Don’t need a riot on the beach.
State officials on Wednesday said they will not disclose whether 21 patients housed at Asilomar Hotel and Conference Center in Pacific Grove have tested positive for the coronavirus, but are saying those individuals are highly isolated from the public and that the concern should be focused on the people who have the virus and are walking freely around the county.
Officials from the California Office of Emergency Services on Wednesday refused to say whether the Asilomar patients had tested positive, only that they were not sick enough for hospitalization. They did not return voicemails or emails requesting comment.
Officials Quiet On Asilomar Cruise Ship Passengers
Monterey County District 5 Supervisor Mary Adams, who represents Pacific Grove, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has specific criteria for sites that can be used for quarantines. She said that’s why the state chose Asilomar to quarantine the passengers.
“Asilomar, a state-owned facility, is one of the places that was identified,” Adams said. “So as the people up in Oakland were trying to parse out all of the folks around the state to different places, each one going to a spot that was the right level of care for them, there were people who were identified that should be able to come and stay at Asilomar.”
Local politicos remind us that they did not invite or volunteer to take in the passengers. Might be bad for elections.
Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Peake said state officials informed City Manager Ben Harvey Tuesday afternoon.
“The city was not part of any decision-making process to bring people to Asilomar,” he said. “We learned of this after the fact, pretty much at the same time the public learned that the state had decided to bring people to Asilomar.”
Cruise Ship Passengers Will Stay At Asilomar
More hand washing stations, that will make it good.
Good Old Days, the annual big bash in Pacific Grove that has historically drawn hundreds of people to Butterfly Town, is moving ahead undaunted by the spread of the coronavirus.
Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar said Tuesday the only way Good Old Days will be cancelled is if the Monterey County Health Department orders it.
“We’ll only react to the health department,” Ammar said. “If they say cancel the event then we will. We have 235 vendors and only one said they wouldn’t come.”
Event planners have increased the number of hand-washing stations and cleaning crews, he said.
Stupid Things Moe Says, 2020
Cruise ship passengers will be quarantined at Asilomar Conference Grounds. Nothing to help a speedy recovery more than being stuck there.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Monterey County would house some of the evacuated passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship that tested positive for coronavirus.
According to Monterey County District Supervisor Chris Lopez, the handful of passengers coming to the county would be quarantined at Asilomar Hotel & Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove.
Monterey County District Supervisor Mary Adams who represents that part of the county, said four to eight people are expected to be housed at the hotel. The hotel was selected because it meets all of CDC’s guidelines for quarantine.
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