All Updates

Category: Status Update
Posted Date Update Title
04/03/2020 - 16:45

April 3rd, 2020 status update includes information about Marin COVID-19 activity, guidance on face coverings, a call for donations and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.   

04/02/2020 - 19:43

The April 2 update reviews new data reported from commercial labs testing for COVID-19 in Marin County and provides an update from Dr. Lisa Santora about a Bay Area recommendation for people to wear face coverings when they leave their home to complete essential activities.

04/01/2020 - 20:03

The Marin COVID-19 status update for April 1, 2020 includes information about emergency childcare now offered to essential workers, residential care facilities for elderly,  senior living communities, food resources available for vulnerable populations and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora. 

03/31/2020 - 19:19

The status update for 03/31/2020 includes COVID-19 activity in Marin County, information about the new Public Health Order and the revised park closure order, a call for licensed healthcare professionals and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.

03/30/2020 - 19:13

The March 30th, 2020 status update provides an update about Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis, information about the extension of the Public Health order and the parks closure and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora. 

03/29/2020 - 17:27

The March 29th update reports a 25% increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Marin County.  Additional data can be found on the surveillance webpage.

03/28/2020 - 17:29

The March 28 update reviews new COVID-19 case data for Marin, provides a handy visual to understand physical distancing, reviews tips for self care and how to access emotional support resources, and shares a recent interview with Dr. Lisa Santora.

03/27/2020 - 17:34

The March 27th update provides information about Marin County’s first death, restricted non-motorized access to parks and open space and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.

03/26/2020 - 18:12

The March 26 update provides information about a proposed extension and expansion of the Shelter-In-Place order, medical surge planning, and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.

Read the 03/26/20 Status Update (PDF)

03/25/2020 - 19:54

The March 25 update provides an overview about decision to extend school closures through May 1, our current COVID-19 testing capacity, medical surge planning, and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.

Read the 03/25/20 Status Update (PDF)

03/24/2020 - 17:57

The March 24 Status Update includes clarification about park closures in Marin County, new guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities, and two videos from Dr. Lisa Santora.

Read the 03/24/20 Status Update (PDF)

03/23/2020 - 19:08

The March 23 status update reveals that Marin’s confirmed COVID-19 case count has climbed to 47 and shares video messages from Dr. Willis and Dr. Santora about the importance of abiding by the Shelter At Home order.

Read the 03/23/20 Status Update (PDF)

03/22/2020 - 19:59

Dr. Matt Willis shares that he tests positive for COVID-19, county parks close due to crowding, and a video message from Deputy Health Officer Lisa Santora.

Read the 03/22/2020 Status Update (PDF)

03/21/2020 - 20:26

The March 21 status update reviews COVID-19 cases in Marin, reminders on the Shelter in Place order, details on how to donate, information on surveillance data, and provides a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.

Read the 03/21/2020 Status Update (PDF)

03/20/2020 - 17:45

The March 20 status update reviews COVID-19 cases in Marin, increased capacity for case investigations, details on local relief funding, and provides a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora with an update on new cases in Marin and other activity.

Read the 03/20/2020 Status Update (PDF)

03/19/2020 - 18:40

The March 19 status update reviews COVID-19 cases in Marin, future potential emergency tenant protections, childcare for healthcare workers, clarification on who to call when you feel symptoms, and provides another video update from Dr. Matt Willis with an update on new cases in Marin and other activity.

Read the 03/19/20 Status Update (PDF)

03/18/2020 - 18:20

The March 18 status update reviews COVID-19 cases in Marin, discusses recommendations for shopping hours for seniors, enhancing data on COVID-19 prevalence, details new guidance on quarantine interval, and provides a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora, Marin County’s Deputy Public Health Officer talking about social distancing and why it is so important.

Read the 03/18/20 Status Update (PDF)

03/17/2020 - 20:58

The March 17 status update reviews COVID-19 cases in Marin, shared details about Marin HHS's surveillance efforts, discusses small business loan information and unemployment options for those impacted by COVID-19, and provides another video update from Dr. Matt Willis.

Read the 03/17/20 Status Update (PDF)

03/16/2020 - 20:03

Today, the public health officers of seven Bay Area jurisdictions, including Marin, issued a legal order directing residents to shelter at home for three weeks beginning March 17.

Read the 03/16/20 Status Update (PDF)

03/15/2020 - 22:22

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

Total cases in Marin: 9  • COVID-19 related deaths in Marin: 0 • As of March 15, at 8:00a.m., 335 cases and six deaths in California, according to the California Department of Public Health. Nearly 100 individuals were tested over March 12 and 13 through Marin County’s drive-through testing site. Of these, 6 test results were positive. Regionally, there has been a dramatic increase in cases, with nearly 300 cases Bay Area wide.

Marin County Public Health continues to advance policies to limit community spread and support our excellent healthcare partners’ capacity to respond.

Read the 03/15/20 Status Update (PDF)

03/15/2020 - 12:03
03/14/2020 - 19:41

Today, Marin Public Health confirmed its first cases of community acquired COVID-19 infection in Marin County. Today’s two additional cases bring Marin’s total count to five. Community transmission means they are unrelated to travel and have no identifiable contact with a known case, indicating likely infection within our community.

Read the 03/14/20 Status Update (PDF)

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Category: Public Health Order
Posted Date Update Title
03/31/2020 - 13:16
03/31/2020 - 13:06
03/24/2020 - 16:17
03/24/2020 - 13:24
03/16/2020 - 13:36

A “Shelter at Home” order is in place for Marin County and other Bay Area counties now through May 3.  This legal order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs.

The purpose of this is to keep people at home – except to complete the most essential activities, such as visiting a doctor or buying groceries for your household – in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19.  The more we stay at home, the less chance we have of exposing ourselves to this virus and spreading it from one household to another.  This order applies to people of all ages and backgrounds because anyone can be a carrier of the COVID-19 virus, even if they do not show symptoms.

We must adapt our daily routines for the health and safety of each other.  To help you understand the restrictions of the order, please review the resources provided below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Stay at Home Order (NEW, March 31)

Appendix A - Stay at Home Order (NEW, March 31)

Summary of New Stay at Home Order 

Parks Additional Closure Order (NEW, March 31)


See all Public Health Orders

Category: Press Release
Posted Date Update Title
03/23/2020 - 09:25

On March 23, Dr. Matt Willis, Marin’s Public Health Officer announced via video announcement that he is Marin’s 39th confirmed case of COVID-19.  In his message, he called on the community to “double down” their efforts to shelter at home and take other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Bay Area.   Read the 3/23/20 News Release announcing Dr. Willis’ diagnosis.


03/17/2020 - 13:02

To protect the most vulnerable local residents from the COVID-19 virus, Marin County Public Health recommends that grocery stores and other retail stores that sell essential items reserve an interval at the beginning of each day to allow seniors privileged access to shopping.

Marin County issued a shelter-in-place order on March 16 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The recommended measure on purchases, combined with the previously published guide on disinfection for businesses, will help reduce the risk of infection in retail stores for older people and prevent further mixing within the community.

See the full press release here


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