We've created this page as a central place for Gonzales residents to find updated advice and news about coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Here's the latest:

COVID-19 vaccines continue to be available at the Gonzales Rx Pharmacy. 

COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only (for those experiencing symptoms) due to a limited supply. Appointments can be made for Monday or Tuesday from 2pm-5pm by calling 831-290-0039.


Omicron Variant and What You Should Do

Omicron Variant Detected in Monterey County

Post Date: 12/23/2021 2:30 PM

The Monterey County Health Department announced that the County has received its first cases of the Omicron variant. The Monterey County Health Department predicts a surge in local cases and urges Monterey County residents to stay cautious as this variant spreads more quickly in comparison to the other variants. 

The Monterey County Health Department recommends residents do the following:

  • Get vaccinated against influenza and COVID-19
  • Get the booster if you are older than 16 years of age (please make sure that if you have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that you wait 2 months to receive your booster, and if you have received the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, that you wait 6 months before receiving your booster).
  • Wear a face mask indoors and outdoors.
  • Make sure to get tested for COVID-19 before and after traveling (please visitthis link for testing sites)

Please visitthis link for more information on how to remain safe during the holidays. 

For those interested in receiving their booster shots, please visitvaccines.gov.

Please visitthis link for more information about COVID-19 and Omicron.


Dear residents and partners of Gonzales,

Monterey County's Health Officer, Dr Moreno, has issued an updated Shelter-in-Place Order effective midnight May 1, 2020. This requires all Monterey County residents to stay home, unless they are part of the essential services provisions (see attachment below explaining what constitutes essential services). You will also find a letter to the community answering your most frequent questions.


El día 16 de marzo el Oficial de Salud del Condado de Monterey, Doctor Moreno, emitió una Orden de Refugio a partir de la medianoche del 18 de marzo de 2020 hasta el 8 de abril de 2020. Esto requiere que todos los residentes del Condado de Monterey se queden en casa, a menos que formen parte de las disposiciones de servicios esenciales (vea el adjunto para ver qué constituye servicios esenciales). Vea la carta a la comunidad a continuación, así como las respuestas a sus preguntas más frecuentes adjunto.

Gonzales Cares Program 

The City has worked to gather resources through various funding sources to put together a local housing support fund, to help avoid displacement during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information please see attached documents.


Programa Cares de Gonzales

La ciudad ha trabajado para reunir recursos a través de diversas fuentes de financiamiento para armar un fondo local de apoyo para viviendas, para ayudar a evitar el desplazamiento durante la crisis de COVID-19. Para obtener más información o para preguntas sobre el programa, por favor de mirar los documentos adjuntos.

Medical Advice from the County Hospital


Medical Advice from County Hospital in Spanish



Medical Advice from the County Hospital English



Medical Advice Triqui



Advice from County Hospital Mixteco

American Sign Language:

Advice from County Hospital American Sign Language

Information by Region

Federal, state, and local government agencies are providing frequently updated information at these web locations:

As you know, the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are touching all aspects of our daily lives and difficult decisions are having to be made throughout all communities in our County, State and Country. Our goal is that all residents stay safe and healthy throughout this time of crisis. After careful consideration of all the information we have been provided and the recommendations from Public Health Officials, coupled with the Governor’s Executive Order, and recent local school closures, the most prudent and safe course of action is to postpone until further notice all Recreational Programing. This includes:

  • Shrek Jr.
  • Kid Power After School Program
  • Recreational Pre-school
  • Softball
  • Mini T-ball programs.

We firmly believe it is the best course of action given the information we have to date and will do our best to minimize the amount of time that families are affected by these closures. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this entire process. Please take all the necessary precautions to keep your families and our community safe and healthy.

Continue to visit us for important updates.

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Como ustedes ya saben, las respuestas a la pandemia de COVID-19 están tocando todos los aspectos de nuestra vida diaria y se están tomando decisiones difíciles en todas las comunidades de nuestro condado, estado y país. Nuestro objetivo es que todos los residentes se mantengan seguros y saludables durante este tiempo. Después de una cuidadosa consideración de toda la información que se nos ha proporcionado y las recomendaciones de los funcionarios de salud pública, junto con la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador y los recientes cierres de escuelas locales, el curso de acción más prudente y seguro es posponer hasta nuevo aviso toda la Programación Recreativa. Esto incluye los programas:

  • Shrek Jr.
  • Kid Power After School Program
  • Recreational Pre-school
  • Softball
  • Mini T-ball programs.

Creemos firmemente que es el mejor curso de acción dada la información que tenemos hasta la fecha y haremos todo lo posible para minimizar la cantidad de tiempo que las familias se vean afectadas por estos cierres. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión durante todo este proceso. Tome todas las precauciones necesarias para mantener a sus familias y nuestra comunidad seguras y saludables.

Continúa visitándonos para actualizaciones importantes.


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State of Emergency

In response to the national Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City of Gonzales has declared a local State of Emergency. This declaration is made to give the city the flexibility it needs to respond to any situation that arises. You can find a press release and the official proclamation here (PDF) and under "Documents" below.