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Emergency Update: Marin Graduates to Tier 3, Halloween, Power Shutoffs, & More

As of yesterday, Marin County has officially been assigned to Tier 3 (orange status) or “moderate” risk level as part of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.  The State approved this move due to fewer daily cases, a reduction in the proportion of positive tests among those who are tested, and progress in addressing the County’s lowest-income communities. The County must spend at least 21 days … Continued

Emergency Update: Tier Assessment, Schools, Businesses, & More

Marin County has been in Tier 2 (red status) for five weeks and has met the Tier 3 (orange status) threshold for seven consecutive days. If Marin County maintains this threshold of low testing positivity and cases for 14 consecutive days, we are eligible to move to Tier 3. If the State approves Marin’s move on October 27, further business reopenings can move forward, including increased indoor capacity at retail, restaurant, entertainment … Continued

Emergency Update: Tier Status, Flu Shots, the Great Shakeout, & More

Following the State’s weekly update on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Marin County’s placement was confirmed for Tier 2 (red status) for a fourth straight week. The October 6 assessment  for Marin includes: Testing Positivity: 1.8%  (decrease of 1.1% since last assessment) Adjusted Case Rate: 4.0  (decrease of 1.7 since last assessment) Health Equity Metric / Quartile Test Positivity Rate: 3.1% For … Continued

Flex Alert issued for today, calling for energy conservation

Reduced capacity, along with fires and heat, impacting energy supplies The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. With high temperatures in the forecast, the power grid operator is predicting an increase in electricity demand, primarily from air … Continued

Red Flag Warning Closes Open Space Due to Fire Danger

The National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when a combination of warm temperatures, very low humidity, and strong winds puts a community at extreme risk of wildfire.  A Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains, interior valleys, and other parts of the Bay Area is in effect from Saturday, September 26 at 9 P.M. through 8 A.M. Monday, September 28.  The affected area includes … Continued

Emergency Update: Tier 2 delayed, preparing for a power outage, face coverings, + more

The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning that’s been extended through September 9th. Forecasters predict a prolonged period of potentially dangerous heat across the Bay Area and Central Coast. A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures combined with low humidity and strong winds are expected to produce an increased risk of fire danger. Tier 2 Status … Continued

Emergency Update: Wildfires, Power, & COVID

Where to begin? Following severe lightning storms, wildfires are active statewide, many with evacuation orders in place. Smoke and ash from the Woodward Fire, Hennessey Fire, and other regional fires have impacted our air quality here in Marin. AirNow provides reports about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index (AQI). Search your zip code to see the quality of the … Continued

Marin County NOT to be affected by PG&E Power Shut Off

On November 19th, around 1:30 PM, PG&E notified the Office of Emergency Services that Marin County is no longer going to be affected by a PG&E Power Shut Off. This information is subject to change if weather conditions change, but as of now Marin County will not be affected. We will continue to monitor the … Continued

Marin County Prepares for Public Safety Power Shutoff

The County has just released a press release regarding an upcoming Public Safety Power Shut Off that will impact Marin beginning Wednesday, November 20th at 4:00pm. Some parts of San Rafael appear to be part of this event though PG&E has not supplied any specifics at this time. We will provide updates on our website … Continued

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