Public Health Orders in effect for Marin County
Curious which public health orders are still in effect for Marin County? We've gathered all of the applicable health orders and related information into one location for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, but this is a higher-risk bubble. But please take your usual precautions with hand washing and sanitizing for the safety of your family and your social bubble friends. One tip: it’s important for people who create bubbles that include members at higher risk for serious illness to keep those bubbles as small as possible.
Yes. An adult must actively supervise each child at all times to make sure that children two years of age or older keep their face covering over their nose and mouth and stay six (6) feet away from adults and children outside their household.
Each person on campus, whether student, staff, administrative, maintenance, etc, is required to wear a face covering.
A “Face Covering” means a covering made of cloth, fabric, or other soft or permeable material, without holes, that covers only the nose and mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face. Face coverings should have two layers of fabric, but it does not need to be a medical-grade mask.
Face shields are acceptable when used with a face covering underneath OR the face covering includes a facial drape, such as the Humanity Shield.
Any mask that incorporates a one-way valve (typically a raised plastic cylinder about the size of a quarter on the front or side of the mask) that is designed to facilitate easy exhaling is not an acceptable face covering under Marin County’s and the State of California’s face covering order. A mask with a valve should not be used to comply with the Order’s requirements. Valves of that type permit droplet release from the mask, putting others nearby at risk.
The success and failure of the social bubble concept depends not only on your personal actions but also everybody else. It’s about solidarity. Keeping our bubbles small and consistent is really important to prevent an increase in the number of infections and a stress on our health care providers and hospitals. It’s best to be upfront about what levels of contact you expect to be having. Set ground rules together, since your idea of proper contact may not be the same as someone else in your bubble. Remember: their behavior impacts your health and vice versa.
Technically, yes. But, it’s important to take precautions. Social bubbles are an excellent way to allow families across multiple households to come together once again. However, older adults are especially vulnerable to severe symptoms of COVID-19. Therefore, all members of a social bubble should continue to practice other protective measures of physical distancing, wearing face coverings, frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and obeying isolation or quarantine guidelines if a member of the social bubble is diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19. People who are forming a bubble that includes people over 65 or those at high risk should consider a smaller-sized bubble with a very cautious approach to outside contact.
Yes, but only if there is enough space to practice physical distancing. Do not use the playground when different households are unable to maintain a physical distance of six (6) feet or when the capacity limit has been reached. Caregivers must monitor the playground to keep adults and children from different households at least six (6) feet apart. Children who are supervised by the same adult must stay together in the same play area or play structure at all times, to allow active supervision.
Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. However, if you must travel, we strongly recommend wearing a mask in public settings, staying at least 6 feet away from anyone who is not from your household, wash your hands with soap and water (or use hand sanitizer) for at least 20 seconds after using a public restroom, and follow additional CDC guidance to minimize your exposure to COVID-19 while traveling.
While Marin Public Health is not currently requiring quarantine after you return from travel, we strongly recommend you monitor for symptoms on return and contact your healthcare provider if you develop symptoms or are notified that they have had COVID-19 exposure. If notified of exposure, you should quarantine immediately.
Remember, You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can be contagious without symptoms and spread the virus to others. You and your travel companions (including children) pose a risk to your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus. Regardless of where you traveled or what you did during your trip, take these actions to protect others from getting sick after you return:
- When around others, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household. It is important to do this everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.
- Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when you are outside of your home.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Watch your health and look for symptoms of COVID-19. Take your temperature if you feel sick.
Depending on the activity that you and your social bubble are participating in, make sure you are in compliance with the California State guidelines for masks and face coverings. When in doubt, wear a face covering.
We suggest that you figure out what level of risk each social bubble member is comfortable with before agreeing to be in each other’s bubble. Make sure you are creating a social bubble with people you really trust so that everyone feels comfortable and safe.
Child care or camp or youth activity bubbles are separate from household bubbles. This means that if you send your child to camp or preschool or other youth activity, you don't have to forgo bubbling with your extended family or friends. Your child can be in both bubbles. As of August 17, 2020, a child can participate in two bubbles outside their household (childcare or camp or youth activity) during any three week period.
For more information, please visit our Marin Recovers website.
No. Eating and drinking in playgrounds is not allowed at this time to ensure face masks are worn at all times. Elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present.
Marin County Public Health updated our guidance for schools on poor air quality days when COVID-19 is present in the community.
- When air quality is unhealthy (Air Quality Index of 151 – 200) we recommend significantly decreasing outdoor activities.
- When air quality is very unhealthy (201 – 300), we recommend suspending outdoor activities. At these levels, windows and doors should be closed, and (if available) ventilation systems with filtration should be used.
- Marin County Public Health will recommend school closures when AQI > 300 (Hazardous).
There may be situations when Marin County Public Health does not recommend school closures but individual schools and districts opt to close schools due to staffing or other reasons.
Your school site specific protection plan is designed the reduce the risk of COVID-19 being in the classroom / on campus. Staff should always wear face cover, wash hands, and clean & disinfect surfaces per protocol.
No. One social bubble and one childcare or camp bubble only.
A social bubble is a stable group of 12 individuals or less, who can attend outdoor social or other outdoor events together. A social bubble may be made up of a combination of households, but no household or person may participate in more than one Social Bubble (except for children in childcare situations, explained below). Each member of the household must be counted as part of the same social bubble.
Consider coming on different times or days to avoid wait times and potential crowded times. Limit visits to 30 min per day when others are present. People standing outside the playground, including people waiting to enter the playground, should remain six (6) feet away from areas of the playground used by children and adults.
Schools may visit the CDC office buildings guidance page https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/office-buildings.html for reference on how to make the school environment safe for facility and students.
Marin County Public Health is accepting health care provider testing referrals and self-referrals by essential workers. Prioritized groups now include symptomatic and asymptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers.
Marin County Public Health has issued guidance for healthcare facilities and medical providers to guide efforts such as testing, post-test isolation and safety, at-home quarantine and isolation, use of masks and gloves, and more.
Access educational materials such as the EMS Field guide, hospital follow-up information, EMS safety videos, donning and doffing protocol, among other resources.
Access public health guidelines that are available for businesses and industries to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What types of businesses are allowed to reopen? Review Marin’s progress and projected dates for further industry reopenings.
From signage to PPE suppliers, browse a curated list of resources to help businesses of all sizes reopen safely.
|Age Group||Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases|
|80 Years or Older||271|