Food Industry

Grocery stores/farmers markets, etc.: Yes. Grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, and similar food retail establishments are encouraged to remain open to provide food and pet supplies to the public. When visiting these establishments, please help retailers maintain six feet minimum distance between patrons, including by providing ample space while shopping and waiting in line.

Restaurants, food trucks, etc.: Restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and similar establishments may remain open to supply meals to the public via delivery, carryout, and indoor/outdoor dining. You can also purchase prepared foods at grocery stores, supermarkets, certified farmers’ markets, convenience stores, and other such food retailers.

Restaurant Suppliers: Businesses that supply food goods and prepared meals to grocery stores and other food retailers are essential and may continue operating.   

Workplace Cafeterias: The cafeteria can operate like other food facilities.  It can serve food to the remaining employees, so long as the employees strictly follow the social distancing requirements in the Order.  

Last Updated 07/08/2020 - 16:59

Effective June 12, you may operate your liquor store with permission from the local jurisdictions and/or shopping center, following the public health guidelines for indoor retail posted here. You may also sell items as an Additional Business through curbside retail if permitted by State licensing requirements.

Last Updated 07/08/2020 - 11:18

The cafeteria can operate like other food facilities.  It can serve food to the remaining employees so long as the employees strictly follow the social distancing requirements in the Order.  

Last Updated 07/08/2020 - 16:44

No.  Hospital cafeterias fall within the exemption for healthcare facilities and may remain open.  Hospital cafeterias must be structured to ensure six-foot minimum distancing between non-related individuals picking up food from or eating in the facility.  Hospital cafeterias should increase cleaning and sanitization to minimize risk of exposure and follow other Social Distancing Requirements specified in the Order to the maximum extent feasible. 

Last Updated 07/08/2020 - 11:01

Restaurants and food facilities may offer food delivery, takeout, and outdoor dining. Marin County Environmental Health Services offers guidance for food facilities. Self-service operations are prohibited under the current Order. If your facility is offering take-out or delivery options, you should follow EHS's Environmental Health Service's website for additional updates as the Shelter In Place order continues.

Last Updated 07/08/2020 - 11:20

Yes, you can either pick up food for take away or opt to dine outdoors if the food service location you are patronizing offers that option. For outdoor dining, social distancing guidelines and all other current Public Health Order guidance pertaining to outdoor dining must be adhered to. For the full outdoor dining guidance, please visit our Marin Recovers website.

Last Updated 07/08/2020 - 11:22