• Marin Lodging Facilities Allowed to Reopen to Tourists

    August 24, 2020
    Businesses affected include hotels, motels, B&Bs, and other short-term rentals

    Ongoing progress in Marin County’s COVID-19 case rates is allowing for Marin County Public Health to reopen local hotels, motels, and short-term rentals to tourism-based businesses and clients. The guidelines for businesses are now online.
    The reopening affects all lodging facilities within the county boundaries renting accommodations for 30 days or less, including in West Marin along the Pacific coast. The facilities had been closed to tourism since May 29; only first responders, essential workers, those quarantining or isolating due to COVID-19, residents evacuated due to fire, and homeless or displaced individuals were permitted to stay at the facilities.
    In addition to hotels and motels, the short-term rentals allowed to reopen include inns, bed & breakfasts, timeshares, and properties marketed through online rental services such as Airbnb and VRBO.
    Parties, events, or outside visitors (other than the renters, which must belong to a single household) will not be permitted indoors. Any gatherings outdoors must comply with the Social Bubbles guidance. Lodging with pools, tennis courts, restaurants, and other food services must follow additional Public Health guidelines found on MarinRecovers.com.

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