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COVID-19 advisories for Monterey County, California and beyond

Información en español – California: https://covid19.ca.gov/es/

Official information resources about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) prevention, testing, and other important information:

State of California: https://covid19.ca.gov

In addition to following CA guidelines at https://covid19.ca.gov, see info specific to Monterey County: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Other official information resources:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 World Health Organization (WHO)


In California: “Members of the same household are encouraged to maintain physical and mental health by safely going to a park, a beach, hike, walk, or bike ride with members of their own household. Californians are also encouraged to keep connected with loved ones virtually.”—From “Quick Answers,” “Under the Regional Stay Home Order, can we go outside?” https://covid19.ca.gov/ (Below: January 19, 2021 screen shot from covid19.ca.gov)

Regarding Regional Stay Home Orders for the Monterey Bay Tri-County Region (Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties): Monterey and Santa Cruz counties are in the Bay Area Region, while San Benito has been assigned to the state’s San Joaquin Valley Region. Learn more: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/


As noted in Q&A on Outdoor Recreation, “It’s okay to go outside to go for a walk, to exercise, and participate in healthy activities as long as you maintain a safe physical distance of six feet and gather only with members of your household. You can also participate in activities at outdoor recreational facilities that are allowed to open. Parks may be closed to help slow the spread of the virus. Check with local officials about park closures in your area.”—https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/.

For FAQS from the California Bicycle Coalition about bicycling safely during the COVID-19 crisis, go to https://www.calbike.org/covid-19-bicycling/faqs-bicycling-safely-during-covid-19/.
As CalBike reminds there: “Please follow the advice and orders of your local authorities, no matter what this document [CalBike’s web page] might say.”

If you’d like to refer to archived info in our first coronavirus / COVID-19 post (published March 5, 2020, with some subsequent updates), click here.

Reminder: for the most current info on this topic, refer to the resources in the black-and-gold box above.

This post was published on 21 June 2020. One or more changes last made to this post on 21 January 2021.

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