APRIL 7, 2020 
Weekly Summary Readers, 

This email is intended to provide you with the latest local updates regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the City's response, and methods you can stay informed on this rapidly changing situation. 
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On April 3, 2020, Monterey County issued an updated Shelter-in-Place Order effective 11:59 pm on April 3, 2020 through 11:59 pm on May 3, 2020. This order supersedes the March 17, 2020 Order of the Health Officer. This new order clarifies, strengthens and extends certain terms of the prior shelter-in-place order to increase social distancing and further reduce person-to-person contact in order to further slow the transmission of COVID-19. 
CLICK HERE to View the Updated Order
The City has enacted new protocols for use of outdoor recreation spaces, closed specific parks and play structures, and has allowed for continued construction of vital infrastructure projects. Learn more below! 

Protocol for the Pacific Grove Recreation Trail, Beaches and Open-Space Recreation Areas
Please keep our beautiful coastline open for all to enjoy. While using the recreation trail, open space recreation areas, and/or our local beaches please ensure you observe the following rules:
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others
  • Do not meet-up, congregate or gather
  • Avoid crowded areas
Local outdoor recreation is permitted, but non-essential travel is not. Beaches and open space recreation areas in other communities are being forced to close. Let's work together to keep our open spaces open and to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Closed Parks & Play Structures
The following parks have been CLOSED in accordance with the updated Monterey County Shelter-in-Place Order:
  • George Washington Park playground and picnic areas
  • Caledonia Park 
  • Arnett Park 
  • Community Center "Caterpillar" Park   
  • Picnic and BBQ areas at Lovers Point Park
  • Picnic areas at Esplanade Park 
  • Lovers Point Volleyball Courts
  • Morris Dill Courts
  • All Basketball Courts
  • All Ball Fields
These parks and recreation spaces will remain closed until further notice. Violation and failure to comply is a misdemeanor and punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both pursuant to California Health & Safety Code §120295, et seq, and Penal Code §69, §148(a)(1)

Parks and recreation spaces that do no contain play structures and do not encourage congregation remain open for the time being. While visiting these spaces you must comply with all social distancing protocols. 

Construction Activities 
Pursuant to the April 3, 2020 Monterey County Health Officer Order, Section 13f(vi)(4),  the following construction projects have been designated Essential Governmental Functions and will continue during the shelter-in-place period:
  • Library Renewal Project
  • Lovers Point Coastal Access Project
  • Point Pinos Grill Reroof
  • Trash Enclosure 
In accordance with the Order, Contractors performing work shall continue to comply with social distancing requirements and protocols.

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The April 8th meeting will be held virtually in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 AND N-29-20, allowing for a deviation of the teleconference rules required by the Brown Act.

In response to the State of California stay-at-home order, the City Council meeting will not be available for in-person public attendance and all City Council Members and City Staff will participate remotely via teleconference.

Watch the City Council Meeting Live
You are encouraged to join the Zoom Webinar LIVE here:

To make a comment in the Zoom Webinar, use the “Raise Hand” feature. Please refer to the Meeting Instructions for further information on how to join and participate in the Zoom Webinar. If your computer does not have a microphone, or you are unable to access the Zoom Webinar, watch the meeting live on AMP Peninsula Channel 25, and dial-in to make a comment. The Zoom Webinar will not be live streamed via the City’s website. Viewing will only be available through Zoom or AMP Peninsula Channel 25.
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Listen to the City Council Meeting and Public Comment Telephonically
The general public may call in to: (877) 853-5247 or (888) 788-0099 US Toll-free (Meeting ID: 546459502#) to both listen to the meeting and to make public comments. If you wish to make either a general public comment or to comment on a specific agenda item, as it is being heard, press *9 when prompted by the Mayor. Public comments are limited to (3) minutes.

Public Comments via E-Mail
Public comments will no longer be read during the City Council meeting. If you wish to email the City Council prior to the meeting, submit to
Meeting Instructions
The City has developed step-by-step instructions on how to participate in the Zoom City Council Meeting. The full set of instructions can be found by clicking on the button below. 
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Technical Support
If you are experiencing technical difficulties joining the Zoom Webinar, providing a comment, and/or other issues, dial (831) 648-3128 and a staff member will assist you. There may be some delay during the broadcast view of the meeting. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
City of Pacific Grove Boards & Commission Update. All Boards and Commissions meetings for the month of April have been canceled.  Please continue to check the City's COVID-19 webpage for updates and additional information. 
At the April 1, 2020 Meeting, the City Council passed a moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of residential and commercial rent during the COVID-19 emergency.

The Governor’s Executive Order N-28-20, March 16, 2020 gives local governments the ability to restrict residential and commercial evictions due to nonpayment of rent if related to COVID-19. This includes loss of personal and business income as a result of loss of work or business income, compliance with government actions to reduce the spread of the virus and associated medical expenses. This executive order is in effect until May 31, 2020 unless extended.

Monterey County’s “Shelter-in-Place” order requires people to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This order also requires many (‘non-essential’) businesses to close or curtail operations which is resulting in lost wages and business income.

This moratorium will assist in compliance with the shelter-in-place order, preserving public health. Providing tenants with protection from eviction due to the inability to pay rent will help minimize any increase in the homeless population. The moratorium will help stabilize local housing and commercial rental markets. It will provide needed time for residents and business owners to recover from the economic downturn as a result of COVID-19.

It is not a ‘rent holiday’ as unpaid rents are due after termination of the urgency measures. It is intended for renters to work with property owners to pay in a timely manner any rent due, to the extent possible, during the shelter-in-place order.
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As of March 18, the following stores are offering ways for seniors and others at risk to access groceries.  Please check the store websites to stay up-to-date on any changes.

Senior Hours & Offers:

Trader Joe's - 1st hour of opening EVERY DAY (check your store for hours)
Whole Foods - 8-9 am on Wednesdays
Target - 1st hour of opening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (check your store for hours)
Safeway/Andronicos/Luckys - 7-9 am every Tuesday and Thursday
Raleys/Bel Air/Nob Hill - $20 Essential Bags

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain  (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).

CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

Learn more about how you can make your own face mask at home with minimal items! 

CLICK HERE for CDC Recommendations

In coordination with non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, California launches hotline to help Californians answer questions.

On March 31, 2020, the Governor announced the creation of a statewide hotline — 833-544-2374 — in coordination with the non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, so that Californians have a one-stop shop to answer their questions and get assistance during this crisis. For example, the 2-1-1 system is able to help older Californians access grocery and medication delivery while staying at home.

The state, in partnership with AARP, will also send a mailer to residents 65 and older with useful resources and information to help adapt to the stay at home order.

CLICK HERE to Learn More
Have you signed up to receive Monterey County's COVID-19 Daily Situation Report? Sign up is easy, simply provide your email address and begin receiving updates!  The Daily Situation Report provides a plethora of information including a situation summary, recap of significant events, and a brief response overview. Click on the button below to sign up now!
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There are many ways you can stay informed on the evolving COVID-19 situation and the City's response:
  • Visit the City's COVID-19 website:
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    • Facebook, Instagram: @cityofpacificgrove
    • Twitter: @PacificGroveCA 
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  • Contact the Public Information Office at or (831) 648-3131
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