We consistently find temperature screening at school is unreliable. It also creates congregating potential and decreases physical distancing.
Available scientific literature has identified that effectiveness can be limited by several factors, including:
- External conditions (heat, sweat);
- Infections without a fever;
- Use of fever-reducing drugs;
- Other infections or conditions that may cause elevated temperatures;
- Devices failing to identify elevated temperatures, or misreading normal temperatures as elevated;
- Failure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for use, such as for set-up, operation, and training.
Therefore, Marin County Public Health does not recommend temperature screening. On the other hand, we strongly recommend regular hand hygiene, face covering, physical distancing, and decreasing risk (e.g., optimizing time outdoors and not mixing households). The majority of cases of COVID-19 transmission in Marin have occurred in households, not in structured environments (e.g., offices, schools) that implement site specific protection plans.
Follow the guidance of your doctor which may be specific to your individual health needs. In general, if you have symptoms, stay at home until you are fever free for at least 24 hours (without the aid of fever reducing medication) and 10 days after your symptoms have resolved.
**This guidance is for school staff and students, general population would need to be fever free for 24 hours and have improving symptoms**
Fever free for 24 hours and with improving symptoms.
**This guidance is for the general population, for school staff and students Follow the guidance of your doctor which may be specific to your individual health needs. In general, if you have symptoms, stay at home until you are fever free for at least 24 hours (without the aid of fever reducing medication) and 10 days after your symptoms have resolved.**
You must defer your remodel or renovation project unless it is necessary to restore your home to a safe, sanitary, and habitable space.
Yes, the Order allows you to return home.
Yes. Arborists, landscapers, gardeners, and similar service professionals can operate as outdoor businesses, as that term is defined in the Order, but they must strictly comply with social distancing requirements.
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. As of June 12, 2020, retailers are allowed to reopen under the current Shelter-In-Place order’s Appendix C-1. That means with permission from the local jurisdictions and/or shopping center, retailers may now offer curbside, outdoor and indoor retail options. Retailers should follow the state guidelines for Retailers to create a safer environment for workers and customers.
Each retailer must create, adopt, and implement a written COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) prior to reopening. The SPP template combines state-level guidance published in the California State Resilience Roadmap and local Marin County public health policies.
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. Bike repair shops are treated as an essential business (the same as auto repair shops), but only to the extent they are necessary to facilitate essential travel.
Yes. An adult must actively supervise each child at all times to make sure that children two years of age or older keep their face covering over their nose and mouth and stay six (6) feet away from adults and children outside their household. Be sure to wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.
This guidance does not apply to indoor playgrounds or family entertainment centers.
Moving companies may continue to assist with necessary residential moves under this Order, since maintaining an available housing supply and keeping people sheltered is essential to the health and safety of the public. Moving companies may also continue to assist with necessary commercial moves that ensure essential businesses as defined under the Order may continue operating. Non-essential residential or commercial moves, as well as any moves for non-essential businesses, should be deferred to minimize risk of transmission.
Generally, no. Only painters necessary for the completion of essential infrastructure as defined in this Order may continue operating while this Order is in place.
Yes, the Order permits nannies and babysitters caring for a child in the child’s own home to continue working. If families opt to have playdates, they need to keep playdates as a singular cohort. Keep the same group together and do not introduce or rotate members. By rotating members of the group, it allows kids to “pollinate” another group, which goes against the social/physical distancing practices. Play dates should follow the same guidelines for childcare centers that was issued on March 13.
NOTE: While the Regional Stay Home Order is in effect, gatherings of multiple households are prohibited, both indoors and outdoors. This includes the social bubble concept. Please follow our Health Orders webpage for information on when the Regional Stay Home Order may be lifted.