Some of these services are now permitted. Please see the full guidance of what is permitted on our Marin Recovers website (Personal Services page). And of course, you may continue to use these services if your healthcare provider has determined that they are medically necessary for you.
Yes, mental health appointments can continue. Patients should consult with their practitioners to determine whether it is appropriate and feasible to conduct individual mental health appointments remotely.
All participants in group counseling services must attend meetings remotely if they are equipped to do so. Groups should make accommodations for remote support to the maximum extent feasible. If remote participation is not feasible or advisable under the circumstances, participation may occur in person provided that there is compliance with the social distancing requirements set forth in the Order, including maintaining at least 6 foot distance between individuals and capping group size to reduce in-person interactions.
The following resources are available to help people who may be experiencing distress or heightened anxiety right now:
- 24/7 Behavioral Health Recovery Services Access Line: (888) 818-1115
- 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Unit: (415) 473-6666
- 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255;
Linea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio (en Espanol): (888) 628-9454
- If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911 immediately
Yes. Be extremely cautious when providing care to vulnerable people and ensure that you protect them and yourself by following social distancing guidelines such as washing hands before and after, using hand sanitizer, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance when possible, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue, wearing a face covering, as recommended in the Health Officer’s April 17, 2020 guidance, except if a face covering is not recommended (e.g., for children 2 and younger, or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unable to remove a face covering without assistance); and stay home if you are sick.
Isolation is when a person with COVID-19 stays away from everyone, including the people he/she lives with, in order to avoid getting others sick. A person must isolate for at least 10 days after the first symptoms AND be fever free for the most recent 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine), and other symptoms improve. If someone is COVID-19 positive, but without symptoms, they must isolate for at least 10 days from the date of their positive test.
Quarantine is when people who have come in contact with someone sick with COVID-19, they must stay at home until they know if they are sick. A person must quarantine for 10 days after the last contact with an infected person.
If you do not develop symptoms, your quarantine can end:
- On day 10 from when you were last in close contact with the person with COVID-19; OR
- On day 7 from when you were last in close contact with the person with COVID-19, IF you are tested for COVID-19 on day 5 or later AND the test result is negative.
If you are not able to avoid contact with a person with COVID-19, you must stay in quarantine until 10 days from when the person with COVID-19 completes their isolation period. Your quarantine period is likely to be at least 21 days total.
Please read Marin County’s At Home Quarantine & Isolation Safety guidance document for important information and practical tips.
Visit the CDC for tips on managing stress and coping. Additional resources include:
- Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7 support.
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support.
- California Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: Find phone numbers and links to all the suicide and crisis hotlines by county in California.
- 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255; En Espanol (888) 628-9454 Linea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio
- California Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 1-855-845-7415 for 24/7 non-emergency support.
- The Friendship Line is available 24/7 as a crisis helpline for older adults: 800-971-0016 or you can text HOME to 741741 if you are feeling depressed, sad, or going through any kind of emotional crisis. A crisis worker will text you back immediately if you prefer text over the phone. This is a free service.
- Crisis Stabilization Unit: (415) 473-6666
- Mobile Crisis Team: (415) 473-6392
This is not meant to be a complete list of stores and this information is subject to change. Please contact your local Marin retailer to verify if/when special shopping hours are available.
- Members aged 60+
- Monday - Friday
- 9:00am - 10:00 am
- Nugget Markets (Novato, Corte Madera and Tiburon)
- Tuesdays and Thursdays
- 7:00am - 8:00am
- Senior citizens and at-risk members of our community
- Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays
- 6:00am - 9:00am
- Reserved for vulnerable guests
- San Rafael: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00am - 9:00am
- Marin City: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:00am - 8:00am
- Whole Foods
- 60+ or high-risk members of our community
- Wednesdays and Fridays
- 7:00am - 8:00am
When people become worried or anxious, they sometimes look for reasons they believe cause their worries. For COVID-19, some people in the U.S. may be concerned about people who are living in or visiting areas where outbreaks occurred. This fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma. For example, there have been reports of stigma towards Chinese or other Asian Americans or people who were in quarantine. Stigma is associated with a lack of knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads, a need to blame someone, fears about disease and death, and gossip that spreads rumors and myths.
Stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger towards ordinary people instead of the disease that is causing the problem. In order to combat stigma, learn the facts about COVID-19 and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Source: adapted from CDC.gov
People can fight stigma and help, not hurt, others by providing social support. Counter stigma by learning and sharing facts. Communicating the facts that viruses do not target specific racial or ethnic groups and how COVID-19 actually spreads can help stop stigma.
Please visit the CDC website for more information on how to stop stigma related to COVID-19.
Check in with your loved ones often. Virtual communication can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely and isolated. Consider connecting with loved ones by:
- Mailing letters or cards
- Text messages
- Video chat
- Social media
Visit the CDC for more information on what you can do.
Yes, blood banks, blood donation centers, and blood drives are exempt healthcare operations. If you are healthy and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, you are encouraged to donate. The need for adequate blood donations from healthy people is critical.
All volunteer needs will be posted to the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership website and updated as needs arise. We strongly encourage you to volunteer with existing organizations and activities and follow their guidelines as well as those from the County Health Department.
If you are a licensed healthcare professional, you may become part of the Marin Medical Reserve Corps or the Marin County “Surge” Unit. More information is available on the Marin Medical Reserve Corps' website.