The County of Monterey Public Health Officer issued a Shelter in Place Order for all residents of Monterey County to enhance measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Monterey County and to preserve critical health care capacity, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. March 18th.  A similar Order was issued by the Governor of California on March 19th.  The intent of this order is to ensure the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible.  Vulnerable populations, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions must stay home. All community members should stay home except to perform essential duties for business continuity or government functions, to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or perform activities related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle during this time. It is OK to go outside for walks if you are not in a group and practice proper social distancing.

Additional information on what businesses are exempted and activities are allowed can be found in the links to the order and instructions below.  If members of the community have questions pertaining to the enforcement of the Public Health Officer’s Public Health Order, they may contact the King City Police Department between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at 831-385-4848. 

County Shelter In Place Announcement

Health Officer Shelter in Place Order

Health Officer Shelter in Place Order

Spanish Translation Shelter in Place Frequently Asked Questions