winemaking. “We make wines here that...

Pop-up sites increase access to Covid-19 testing for South Monterey County residents

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SALINAS VALLEY — Free pop-up Covid-19 testing sites have been emerging lately in South Monterey County as part of an effort to increase testing access after a new site was added to Castroville to the existing lineup of Salinas and Seaside. When available, local residents...

Monterey County prepares for first round of Covid-19 vaccines

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County officials expect the first allocations of Covid-19 vaccines to be in limited supply, and will target health care professionals in the first round of vaccinations. Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno spoke about the county’s planning process during a...

San Ardo School reopens with new Covid-19 safeguards

SAN ARDO — Students returned to in-person instruction Nov. 2 at San Ardo School, one of the first campuses to reopen in Monterey County with new Covid-19 safety precautions and the first to do so in South Monterey County. The waiver, submitted by San Ardo...

Additional loans available for Monterey County businesses affected by Covid-19

MONTEREY COUNTY — Cal Coastal has announced additional small business loans to assist Monterey County businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. “New economic support is available for businesses in Monterey County, which are still being negatively impacted by the pandemic,” said Maia Carroll, the county’s...

Monterey County health officials encourage flu vaccines amid Covid-19 pandemic

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Officials with Monterey County Health Department and local hospitals urged the public to get flu shots in time for the upcoming flu season during a media briefing Oct. 21. Representatives from Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, Salinas Valley Memorial...

King City playgrounds reopen with Covid-19 restrictions

KING CITY — City of King playground areas and equipment reopened for children’s use on Oct. 26 in response to new guidance released by the California Department of Public Health. “However, while the State of California has now allowed playgrounds to open, they have also...
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