COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

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Page last updated on April 06, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order for Monterey County reissued with added restrictions effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer. For more information. 

Situation Summary 

Novel Coronavirus is an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

As of 11:59pm, April 4, 2020, there have been 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Monterey County residents (no change from April 3).

Number of tests completed:  1,014

COVID-19+ Cases Demographic Information

 

Care Services

Status

Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula

Respiratory Virus Screening Medical Tents Open

Natividad Hospital

Respiratory Virus Screening Medical Tents Open

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

Respiratory Virus Screening Medical Tents Open

Mee Memorial Hospital

Respiratory Virus Screening Medical Tents Not Available

Alternate Care Sites

Asilomar Conference Center (Operated by California Department of Public Health)

IMPACT ESTIMATES

Number of Active Events: 1

Structures Destroyed: 0

Mandatory Evacuations: 0

Communication Issues: No

Structures Threatened: 0

Shelters Open: 0

Major Road Closures: 0

Orders: Shelter-in-Place Order

School Closures: All

 

 

Significant Events

This is a timeline of international, domestic, and local significant events related to COVID-19. All new information will be highlighted in blue at the top.

  • April 6, 2020 - Monterey County Op Area EOC elevated activation level to Level 1.
  • April 3, 2020 – Monterey County Health Officer Reissues the Shelter in Place Order with added restrictions. More Information.
  • April 1, 2020 - California Department of Public Health releases Face Coverings Guidance. More Information
  • March 26, 2020 – Disaster Cost Recovery Information Released. Event Number: FEMA-3428-EM-CA California COVID-19. More Information.
  • March 21, 2020 – First death due to complications from COVID-19 in Monterey County.
  • March 19, 2020 - Governor Newsom issues a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. More information
  • March 18, 2020 – Monterey County Op Area EOC elevated activation level to Level 2.
  • March 18, 2020 - Monterey County Jail Visitation Suspended.
  • March 17, 2020 – City of Salinas and Sand City proclaim the existence of a local emergency. 
  • March 17, 2020 – The County of Monterey Health Officer has issued a Shelter-in-Place Order effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 18, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer.
  • March 17, 2020 – First two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monterey County.
  • March 17, 2020 –The Counties of Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and San Francisco order a Shelter In Place beginning March 17, 2020.
  • March 16, 2020 – Cities of Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, and Soledad declared local emergencies.
  • March 16, 2020 – Monterey County schools & libraries temporarily closed per Governor’s Executive Order.
  • March 13, 2020 – 12 Diamond Princess Cruise Ship passengers quarantined in Asilomar Hotel, Pacific Grove while undergoing testing.
  • March 13, 2020 – Cities of Seaside, Marina, Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Grove proclaim emergencies.
  • March 13, 2020 – President Declares a National Emergency.
  • March 12, 2020 – Governor Newsom issue Executive Order EO-N-25-20 .
  • March 11, 2020 – World Health Organization declares pandemic for COVID-19.
  • March 6, 2020 – Monterey County Public Health begins testing for COVID-19.
  • March 6, 2020 – Monterey County Proclaims Emergency(Approved by Board of Supervisors March 10, 2020 ).
  • March 4, 2020 – California Proclaims Emergency.
  • March 4, 2020 – First COVID-19 death in California.
  • March 3, 2020 – CSUMB/ Monterey Peninsula Regional Emergency Operations Center activated to lowest level.
  • March 3, 2020 – Monterey County’s Health Department Operations Center (DOC) Activated.
  • March 2, 2020 – Monterey County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Activated to Level 3 (lowest).
  • February 28, 2020 – First case of community spread in California.
  • February 4, 2020 – USA declares public health emergency; travel restrictions put in place.
  • January 30, 2020 – World Health Organization (WHO) declares public health emergency of international concern.
  • Jan 26, 2020 – First confirmed case in California.
  • January 21, 2020 – First confirmed US case in Washington State.
  • December 31, 2019 – First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China.

RESPONSE SUMMARY

The Monterey County Emergency Operations Center (Op Area EOC) activated March 2, 2020, in support of the Monterey County Health Department Operations Center (MCHD DOC). Monterey County OES will continue to provide information coordination, resource coordination, and situation status reporting to the COVID-19 event.

Jurisdiction

EOC Status

Proclamation of Local Emergency

Government Services

Monterey County

Level 2 Activation; Joint Information Center Open; Health Department Operations Center Full Activation

Yes

Partial Closures

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Partial Activation

Yes

Facility Closures

Del Rey Oaks

Partial Activation

Yes

Facility Closures

Gonzales

Partial Activation

Yes

 

Greenfield

Partial Activation

Yes

Possible Closures

King City

Partial Activation

Yes

Possible Closures

Marina

Partial Activation

Yes

Facility Closures

Monterey

Partial Activation

Yes

Facility Closures

Pacific Grove

Public Information Branch

Yes

Partial Closures

Salinas (county seat)

Partial Activation

Yes

Partial Closures

Sand City

Partial Activation

Yes

 

Seaside

Partial Activation

Yes

Partial Closure

Soledad

Partial Activation

Yes

Facility Closures

CSUMB

Partial Activation

-

Facility Closure

MST

Department Operations Center Activated

-

-

 

 

Partial Activation

Partial Activation

Data Category
 Number of Individuals
 Proportion of Cases (%)
 Age Group (in Years)

 0 - 17
 23  64%
 18 - 49
 50 - 64
 8  22%
 65+  5  14%
 Gender  
 Male  12  33%
 Female  24  67%
 Other and Unknown
 0  0%
 Region of Residence
 
 Peninsula and Big Sur Area
 10  28%
 Salinas Area
 20  56%
 North County
 6  17%
 South County
 Exposure Risk
 
 Travel-Related
 10  28%
 Person-to-Person Transmission
 12  33%
 Community-Acquired  6  17%
 Under Investigation
 8  22%
 Clinical Information
 
 Hospitalizations  6 17%
 Fatalities  1  3%
 Total  36 100%
Data Category
 Number of Individuals
 Proportion of Cases (%)
 Age Group (in Years)

 0 - 17
24  45%
 18 - 34
 35 - 44
 11  21%
 45 - 54
 8 15%
 55 - 64
10 19%
 65+
 Gender  
 Male  23  43%
 Female  30  57%
 Other and Unknown
 0  0%
 Region of Residence
 
 Peninsula and Big Sur Area
 19  36%
 Salinas Area
 27  51%
 North County
 7  13%
 South County
 Exposure Risk
 
 Travel-Related
11 21%
 Person-to-Person Transmission
17 32%
 Community-Acquired 11
21%
 Under Investigation
14 26%
 Clinical Information
 
 No Known Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
17
32%
 Diabetes  8 15%
 Hospitalizations  9 17%
 Fatalities  2  4%
 Recovered  5  9%
 Total  53 100%

Impact Surveys

COVID-19 Text Updates

  • To receive updates regarding COVID-19 in Monterey County, text MCCOVID19 to 888777.
  • To receive updates regarding COVID-19 in general, text Coronavirus to 211211.

Hotlines and Information

  • Health Department Hotline (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm). Call: 769-8700 or 755-4521
  • Natividad Coronavirus Hotline is (831) 772-7365. Natividad nurses are available to speak with you in English or Spanish from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days a week.
  • Montage Health Virtual Care Option Free for all community members experiencing mild respiratory symptoms including coronavirus/COVID-19.  Schedule an Appointment /  More information.
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Hotline: 831-755-0793 The hotline is staffed with registered nurses and will be available from 7:00am to 11:00pm, 7 days a week.
  • COVID-19 Economic Assistance Hotline (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm). Call : 831- 796-1909.
  • General Information call 2-1-1 or visit the Health Department Webpage.

Press Releases

For past press releases, click here

Websites

OES UPDATES

The Monterey County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has activated to Level 2 (partial) to support the Monterey County Health Department in preparing for and responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

For more information, click here.