Memorial Day Weekend Reminders

Supervisor Katie Rice 

Memorial Day Weekend Reminders

As we head into a beautiful Memorial Day weekend and plan for spending time outdoors, please remember your face coverings, be diligent about social distancing, and make sure you are familiar with the May 18 Public Health Order as it pertains to access and recreation in Marin County parks and open spaces. See highlights of order here.

The May 18 Order gives parks and open space agencies the authority to open, limit, or prohibit motorized access as needed to prevent overcrowding, for public health and safety. Marin's thousands of acres of public lands are under the jurisdiction of several different agencies–federal, state, county, cities, towns, and special districts. Some locations continue enforcing parking restrictions. Remember to check the status of any location before heading out – especially popular destinations and coastal areas. Marin County Parks has created an online location list, which provides the status of county parks and open space preserves as well as links to other parks and recreation destinations. For municipal parks, go to the jurisdiction’s website.

Keeping Marin COVID-Resilient

Though we’ve been very successful in “flattening the curve,” the COVID-19 virus remains active and still very much in our community. The real test is coming as we begin opening up our economy and slowing returning to more normal patterns of life. With increased testing capacity and matching contact tracing capability, our public health team is well armed to identify outbreaks and contain spread of the virus. However, the most critical variable in our ability to control COVID-19 is our own individual behavior. It remains absolutely essential that we continue to stay home as much as possible, practice social distancing, cover our face in public settings, wash or sanitize our hands often. Until we have a vaccine these behaviors must become “the norm” in order get as close to “normal” as possible and sustain a Coronavirus resilient community. For the latest on local economic recovery and planning go to And get coronavirus updates from Marin Health and Human Services.

Memorial Day Remembrance

Finally, on this Memorial Day weekend – be sure and take the time to reflect on this holiday established to honor the many men and women who have lost their lives in service to our country. With the prohibition on public gatherings, instead of the annual ceremony at the Civic Center Campus, the Marin County United Veterans Council is asking residents to gather online instead. Residents can tune in for the ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Monday via Facebook at and at The statues at 10 Avenue of the Flags will still be open for visitors. County officials are asking visitors to wear face coverings and to respect social distancing.

Have a great and safe holiday!

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Supervisor Katie Rice



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