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COVID-19 advisories for Monterey County, California and beyond

For the collective good, please

heed this important message.

California continues to have a stay home order / orden de quedarse en casa, to help bend the curve of COVID-19.

As the State of California’s October 16, 2020 update continues to note: “All individuals living in the State of California are currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized (including in the [Stay Home] Questions & Answers).” For Q&A and any updates, go to:

Monterey County website:

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. Californians should not travel significant distances for recreation and should stay close to home.”—

Reliable information resources for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) prevention, testing, treatment, and other information include:

State of California, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and World Health Organization (WHO)

In addition to following guidelines at, for more info specific to Monterey County, refer to

For FAQS from the California Bicycle Coalition about bicycling safely during the COVID-19 crisis, go to

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 17 October 2020.

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