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 B1 and B2 of the Order. Once they comply with the Construction Safety Protocols, construction sites do not also need to post a Site-Specific Protection Plan.
Yes, childcare establishments (as well as summer camps and other educational or recreational institutions) may open to provide care or supervision to children of all ages to enable people to work at businesses allowed to operate under this Order or work as essential governmental employees. Childcare facilities must comply with the following mandatory conditions in the Order to the extent possible:
Childcare must be carried out in stable groups of 14 or fewer (“stable” means that the same 14 or fewer children are in the same group each day).
Children shall not change from one group to another.
If more than one group of children is cared for at one facility, each group shall be in a separate room. Groups shall not mix with each other.
Childcare providers shall remain solely with one group of children.
No, not when used by themselves (without a mask). The purpose of face shields is to protect the facial area and eyes, nose and mouth from splashes, sprays or splatters of body fluids and are usually used by health care workers, dental providers, and other emergency medical providers.
Face shields are generally not used alone, but in conjunction with other protective equipment like a mask.
Face shields do not hug the face like a mask. Face shields used without masks still allow the respiratory droplets to escape because the shields are open on the sides and bottom. In the sense of “my mask protects you, your mask protects me” a face shield used alone does not stop the flow of respiratory droplets like wearing an appropriate fitting mask or face covering does.
Yes, funeral home providers and mortuaries may continue operating to the extent necessary for the transport, preparation, or processing of remains. This means that any employee necessary for the transport, preparation and/or processing of a body may continue to report to these facilities to conduct their work.
Houses of Worship are not physically open for congregational activities at this time. Check with your church, synagogue or other house of worship to see if it has virtual, online services.
Beginning June 5, outdoor faith-based and cultural ceremonies are allowed to proceed under the current shelter-in-place order under the guidelines provided on our Marin Recovers website. Size and layout of ceremonies are restricted to help guests maintain physical distancing, among other health precautions. Please review the full guidelines for additional requirements.
Houses of faith are still encouraged to continue utilizing online virtual meeting options as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19, especially for members with compromised immune systems or other health concerns.
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.
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.
Yes, if they are an essential business, outdoor business or additional businesses, as described in the Order, or if they contract with a governmental entity and provide an essential governmental function. Non-profits that are allowed to continue operating include, for instance, food pantries, organizations providing housing for homeless residents, and organizations providing other critical services. Other non-profit organizations cannot continue operating their facilities, except to provide minimum basic operations, such as maintaining the value of inventory, keeping the site safe and secure, providing for the delivery of existing inventory to residences or businesses, or ensuring that employees are able to work remotely. All employees may also work remotely from their residences.
Unless closer contact is necessary for their work, all employees must strictly comply with the Order’s social distancing requirements, including maintaining a distance of six feet from one another, frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an effective hand sanitizer, covering coughs and sneezes, wearing a face covering, as recommended in the June 18, 2020 State guidance, except if a face covering is not necessarily recommended for them (e.g., anyone who has trouble breathing or is unable to remove a face covering without assistance) and avoiding all social interaction outside the household when sick with COVID-19 symptoms (see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).
We do not currently know if pregnant people have a greater chance of getting sick from COVID-19 than the general public nor whether they are more likely to have serious illness as a result. Based on available information, pregnant people seem to have the same risk as adults who are not pregnant.
However, we do know that
- Pregnant people have changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of some infections.
- Pregnant people have had a higher risk of severe illness when infected with viruses from the same family as COVID-19 and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza.
Yes. As of June 12, 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.
Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/covid19-guidance.html
Some of these services are now permitted. Please see the full guidance of what is permitted on our Marin Recovers website (Personal & Limited 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.
No. One social bubble and one childcare or camp bubble only.
Yes. All individuals are required to wear a mask at a business, both indoor and outdoor businesses, whether as an employee or a customer. A store or business can prohibit you from entering their business if you do not have a face covering. However, if you have a medical condition or disability that prevents you from safely wearing a face covering, then you should speak with a store manager or employee about a reasonable accommodation to help you obtain the services you need without endangering your health or the health of other shoppers.