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San Rafael Businesses: COVID-19 Forum
Marin’s Public Health Commerce Outreach Committee and the Director of Marin Recovers will host a 45-minute online forum on October 28th at 4:00 PM to provide an update on latest data on COVID-19 in Marin County.
County Public Health staff will give presentations on COVID testing for employees, protocols for businesses when an employee tests positive. There will be a Q&A following presentations. Meeting participants include Dr. Lisa Santora, Deputy Public Health Officer and Director of Marin Recovers, Max Korten, and County Public Health staff.
Please join us as we all work together to provide safe environments for all staff and customers.
AB 1867: California's New Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave LawLabor and Employment Law Alert by Hanson Bridgett LLC
Assembly Bill 1867 requires private employers with 500 or more employees nationwide, as well as employers of health care providers and emergency responders, to provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave to their California employees.
- Full time employees are entitled to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave.
- Employers are required to provide written notice of the amount of supplemental COVID-19 paid sick leave available on employees' itemized wage statements or a separate writing. Employers must update their wage statements no later than the pay period following the bill’s Sept. 9, 2020 enactment.
- It is important to note this law takes effect immediately, and employers must begin providing the supplemental paid sick leave no later than Sept. 19, 2020.
On Sept. 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867, which requires private employers with 500 or more employees nationwide, as well as employers of health care providers and emergency responders, to provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave to their California employees.
AB 1867 is intended to "close the gaps in paid sick days" between federally mandated COVID-19 paid sick leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and COVID-19 paid sick leave for food sector workers under Governor Newsom's prior executive order.
Job Seekers: YWCA can help.
New Employment Programs for Older Adults of all Genders
Your YWCA in Marin understands the challenges older adults face when rejoining the workforce or jump-starting a new career. It can be daunting, especially considering how fast technology changes.That’s why we’re launching three new free work programs to help get you back into the job market with the confidence, skills, guidance, and support you need to be successful.Building on the momentum of Fifty+ for Women, each program is tailored to a specific audience and designed to prepare you for your exciting new path.
Marin Moves Closer to Tier 3- Orange
San Rafael, CA – With its improving COVID-19 figures, Marin County is in a position to further reopen local business industries no sooner than Tuesday, October 27, if local COVID-19 incidence remains steady or continues to decrease.
The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was notified October 20 by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that Marin County’s data within the Blueprint for a Safer Economy has improved, qualifying the county to move from Tier 2 or “substantial risk” (“red”) status to the less restrictive Tier 3 or “moderate risk” (“orange”) level based on its COVID-19 coronavirus case statistics.
In general, for a County to advance to a less restrictive tier, it must (1) have been in the current tier for a minimum of three weeks; and (2) meet criteria for the next less restrictive tier for two consecutive weeks. Marin County has been in Tier 2 for five weeks and has met the Tier 3 threshold for seven consecutive days, halfway through the two-week requirement.
If the CDPH approves the move on October 27, further business reopenings can move forward, including increased indoor capacity at retail, restaurant, entertainment and other industries. Latest data for all California counties is available online.
“We’ve all made sacrifices to reduce COVID-19 transmission in Marin, and it’s encouraging to see progress,” said Dr Matt Willis, Marin County’s Public Health Officer. “At the same time, we’re seeing new surges across the nation. As hard as it is to reduce case rates, it’s just as hard to hang on and not slide backward. It’s not time to let up on those measures that protect ourselves and our community.”
Current Tier 2 business sector guidelines are available Marin Recovers website, including an overview of what can open under Tier 2 versus Tier 3. All open businesses must complete a COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan prior to reopening under Tier 3 restrictions. Guidance for the plan also is found on the Marin Recovers website.
Follow the latest COVID-19 surveillance figures in Marin County on the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services website. Register online to receive a daily COVID-19 update from Marin HHS.
Small Business - Basic Series to Help You During this Challenging Time:
SBDC Marin is offering a Business Basics Series at no cost:
Planning, Wednesday, October 8
Learn what it takes to start a business and succeed! Explore planning tools to help you define your unique business vision.
Finance and Legal, October 15
An introduction to the legal protections and financial needs for a thriving business.
Marketing, October 22
Understand how to build your brand and target your customers using proven marketing techniques.