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COVID-19 Status Update for 05/11/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for May 11 includes updated local COVID-19 data and Marin Public Health’s work to provide COVID-vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness with a safe place to… Read More

Information and Resources

At this time, due to funding limitations, we are closing the rental assistance waitlist and are not accepting any new applications after Monday, June 15, 2020.

We are continuing to process requests in the order in which that they were received, but do not anticipate that all requests will be granted. Everyone on the waitlist will be notified in the coming weeks whether or not their request will be fulfilled.

Additionally, Marin County’s eviction moratorium remains in effect through September 30; renters have up to 90 days after the expiration of the resolution to repay back rent. For more information regarding the eviction moratorium, including documentation requirements, please visit www.marincounty.org/renterlandlord.

You can also watch these videos in English and Spanish that break down the moratorium’s frequently asked questions:

English:

  1. Why, When, Where, Who
  2. What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Rent
  3. Paying the Rent You Owe
  4. Help Is Available

Spanish:

  1. ¿Por Qué, Cuándo, Dónde, y Para Quién?
  2. Qué Hacer Si No Puede Pagar la Renta
  3. Pagando la Renta que Debe
  4. Apoyo Está Disponible

We understand the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19 on our community, and the County of Marin will continue to seek new ways of supporting residents during this challenging time.

Below are some other resources available for you and your family:

Marin Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Assistance Programs:

To apply for Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, CalFresh, and WIC you can:

  • Call 1.877.410.8817;
  • Apply online at c4yourself.com; or
  • Pick up a paper application in person outside at 120 N. Redwood Dr. San Rafael, CA and at the Marin County Health and Wellness Center, 3240 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael, CA 94901. Spanish and English copies are both available.
  • WIC applications are accepted over the phone by calling 415.473.6889. General Relief applications can be obtained at the locations noted above or by calling (415) 473-3350. 

Also visit HHS’ online Community Resource Guide, for local information on programs/services available to help with money, legal, housing and more. Lastly, if you are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness, visit Homelessness Resource Guide, which includes a comprehensive list of food resources available. Residents can search for their nearest food pantry or emergency food distribution location using San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s Food Locator App. For those that cannot access the app, information on food resources for older adults (age 60+) and persons with disabilities can be obtained by email 473-INFO@marincounty.org or by calling 415.473.INFO (415.473.4636). All others can call 211 to get connected to this information.

 

 

07/28/2020 - 16:28

 

In order to be vaccinated at a Marin County Public Health vaccination site, you will need to show:

  1. Proof of identity, and
  2. Proof that you live OR work in Marin County

There are many ways to show that you are eligible to be vaccinated.  Below is an example list of documents that will be accepted.

 

Proof of Identity:

Everyone seeking a vaccination will need to show proof of identity (ID).  Your ID must match the name on your vaccine appointment. You do not need to show a government issued ID and you do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine.  Example IDs include:

  • A legal photo ID (e.g., REAL ID, drivers license, passport, or other government issued photo ID).
    OR
  • A form of documentation with your name on it that matches the name on your appointment confirmation.
    1. Examples: driver’s license, work ID, library card, letter from your employer or school, bank/ATM cards, electrical bill, matricula consular, paystub, passport, money transfer receipt, etc.

If you are under the age of 18 and do not have a drivers license or state issued ID, you must bring your birth certificate.

 

Proof of Eligibility

When you check-in for your appointment, you must present documentation that establishes you meet the eligibility requirements to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. An appointment alone does not guarantee vaccine: if you do not have eligibility documentation, you will be asked to return at a later time (no exceptions).

Proof you live in Marin

You will need to show proof that you are a Marin County resident.  Examples include (must show Marin County address):

  • Drivers License; California ID Card or REAL ID (from DMV); Bill (e.g, utility, cable, mortgage, property tax, insurance); Vehicle registration or insurance; Rend receipt or lease or letter from landlord; Tax, bank or insurance document; School, employment or court document.

OR... Proof that you work in Marin:

Bring a photo ID and ONE of the following:

  • Proof of current employment (e.g., pay stub, ID card, etc)
  • Proof of employment in sector anytime between Jan. 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021 (even if you are currently unemployed)
  • Letter from employer identifying you as currently employed in one of the roles eligible for vaccine.

If you are unable to provide the documentation, you will be asked to sign an attestation at the time of your vaccine ensuring that you meet criteria.

04/15/2021 - 16:09

face covering fact sheet

To download, click on the desired language in the listing.

Name: Face covering fact sheet

Purpose: Explains why and how to wear face coverings.

Use: Post in areas where people gather, such as workplaces, businesses, shopping areas.

Target audience: Everyone

Languages: 

Type: 

  • Fact sheet
  • PDF
  • 8.5x11

Effective date: 9/18/2020

03/24/2021 - 11:48

MARIN

Marin Recovers
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

CareerPoint Marin
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.

STATE

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

FEDERAL

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.

05/11/2020 - 15:59

Read this before you make an appointment:

  • Please make an appointment before going to the location. Walk-ups are not allowed.
  • Only make an appointment for one session. You will make your second dose appointment on-site, after your first shot is complete.
  • Dress for easy access to your upper arm. You may want to wear a t-shirt or something similar under your coat.
  • Expect to stay 15 to 30 minutes after your vaccination. This is to monitor for any reactions (which is rare). This is routine and done for your protection.
  • Arrive NO EARLIER than 10 minutes before your appointment time. 
  • If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card.  Don't worry,  you will not have to pay for your vaccine.  Uninsured individuals are welcome.
04/15/2021 - 16:00

 

COVID-19 can easily spread between people who are in close contact with one another.  To help slow COVID’s spread, protect vulnerable individuals, and prevent the healthcare system in the County of Marin from being overwhelmed, it is necessary for people who have been infected to isolate, and people who have been exposed to a person who has an active COVID infection will need to quarantine 

ISOLATION

Isolation separates sick people and those who have tested positive with COVID from people who are not sick. 

If you have tested positive for COVID you should isolate. 

If you received a positive result for your COVID test, your doctor or clinic that provided your results will inform Public Health, there is no need to you inform the county. 

 

QUARANTINE 

Quarantine separates and restricts contact with others, for people who were exposed to COVID, to see if they become sick. Someone who may have been exposed to COVID but does not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. 

If you have NOT been fully vaccinated

If you have been in "close contact" with people who have tested positive for COVID, you NEED to quarantine.  

Close contact means you have been exposed to someone with active COVID infection for over 15 minutes in a 24 hour period, or had contact with them when no masks were worn. The exposure may happen with: 

  • any household member 
  • individuals that have shared a home within 10 days of a person's COVID-19 diagnosis 
  • intimate partners 
  • caregivers  

If you've been fully vaccinated: 

If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.

  • However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

Guidance Documents for at-home Isolation or Quarantine: 

COVID-19 Guidance At Home Quarantine & Isolation Safety (Updated April 9, 2021) 

COVID-19 Guidance At Home Quarantine & Isolation Safety (Spanish) (Updated April 14, 2021) 

Public Health Advisories for Quarantine

Modification of Quarantine Duration (Issued Dec 5, 2020) 

Public Health Emergency Isolation Order (Issued May 20)

Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order (Issued May 20)

 

 

04/14/2021 - 11:47

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted "Easy-to-Read COVID-19 Safety" resources on its website and American Sign Language (ASL) videos on COVID-19 on its YouTube channel.

These resources were developed by the COVID-19 Accessible Materials and Culturally Relevant Messages for Individuals with Disabilities Project, led by Georgia Tech’s Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, and funded by the CDC Foundation. The project delivers COVID-19 information in Braille, ASL, simplified text, and other alternative formats to people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.

Additional information and resources for individuals with disabilities is included below.

01/27/2021 - 11:42

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
04/09/2020 - 17:09

The California Department of Public Health has convened a Drafting Guidelines Workgroup which is leveraging national prioritization frameworks and reviewing data regarding occupational exposure and COVID-19 risk to prioritize sectors across phases and tiered population groups. All California counties will follow these guidelines in administering vaccine.  However, given the number of people falling into the various tiers in a specific county, the uptake of those in the priority group in getting vaccinated, and the logistics and timeline for use of the vaccine so that no doses go to waste, counties may be in different tiers in administering vaccine to their population.

Federal, State and Local Roles

Federal agencies will decide:

  • Which vaccines are approved for use in United States (FDA)
  • How much vaccine will be allocated to each state (CDC)
  • Overall framework for who gets vaccine at each phase of the rollout (CDC)
  • Ongoing research, monitoring, and oversight (NIH, FDA, CDC)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will decide:

  • Which vaccine(s) will be used in CA
  • How much vaccine will be allocated to each local health jurisdiction/county
  • State-specific framework for who will get vaccine when (per federal guidelines)
  • Which data systems will be used across the state to monitor vaccine distribution and uptake
  • Ongoing data collection, monitoring and oversight

Marin Public Health will:

  • Coordinate local infrastructure for vaccine storage, distribution, & administration
  • Promote efficient, transparent and equitable distribution across local communities
  • Conduct ongoing data reporting and monitoring
03/15/2021 - 15:05
03/15/2021 - 15:06
Proof of identity

Everyone seeking a vaccination will need to show identification. This does not need to be a government issued ID or photo ID, but your name must match the the name on your appointment. If you don't have the proof of identity, you may be asked to sign a form confirming your identity.

Proof of age

Youth age 12-17 need to provide documentation that proves date of birth. Acceptable documentation includes:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Student ID Card
  • Insurance Cards
  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Report Card or other document from school with Date of Birth
Citizenship

You do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine.

05/12/2021 - 11:43

Read this before you make an appointment:

  • Please check your desired vaccination site to see if an appointment is required. Walk-ups are permitted at some locations.
  • Youth aged 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Wear a t-shirt or something similar that allows easy access to your upper arm.
  • Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment time. 
  • If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card.  Don't worry,  you will not have to pay for your vaccine.  Uninsured individuals are welcome.
  • Do not show up to the vaccination site if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
05/12/2021 - 11:50

To get a vaccine at a Marin County Public Health vaccination site, you will need to show these two pieces of documentation:

  1. Proof of identity, and
  2. Proof that you live in Marin County

There are many ways to show that you are eligible to get a vaccine. Below is a list of examples of acceptable documents.

Proof of identity

Everyone seeking a vaccination will need to show proof of identity (ID). Your ID must match the name on your vaccine appointment. You do not need to show a government issued ID and you do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine.

Example IDs include:

  • A legal photo ID (e.g., REAL ID, drivers license, passport, or other government issued photo ID).  If you are under the age of 18 and do not have a drivers license or state issued ID, you must bring your birth certificate.
  • A form of documentation with your name on it that matches the name on your appointment confirmation, such as:
    • Driver’s license
    • Work ID
    • Library card
    • Letter from your employer or school
    • Bank/ATM cards
    • Electrical bill
    • Matricula consular
    • Pay stub
    • Passport
    • Money transfer receipt, etc.

Proof of residence

When you check-in for your appointment, you must provide documentation that shows you live in Marin County (must show Marin County address). Examples include:

  • Drivers License; 
  • California ID Card or REAL ID (from DMV); 
  • Bill (e.g, utility, cable, mortgage, property tax, insurance); 
  • Vehicle registration or insurance; 
  • Rent receipt or lease or letter from landlord; 
  • Tax, bank or insurance document; 
  • School, employment or court document

Note: If you are unable to provide the documentation listed above, you will be required to sign a form that says you certify that you have the that you live in Marin County and are qualified to be vaccinated. 

04/14/2021 - 16:31