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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/14/2022

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Masks and face coverings


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Wear A Mask.

Wear a mask or face covering for added protection from COVID-19. Masking is one of our most powerful tools against the COVID-19 pandemic and health officials want to avoid future surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

When to wear a mask.

Beginning December 30, Marin County will align with the California Department of Public Health's order requiring all people, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in indoor public spaces and workplaces.  All previous exemptions for small groups of fully vaccinated people have been removed. Masks are now required in all indoor public spaces, including gyms, fitness centers, office settings, employee commuter vehicles, religious gatherings, college classes and similar environments.

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Outdoor use:

Masks are not required outdoors but are strongly recommended in crowded environments.  Everyone is also strongly encouraged to wear masks indoors at private gatherings where vaccination status cannot be confirmed.


If you travel outside of California, remember that face coverings are required when you are: 

  • On public transportation or waiting for it indoors (examples: airplanes, buses, trains, ferries)
  • Driving or riding in a taxi or rideshare vehicle (even by yourself) 

Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, or bandanas are not allowed on any public transportation (or waiting for it). This is by CDC order and applies in all U.S. States. 

Masks in the Workplace

Cal/OSHA has aligned workplace mask requirements with general mask guidance from the CDPH.

For more information, see Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards.

Please see current masking guidance for the State of California for masking exceptions.


Wear your mask correctly

  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Make sure you can breathe easily
  • A face covering can be made of cloth, fabric, or other breathable material, but it should not have holes

how to wear a mask correctly