Effective immediately, the State has lifted the Regional Stay-at-Home Order for the Bay Area, which includes Marin and 10 other counties. The release of the Order moves Marin back into the Widespread Purple Tier 1 status, which is the most restrictive tier in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
The State will conduct Tier assessments on an as-needed basis when the most recent reliable data indicates immediate action is needed to address COVID-19 transmission in a county.
The following businesses and activities can proceed in Marin County:
Allowed to operate indoors:
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal services (nail salons, estheticians, massage studios, tattoo parlors, piercing shops)
- Limited services (carwashes, dry cleaners, electricians, handypersons/general contractors, heating and air conditioning services, landscapers, laundromats, pet groomers, plumbing services, janitorial/cleaning services)
- Hotels, motels and short-term lodging
- Retail stores and malls, at 25% capacity
- Libraries, at 25% capacity (as of now, the San Rafael Public Libraries will continue to offer Curbside Service only)
Allowed to operate outdoors:
- Restaurants (outdoor dining)
- Places of worship
- Cultural ceremonies
- Gyms and fitness/dance/yoga studios
- Drive-in movie theaters
- Farmers markets
- Family entertainment centers
- Day camps
- Card rooms
- Campgrounds and playgrounds
- Youth and adult recreational athletics (outdoor physical conditioning and practice permitted with six feet of physical distancing from others. No scrimmages, games or tournaments)
- Small private gatherings
The end of the stay-home order and Marin’s shift to Tier 1 does not affect schools. Schools that had reopened to site-based classroom learning prior to December 10 were allowed to continue operating in-person, though some choose to move back to a virtual format. Schools that have not yet returned to a site-based format during the 2020-21 school year will be eligible to reopen once Marin achieves and retains Tier 2 status for five days.
The State of California’s travel advisory remains in place. Non-essential travel is strongly discouraged, including to other states and countries. All persons arriving in or returning to their home county should self-quarantine for 10 days.
If you decide to go out, please remember to wear your mask, keep your distance from those outside your household, and continue to practice good hygiene.