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Monterey County Implements Regional Stay At Home Order


Monterey County Under Regional Stay At Home Order (Effective Dec 13)

Effective Sunday, December 13th at 10:00p.m. Monterey County will implement the State's Regional Stay At Home Order. The County's Order implements this order until 06:00a.m. January 11th, 2021. It may be modified, extended or rescinded at the County's discretion at any time. This order is similar to the stay at home orders that were released in mid-March, but with a little extra leeway for certain industries.

What is Open in Pacific Grove?

The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise, without any food, drink or alcohol sales. The Pacific Grove portion of the Coastal Recreation Trail, Monarch Sanctuary and all Pacific Grove Beaches are currently open, as is Pacific Grove Golf Links. The Point Pinos Lighthouse grounds are closed. 
  • Retailers: Our retailers are open for shopping indoors at 20% capacity, and 35% of capacity for standalone grocery stores, with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. For a list of retailers offering online shopping with curbside pick up or delivery, click here
  • Hotels and lodging: Allow for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, provide accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations. Lodging for non-essential leisure travel is not permitted under the State's order at this time.
  • Restaurants: Our restaurants are open! Allowing only for take out or delivery. Outdoor dining is currently not permitted. For a directory, click here.
  • Offices: Many offices and such professional service providers in Pacific Grove are closed for in-person visitation if they are not part of critical infrastructure sectors. Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible. 
  • Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor activities only.

What is Closed in Pacific Grove?

The following business services are closed for the duration:

  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
  • Movie theaters (except drive-in)
  • Wineries, bars, breweries, and distilleries
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Limited services
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks