AT A GLANCE: Providing the key information to help you navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic in Monterey County – Updated 4/29/21. Click on SOURCE for more information about each category.


Orange Tier

Some indoor business are open with modifications. The orange tier is the second least restrictive of the four tiers in the state’s reopening blueprint.


Health & Emergencies


Vaccine Rollout

Click link for vaccination information and locations.

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Food Banks

Food Bank for Monterey info can be found here.

Other food pantries can be found here.


Social Services

Some offices open, depending on location. Go here for more information.

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Shelter-In-Place Order


Schools

Schools may reopen fully for in-person instruction. Local school officials will decide whether and when that will occur.

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Libraries

Many branches now open for limited hours. Check at https://bit.ly/3lPYlMS or call 831-883-7555 for more info. Book drops are open for returns and curbsde pick-up is still available.

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Movie Theaters

Can open indoors with modifications, either at 25 percent of capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Capacity may increase to 37.5% if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination.

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Gyms

Can open indoors at no more than 25 percent capacity. Indoor pools can now open. Capacity may increase to 37.5% if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination.

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Personal Care Services

Some personal service providers have reopened. For a breakdown by industry, go to https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

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Restaurants

Can open indoors with modifications at 50 percent capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer.

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Parks

Open with social distancing and face masks required for everyone over 2. Playground capacities to be observed. All campgrounds and lodging units closed.

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Religious Services

As of April 13, paces of worship are allowed to hold cultural, religious and worship services indoors and outdoors at full capacity. State officials suggest capping services and events at 50 percent capacity.

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Public Transportation

Operating. Check status at https://mst.org/.


Government Services


Courts

Courts are open, but requests people stay home unless summoned or otherwise or otherwise required to appear at a courthouse, or if they must appear in person to access court services. More information available here.

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City Buildings

Some county offices are reopening. Check here.

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Evictions

Statewide eviction ban in effect for qualifying residential tenants who could not pay rent due to COVID-19 related hardship. Tenant must sign a declaration of COVID-19 hardship and by June 30 pay 25% of the rent due between Sep. 1, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.

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DMV

Behind-the-wheel driving tests resumed Feb. 1. Appointments canceled between Dec. 14 and Feb. 1, will be automatically rescheduled. New appointments for behind-the-wheel tests will be available in mid-February.

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Waste Pickup

Unaffected

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