County of Marin District 5 Newsletter Update: Additional Outdoor Activities & Businesses Allowed

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New Guidelines Allow Outdoor Faith and Cultural Ceremonies to Proceed 

As Well As Additional Outdoor Activities  


Just in time for summer, Marin County Public Health announced additional activities and businesses allowed to open today including: charter boat operators, swimming pools and dog parks. Guidelines for outdoor recreational businesses have also been expanded to include a wider definition of outdoor businesses to allow recreational business that previously operated indoors to move outdoors. As with all allowed businesses and activities, social distancing and public health protocols are required. Details can be found on the County website. 


In addition, starting today, Marin County Public Health provided the green light for outdoor faith-based and cultural ceremonies to proceed under prescribed public health guidelines. This includes wedding ceremonies and funeral services, but does not allow for receptions (social eating/drinking events). Gatherings will be permitted for groups of less than 100 people. The size and layout of the gatherings are restricted to help guests maintain physical distancing, among other health precautions. For more details visit Marin Recovers. 


An overview of allowed businesses in Marin and a list of targeted opening dates for those not currently open, can be found on Marin Recovers. 


As businesses are allowed to open, they will need to create and post a COVID-19 Site Specific Protection Plan to comply with state and local health policies. The plan will need to include accommodations for social distancing requirements, disinfectant protocols, and employee training for the new reopening conditions. For those sectors not yet allowed to open, but are looking to prepare in advance, details can be found on Marin Recovers. 


As a reminder, effective June 1, restrictions were lifted on motorized access to parks and beaches in Marin. Visitors must practice social distancing and carry a face covering to wear as needed. Marin's thousand of acres of public lands are under the jurisdiction of several different agencies - federal, state, county, cities/towns, and special districts. The Marin County Parks website includes links to other jurisdictions where you can check for updates on any closures. You can also check the One Tam map

Marin has identified five indicators for assessing progress of containing COVID-19 in Marin: cases and hospitalizations, hospital capacity, testing, case investigation/contact tracing, and personal protective equipment. These indicators will help inform decisions as we assess whether and to what extent we can move away from shelter-in-place restrictions and into further opening of the economy. 

I know these are difficult and challenging times and I appreciate your commitment to helping keep our community healthy. We will continue to move forward in a safe and measured way. 




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