Covid-19

Weekly Farmers' Market at the Campbell Community Center

 
1/3/21
 
Free
 
Campbell Community Center

The weekly Campbell Farmers' Market is back on its usual day and time, but is being held at an alternate site during the Covid-19 pandemic. For health and safety reasons, the market cannot be held in Downtown Campbell and has been moved nearby to the parking lot of the Campbell Community Center.

Nightly "Magic Fusion" Show Opens May 28

Monterey, CA

In association with MHAA, the Monterey Magic & Comedy Club is proud to announce Magic Fusion , a new nightly magic show opening Friday, May 28 in the theatre inside the Stanton Center at 5 Custom House Plaza.

Magic Fusion is a fast-paced, high-energy, 75-85 minute show featuring jaw-dropping feats of mind-bending magic and comedy suitable for all ages. Each featured magician will perform a two-week run at the Club. Purchase your tickets online.

Reusable Pint Containers at Revival Ice Cream

Monterey, CA

Revival Ice Cream loves the environment! When you purchase a reusable pint container at the shop ($21.95) and fill it with your favorite Revival flavor when you visit, you can help us reduce the number of pint cartons we use and you'll get $2 off the regular price of a pint. Visit us at 463 Alvarado Street.

Hair Salons & Barbershops Can Open for Indoor Service on August 31

Monterey, CA

Great news for all who want a haircut, and all who work in hair salons and barbershops! On Friday afternoon, it was announced by the California Department of Public Health that hair salons and barbershops in Monterey County are permitted to reopen for indoor services on Monday, August 31.

You're invited to call to your favorite hair professional and make an appointment, but please be patient - given the short notice, it may take our local artisans a few days to get up and running again.

Monterey Moves into the Orange Tier!

Monterey, CA

Monterey County moved into California's Covid-19 Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7. What that means is businesses, residents, and visitors, working in partnership with the City of Monterey, have demonstrated their commitment to safety and health protocols and all of us are benefiting from it. Thanks to all of you and keep up the good work!

With Orange Tier status:

** Restaurants can increase indoor seating to 50% capacity

** Retail stores can increase indoor shopping to 100% capacity

** Gyms and fitness studios can welcome people indoors up to 25% capacity

** Family entertainment centers can open indoors up to 25% capacity

** Museums and the Aquarium can open for indoor visitors up to 50% capacity

** Bars not serving meals can open outdoors with modifications

** Wineries, breweries, and distilleries can open indoors up to 25% capacity

New Public Art in Jeffers Plaza

Monterey, CA

Monterey Conference Center has installed new public art for all of us to enjoy in Jeffers Plaza, an outdoor space connecting the Conference Center with Portola Hotel and Spa. The plaza is named after Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962), an influential local poet and icon of the environmental movement.

The bronze sculptures of Jeffers were created by local artists Will Pettee and Carol Matranga Courtney . We encourage you to go in person and check it out the next time you're in Downtown Old Monterey. Monterey Conference Center is located at 1 Portola Plaza.

Video: A Thank You from Downtown Campbell Restaurants

Campbell, CA

As you know, it has been a very tough winter for restaurants with the December 2020 Shelter-in-Place order requiring restaurants to close outdoor dining. A guest videography team wanted to do something nice for restaurant businesses struggling in the Covid-19...

2021 Children's Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse Is CANCELLED

Monterey, CA

Because of continuing concerns about Covid-19, Lighthouse Avenue businesses in Monterey will not be hosting our regular community trick-or-treat in 2021.

We wish all of you a happy Halloween this fall and we look forward to welcoming you back for sweet and ridiculous family fun with us in October 2022.

New Covid Policy at Monterey Bay Aquarium, November 1

Monterey, CA

Beginning on November 1, Monterey Bay Aquarium will require all visitors age 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of their scheduled visit. View a full list of Covid testing sites in Monterey County here.

Staff, volunteers, and guests ages three and older are still required to wear a mask when inside at the Aquarium. Timed tickets remain available for purchase exclusively through the Aquarium's website .

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!

FREE Covid 19 Vaccinations at Boogie Remixed

 
8/22/21
 
Free
 
Downtown Campbell

Santa Clara County's Pop-up Vaccination station is back in Downtown Campbell to be a part of this year's Boogie Music Festival: Remixed. Vaccinations are free and available to anyone over the age of 12 who wants one.

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Monterey County Health Dept. Recommends Masks Indoors

Monterey, CA

On July 19, Monterey County Health Department issued a new announcement:

"With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased reports of the very infectious Delta variant, the Counties of Monterey, Napa, San Benito, and Santa Cruz recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places. Out of an abundance of caution, people are recommended to wear masks indoors in places like grocery or retail stores, theaters, and family entertainment centers, even if they are fully vaccinated.

"Businesses are urged to adopt universal masking requirements for customers entering indoor areas of their businesses to provide better protection to their employees and customers. This will also make it easier for businesses to be sure unvaccinated people are masked."

The Health Department also reminds us that fully vaccinated people are well-protected from infections and serious illness due to Covid-19 (including the Delta variant). Vaccinating as many people as possible continues to be our best defense! To find a vaccination site near you, please visit www.myturn.ca.gov or call 2-1-1.

Monterey County Health Department Recommends Masks Indoors

Monterey, CA

On July 19, Monterey County Health Department issued a new announcement:

"With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased reports of the very infectious Delta variant, the Counties of Monterey, Napa, San Benito, and Santa Cruz recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places. Out of an abundance of caution, people are recommended to wear masks indoors in places like grocery or retail stores, theaters, and family entertainment centers, even if they are fully vaccinated.

"Businesses are urged to adopt universal masking requirements for customers entering indoor areas of their businesses to provide better protection to their employees and customers. This will also make it easier for businesses to be sure unvaccinated people are masked."

The Health Department also reminds us that fully vaccinated people are well-protected from infections and serious illness due to Covid-19 (including the Delta variant). Vaccinating as many people as possible continues to be our best defense! To find a vaccination site near you, please visit www.myturn.ca.gov or call 2-1-1.

Pop-up FREE Covid 19 Vaccination in Downtown Campbell

 
7/23/21
 
Free
 
Recycle Bookstore

Santa Clara County's Pop-up Vaccination station is back for for a second week in a row to give out free vaccinations to anyone over the age of 12 who wants one. This is a perfect opportunity if you've been meaning...

Pop-up Covid 19 Vaccination in Downtown Campbell

 
7/16/21
 
Free
 
Recycle Bookstore

If you or someone in your family is not yet vaccinated, it's now easier than ever to get a shot! A vaccination pop-up station operated by Santa Clara County is coming to Downtown Campbell on Friday, July 16th from 5pm...

New Prize Drawing July 1 for People Vaccinated for Covid-19

Monterey, CA

The State of California is continuing its incentive program to get as many people as possible vaccinated for Covid-19. On July 1, all Californians over age 18 who have received the vaccine will be entered into a drawing to receive one of six dream vacations (including hotels, food, and entertainment for up to four people plus $2000 for expenses). Read details here.

Want to find out where to get a free Covid-19 vaccine? Find a location here.