Information about Town Services During the Coronavirus Emergency
The Town is working daily to develop solutions for continuity of services, including remote access. Please check back soon for updates. Current status of services:
- The Police Department is open 24/7 as always. However, the Police Lobby is closed to the public. For non-essential services, please call Dispatch at 415-453-5330 and they will assist you by phone instead of in-person.
- All Recreation classes and events are cancelled until further notice. We are offering online classes & programs check them out and join us!
- Peri Park Playground is closed. Peri Park, Bolinas Park, & Doc Edgar Park are open to the public, but please remember to maintain social distancing. The County has closed all parks to motorized access. However, the County indicates it is ok for community members to walk or bike through their local trail or park site to get to open space as long as they are observing social distancing. For more clarification regarding County parks, visit their Shelter in Place info page.
- The Town Hall offices are closed to the public until further notice. Staff is working remotely and/or staggering shifts to continue operations.
- Town facilities are closed to the public until further notice.
- Limited Emergency/Essential Building inspections and Planning services are available at this time. For Building services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the building inspection phone line 415-453-2263 and leaving a message. Please click here for more information on interim Planning and Building services.
1 to 1 Volunteer Program to Match Local Residents in Need with Volunteers to Assist Them
The Town has established a 1 to 1 volunteer matching service to support and protect people in need during this difficult time. Our success is your success and we thank you for making our community so strong. Check out our recent media coverage of the 1 to 1 Volunteer Program in the Marin IJ and KTVU story.
If you are a resident who needs extra help to get through this time or if you are a volunteer to assist a resident in need, click here to sign up!
Unemployment , Small Business Assistance, Paid Sick Leave Resources
The State has created a new one-stop website for COVID-19 resources. This is a substantial source of information.
Please Remember to Support Your Local Businesses
Energy Assistance & Information
PG&E estimates 65k+ eligible customers are missing out on the 20% or more savings on their monthly energy bills.
Applying is easy & takes about 5 mins. Qualifying customers will begin receiving the CARE program discount within their next billing cycle.
Information and Resources for Housing Needs and Delaying Payment of Rents, Leases or Mortgages
On March 24, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved an emergency resolution to prevent residents and business owners from being evicted because of a sudden loss of income related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ban is in effect countywide in every city, town, and unincorporated area of Marin County and lasts until May 31, 2020, unless extended by the Board of Supervisors.
- Applies to residential tenants or commercial small business lease holder that has not made a timely rent payment due on or after March 24, 2020.
- Renters and commercial lease holders must notify their landlord within 30 days after the rent is due that they are unable to pay because of financial impacts related to COVID-19.
- A landlord may seek payment of unpaid rent after the expiration of the local emergency, but may not charge late fees.For More Information and sample language for renters to use to notify their landlords, see Marin County's website.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Marin Health and Human Services has launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Program for people who are at risk of homelessness and need rental assistance to prevent eviction due to a loss of income from the COVID-19 pandemic. For anyone seeking assistance please call 415-473-7191 or email email@example.com. More information and resources are available on the Housing First website.
The County has also teamed up with nonprofit MCF to create a $1 million fund to assist vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 response in order to address urgent needs for local residents. The fund will be allocated over the next two months to soften the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, including emergency rental assistance, food, wi-fi mobile access, and emergency childcare. For more information, click here.
The Town of Fairfax is monitoring and coordinating with the Marin County Health Department regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is a member of the same family of viruses that causes colds. Treatment is similar to that for other viral infections. Marin County Public Health encourages everyone to practice good hygiene to reduce your risk of becoming infected with a respiratory virus, such as influenza or COVID-19, which includes:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
- Cover your cough or sneeze
- Avoid touching your face
- Wear a face covering anytime you are outside your home
- Stay home from work or school if you are sick
- Get your flu shot to protect against flu
- If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and contact your healthcare provider if you develop upper respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.