The COVID-19 virus continues to circulate in communities within Marin County causing severe illness, hospitalizations and deaths among our residents. Individuals can spread COVID-19 even without symptoms. This ongoing risk requires everyone to follow necessary precautions. Reducing close contact with individuals outside your household, wearing masks, practicing hand hygiene, and staying home when not feeling well are all important measures to slow the spread.
The Fall and Winter seasons are a time when families and friends travel and celebrate together. Travel and gathering indoors with extended family and friends increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Staying home with members of your immediate family or household is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you must travel, be informed of the risks involved. For this reason, Marin County Public Health recommends that you choose a safer alternative ways to celebrate Fall/Winter holidays and family occasions. It is important to plan early and identify safer options.