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FREE Third Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Severely Immunocompromised People

Marin County Public Health is partnering with Safeway to offer a 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic to Marin County residents who are severely immunocompromised.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, August 21 at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall.  The CDC recommends an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for moderately to severely immunocompromised people who have … Continued

Bay Area Health Officials Urge Immediate Vaccination and Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

SAN RAFAEL, CA – Vaccination continues to protect against severe COVID-19 illness, but with the COVID-19 Delta variant now infecting a small percentage of vaccinated people as well as many unvaccinated people, eight Bay Area health officers have issued Health Orders requiring masks indoors in public places. The Orders require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear … Continued

San Rafael Update: Reopening

California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy color coded tier system has been officially retired. All 58 counties in California have moved into Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which means limited restrictions for businesses and social activities. Physical distancing, capacity limits on businesses, and the former County-based tier system no longer applies. Fully vaccinated members of the public … Continued

San Rafael Update: What’s Next + Upcoming Changes for June 15th

With one week to go until the State’s June 15th reopening, countywide COVID-related statistics continue to trend towards the manageable containment of cases and the success of our vaccination efforts. As of today, 78.7 percent of eligible Marin residents have received two doses (or one shot of Johnson & Johnson), and 65 percent of the total population have been fully immunized (two weeks after second dose). Check out … Continued

Upcoming Changes to San Rafael Public Meetings

Since April 2020, City of San Rafael meetings have taken place via video conference on the Zoom platform. As an accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic, five separate methods of submitting public comment were enabled to allow members of the public various opportunities to participate in City business while this virtual format is in place. As … Continued

Marin Moves to Yellow Tier 4

Marin County’s COVID-19 vaccination success and steadily reduced case rates has officially moved Marin to yellow Tier 4. The move further loosens restrictions on activities and reopening of the economy. Under the yellow tier, gyms and indoor dining can expand from 25 percent to 50 percent capacity, live events with assigned seating can expand to 67 percent and bars could reopen … Continued

Emergency Broadband Benefit Now Available

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its new program, the Emergency Broadband Benefit, to help build consumer awareness. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The $3.2B Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a discount of up to a $50 per month … Continued

San Rafael Update: FDA Approves Vaccines for Adolescents

The State of California did not provide an update on the County’s tier status in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Tuesday, so the County remains in Tier 3, Orange Status, for the time being. Despite a lack of change in reopening, we took a step closer to immunizing more of our community with the announcement from the FDA earlier this week that adolescents … Continued

San Rafael Update: Pop up Clinics, Help for Restaurants & More

Marin County will remain in Orange Tier 3, in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, due to a slight increase in COVID-19 cases that pushed our adjusted case rate to 2.5 on May 3rd, above the 2.0 per 100,000 limit required to move to Yellow Tier 4. The increase in cases has been attributed to travel, social gatherings, and … Continued

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