COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

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Page last updated on May 28, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order for Monterey County reissued with added restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. on May 4, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer. For more information

The Monterey County Health Officer is requiring residents to wear a face covering when going out into the public to perform essential activities, effective 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Combined with sheltering in place, social distancing, and frequent hand hygiene, facial coverings are shown to help slow transmission of COVID-19. 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”).

 


Care Services

Facility

Agency

Status

Respiratory Virus Screening Medical Tents

Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula

Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula

Open

Respiratory Virus Screening Medical Tents

Natividad Hospital

Natividad Hospital

Open

 Testing Site Alisal High School (777 Williams Rd, Salinas, CA 93905) OptumServe/ California Department of Public Health Open (by appointment)
 Testing Site Agricultural Commissioner's Office (1428 Abbott St, Salinas, CA 93901)  OptumServe/ California Department of Public Health Open by appointment
 Testing Site Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940)  Planned Parenthood Open (More information)
 Alternate Housing Site Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey County Standby 
 Alternate Housing Site San Lorenzo Park Monterey County Standby
 Alternate Housing Site Salinas Valley Fairgrounds Monterey County Inactive
 Alternate Housing Site Sherwood Hall Monterey County Inactive
 Alternate Care Site Marina Municipal Airport Monterey County Inactive
 Alternate Care Site Asilomar Conference Center California Department of Public Health Closed as of 3/29

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 yellow at the top.

  • May 19,2020 - Monterey County Road to Recovery released, charting the county's progress toward reopening.
  • May 11, 2020 - Community Testing Sites are now open to the public, see chart above for locations. More Information
  • May 8, 2020 - Supplement to Shelter in Place Order issued, allowing local retail businesses to provide curbside pick-up service to customers beginning Friday 5/8/20. More Information
  • May 3, 2020 - Monterey County Health Officer has extended the Short-Term Rental Order until further notice. More Information
  • May 1, 2020 - The Monterey County Health officer amends and extends Shelter-in Place Order. More Information
  • April 28, 2020 - The Monterey County Health Officer is requiring residents to wear a face covering when going out into the public to perform essential activities effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday April 30,2020. More Information
  • April 24, 2020 - Monterey County Health Officer issues Short Term Lodging Order 
  • April 14, 2020 - Monterey County Op Area EOC Announces Alternate Care and Alternate Housing Sites. More information.
  • 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 1 Activation; Joint Information Center Open; Health Department Operations Center Full Activation

Yes

Facility 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

Partial Activation

Yes

Partial Closures

Salinas (county seat)

Partial Activation

Yes

Facility Closures

Sand City

Partial Activation

Yes

 

Seaside

Partial Activation

Yes

Facility Closures

Soledad

Partial Activation

Yes

CSUMB

Partial Activation

-

Facility Closure

 Hartnell  Partial Activation  - Facility Closure

MST

Department Operations Center Activated

-

-

 

 

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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

  • California Volunteer Corps Hotline: 833-544-2374. This hotline is specifically for older adults who have questions about resources and in need of assistance (such as medication and grocery delivery).
  • Health Department Hotline (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm). Call: 769-8700 or 755-4521
  • Health Department Email: covid-19@co.monterey.ca.us 
  • 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, 7 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-Thursday, 8am-5pm). Call : 831- 455-6075.
  • City of Salinas Small Business Assistance Hotline. Call: 831-758-7367 (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm) or email oscarr@ci.salinas.ca.us  
  • General Information call 2-1-1 or visit the Health Department Webpage.

Press Releases

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OES UPDATES

The Monterey County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has activated to Level 1 (partial) to support the Monterey County Health Department in preparing for and responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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