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2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Published on March 02, 2020. Last modified on May 26, 2020

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Face covering Order

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Face Covering Order   

Signed Health Officer Order

For more information visit the Face Covering page here  En Español

Monterey Road to recovery

What's Next Graphic-  Monterey County Variance Attestation Form was approved by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors at a special meeting on May 26th.  The Form has been submitted to the State and the State has acknowledged  receipt of the Form.

Monterey County Variance Attestation Form 

Sector-Specific Reopening Guidance Documents - Including Sectors that will be approved when the Attestation is approved.


Board of Supervisors Report - May 19, 2020 

Progress of California's Roadmap to Modify the Stay-At-Home Order: Variance to Stage 2


Californians have been staying home and saving lives since the start of the statewide stay-at-home order issued on March 19, 2020. These efforts have allowed the state to move forward on our roadmap for modifying the statewide order. 

We are now in early Stage 2, where retail (curbside and delivery only), related logistics and manufacturing, office workplaces, limited personal services, outdoor museums, child care, and essential businesses can open with modifications. The state is issuing guidance to help these workplaces reopen safely.

More information 

Supplemental Order - Stage 2 - May 8, 2020

Beginning Friday, May 8, 2020, local retail businesses may begin providing curbside pick-up services to customers. Examples of such businesses include bookstores, clothing stores, florists, sporting goods stores and other over-the-counter retailers. In addition, manufacturing and supply chain workplaces supporting these businesses may open. Social Distancing Protocols must be followed in all of these settings. Members of the public may place orders online or via telephone only.  Retailers are not allowed to display merchandise on sidewalks.

Other types of businesses, including shopping malls, dine-in services, hair and nail salons, movie theaters and more, remain prohibited from operating.

Business owners are advised to review State guidance to determine whether their establishments may reopen as well as operational practices, so that they may avoid enforcement actions.  Information is available at https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/.

The May 4 Shelter in Place Order, as supplemented, remains in effect.

Health Officer Order 

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Updated Shelter-in-place order - May 1, 2020

This Order supersedes the Health Officer Order amended on April 2, 2020 directing all individuals to shelter at home. This Order is effective Monday, May 4, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until May 31st.   . This order is subject to review and further amendment after the governor issues further guidance or upon any substantive changes to the State Shelter Order, including any changes to the definition of essential workers. The changes to this order include clarifications to construction workers and worksites; residential transactions including rentals, leases, and home sales; the inclusion of landscaping and gardening maintenance; the addition of drive-in church services; and the use of golf courses and golf driving ranges. The clarifications to these activities are only permitted with physical distancing practices.The Order that requires community members use cloth face coverings when outside the home to prevent asymptomatic transmission from COVID-19 is still in effect. 

For Questions about COVID-19 or Shelter-In Place Order 

 If you have questions about the Shelter-In-Place or general COVID, please call Monterey County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline 831.769-8700 or 831.755.4521 or email covid-19@co.monterey.ca.us

First check out our Shelter-in-Place page

Community Testing sites - Available by Appointment

Monterey County launched two community testing sites in Salinas and Greenfield on Wednesday, May 6th. 

Area locations, days and hours.

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  • Salinas - County of Monterey Agricultural Center, 1428 Abbott St., Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm
  • Greenfield - Greenfield Branch of our Monterey County Free Libraries, 315 El Camino Real, Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm
  • Hollister - Veteran’s Memorial Building, 649 San Benito Street, Sunday through Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm
  • Watsonville - Ramsay Park Family Center, 1301 Main Street Wednesday through Sunday, 7 am to 7 pm
  • Paso Robles – American Legion Building, 240 Scott Street, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm

Testing will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made by  visiting https://lhi.care/covidtesting. or by calling 1-888-634-1123. Please note that phone registration should only be used for people without internet access.

A nasal or throat swab will be collected, and specimens will be sent to a FDA approved laboratory for COVID-19 PCR testing.  Current turn-around time for results is approximately 3 - 4 days.   Please do not call the Monterey County Health Department seeking test results.  

For those without any insurance, the State will cover the full cost of testing. There is no out of pocket cost for anyone receiving service. 

For more information see the press release

Additional Testing Sites

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte is providing drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Monterey

Testing times vary due to location availability and will be determined week to week based on the community need. 

Testing days and times for the week of May 25, 2020 are* : 

  • Monday, May 25 - Closed
  • Tuesday, May 26 - 9 am -12 pm, 1pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday, May 27 - Closed
  • Thursday, May 28  - 9 am -12 pm, 1pm - 4pm  
  • Friday - May 29 - Closed


For more information: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-mar-monte/campaigns/covid-testing-mc


If you feel Sick 

If you feel sick and are concerned about COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), please call your doctor or other healthcare provider before arriving at the office.


  • Natividad has a bilingual hotline 831.772.7365 7 am  to 11 pm, 7 days a week
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Coronavirus Hotline: 831-755-0793 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week. 
  • Montage Health COVID-19 Hotline 831.622.8001

You can also contact Montage Health Virtual Care Option, which is Free for all community members experiencing mild respiratory symptoms including coronavirus/COVID-19 More information

Please reserve Emergency Rooms visits for accidents, severe symptoms, and other life-threatening emergencies.


This is a revised Coronavirus page if you want to see the former page click here


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