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Monterey County Pushes to Keep COVID-19 Rates Low


The local COVID-19 “community level” remains low, according to the CDC.

COVID-19 Testing Options Still Available as State-Supported Sites Close


Some state-supported COVID-19 testing sites in Monterey County ended operations, leaving other options for testing to absorb the number of those seeking the service.

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Salinas Valley Comic Con appears to be another victim of Covid.

On Friday, Feb. 17, Salinas-born illustrator Rick Law posted on Twitter that he is “sad to hear that it sounds like Salinas Valley Comic Con in my hometown of Salinas is not to be again.” Law, best known for his…

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Monterey County’s state-supported Covid-19 testing sites close

MONTEREY COUNTY — California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently notified the Monterey County Health Department that utilization of Logistics Health Inc. (LHI) Covid-19 testing sites continues to decline in Monterey County, similar to other jurisdictions.  Consequently, CDPH and LHI …

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Monterey County picks up where FEMA left off in providing Covid-19 funeral funds.

Last year the Federal Emergency Management Agency launched a program to reimburse up to $9,000 of the cost of a funeral for a loved one lost to Covid-19, but it came with a catch. Namely the loved one applying had…

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Hartnell changes Covid-19 vaccine requirement

SALINAS — Hartnell College Board of Trustees voted to amend the board policy for students and employees requiring the Covid-19 vaccine.  Rather than requiring proof of vaccination to register for classes or to begin employment, the amended change “strongly recommends” …

Image caption: The Israeli drugmaker Teva is one of three manufacturers experiencing a shortage of Amoxicillin.
Amoxicillin: Why the Popular Antibiotic is in Short Supply

Amoxicillin, the most widely prescribed antibiotic, is suddenly in short supply just as a wave of respiratory illnesses is sweeping California. What is causing the sudden shortage?

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A pandemic triage tent is returning to CHOMP; A Natividad doctor reports kids suffering from multiple respiratory viruses at once.

Significant levels of influenza combined with an early surge of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and an expected increase in Covid-19 cases post-Thanksgiving week have prompted the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula to bring back a symbol of the early…

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The flu is back, likely joined by Covid subvariants, making vaccines ever important.

After two seasons of worrying about a convergence of influenza and Covid-19 that never quite materialized thanks to social distancing, all signs are pointing to the flu returning to pre-pandemic levels, joined by new subvariants of Covid-19. The flu made…

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Covid and flu vaccine clinics begin this weekend in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Department is partnering with local organizations to provide no-cost flu vaccination clinics at community-based locations throughout the county again this year. “Getting vaccinated is the single best step you can take to protect yourself …

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Monterey County outpacing other local providers in Covid vaccines provided to children

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County's Health Department has administered more Covid-19 vaccine doses to children ages 5-11 than any other local vaccine provider, county officials said Tuesday. As of Sept. 29, the Public Health and Clinic Services divisions of the …

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Facebook and Steven Carrillo: How a Veteran Became a Cop Killer

Steven Carrillo, an active-duty Air Force servicemember, fell down a rabbit hole of Facebook extremism and became convinced he could start a new civil war. Then he turned his online obsession into real-life murder.

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