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Preserve FAQ

Updated information and FAQ (Newest to oldest)


Wednesday, March 18 ~ 4:05 pm

Q: Can our water supply be infected with COVID-19?

A: There are no impacts from the Coronavirus to Monterey One Water's wastewater or water recycling treatment processes. We want to reassure the community that Coronavirus, a respiratory illness like the flu or cold, is a prime example of the viruses and other pathogens wastewater treatment plants are designed to treat. Like normal, our state-approved laboratory will continue its regular sampling and testing protocol to ensure all water quality standards are met. The M1W staff is highly trained and prepared to protect public and environmental health and safety.


Tuesday, March 17 ~ 4:54 pm

Monterey County Officials have implamented a Shelter In Place Order. Please view the full order and teh Order FAQ sheets here:


 As of 4:00 pm on March 17, 2020, there has been 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monterey County.


Sunday, March 15 ~ 1:30 pm

Please read the attached document from Montage Health Foundation (Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula/CHOMP) regarding our local hospitals preparedness: 

Montage Doc.pdf

As of 9:00 am on March 15, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monterey County.


Saturday, March 14 ~ 11:30 am

Monterey County Health Department has developed their own FAQ in order to keep the public informed on the current situations within the county, as well as what will happen when a positive COVID-19 test results occurs. Please review their document here:


Friday, March 13 ~ 3:30 pm

Q: Are there any cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Monterey County?

A: As of 9:00 am on March 13, there are no confirmed cases within the Santa Lucia Preserve or Monterey County. For more information on COVID-19, as it pertains to Monterey County, please use the following link:

Q: I have several friends scheduled for dinner at the Hacienda tonight, can I host this gathering?

A: Until further notice, the Preserve Hacienda and Golf Clubhouse dining areas are open for business, at your own risk. For more information on social distancing recommendations, please refer to the following document provided by California Department of Public Health:

A: How are the employees being cared for during this difficult time?

Q: Management is training staff in all aspects of safety and wellness regarding COVID-19. As the situation develops, we will evaluate the need to have employees report to work. As always, it will be our top priority to ensure all Preserve staff members are well cared for. The Preserve Company has an excellent helath program including sick leave and vacation time provided to the employees. 

More Question and Answers will be added as the COVID-19 situation develops.