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Information on COVID-19 and resources
Get the latest local information on COVID-19 response.
State Health and Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 FACTS - April 3, 2020
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California has 10,701 confirmed cases.
Monterey County Health Office Reissues Shelter in Place Order with Added Restrictions
Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno is reissuing his Shelter in Place Order that went into effect on Wednesday, March 18th, with added restrictions.
4/3/2020 6:23:00 PM
Published on November 03, 2017. Last modified on November 22, 2017
Food Safety & Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection that is spread when a person ingests food or water that has been contaminated by the feces of an infected person. It is usually transmitted when an infected person has not properly washed his/her hands after using the bathroom or before preparing and eating food.
To prevent the spread of Hepatitis A:
- Ensure employees are hand-washing with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, before preparing, serving, or eating food, switching tasks, and after any possible contamination.
- Regularly clean restrooms (staff and public) and common areas of your restaurant using a bleach solution that contains 5000 ppm (1 and 2/3 cups bleach in 1 gallon water) allowing 1 minute of contact time and then rinse with water. Have staff wear disposable gloves & mask while cleaning and wash their hands after removing the gloves. Click to learn how to prevent and control Hepatitis A. Información en Español.
- Do not allow food handlers to work when ill or return to work until they have been symptom-free for two days.
Hepatitis A Disinfection Guidelines:
See this page about Hepatitis A symptoms and resources.
Guidance for Food Facilities: English (PDF).
Community Events & Food
Hosting a community event that involves food? Be sure to check out our special events page for information & permits.