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New State Restrictions on Some Businesses due to rising coronavirus cases in Marin (Updated July 13)
Restrictions on indoor operations and details for continued outdoor operations
California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed. We’re teaming up with counties to fight it with every tool we have: current local data, testing, contact tracing, infection control, emergency supplies, containment measures, and more.
Counties should be ready to restore limitations if outbreaks increase. The State Public Health Officer may take action if needed.
Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:
- Dine-in restaurants
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide.
Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.
- Fitness centers
- Worship services
- Offices for non-essential sectors
- Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
- Hair salons and barbershops
Free Posters/Signage for Your Business (Updated July 13)
The Marin Economic Recovery Committee has completed an online poster catalog. We are incredibly grateful to the San Rafael tech department who helped with the project and most importantly, ensured that the links all work. The additional collaboration with the Marin Recovers team was key to getting this posted to that website and available to all.
All that a business needs to do is click on a poster, download, print and post (yes, there are versions in Spanish too!).
Local business resources and partners:
PPP Deadline Extension in Review (updated July 1)
Last night, the Senate passed an extension for the deadline of the PPP loan until August 8th. We are awaiting final confirmation from the House, but thought many of you would like to know this now.
$130 Billion is left!! Lenders are opening up again to accept applications.
Here is the link for all information on PPP from the Department of Treasury
2020 Census participation is critical for MarinThe 2020 Census is just under one year away, and it will likely be the most difficult in recent history. Immigrant and low-income communities of color are the most at-risk of being undercounted by the census, leading to cuts in funding to critical services such as Medicare, Medicaid, and SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) in those areas as well as the possibility of the loss of representation in the U.S. House of Representatives.Chamber member and partner Canal Alliance has a lot of valuable information about Census 2020 on their website, read more here.
Census 2020 The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring in Our Area!
Census 2020 All 2020 Census jobs are temporary. The largest number of positions available are for census takers. Pay rates vary by area. By working for the Census Bureau, you can help them reach their goal for the 2020 Census to ensure everyone is counted. Census counts have a huge impact on our community. If you’re interested, please visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. You’ll also be able to see descriptions and frequently asked questions at 2020census.gov/jobs.
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