Covid-19

Free Covid-19 Testing at Campbell Community Center

 
12/17/20
 
Free
 
Campbell Community Center

The City of Campbell is partnering with the County of Santa Clara to offer COVID-19 testing in our community. Testing will be by appointment only, offered at the Orchard City Banquet Hall. Appointments will open for scheduling 7 days before...

Covid Testing Still Happening Tuesdays in Old Monterey!

 
12/28/21
 
 
Parking Lot

Lightspeed Testing will be conducting free rapid Covid tests on Tuesday, December 28 and Tuesday, January 4, 4pm-6pm, in the parking lot of 665 Munras Avenue in Monterey. (PCR tests will also be available for no cost if you have health insurance.) You can register in advance online.

Covid testing (and Covid vaccinations!) will return to the Old Monterey Farmers Market on Alvarado Street on Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm, when the market reopens on January 11.

Jachs New York Menswear Now at Cypress Boutique

Monterey, CA

Cypress Boutique Monterey is happy to announce that we now carry men's clothing from Jachs NY. Come and check out our selection at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C.

From classic outerwear to everyday shirts, chinos, and sweaters, Jachs NY makes essentials for daily life and adventures.

Donuts by Yulanda Santos at Pearl Hour, Sept 27

Monterey, CA

Pearl Hour will be selling donuts by Yulanda Santos of Aubergine on Saturday, Sept. 27, 9am-1pm, along with coffee drinks and cocktails. Enjoy individual donuts and drinks on our back patio or pre-order a box of 6 or 12 donuts and a bottle of Prosecco for take-out.

Pearl Hour is located at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. 10% of donut and drink proceeds, 9am-1pm, will benefit the NAACP Seaside Youth Council.

Portola Hotel & Spa Offers Free Covid Testing to the Public

Monterey, CA

Portola Hotel & Spa is now partnering with Virus Geeks to provide free, walk-in COVID-19 PCR testing to the public Tue-Sat, 7am-4pm. The Peet's Coffee shop at the hotel (220 Alvarado Street) has temporarily been transformed into a testing site.

Thanks to the management of Portola Hotel & Spa for offering this great service!

Happy Hour Returns to Cibo

Monterey, CA

Happy Hour has returned to Cibo Ristorante Italiano! Every evening, 4pm-7pm, enjoy drinks and/or snacks in our bar or out on our patio.

During Happy Hour we offer $3 well drinks, beer, house wine, and White Claw hard selzer,...

Celebrate Father's Day with Esteban Restaurant

Monterey, CA

In honor of Father's Day, Esteban Restaurant will be serving paella all weekend, June 19-21, 4pm-8:30pm. This Paella Negra Mixta from Valencia, Spain, features duck, sausage, mussels, and prawns. Paella will only be offered for dine-in service at our restaurant - reservations are recommended - but the rest of our menu is available for take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery.

Jamba Launches New Breakfast Items

Monterey, CA

Jamba, located at 398 Alvarado Street, has launched new fuel-good menu items including their take on the classic breakfast sandwich, the Handwich, designed to fit in one hand for easy eating on-the-go.

For a limited time only, order an Impossible™ Sausage Handwich; a Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Handwich; or a Spring Veggie Egg Bake and pair it with your favorite smoothie to save $1.

New Recycled Records Stickers

Monterey, CA

Recycled Records has stickers! Now you can represent your local record store wherever you go. These stickers, designed by Eros Gonzales-Lopez , are perfect for water bottles, laptops, skateboards...pretty much everything. Visit us at 604 Lighthouse Ave and get yours.

Open Mic Night, Thursdays at Bon Ton L'Roy's

Monterey, CA

Musicians and poets are welcome to join Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse for an Open Mic Night every Thursday at 7pm for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers. Indoor and outdoor seating available at 794 Lighthouse Avenue.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Members' Event: Halloween Special, Oct. 28

Monterey, CA

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Monterey Bay Aquarium is hosting a Halloween-themed online event for Aquarium members, featuring spooky (and family-friendly) fun in our Kelp Forest after dark. Join our divers for our annual member-favorite Halloween dive show, then get ready to party as we bring you a virtual dance experience in your home, complete with live music! Become an Aquarium member today , join us for this fun online event, and support this amazing local institution!

McAbee Beach and San Carlos Beach: Ocean Access Only, 8/22-9/22

Monterey, CA

The City of Monterey has announced the temporary and limited closure of McAbee Beach and San Carlos Beach, August 22 - September 22, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Only water activities and ocean access are permitted. Beach use is not permitted. Violators will be subject to fines.

Water activities are allowed. This means that activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking are permitted.

Beach use is not allowed. This prohibits groups, walking, jogging, sunbathing, picnicking, and sitting on the beach.

New NEX Regulators at Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

Monterey, CA

New regulators have arrived at Bamboo Reef Dive Shop!⁠ We are loving these new NEX regulators. NEX Underwater Products was created by divers, for divers, and their regs are assembled right here in Monterey.

Curious to test them out on a dive? All of our rental regulators are now from NEX, so swing by the shop at 614 Lighthouse Ave and take them for a test dive.

Monterey Trolley Returns on June 25, 2022

Monterey, CA

The Monterey trolley returns! This free service will operate June 25 - September 5, 10am-6pm daily. Park in the Downtown Monterey Garage (340 Tyler), Cannery Row Garage (601 Foam), or the Waterfront Lot (245 Washington) and get a free ride to all of your favorite attractions including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, the Lighthouse District, Downtown Old Monterey, and Old Fisherman's Wharf.

New Mask Rules in Monterey County as of February 16

Monterey, CA

Most of you have probably heard that the State of California and Monterey County lifted the indoor mask mandate on February 16 for people who are vaccinated for Covid.**

This means that, as of February 16, businesses in Downtown Old Monterey are not required to enforce masking and social distancing for anyone who's been vaccinated. Keep in mind that they can still request that everyone wear a mask while on their premises.

Please remember that each small business is run by someone who has a family and is dealing with challenges that you can't see. If a business is still requiring everyone to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, they surely have a good reason for doing so.

Please help us by being your most compassionate and understanding self. If wearing a mask is not something you're willing to do, just take your money to another business until their rules change.

What if you want to keep wearing a mask? If you're vaccinated but still want to wear a mask, you're allowed to do so regardless of what other people are doing around you.

**Not vaccinated? Please keep your mask on indoors. Want to get vaccinated and/or boosted? You can make an appointment here.

New Mask Rules in Monterey County: February 16, 2022

Monterey, CA

Most of you have probably heard that the State of California and Monterey County lifted the indoor mask mandate on February 16 for people who are vaccinated for Covid.**

As of February 16, businesses in Monterey's Lighthouse District are not required to enforce masking and social distancing for anyone who's been vaccinated. Keep in mind that they can still request that everyone wear a mask while on their premises.

Please remember that each small business is run by someone who has a family and is dealing with challenges that you can't see. If a business is still requiring everyone to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, they surely have a good reason for doing so.

Please help us by being your most compassionate and understanding self. If wearing a mask is not something you're willing to do, just take your money to another business until their rules change.

What if you want to keep wearing a mask? If you're vaccinated but still want to wear a mask, that's your business. You're allowed to do that regardless of what other people are doing around you.

**Not vaccinated? Please keep your mask on indoors. Want to get vaccinated and/or boosted? You can make an appointment here.

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic at Monterey Conference Center

 
2/8/22
 
free
 
Monterey Conference Center

Monterey Fire Department is hosting a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic for ages 12+ at Monterey Conference Center on Tuesday, February 8, 2pm-6pm. The clinic will have all three vaccines available (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) and can administer first, second, and booster doses as needed. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can register online here .

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic at Monterey Conference Center

 
2/8/22
 
free
 
Monterey Conference Center

Monterey Fire Department is hosting a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic for ages 12+ at Monterey Conference Center on Tuesday, February 8, 2pm-6pm. The clinic will have all three vaccines available (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) and can administer first, second, and booster doses as needed. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can register online here .

MY Museum Covid Vaccination Clinic

 
1/24/22
 
free
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum is teaming up with Central Avenue Pharmacy to support families in the fight against COVID-19. Please join us for a free vaccination clinic for anyone age 5 and up on Monday, January 24, 4pm-6pm. The museum will be...

Changes to Admission Policies at Monterey Bay Aquarium, January 2022

Monterey, CA

At this time, in order to be admitted to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, all visitors ages 12 and over must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result (either rapid antigen or PCR test).

Please note that, beginning January 10, those Covid-19 tests will need to be taken within 24 hours of your visit. Results from at-home tests will not be accepted. Find information on Covid testing sites in Monterey County here .

California State Mask Mandate Extended to February 15

Monterey, CA

The State of California has extended its indoor mask mandate through at least February 15. This is in light of the fact that California’s 7-day average of daily new Covid-19 cases almost doubled between Dec 31 and Jan 5. In other words: the omicron variant is here and it is very busy.

Please wear a high-quality mask over your nose and mouth and stay safe, everyone. You can find information on where to get Covid vaccines and boosters in Monterey County here .

All our Lighthouse District businesses remain open, and many offer options for people wishing to be more cautious, including take-out service from restaurants and curbside pick-up and shipping from many retail shops.

A special thanks from all of us to all of you - our valued customers and friends - for continuing to support our local, family-owned businesses!

California State Mask Mandate Extended to February 15

Monterey, CA

The State of California has extended its indoor mask mandate through at least February 15 as Covid infection rates have risen dramatically since the holidays.

Please wear a high-quality mask over your nose and mouth and stay safe, everyone. You can find information on where to get Covid vaccines and boosters in Monterey County here .

All our Downtown Old Monterey businesses remain open, and many offer options for people wishing to be more cautious, including take-out service from restaurants and curbside pick-up and shipping from select retail shops.

Thanks from all of us to all of you, our valued customers and friends, for continuing to support locally-owned businesses!

California State Indoor Mask Mandate Begins December 15

Monterey, CA

We have a new indoor mask mandate in California which began Wednesday, December 15. But while we'll all be wearing our face masks in Monterey's Lighthouse District, we'll still be bringing our hometown-style cheer to the holidays!

Visit us and wear your face mask over your nose AND your mouth, lovelies. We look forward to seeing your beautiful eyes.

California State Mask Mandate Begins December 15

Monterey, CA

Throughout the state of California, face masks are required to be worn indoors in public spaces beginning Wednesday, December 15. This is in response to a 47% increase in Covid case rates in the state since Thanksgiving and a rise in hospitalizations. For details on the mandate, please read this press release from the California Department of Public Health .

This mandate is scheduled to last at least until January 15. We in Downtown Old Monterey thank you for your patience and your continued support of our small, locally-owned businesses this holiday season.

Monterey County Mask Mandate Begins November 5

Monterey, CA

Throughout Monterey County, face masks are required to be worn indoors in public spaces as of Friday, November 5. This is because Monterey County reached the "substantial" community transmission level of Covid-19 according to the CDC. For details, please read this short article in Monterey County Weekly by Pam Marino.

There are some exceptions to the mask mandate, all covered in the article . These exceptions include indoor dining and situations in which a mask would "impede a medical or cosmetic procedure."

We thank you for your patience, your compassion in these unusual times, and your continued support of the Lighthouse District's small, locally-owned businesses.

Monterey County Mask Mandate Begins November 5

Monterey, CA

Throughout Monterey County, face masks will be required to be worn indoors in public spaces beginning Friday, November 5. This is because Monterey County has reached the "substantial" community transmission level of Covid-19 according to the CDC. For details, please read this short article in Monterey County Weekly by Pam Marino.

There are some exceptions to the mask mandate, all covered in the article . These exceptions include indoor dining, situations in which a mask would "impede a medical or cosmetic procedure," or at a meeting where all vaccinated people have shown proof of vaccination (unvaccinated people still have to wear masks).

We thank you for your patience, your compassion in these unusual times, and your continued support of Downtown Old Monterey's small, locally-owned businesses.