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On Wednesday, April 29, the County of Marin Public Heath Officer released a new Public Health Order. This new order supersedes the prior Public Health Order directing all individuals to shelter in place. This new order extends the shelter-in-place directive through May 31, 2020, and allows construction, certain businesses that primarily operate outdoors, and some outdoor activities to resume with specific conditions.
The Public Health Officer will also extend the orders relating to Parks and Restrictions on Short Term Rentals. The order relating to face coverings does not have an end date and will remain in place until further notice.
A full copy of the updated Public Health Order is available here: May 4, 2020 Shelter-in-Place Order
The updated Order continues to restrict most activity, but allows certain businesses and activities to resume. The County of Marin has provided the following Executive Summary to help residents understand how it may affect them. Please take the time to read this information carefully.
Executive Summary of May 4, 2020 Shelter Order
This updated Order continues to restrict most activity to essential functions and needs. But because of progress we have collectively achieved in slowing the spread of the disease and limiting hospitalizations, the Order allows certain additional essential businesses and activities to resume, allows certain low-risk outdoor businesses to being operating again, and authorizes certain additional outdoor activities to take place even though they are not essential. The new Order also introduces a framework to guide the Health Officer’s decisions about further easing of restrictions, focusing on progress achieved addressing COVID-19 and ensuring that there are adequate health care resources available.
This new Order replaces the shelter order issued on March 31, 2020. We refer to the March 31 order as the “Prior Order” and the April 29 Order as the “new Order” or “Order.”
What changes does this new Order make?
This new Order will go into effect on 11:59 pm on Sunday May 3, 2020, and will remain in effect until 11:59 pm on Sunday May 31, 2020, unless the Health Officer amends or extends it.
Most of the Prior Order’s restrictions remain in place. However, the new Order makes a number of significant changes, which are highlighted below:
Social Distancing Protocols for Businesses:
Essential Activities and Travel: