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May 19, 2024

What counts as ‘essential business’ in Monterey County amid COVID-19 stay-at-home order

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — California residents have been advised to stay indoors, and only leave their home for essential items or services, since the statewide stay-at-home order went into effect March 19 to help combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Essential businesses, however, can stay open...

Pinnacles National Park closes to all day-use visitors to slow spread of COVID-19

Pinnacles National Park
PAICINES — Pinnacles National Park will close to all day-use visitors and vehicles effective Saturday and remain open only to campers with reservations in response to efforts from public health authorities to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 28, the national park, about five miles...

Coronavirus cases increase to 32 in Monterey County

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — There are now 32 residents who have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Monterey County as of Friday, according to the latest report from Monterey County Health Department. Nine of the confirmed cases appear to have been acquired locally through community...

King City Council considers steps to reduce COVID-19 spread

King City Council
KING CITY — With proclamations of local emergency having been issued last week by King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales, their city councils scheduled emergency meetings to ratify those proclamations. Each council also discussed how to move forward with the state directive to shelter in place and...

Monterey County supervisors approve $250,000 for Food Bank to help during COVID-19 crisis

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors has approved $250,000 in support for the Food Bank for Monterey County, officials announced Friday. The nonprofit agency has seen the number of people it serves quadruple since the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis hit. “There are many nonprofit agencies...

Monterey County schools extend closure until May 4 due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Office of Education announced Thursday that most of the county’s school districts and charter schools are not anticipating to reopen before May 4 due to ongoing concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In a letter signed by the county superintendent and school leaders, the...

UPDATED: Salinas Valley events canceled, postponed over coronavirus fears

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
SALINAS VALLEY — A slew of events, meetings, programs and services from around Salinas Valley have either been canceled or postponed in the wake of concerns rising over the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The following is an ongoing list of those affected...

Pinnacles National Park closes west entrance near Soledad over latest health guidance for COVID-19

Pinnacles National Park
PAICINES — Pinnacles National Park has announced additional modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state authorities to promote social distancing.  As of March 20, in compliance with CDC guidelines and statewide...

Salinas Valley schools scramble to meet food needs of students

Del Rey Elementary School in King City
SALINAS VALLEY — Area schools have begun offering free food to children from age 1 through 18. Times and plans differ by city, but they all have the same mission, to ensure area youth have a reliable source of food during the coronavirus-related closure...
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