New Orders for Retail Businesses and Parks/Parking Restrictions

Supervisor Katie Rice 

New Orders for Retail Businesses and Parks/Parking Restrictions

Reopening for Curbside Retail and Manufacturers

As expected, the public health officer for Marin County will issue an updated shelter-in-place order allowing curbside retail and manufacturing to open May 18 in Marin cities, towns and unincorporated areas. This builds on the May 4 order that allowed for the re-opening of some outdoor businesses and recreation, and construction. Details will be posted on the business section of which connects local business owners and residents with recovery and business reopening information.

In anticipation of further relaxation of the shelter in place order (first at the state level and then locally) in the coming weeks and months, Marin Recovers Industry Advisors – comprised of industry experts, business representatives, residents, public health professionals and local government – is developing sector specific guidelines to facilitate a safe reopening of the economy and support businesses with the reopening process. The goal of the guidelines is to ensure that every business owner is well prepared to protect both employees and customers when they reopen.

See the press release for details and today’s Marin IJ article.                                                

Parking Restrictions Lifted at Some Recreation Areas

In addition to the SIP revision, Marin’s Public Health Officer has drafted a new Parks closure and parking restrictions order that supersedes the previous order issued April 29. The new order will allow for motorized access to many, but not all, parks and public open-space preserves. The new rules for park access go into effect on May 18 and permit a local jurisdiction to allow, limit, or prohibit motorized access as they deem appropriate. Many popular destinations will continue to have restricted access or modified use – including some Marin county regional parks, MMWD, Point Reyes National Seashore, Stinson, Mount Tamalpais State Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Social distancing, face covering and other health guidelines critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 remain in place. And everyone is encouraged to stay as local as possible in their recreation pursuits. Read the order and check to make sure the park you want to visit is open before heading out the door.

See today’s press release for more details.

Information on both these order changes will be posted on Marin’s COVID website and the Marin Recovers website. Details of developing guidelines will be posted on the business section of You can also sign up for community business updates.

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