MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION) The Monterey County Health Officer has issued an order clarifying limitations for short-term lodging while a Shelter in Place order is in effect.
Lodging facilities can stay open, but for limited purposes, according to the health officer. People can stay in short-term lodging if they are homeless and looking for stable housing or if they cannot return to their own home because they cannot isolate there or someone else there has COVID-19 and cannot isolate.
Guests can also stay in short-term lodging if they are staying in the area temporarily to provide essential services.
The order is effective immediately and will stay in effect until May 3 unless it is revised.
Guests that arrived at the lodging before the effective date can stay through the end of their original booking period, according to the health officer, but extensions are not allowed unless they are there for one of the limited purposes.
Read the full order below.