An Emergency Rental Assistance program is available for people who are at risk of homelessness due to a loss of income from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Provides information and updates about the Marin County reopening plan, shares the progress of the Marin Recovers Industry Advisors, and makes resources available for local industries planning to reopen
Labor and Workforce Development Agency
Addresses employees and unemployment insurance
Workforce Alliance of the North Bay (serving Marin County)
Maintains information for businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19
Marin Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Provides free or discounted services for small businesses in Marin County, including assistance to access SBA loans or the PPP program
Marin Builders Association
Guidance for construction and trades on rules regarding activity during the COVID-19 crisis
County of Marin Environmental Health Services
The information and requirements pertaining to COVID-19 may change as more is learned about this virus and its transmission.
Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM)
Information for food vendors and guidance on participating and attending Farmer’s Markets
Sends weekly job openings via email to job seekers. Employers can list job openings for free.
City of San Rafael Business Grants
The City of San Rafael has established a fund providing grants up to $5000 to eligible small businesses.
Congressman Jared Huffman
Resources for small and medium sized businesses
Marin Economic Forum (MEF)
Maintains a database of private funding and technical assistance available to small businesses. MEF also has data and analysis of the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the Marin economy, including links to reports, webinars and other articles.
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GOBIZ)
Statewide office serving California businesses which includes all information regarding financial assistance and employment information
California Department of Public Health
Resources for employers and workers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Guidance for businesses and employers
Small Business Administration (SBA):
SBA has multiple loan and assistance products for small businesses. The most important product is the Emergency Disaster Loan which can be a loan up to $2 million plus a grant of up to $10,000 for eligible small businesses.
Small Business Administration
Disaster assistance in response to Coronavirus
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Loans (that a portion or all will be forgivable) to cover employee salaries, rent, mortgage interest and other allowable expenses for businesses affected by COVID-19. The loans must be obtained through a bank.
On April 17, Marin County Public Health announced a new public health order requiring the use of face coverings when completing essential activities. The new order will go into effect at 12:00p.m., Wednesday, April 22. 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.
View COVID-19 Guidance for Masks and Gloves (Updated April 28, 2020)06/16/2020 - 22:20
COVID-19 can easily spread between people who are in close contact with one another. To help slow COVID-19’s spread, protect vulnerable individuals, and prevent the healthcare system in the County of Marin from being overwhelmed, it is necessary for Marin Public Health isolate persons with COVID-19 and quarantine persons exposed to someone with COVID-19.
What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.
- Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
- Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms.
How do I know if I should isolate or quarantine?
You should isolate or quarantine if...
- you have tested positive for COVID-19
- you have been in "close contact" with people who have tested positive for COVID-19. Close contact means:
- any household member
- individuals that have shared a home within 14 days of a person's COVID-19 diagnosis
- intimate partners
- someone who was within six feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or longer.
If you believe you meet the criteria above, please review the COVID-19 Guidance for At Home Quarantine & Isolation Safety.
Information and resources for individuals with disabilities.
Marin COVID-19 Relief Fund
Many have asked what they can do to help by donating. In lieu on physical donations from community members, and in keeping in line with social distancing, the Marin Community Foundation has set up a #COVID-19 relief fund.
The fund will be used to soften the social and economic impacts of the pandemic with five main efforts:
- Emergency rental assistance for low-income residents
- Expanded food for economically disadvantaged families
- Expanded meals for seniors
- Wi-Fi mobile access for economically disadvantaged students
- Emergency childcare for health care workers and emergency responders
If you wish to donate, please visit the following link: https://marincf.givecorps.com/causes/14681-covid-19-fund-of-mcf.
Help us obtain PPE and supplies for our healthcare workers
The American Medical Association is already working with manufacturers to increase the production and distribution of PPE to healthcare workers across the country. Therefore, we’re not asking residents to try and purchase new PPE for donation purposes.
However, if you have excess inventory of PPE to you wish to donate to support our health care and first responder workers, please fill out our online donation form. Alternatively, donations can be dropped off Monday - Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, at The Salvation Army (351 Mission Avenue, San Rafael).
We are accepting the following items in new, unopened boxes only:
Unfortunately, we cannot accept homemade masks. Please keep those for yourself, your family or a neighbor!
- N95 masks
- Surgical masks
- Isolation masks
- Disposable gowns
- Latex gloves