COVID-19 Response

  2. Vaccine Info
  3. How to Get the Vaccine
You may have also heard that vaccine eligibility is being opened to those 65 or older.  This will begin February 17 and will be for those 65+ who work in food and ag, child care and education, emergency services, and those who live in the following zip codes:
  • 93930
  • 93927
  • 93960
  • 93926
  • 93901
  • 93905
  • 93906
  • 93933
  • 93955
  • 95012
  • 95039
  • 95076
 We will continue to keep you up to date on vaccination information as we receive it.

ATTN Monterey County Veterans: If you're 70 years or older & wish to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, please contact (650)496-2535. A Veteran Vaccine Clinic will be held on Sat. ,Feb. 13 at Marina's Gourley VA-DoD Outpatient Clinic by appointment only


CVS Pharmacy has announced that people currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment beginning Thursday (2.11.21) for vaccinations starting on Friday (2.12.21).  The exact locations of the participating pharmacies in Monterey, Carmel, and Salinas have not been disclosed yet, the location will be available when scheduling an appointment.

Pharmacy locations are not announced in advance due to the uncertainty of available doses.

If you try to make an appointment today you will not be able to. Scheduling for appointments opens tomorrow, Thursday, February 11.

Appointments can be made thru the following:

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Calling CVS Customer Service: 1-800-SHOP-CVS (1-800-746-7287)
Monday-Friday 8 AM - 10 PM ET, Sat. & Sun. 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM ET. Closed major holidays.

Downloading the CVS app to your phone

Those currently eligible to receive the vaccine are:

Stay up to date with information from our Monterey County Health Department

  • View the latest local information on COVID-19

  • Access Official County Orders and view updated documents 

  • Register to receive Monterey County COVID-19 text updates by texting MCCOVID19 to 888777

  1. Face Covering Requirements

Face Covering ARE REQUIRED in Monterey County

The City of Seaside, all of the Monterey Peninsula cities and the the Monterey County Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved regulations mandating masks in public spaces and have imposed fines for those disregarding the state face covering health order for all areas.  

Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Masks work best when everyone wears them, but not all masks provide the same protection. When choosing a mask, look at how well it fits, how well it filters the air, and how many layers it has.

Two important ways to make sure your mask works the best it can
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Make sure your mask fits snugly against your face. Gaps can let air with respiratory droplets leak in and out around the edges of the mask

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Pick a mask with layers to keep your respiratory droplets in and others’ out. A mask with layers will stop more respiratory droplets getting inside your mask or escaping from your mask if you are sick.

For more information on science behind improving how your mask protects you, see Improve the Fit and Filtration of Your Mask to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19.

Face Coverings

As of July 28, 2020 fines were approved for face covering order violations. Fines are administrative citations not criminal proceeding and would start at $100, $200 for a second violation, and $500 for subsequent violations. Repeated violations could also be prosecuted as a misdemeanor in the discretion of the District Attorney. People given a citation have the option to pay the fine or appeal the citation and have a hearing before an administrative law judge.

Face Covering Exceptions

The order does not require children 12 and younger to wear face coverings or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Children two years old or younger must not wear them due to risk of suffocation.

Face Covering Guidelines:

The California Department of Public Health has these guidelines for cloth masks/face coverings:

  • Face coverings can be made from cloth, be factory-made or hand-sewn, or improvised using bandannas, scarves, T-shirts, sweatshirts or towels.

  • The material should cover the nose and mouth.

  • Ideally, face coverings should be washed after each use. Dirty masks should be placed in a dedicated laundry bag or bin.

  • Use detergent and hot water when washing cloth masks and dry them on a hot cycle.

  • Be sure your mask is comfortable; you don’t want to have to keep adjusting the mask because that means touching your face.

  • Wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer, before and after touching your face or face coverings.

  • If you must re-wear your cloth face covering before washing it, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.

Business Regulations 

Businesses must take reasonable measures, such as posting signs, to remind patrons about face coverings, and may not serve customers who do not observe the order. Workers do not need to wear face coverings if they are alone in a personal office but must put them on when others are present. Click here for guidelines from the California Department of Public Health on dine in restaurants. 

For advice from the World Health Organization on other food business click here

Testing Sites in Seaside

  • Seaside High School

  • Doctors On Duty

  • Seaside Family Health Center

  • For more information click on the testing sites click here.

COVID and Mental Health

Resources for Parents and Families

How To Stay Occupied during COVID

Great Plates Delivered Program Still Enrolling Seaside Residents

Great Plates Delivered

The City of Seaside has been approved to administer the State’s Great Plates Delivered program for Seaside residents. The program begins May 7th and will be partnering with Seaside restaurants to deliver three hot meals per day to qualified senior residents. 

To qualify you must be; a Seaside resident 65 years of age or older, or 60-64 who are at high-risk and who are unable to access meals while staying at home and are ineligible for other nutrition programs.  

More information and program updates can be found on our website   

  1. For Businesses
  2. What YOU Can Do

Are You a Business in Seaside? 

We have prepared a list of resources for businesses impacted by the effects of Monterey County’s Shelter-in-Place Order. 

CLICK HERE to visit our Business Information and Resource Page. Be sure to check back frequently as the list will be updated as information becomes available.