Reminder about Health Order requiring facial coverings
In order to better protect residents from infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, Marin County Public Health issued an order requiring that everyone wear facial coverings in certain settings effective April 22, 2020.
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.
Children aged 12 years old or younger are not required to wear a face covering. In addition, individuals engaged in outdoor exercise such as walking, hiking, running or bicycling or running are not required to wear a face covering but should carry one with them and must continue to practice physical distancing.
Read our full news release to refresh your memory on what the facial covering order requires.
Where to get the latest information:
Have questions? Individuals can contact Marin Health and Human Services with non-medical questions about the coronavirus by email or by calling (415) 473-7191 (Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 12-noon and 1pm to 5pm).