Risk Reduction Order
A Risk Reduction Order is in place for Marin County until further notice.
On October 27, Marin Public Health replaced the previous "Shelter In Place" order with a countywide "Risk Reduction" Order. The new and updated order acknowledges Marin County's progress through the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy and better aligns with the State of California's current health orders and guidance to protect ourselves, our households and our community. It also acknowledges the personal responsibility of individuals and business owners/operators in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
One thing that has not changed is the need to practice caution in deciding when to leave our homes and for what purpose. The virus is still present in our community, and even people without symptoms can have COVID-19 and give it to others. It’s important to help protect the people we live, work, and interact with so they don’t get the virus. For adults over 65 and people with certain health conditions, being exposed to COVID-19 could be deadly. We must all continue to practice social distancing, wear facial coverings, and wash our hands frequently.
To help you understand the restrictions of the order, please review the resources provided below:
Information about the Risk Reduction Order
- Read the Full Risk Reduction Order
- Appendix A – Site Specific Protection Plan for Re-opening Businesses Fillable PDF: (English) (Spanish) (Vietnamese)
- Appendix B-1 - Small Construction Project Safety Protocol
- Appendix B-2 - Large Construction Project Safety Protocol
- Appendix C-1 – Additional businesses permitted to operate (updated November 17)
- Appendix C-2 – Allowed additional activities (updated October 27)
Business Guidelines For Reopening Under the Risk Reduction Order & Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
MarinRecovers.com provides reopening and recovery information for both businesses and residents. As new reopening guidelines are announced for a specific business type, those materials will be posted at MarinRecovers.com. Below is a list of quick links to help you find information related to businesses allowed to reopen during the current Shelter-In-Place order.
Facial Covering (Mask) Requirement
Everyone is asked to wear a face covering when they are interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces. Specifically, the order states that people must wear face coverings when:
- Inside public spaces or waiting in line to enter public spaces
- Getting health care
- Waiting for or riding on public transit or other shared transportation
- In common areas of buildings, such as hallways, stairways, elevators and parking facilities.
- At work, when near others or moving through common areas
- Outdoors, if you can’t stay 6 feet away from others
Use of face coverings is not a substitute for practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet away from others, staying home as much as possible, and washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Resources and Information About Masks & Face Coverings
- Face Coverings and Masks Information & Resource Page
- Marin Public Health Order requiring Face Coverings
- State of California Guidance for Masks & Face Coverings.
This page provides an overview of some of the public health orders currently in place for Marin County. Please see all public health orders to review all current orders, including those focused on medical care, healthcare facility operations and other aspects of the COVID-19 response in Marin County.