COVID-19 Collaborative

COVID-19 Collaborative

COVID-19 Collaborative


A countywide multi-sector collaboration of existing and needed efforts fighting COVID-19 and its impacts on our community and advancing a coordinated action plan driven by science and best practices in public health and equity.

Outreach & Support Services Workgroup

To implement the Community Health worker model/ systems navigator in Monterey County. To develop best strategies in aligning existing programs and ensure residents have access to accurate information related to testing, quarantine support and wage replacement. Lastly, deploy community health workers to educate the community about the vaccination process and mitigate fears associated with it.

Science & Best Practices Advisory Group

Provide scientific leadership and a data-driven approach to drive the collaborative forward in 1.) reducing the rate of infection 2.) contact tracing and 3.) vaccination process. The goal is to utilize existing indicators and data to identify hot spots and areas that need additional capacity and interventions.

Vaccination Workgroup

Coordinate operations to support the County in scaling up vaccinations as more vaccines become available by garnering and integrating community resources (equipment, skills, services, people). Review, refine, and implement best public health practices.

Resources & Funding Workgroup

To identify existing resources and align funding to support the work groups. If needed, procure new sources of funding to support the work of the collaborative. In developing the work plan ensure resources are secured to move the work forward.

Communications & Marketing Workgroup

To build upon an existing communication framework to reach all residents of Monterey County, specifically those populations most disproportionately impacted by the spread of Covid-19. To nurture and create a united voice of many to amplify, enhance and optimize messaging to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout Monterey County, so, together, we achieve local public health and economic recovery goals.

Communications Toolkit

COVID-19 Communications Toolkit

Email Sign Up

Sign up for COVID-19 public outreach tools (Constant Contact)

Email sign up


Contact Michael Castro for more information.