Frequently Asked Questions Re: COVID in Carmel:
Masks are required when out in public, and social distancing is strongly encouraged. Retail businesses, hair salons, barbershops, personal care services, gyms, and fitness centers have re-opened with modifications. Restaurants and wine tasting rooms are open for outdoor dining/tasting, takeout or delivery services. Currently, INDOOR dining/wine tasting has been suspended in Monterey County. Reservations are recommended for outdoor dining/wine tasting as space is limited. See the list of Carmel-by-the-Sea restaurants offering outdoor dining/take out here. See the list here of our surrounding area member restaurants & local tasting rooms. Bars, Places of Worship, Offices for Non-Critical Services, Movie Theaters, Family Entertainment Centers, Zoos, Museums, Card rooms are all still closed.
The State of California is currently under a limited curfew (until December 21st, 2020) between the hours of 10:00pm - 5:00am. This means all non-essential businesses are closed and personal gatherings are prohibited between these hours. Restaurant Take-out and Delivery are still available between these hours, if the individual restaurant hours permit.
**Carmel Beach is open with modifications. Water activities, exercise & sitting with blanket or beach chair permitted. No tents, tables, bbqs or large groups.**
Our Chamber Office is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Our Visitor Center is currently open Thursday - Sunday (Noon-4pm). Thank you helping us keep our community safe and we hope to see you soon!
The Carmel Chamber of Commerce : Creating the Links
Since 1922, the Carmel Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Carmel Business Association) has promoted the success of Carmel, California businesses. The Carmel Chamber provides services, programs, workshops, and networking to nearly 500 members. Membership in the Carmel Chamber of Commerce is the best decision you can make for your business. It’s a great way to help your business, be involved in the community, and have fun!
For our tourist driven members, the Carmel Chamber runs the Carmel Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is the number one resource for in-town visitors, seeing an average of 2,500 people a month.
The Chamber and Visitor Center are great sources of information about Carmel for businesses, residents, and visitors.