Press Conference Nov 2018
The Monterey Conference Center is welcoming back its first conference since the coronavirus pandemic shut down mass indoor gatherings. The facility is hosting the annual meeting and trade show of the Western Agricultural Processors Association (WAPA) from June 16-18. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
Thanks to solid vaccination rates that continue to climb locally and throughout California, the Cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Carmel, are breathing a collective sigh of relief that the Peninsula can offer a fun and restful respite from the pandemic for families celebrating Memorial Day weekend, May 29 - 31, 2021. Last Memorial Day weekend was a much grimmer picture. Required social distancing and newly mandated mask wearing, along with closed businesses and beaches were spawned by increasing COVID-19 infection rates and a critical situation in many hospitals. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
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City Manager Hans Uslar issued a local emergency proclamation today to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The proclamation will come before the Monterey City Council for ratification at its meeting on Tuesday, March 17. The emergency proclamation coincides with the State’s recent executive orders that provide cities more ability and resources to help contain the new virus. Despite having no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Monterey County to date, scientists and medical experts report that slowing the spread (also known as “flattening the curve”) of COVID-19 by reducing opportunities for transmission will save lives by giving police and fire personnel, hospitals, doctors, and vaccine-manufacturers time to respond and prepare for the outbreak.
First on the list of new protocols are city facility closures, and city programs and event cancellations or postponements beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31, 2020.
“Our priority, first and foremost, is the health and welfare of the Monterey community. While our community centers, library, museums, and sports center are valued by residents, visitors, and the public, we know that social distancing works and that these closures will help slow the spread of coronavirus in our community,” said City Manager Hans Uslar. “The Monterey community is compassionate, caring, and resilient. Together, the City of Monterey and its residents, businesses and neighbors, will persevere through this epidemic and protect our community.”
The City’s decisions are based on the Cal OES (California Office of Emergency Services) directive of three criteria for closures or cancellations: 1) if the gathering involves
over 250 people; 2) if the event allows people to maintain a six foot distance from one another; and 3) if the event attracts people in the high-risk category. The City also considered whether the service or event is essential.
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With guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health, the Monterey County Health Department is the lead agency locally providing protocols for addressing any potential local cases of coronavirus. Together, the County, local cities, and hospitals are coordinating efforts to contain the potential spread of the virus and to share accurate information to the community. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
An intergovernmental support agreement (IGSA) between the cities of Monterey and Seaside’s Presidio Municipal Service Agency (PMSA) and Presidio of Monterey (POM) has earned a 2019 Army Community Partnership Award from the Department of the Army. Known as the Monterey Model, the public-public partnership has been a nationwide benchmark for other communities with defense installations since its start in 1998. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
Monterey Fire Department
610 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 646-3900
Fax: (831) 646-3723
Non-Emergency: (831) 646-3914
Fire Prevention Bureau
Phone: (831) 646-3908
Infectious Control Officers
Primary: Jim Courtney
Secondary: Gaudenz Panholzer
Alternate: On-Duty Division Chief