District 5 Update: Regional Stay-Home Order Lifted & Vaccine Updates

Email and Newsletter 2020


Sharing several updates today including: the State's Regional Stay-Home Order has been lifted, COVID-19 vaccine availability and distribution, and upcoming virtual public meetings. 




The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) lifted the regional stay-home order for the Bay Area Region, effective immediately.   


CDPH projections show the Bay Area’s ICU capacity above 15% four weeks from now, meeting the criteria to exit the regional stay-home order. All 11 counties in the Bay Area, including Marin, have been moved into the Purple Tier 1 within the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. 


Under Purple Tier 1, the following businesses and activities can proceed in Marin County:  


Allowed to operate indoors: 


  • Hair salons and barbershops 
  • Personal services (nail salons, estheticians, massage studios, tattoo parlors, piercing shops) 
  • Limited services (carwashes, dry cleaners, electricians, handypersons/general contractors, heating and air conditioning services, landscapers, laundromats, pet groomers, plumbing services, janitorial/cleaning services) 
  • Hotels, motels and short-term lodging  
  • Retail stores and malls, at 25% capacity 
  • Libraries, at 25% capacity

Allowed to operate outdoors: 

  • Restaurants (outdoor dining) 
  • Places of worship 
  • Cultural ceremonies 
  • Gyms and fitness/dance/yoga studios 
  • Drive-in movie theaters 
  • Farmers markets 
  • Family entertainment centers 
  • Day camps 
  • Wineries 
  • Card rooms 
  • Campgrounds and playgrounds 
  • Youth and adult recreational athletics (outdoor physical conditioning and practice permitted with six feet of physical distancing from others. No scrimmages, games or tournaments) 
  • Small private gatherings 
  • Masks and physical distancing required 
  • No more than three separate households attend (including the host family) 
  • Gatherings should be two hours or less 
  • Those with symptoms must not attend 
  • Those at high risk of severe illness strongly encouraged not to attend 
  • Singing, shouting, chanting, cheering, or exercising strongly discouraged 


A full list of changes to business sector guidelines will be updated to the Marin Recovers website soon.  


The end of the stay-home order and Marin’s shift to Tier 1 (Purple) status does not affect schools. Campuses that had reopened to site-based classroom learning prior to December 10 (when Marin County last shifted from Tier 2 (Red) to Tier 1 (Purple) within the Blueprint framework) were allowed to continue operating in-person, though some chose to move back to a virtual format. Schools that have not yet returned to a site-based format during the 2020-21 school year will be eligible to reopen once Marin achieves and retains Tier 2 (Red) status for five days. 


Although the regional stay-home order has lifted, the State of California’s travel advisory remains and strongly discourages non-essential travel, including to other states and countries. All persons arriving in or returning to their home county should self-quarantine for 10 days.  




Marin County Public Health has a COVID-19 Vaccine webpage that is full of great information and updates. This webpage is updated frequently, and I encourage you to check back regularly for updates. 


Of particular interest, you will find a Vaccination Options page that details the different healthcare providers in Marin, who is eligible to receive vaccinations through those providers and details on how to make an appointment. 


To find out where you fall in the distribution process, visit the Distribution Framework page, which provides the order in which people will become eligible to get vaccinated based on criteria developed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). This is a "working model" that is subject to change based on additional recommendations and definitions from the state. Timelines are tentative and are determined based on vaccine supply allocations from CDPH. 


Everyone is encouraged to complete Marin’s Vaccination Interest Form to sign up to be notified when it is your turn to be vaccinated. You will answer a series of questions that will determine what phase you fall in – and will be notified when it becomes your turn. 



There are several virtual meetings planned for our community. Check them out to learn more about Marin's COVID-19 vaccination efforts and the latest on stay-at-home orders.   


COVID-19: What Marin County Residents Need To Know 

What’s the status of Marin’s vaccination efforts? How much vaccine supply is available and how many people have been vaccinated? Get the answers to these and other vaccine questions at Marin County Public Health’s next “Community Conversation” event. In addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, officials will also provide a brief update on Marin's status within the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy and schools. 


Tuesday, January 26, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM 


How to participate - 

  • Watch on Facebook Live  
  • Watch on Zoom: Meeting ID: 956 2661 1169, Attendee ID: #, Password: 074775 
  • Join by Phone: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 956 2661 1169, Attendee ID: #, Password: 074775 


Submit questions during the event using Zoom Q&A or Facebook live chat. This event will have English captions and ASL/CDI interpretation. Si desea participar en español, por favor asista usando Zoom. 




The COVID Response: Slowing the Spread, Distributing the Vaccine 

Senator Mike McGuire will hold a telephone town hall for updates on the State of California’s COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution initiative. The event will include McGuire, Dr. Timothy Brewer from the University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health, and Lori Nezhura, Deputy Director Planning, Preparedness and Prevention from California’s Office of Emergency Services. 


Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 PM 


How to attend: RSVP today by clicking here. After you RSVP, you will be emailed the call-in number and custom Zoom link within 24 hours of the event 




COVID Vaccine Information for the Disability Community 

Join us for a conversation with community members, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Marin Center for Independent Living and Marin Public Health. We will discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine, distribution progress in Marin County and disability advocacy at the State level. 


Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM 



  • Peter T. Mendoza (Facilitator), Marin Center for Independent Living 
  • Renee Pollard, Marin Center for Independent Living 
  • Aaron Carruthers, State Council on Developmental Disabilities 
  • Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer 
  • Tyler Evans, Marin County Deputy Public Health Officer  


How to participate - 

Submit questions in advance no later than Monday, January 25th. This event will have English captions and ASL/CDI interpretation. Si desea participar en español, por favor asista usando Zoom. 



Explore Types of Vaccine and Vaccine Effectiveness with Kaiser Permanente 

Kaiser will hold two webinars this week – one in English, the other in Spanish – to discuss common questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine and will focus on answering your questions so that you can feel secure in your decision to get inoculated against COVID-19. Getting back to normal is going to take all our tools we have, the COVID-19 vaccine is the best tool we so far to resume our lives and stay healthy. 


 English Webinar: Thursday, January 28, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

  • Join Online 
  • Join by Phone: (408) 418-9388, Meeting ID: 177 324 3665, password: Thrive1! 

 Webinar español: miércoles 27 de enero de las 2:00-3:00 PM 

  • participar en línea 
  • participar por teléfono: +1-408-418-9388, Número de reunión (código de acceso): 177 507 6495 Contraseña de reunión: Thrive1! 




A COVID-19 Status Update is published daily in order to share data, important news and resources in our battle against COVID-19. Topics covered in status updates include: 


  • vaccine and testing updates 
  • status of public health orders 
  • business reopening information 
  • school reopening information 
  • updates from the California Department of Public Health 
  • (and more!)  

To subscribe, visit: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/subscribe  

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