Public Health: Shelter-in-Place Orders (March 16 and March 31, 2020)
On March 16, the Public Health Officers of seven Bay Area jurisdictions, including Marin, issued a legal order directing residents to shelter at home for three weeks beginning March 17. The order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs. The public health order was to expire on April 7, 2020 until 11:59PM.
On March 31, 20202, Marin County Public Health (together with the six other jurisdictions) updated the Shelter Order. The new order extends though May 3, 2020. To view the March 31st Shelter Order and to access additional information regarding Marin County’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, visit https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org.
Scientific evidence shows social distancing is one of the most effective approaches to slow the transmission of communicable disease. The shelter-at-home order follows new data of increasing local transmission of COVID-19.
To help you understand the Order, the County has created an extensive Q&A document. The Q&A's are updated regularly, so be sure to check it regularly.