Health Orders in effect for Marin County
Shelter-In-Place / Stay-at-Home Order
A Stay at Home (also known as Shelter-In-Place) Order is in place for Marin County until further notice. What this means is that we all still need to practice caution in deciding when to leave our homes and for what purpose. The virus is still present in our community, and even people without symptoms can have COVID-19 and give it to others. It’s important to help protect the people we live, work, and interact with so they don’t get the virus. For adults over 65 and people with certain health conditions, being exposed to COVID-19 could be deadly. We must all continue to practice social distancing, wear facial coverings, and wash our hands frequently.
At the same time, we are working to reopen our economy in a measured and safe way over time. The measured easing of some restrictions is designed to set the stage for a gradual return of activity and while preventing rapid, exponential growth of new COVID-19 cases that could overwhelm hospitals. Below, you will find information on the types of business activities that are currently permitted, and those that will be permitted soon. We of course encourage the community to support our local businesses - while also taking great care to limit interactions with others to the extent possible. Let's all commit ourselves to considering whether that extra trip to the grocery store, for restaurant take-out or curbside retail pick-up, or to the beach on a sunny weekend is truly necessary and in the best interest of our health and the well-being of others.
To help you understand the restrictions of the order, please review the resources provided below:
Information about the current Stay-At-Home Order
- Current Shelter in Place OrderAppendix A – Site Specific Protection Plan for Re-opening Businesses (Fillable PDF)Appendix B-1 - Small Construction Project Safety ProtocolAppendix B-2 - Large Construction Project Safety ProtocolAppendix C-1 – Additional businesses permitted to operate (updated June 26)Appendix C-2 – Allowed additional activities (updated June 25)
Business Reopening Information
MarinRecovers.com provides reopening and recovery information for both businesses and residents. As new reopening guidelines are announced for a specific business type, those materials will be posted at MarinRecovers.com. Below is a list of quick links to help you find information related to businesses allowed to reopen during the current Shelter-In-Place order.
- Marin Industry / Business Reopenings To Date
- Marin Recovers: A Safe & Measured Reopening Plan (PDF)
- Business Guidelines for Reopening
Facial Covering Requirement
On April 22, Marin County Public Health implemented a new public health order requiring the use of face coverings when completing essential activities. Everyone is asked to wear a face covering when they are interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces. Specifically, the order states that people must wear face coverings when:
- Inside public spaces or waiting in line to enter public spaces
- Seeking health care
- Waiting for or riding on mass transit or other shared transportation
- In common areas of buildings, such as hallways, stairways, elevators and parking facilities.
- Workers at businesses physically open and in areas where the public is present, likely to be present, or at any time when others are nearby.
- Workers in any space where food is being prepared and/or packaged for sale.
- Drivers/Operators of public transit.
Use of face coverings is not a substitute for practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet away from others, staying home as much as possible, and washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Information about Facial Covering Order, effective April 22, 2020
- VIDEO: How to make your own face covering
- Public Health Order requiring Face Coverings
- News Release announcing face covering order
- View COVID-19 Guidance for Masks and Gloves (Updated April 28, 2020)
Short-Term Rental / Lodging Restrictions
On May 29, Marin County Public Health again extended the public health order restricting use of short-term lodging facilities in Marin County. Short-term lodging facilities are defined as vacation rentals, short-term rentals, timeshares, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and other lodging facilities rented for 30 days or less.
Short-term lodging facilities within Marin are directed to cease all operations and services except as necessary to provide:
- Lodging for the county’s homeless population;
- Lodging for county residents who need to isolate or quarantine;
- Lodging to support health care operations, essential infrastructure, essential businesses, and essential governmental functions as defined in the Public Health Order (e.g., lodging for traveling nurses or government contractors);
- Lodging for county residents facing immediate displacement from their primary residence due to safety, sanitation, or habitability issues (i.e., inhabitable living conditions, violence, or threats of violence);
- Minimum basic operations as defined in the Shelter in Place Order
Information about Short-Term Rental Restrictions Order, effective June 1, 2020
- Short Term Rental Restriction Order of May 29 (Effective June 1)
- News Release / Overview for original Order of April 9.
Vehicle Based Gatherings
Parks Closure Order - Lifting of All Prior Order's Restrictions Related to Motorized Access
Information about Parks Closure Order, effective June 1, 2020
- Parks Order - Lifting All Prior Order's Restrictions Related to Motorized AccessWhat parks are open versus closed? Marin Parks List Regional Parks List