Schools, Halloween/Dia de los Muertos and Flu Shots

Email and Newsletter 2020


Join us for a panel discussion this Thursday, October 22, about protocols and best practices for returning to in-classroom learning, new resources for parents and guardians to ensure a safe return to the classroom, and the role of everyone in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 both in and out of the classroom. 


What: Community Conversation - COVID-19: A Safer Return to School 


When: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 5:00PM - 6:00PM




Dr. Matt Willis, Public Health Officer 

Dr. Lisa Santora, Deputy Public Health Officer 

Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools 

Itoco Garcia, Ed.D., Superintendent, Sausalito Marin City School District 

Chris Valdez, Principal, Marin Catholic 


How to Participate: 


  • Watch/Listen via Zoom: or call (669) 900-6833  
  • Meeting ID: 956 2661 1169 
  • Attendee ID: # 
  • Password: 074775 




Marin’s Public Health Division has released safe celebration guidelines, urging residents to seek at-home and virtual festivities and is strongly discouraging customary activities like door-to-door trick-or-treating or large multi-household parties, which can be high risk for COVID-19 transmission. Traditional celebrations encourage touching surfaces like doorbells, door handles, and candy bowls, and make it more difficult to maintain physical distancing. 


One local creative alternative is the Marin Center’s Halloween Fair Food Drive-Thru Spooktacular between October 23 and November 1. Parents and kids may don their costumes and prepare to be spooked in the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium parking lot with family-friendly haunted surprises and activities while staying inside their cars.

Festive treats will be available! The Spooktacular will prioritize the safety of its guests and vendors. All event personnel will wear face coverings and gloves and will sanitize surfaces frequently as they deliver properly packaged food. 




It is more important than ever to get your flu shot this year. The flu shot is a safe, effective way to reduce your chance of missing work or ending up in the hospital due to severe flu. Symptoms of the flu can be similar to early symptoms of COVID-19, meaning that this year, people with flu symptoms may require a COVID-19 test and may need to stay home from work and isolate away from their families while awaiting results.


For more information about flu, visit For those with medical insurance, flu shots are free as a preventive service at doctor’s offices and most retail pharmacies. Those without health insurance can obtain free or low-cost flu shots through local community clinics. Find more locations near you that offer flu vaccine using the Vaccine Finder.



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