For more information about the moratorium, including application for funds and how to receive protection, please visit the county's Renter and Landlord Resources webpage. You may also call the Housing and Federal Grants Division at 415-473-7309 and visit the County of Marin's Emergency Rental Assistance Program website for more information and updates on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
No, the deadline for property taxes has not been extended. Throughout Marin County, 120 local public agencies rely on property tax revenues to maintain essential public services, especially during the current COVID-19 public health crisis. Property tax bills are mailed annually in late September and are payable in two installments. The first installment is due November 1 and must be paid on or before December 10, 2021 to avoid penalty. The second installment must be paid by April 10, 2022. Both installments may be paid with the first installment. Please read this press release for more information.
Presently, there is no local masking mandate in Marin County, however California masking requirements remain in effect. Both Marin County Public Health and California Department of Public Health strongly encourage the use of masks indoors, especially for our residents who are more vulnerable to infection or more at risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19.
In settings where masks are strongly recommended, businesses, venue operators, or hosts may:
- Provide information to all patrons, guests, and attendees regarding masking recommendations for all persons, independent of their vaccination status.
- Provide information to all patrons, guests and attendees to consider better fit and filtration for masks. Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are recommended over cloth masks].
- Require all patrons to wear masks, especially when risk in the community may be high, or if those being served are at high risk for severe disease or illness.
- Require every attendee who does not provide proof of vaccination upon entering indoor Mega Events to continue masking during the event, especially when not actively eating or drinking.
No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.
Visit the CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings webpage for additional information.
We understand the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19 on our community.
Below are some other resources available for you and your family:
Marin Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Assistance Programs:
- CalWORKS: Cash assistance for food purchases for families and individuals;
- Medi-Cal: medical care through Medi-Cal and County Medical Services Program;
- General Relief: Cash Assistance for individuals over 18 with no children and with no or limited resources;
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC): supplemental food and nutrition program low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age 5 who have a nutritional risk.
- For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 473-INFO (415.473.4636) or email 473-INFO@marincounty.org(link sends e-mail).
To apply for Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, CalFresh, and WIC you can:
- Call 1.877.410.8817;
- Apply online at BenefitsCal.com; or
- Pick up a paper application in person outside at 120 N. Redwood Dr. San Rafael, CA and at the Marin County Health and Wellness Center, 3240 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael, CA 94901. Spanish and English copies are both available.
- WIC applications are accepted over the phone by calling 415.473.6889. General Relief applications can be obtained at the locations noted above or by calling 415.473.3350. Also visit HHS’ online Community Resource Guide, for local information on programs/services available to help with money, legal, housing and more. Lastly, if you are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness, visit Homelessness Resource Guide, which includes a comprehensive list of resources. Residents can search for their nearest food pantry or emergency food distribution location using San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s Food Locator App. For those that cannot access the app, information on food resources for older adults (age 60+) and persons with disabilities can be obtained by email 473-INFO@marincounty.org or by calling 415.473.INFO (415.473.4636). All others can call 211 to get connected to this information.
Any business, including food facilities, should review the United States Department of Labor’s, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Coronavirus Resources for Healthcare along with updated guidance for mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in all industries.