COVID-19 UPDATES (March 14, 2020: 12:00pm):
The County of Monterey issued a proclamation of a local emergency to support mobilization and coordination of resources. The Monterey County Operation Area Emergency Operations Center has activated to Level 3 – its lowest level – to support the Health Department, local health partners, and our Economic response team. I am receiving daily/hourly updates from the County OES team. 
Monterey County Resources and Information is being posted on the Monterey County Health Department website.
All Monterey County Schools have been ordered closed through the end of March. Follow the Monterey County Office of Education for updates about nutrition programs, online learning, and updated return to school plans. Details about where students can receive FREE lunch and childcare will be available soon.
Governor Newsom has released an advisory that large gatherings should be postponed or canceled statewide to slow the spread of COVID-19.


California EDD programs provide financial assistance to workers who have lost employment, experienced illness, or are caring for a sick family member. The 1-week wait for benefits has been waived so you can apply for benefits immediately.

If you have lost income, you may qualify for public assistance programs including Food Stamps, HealthCare, and cash assistance. Apply online at
We expect that many residents will be affected by reduction in income. Please look out for your friends and neighbors – offering support and assistance as you are able.
While the risk to the general public remains low, it’s important that you have the resources you need to keep yourself and our community healthy and safe. Our common goal must be to work together to help slow the spread (aka ‘flatten the curve‘) of COVID-19 by taking the following preventative measures:
– Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
– Avoid touching your face with your hands.
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects often.
– Stay home when you are not feeling well.
If you are sick and are concerned about the possibility of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider – or the number on the back of your insurance card. Do NOT go to the emergency room unless your symptoms are severe enough to require emergency care.
CHOMP is offering free eVisits – If you have mild respiratory symptoms including flu, hay fever/allergies, COVID-19 (coronavirus), consider using a free eVisit – Montage Health’s fast, online virtual care option – from the comfort of your home. Available 24/7.
The capacity for testing remains limited at this time, so we should assume that the virus is circulating in our community. Please make plans to self-isolate if you are sick and use your best judgement about when to contact your health care provider for higher levels of care. We need our emergency departments open for patients who require emergency care.
During times like this, as information from our public health experts is evolving as conditions change, it’s important to stay informed with accurate information. Trusted sources of information are listed below:
Call the 2-1-1 Monterey County information and referral hotline with specific questions.
Now more than ever we need to treat one another with compassion and care. Check in on your neighbors and call friends who might be self-quarantining in their homes. Be patient and responsive to evolving public health guidance.
We will get through this, together.

Wendy Root Askew

For Monterey County Supervisor

Now more than ever, we need honest, accountable leaders who know how to deliver at the County level to serve each of our community’s unique needs.

A mom, School Board member, and long-time County Legislative Aide, Wendy Root Askew understands how County Government works and offers fresh ideas to delivering the results we need.

With your generous support Wendy will continue her leadership towards protecting our environment, creating more housing and living-wage jobs, and keeping our families and communities safe. 


A Letter From Wendy

My Monterey County roots run deep. I’m proud to be raising my family here while already doing the work to deliver results for every community I’ve represented for a decade – Sand City, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, East Garrison, CSUMB, Salinas, Seaside, and Ft. Ord.

As top aide to Supervisor Jane Parker and your current MPUSD Trustee, I wake up every day thinking about the future of our County, and what it will look like for families, including my fourth-generation young son.

Our district – our communities – deserve a Supervisor that knows how our County works and is laser-focused on keeping our communities safe, spurring living-wage job creation, and addressing the housing needs of current residents and future generations.

We must continue this work, together. Our District deserves a Supervisor who is ready to hit the ground running, knows every corner of our communities and has the experience to continue getting results for our families, seniors, veterans and youth.

Join me.

Experienced County Leadership

As an aide to current Supervisor Jane Parker, Wendy is deeply involved with serving the needs of every District 4 community, with a focus on affordable housing, crime prevention, and economic development.

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phone: (831) 632-9052

PO Box 238
Marina CA 93933

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