Yes, the Order allows you to return home.
The intent of this Order is to ensure that people remain in their residences and minimize social interactions outside of their immediate family unit. However, you may travel outside of the County for reasons specified in the Order, including travel to care for dependents and travel required by court order.
Yes, but only to perform essential activities or outdoor activities, to maintain essential government functions, to operate an essential business, outdoor business or additional business, or to perform minimum basic operations at a non-essential business, as those terms are defined in the Order. You can also leave to go back home or engage in other essential travel. Otherwise, the answer is no because that puts you and others in the community at risk. Keep in mind that Health Officers in neighboring counties have issued the same or similar shelter-in-place orders.
The intent of this Order is to ensure that people remain in their residences and minimize social interactions outside of their immediate family unit. However, you may leave your residence for reasons specified in the Order. These reasons include ensuring the health and safety of yourself and your family, engaging in outdoor activity that does not involve close contact with other people, obtaining services and supplies for yourself and your family, and to perform employment functions that are permissible under the Order.
All individuals are required to wear masks/face coverings when at a business, both indoors or outdoors, whether employee or customer. Businesses are required to enforce this, so if a restaurant asks you to keep your mask on while you are waiting for your food to arrive, or after you have finished your meal, please comply.
You can remove your mask to address basic biological necessities like eating and drinking, but you should replace your mask as soon as possible if you have to remove it. This is especially important if you are eating or drinking in public areas -- indoors or outdoors. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer both before and after handling your face covering.
(source: Marin Public Health Order)
Yes. Even if you have already had COVID-19, you still may be contagious or have the ability to pass the virus to others.
Retail businesses that sell new or used cars at the retail level must follow all retail guidelines, and all guidelines specific to automotive dealerships and rentals, including the following:
- Increase distances between tables/chairs in showrooms and waiting areas to ensure physical distancing for all necessary in-person meetings.
- For Personnel management, auto dealerships will follow General Office Space guidelines for office space management.
- Allow only one customer in vehicles during test drives with the employee sitting in opposite back seat. Both customer and employee must wear face covers as required by the Health Officer Order for Face Coverings at all times, including during a test drive.
- Prohibit Personnel from using handshakes and similar greetings that violate social distancing protocols.
Public and private boat ramps may open exclusively for the purpose of facilitating motorized and non-motorized boat launching. No gatherings of any kind at or around boat ramps are permitted, and any access to other park facilities by way of boat ramps and their parking lots must be in compliance with the Order of the Health Officer of the County of Marin Allowing Motorized Access to Certain Parks and Open Spaces, and Directing Others Remain Closed to Motorized Access. Private business and local jurisdictions operating public boat ramps may continue to limit or prevent access to their boat ramps at their sole discretion.
Campgrounds and RV parks are permitted to operate, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on June 29, 2020, subject to the applicable guidance issued by the State of California. In addition to following the applicable state guidance, these businesses must also adhere to the following limitations:
- Only designated camping/RV spots may be used.
- Each camping/RV spot may be occupied by only one household or living unit at a time.
- If camping/RV spots are immediately adjacent to one another, there must be at least one closed camping spot between each open spot to maintain adequate distance between households or living units.
You must follow Social Distancing Requirements when visiting campgrounds. Check the location you plan to travel to prior to your departure. Please note that campgrounds in the following Park Facilities remain closed:
- All beaches along the Pacific Ocean,
- Point Reyes National Seashore,
- Mount Tamalpais State Park,
- Tomales Bay State Park,
- Samuel P Taylor State Park,
- Chicken Ranch Beach,
- Bolinas Lagoon, and
- All Marin Municipal Water District lands.
Medical dispensaries can dispense under healthcare industry exemptions. Suppliers to medical dispensaries and licensed medical growers can operate as well. Non-medical cultivation, supply, and dispensing of cannabis are prohibited, with the exception of deliveries directly to residences. Dispensaries with a mixed clientele of both medical and non-medical customers can do in-person business only with medical customers.
Car washes that qualify as outdoor businesses under the Order may open. An outdoor business is a business that operated primarily outdoors prior to March 16, 2020, and that has the ability to fully maintain social distancing of at least six feet between all persons. Previously, indoor facilities or indoor portions of retail space were required to be closed to the public, and sales were required to take place outdoors. This has been revised, and per State Retail guidelines, indoor retail is now allowed with limited capacity. Outdoor businesses must comply with the Order’s social distancing requirements and post a Site-Specific Protection Plan.
Yes, as of June 5, 2020, charter boats may operate in the County. Charter boats include boats available for rent or charter for fishing, memorial services at sea, sightseeing, and other activities. All charter boat operations must follow all existing Health Officer Orders, including the Facial Coverings Order, and implement a Site-Specific Protection Plan. Additionally, all charter boat operations must abide by the following Industry-Specific Guidelines of the Health Officer: Charter Boat Operators, Outdoor Recreation Activity Businesses, Recreational Equipment Rental Businesses, and Childcare Establishments, Day Camps and Sports Camps.
The State of California issued a mask / face covering mandate on June 18, that is more restrictive than Marin's Facial Covering order and should be followed. In sum, children over 2 years old should follow the State of California's order, which requires face masks when out in public. You can find more information about proper mask fitting and scenarios for wearing a mask on our Face Coverings and Masks webpage.
Regarding camps, youth activities and child care / day care environments: the State of California's order defers to the local level, therefore, operators of camps, youth activities, and child care can continue to follow Marin's guidelines. In a camp, youth activities or child care environment, children 12 years and over are required to wear face coverings. In a camp, youth activities, or child care environment, children over 2 up to 12 years old should be encouraged to wear them as much as reasonable, with supervision, however, they are not required to wear them. Children 2 and under are not supposed to wear face coverings. Children over the age of 2 should wear cloth face coverings when not actively engaged in physical activity to reduce the risk for transmission only if the parent and provider determine they can reliably wear, remove, and handle face coverings following CDC guidance throughout the day. Children under 12 wearing a cloth face covering shall be actively monitored by child care, youth activity, or camp personnel at all times.
The Order allows all construction projects that are permitted under the March 19, 2020 Order of the California State Public Health Officer (the “State Shelter Order”), as long as the projects comply with the Construction Safety Protocols listed in Appendices B-1 and B-2 of the Order. Once they comply with the Construction Safety Protocols, construction sites do not also need to post a Site-Specific Protection Plan.