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July 20, 2024

Monterey County attributes 3,300 new Covid-19 cases to backlog

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County added 3,304 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Friday, the highest number of coronavirus cases reported in a single day so far. The massive increase, however, is being attributed to a backlog of cases. "Today's Covid-19 data refresh shows the highest single...

Monterey County commits up to $1M for Covid-19 tests

MONTEREY COUNTY — As demand for rapid testing skyrockets, Monterey County Board of Supervisors has unanimously agreed to spend up to $1 million to purchase additional Covid-19 tests for the community. In a 5-0 vote last Tuesday, the Board committed to bringing more rapid tests...

U.S. tops 3 million Covid-19 vaccines a day

For the first time, more than 3 million people, on average, are receiving a COVID-19 vaccine each day in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And Saturday the country reported over 4 million doses in a...

Monterey County demobilizes Covid-19 isolation housing program

KING CITY — Monterey County has started the process of demobilizing Operation Oasis, its isolation housing program that assisted more than a thousand residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. As of June 24, referrals are no longer being made to Operation Oasis and assigned staff have...

State guidelines remain for Covid-19 safety

MONTEREY COUNTY — Covid-19 pandemic restrictions for businesses in Monterey County ended on June 15, but County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno said state guidelines remain in effect and businesses need to become familiar with guidance from CalOSHA. Moreno advised residents to remain vigilant about...

Post-Infection Immunity Protective Against Delta, CDC Reports, but Vaccines Still Offer Best Defense

Previous infection with the coronavirus appeared to provide stronger protection against the delta variant than did vaccination in a large sample of patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. But in the long term, vaccination still offers the best defense against the...

New Covid-19 variant detected in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — A new Covid-19 variant has been detected in several California counties, including Monterey County, according to the California Department of Public Health. CDPH announced Jan. 17 that a 452R variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, was identified using genetic sequencing...

California to require Covid vaccines for students by fall 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced Friday that the state plans to add the coronavirus vaccine to other vaccinations required to attend school, such as measles and mumps, starting as early as next fall. The vaccine mandate, for public and private schools, will be phased...

Monterey County’s mask and vaccination requirements begin Monday

MONTEREY COUNTY — All Monterey County employees and the public are now required to wear a mask in county facilities regardless of their vaccination status, effective Monday. According to Communications Coordinator Maia Carroll, many county departments continue to offer online services and information for those...

Monterey County’s Covid-19 vaccination rates remain stable

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno said the county continues to make Covid-19 vaccines available and is looking toward younger demographics to raise vaccination rates during a press briefing on June 9. Of county residents age 12 and older, 63% have...

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Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published July 17, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY June 1212:14 a.m. Reckless driver on Meyer St.12:31 a.m. Suspicious person on Willow...