The State’s Stay Home Order took effect for the Bay Area region, including Marin County, at 11:59pm on Thursday, December 17. The new restrictions will remain in place for a minimum of 3 weeks, and may extend longer dependent upon ICU capacity.
The Order instructs Bay Area residents to stay at home as much as possible and to stop mixing between households that can lead to COVID-19 spread.
All sectors other than retail and essential operations must be closed. Access to (and travel for) critical services and outdoor activities to preserve physical and mental health are allowed.
The following sectors must close as of 11:59pm on Thursday, December 17, or remain closed if they are already:
- Indoor recreational facilities
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums
- Movie theaters
- Wineries, bars, breweries, and distilleries (with exception for production, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale for off-site consumption)
- Family entertainment centers
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering
- Limited services (landscapers, dog grooming, etc.)
- Live audience sports
- Amusement parks
The following sectors must operate under the following modifications (in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing):
- Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise, without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
- Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Grocery stores are permitted to operate with modifications at 35% capacity. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Shopping centers: Allow indoor access at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Hotels and lodging: Allow for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, provide accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations.
- Restaurants: Allow only for take-out or delivery.
- Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
- Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor activities only.
- Entertainment production: Industries, studios, and other related establishments such as establishments that provide content for professional broadcast, can operate without live audiences.
- Gyms & fitness studios: Indoor operations must close. This includes yoga and dance studios. This order includes any other industries that follow the state’s guidance for gyms and fitness studios, such as youth sports. CDPH has issued new guidance for youth and adult recreational sports that applies to all organized youth sports and all adult recreational sports.
The following sectors are allowed to remain open with safety precautions:
- Critical infrastructure (when remote option is not possible)
- Non-urgent medical and dental care
- Childcare and pre-K
See the sector closures and restrictions on activity under the State’s Regional Stay Home Order.
In addition, the State of California has issued a travel advisory, asking Californians to not travel significant distances and stay close to home as much as possible. Stay in Marin if you can. See the California Department of Public Health’s Travel Advisory for more info.