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 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.
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 a face cover, wash hands, and clean & disinfect surfaces per protocol.
Nearly all COVID-19 vaccines being studied in the United States require two shots. The initial vaccine and the second vaccine must be from the same vaccine company (e.g., you cannot mix Moderna and Pfizer). The first shot starts building protection, but everyone must come back 3-4 weeks later for the second one to get the most protection the vaccine can offer. The first shot primes the immune system, helping it recognize the virus, and the second shot strengthens the immune response.
Learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Marin County on our vaccine information webpage.
Because the vaccine takes a few weeks to start working and requires two doses, it’s still possible to catch Covid-19 while you’re waiting for your booster shot. There have been a few reports of people appearing to become infected with the virus after receiving their first shot. In most cases, it’s not known whether the patients already had the virus when they were given the vaccine, or whether they were exposed after vaccination but before their bodies had built up enough immunity to fight off the virus. Clinical trials of both vaccines showed they reach only about 50 percent efficacy in the first few weeks after the first shot. If you develop Covid-19 after the first dose, you should still plan on getting the second dose on schedule but check with your doctor first. And remember, even after two doses, no vaccine offers 100 percent protection. But even if you do catch the virus after vaccination, it's likely that you will experience mild illness because your body, has antibodies ready to fight off the virus.
Yes. The same vaccine providers administer both doses for everyone they vaccinate. Counties and other vaccine providers are required to track who they vaccinate and ensure those individuals receive their second dose. In addition, it throws off a County or provider's vaccine planning if someone seeks a first dose from one location and a second dose from another.
People should take this into account in their decision making, knowing they will have to revisit the site of their first dose for their second dose.
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.