D5 Update - Marin Recovers, County Fair & Companionship for Seniors

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COVID-19 is challenging every aspect of our community and will continue to do so. Together we are rising to the challenge. My thanks to you for your diligence, patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. I wanted to share a few updates with you. 



I am pleased to share with you the launch of MarinRecovers.com. The website will connect Marin County residents, business owners, community leaders and public health professionals to collaborate on reopening the economy and community in a safe manner. The goal of MarinRecovers.com is to provide a centralized resource for all Marin residents and business owners to access recovery information, regardless of whether they live in a city, town or unincorporated Marin. Each municipality in Marin will contribute content for MarinRecovers.com so the website remains a rich resource through COVID-19 recovery.  


In addition to providing an overview of recovery resources, the website outlines three stages of reopening the local economy and relaxing of shelter-in-place orders: 1) Slow the spread; 2) Sequential reopening under the Stay-at-Home Order; 3) End of the Stay-at-Home Order. Each stage of recovery has criteria that must be met before moving to the next phase to continue the successful mitigation of COVID-19 while building the infrastructure needed to move forward. The Public Health Officer will determine whether indicators for moving forward have been met. A detailed recovery guidance document, the Marin County COVID-19 Recovery Plan, is available to download in English & Español. 


We have also launched Marin Recovers Industry Advisors to help develop standards for various business sectors to ensure that as we open our economy, we do so safely. The industry advisory groups will be comprised of local business leaders with expertise across 15 identified (to date) industries. They will work together to provide recommendations and guidelines for how an industry could operate in a COVID-19 environment in compliance with public health orders. Our industry advisor groups will also advise on educational and informational content to support successful implementation of operational plans for various industry sectors.   


A key aspect of Marin Recovers industry advisory process is the ability for the public to provide input and feedback to the advisory groups who are leading the recovery effort through this link.    




While we can’t attend the Fair in person this year, we can enjoy some of what the Fair has to offer - virtually! 


The Marin County Fair is launching a series of virtual competitions and activities to engage the community. Weekly competitions will include decorated baked goods, toilet paper roll art, pet costume contests, funny family photos, poetry, coordinated family dance routines and more stay-at-home-friendly activities. Competitions will be announced each week on Facebook and Instagram and people will have one week to post their entries in the replies section. Virtual blue ribbons will be awarded to the winners and each winner will receive a pair of tickets to the 2021 Marin County Fair.  


We hope to see you at this years’ virtual Fair. Next year we will be back, in person, July 1-5, 2021! 




The California Friendship Line serves isolated and lonely seniors throughout all of California. The Friendship Line provides a warm voice, a listening ear, and a human connection to those feeling lonely during the shelter-in-place. If you, or a senior you know needs emotional support please call 24/7: 888-670-1360. 


Locally, Whistlestop has started an intergenerational program, Caring Calls, to connect high school students with seniors. Call 415-456-9062 to learn more and sign up. 







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Visit the Marin HHS Coronavirus website for FAQs, case count, and a variety of resources 

Have questions? 

     ~Call the COVID-19 Information Line at (415) 473-7191 (CA Relay Service Dial 711) 

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