Updated Information on Coronavirus Disease

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On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order to residents of California to Stay at Home Except for Essential Needs.  Many residents have had questions regarding what they are and are not allowed to do.  This link provides a comprehensive list of what is allowed or not for residents and business.  Please take a moment to review this information and help save lives. 

The County of Monterey Health Officer has also issued a Shelter in Place order effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, ordering residents to shelter in place to restrict the spread of COVID-19 in the community.  The Governor’s Executive Order now supersedes this County Order. 

The State of California has launched covid19.ca.gov a new comprehensive website dedicated to COVID-19, its impacts, current facts, Orders in place, FAQs, access to unemployment, help for small businesses, and much more.  

The community can continue to support our local businesses while complying with the Shelter In Place Order by purchasing goods online or by phone for delivery, attending virtual classes and services provided online, purchasing gift cards for future use by phone or online, ordering take out or delivery food service, and participating in social media to continue to promote and support our local business community.

The City has also established a COVID-19 Economic Support web page.  Here businesses can find information and links to resources during this crisis. 

To view this page in other languages, please use the google translate feature at the lower right hand corner of the page. The linked pages to other organizations  also offer materials in many languages.

City Updates 

Mayor Delgado and City Manager Layne Long issued a Local Emergency Proclamation to address COVID-19. Click here to view the Press Release.  Ratification of this Proclamation will be considered by the City Council on March 17, 2020.  The Proclamation announced actions to further the City’s COVID-19 public safety response, implementing citywide service changes and signing a proclamation of emergency. The goals of these service changes are to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and limit exposure to our highest risk community members while maintaining a high level of support for the community and continuing essential City services.

Service Changes being implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19

Several service changes are implemented in response to the Stay at Home Order. 

RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL SERVICES

  • All recreation programs are canceled.
  • Senior Center, Teen Center, and Youth Center are closed.

MARINA PUBLIC LIBRARY

  • Public Library and Community Rooms are closed.

CITY OFFICES

  • City Manager’s Office, Community Development Department, Public Works Department, and Finance Department are closed to the public, except appointments may be made.  Please visit department web pages for more information. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

  • The Marina Fire Department is fully staffed and responding to calls for service.
  • All public education programs suspended, including public fire station visits.

MARINA POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • Police Services remain open for business with enhanced measures to minimize exposure.

PUBLIC CITY MEETINGS

The City has instituted Remote Meetings using the Zoom Application.  Visit the Participate in Remote Meetings web page for more information. 

Canceled or Postponed Community Events and Programs

 At this time the following events have been postponed or canceled until Governor Newsom lifts the Stay at Home Order at earliest:

  • All City Recreation and Cultural Services Events and Programs.
  • Senior Center, Teen Center and Youth Center.
  • All City recreation sports activities practices and games.
  • City facility rentals for large events.

Regular Actions the City is Taking

The City of Marina is continuing to closely monitor the Novel Coronavirus in close coordination with the Monterey County Public Health Department.  In light of the County’s latest guidance, and for the safety of City employees and the community, the City of Marina is currently implementing the preventive measures listed below.  

  • All doors and handles are being disinfected regularly throughout City Hall facilities; 
  • Hold regular cross-departmental meetings to identify and implement further preventive measures;  
  • Adjusted gatherings to observe the County’s guidance for social distancing; 
  • Placed bottles of hand sanitizer at all public counters; 
  • Supplied staff and public counters with disinfectant wipes; 
  • Posted informational signage, concerning preventive actions to protect against and slow the spread of the virus, at all public counters; 
  • And continue to participate in briefings with the County Public Health Department.

Protect Yourself and Your Community

Please visit covid19.ca.gov

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue, handkerchief, or sleeve. 
  • If you sneeze into a tissue, throw it away immediately and wash your hands with soap and warm water.
  • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hand. If you do, wash your hands immediately for a minimum of 20 seconds.

Clean Hands and Surfaces Regularly 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face specifically your nose, mouth, and eyes.
  • Avoid shaking hands. 
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as doorknobs, tabletops, counters, phones, keyboards, and light switches. 

Stay Home When Sick

  • Stay home and away from others when you are feeling unwell.
  • If you have a cold, flu, or other viruses, you can prevent the spread of germs by wearing a mask. 
  • If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your doctor first before going in

State of California

CA Department of Public Health
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

World Health Organization

International Updates