District 5 Update: Marin Graduates to Tier 3 COVID-19 Status

Email and Newsletter 2020


Marin Graduates to Tier 3 COVID-19 Status 

With improving COVID-19 figures, Marin County has been moved to Tier 3 on the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy monitoring list, allowing some businesses to reopen for the first time, while others can expand their operating capacity.

Fewer daily cases, a reduction in the proportion of positive tests among those who are tested, and progress in addressing the County’s lowest-income communities are factors in the state’s determination. Marin’s high rate of testing combined with a measured approach to reopening has contributed to the orange status achievement.

The primary changes allowed under Tier 3:

  • Allowed indoors at full capacity: retail establishments, indoor malls, libraries, office space (although continued telework is encouraged)
  • Allowed indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people (whichever is fewer): restaurants, museums, places of worship, movie theaters
  • Allowed indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people (whichever is fewer): gyms and fitness centers (and can utilize indoor pools), family entertainment centers, wineries, card rooms
  • Allowed outdoors only: bars and breweries

A full list of changes to business sector guidelines will be updated to the Marin Recovers website. All open businesses must complete a COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan prior to reopening under Tier 3 restrictions.

With the transition to Tier 3 status, Marin Public Health issued a new risk reduction order, which replaces the shelter-in-place order of May 15. The new order aligns Marin’s restrictions with current State of California public health orders and guidelines.

Follow the latest COVID-19 surveillance figures in Marin County on the Marin HHS website

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