• An update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in San Rafael

    March 16, 2020


    Public Health: Shelter in Place Order (March 16, 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.

    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, including 258 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 4 deaths shared by the seven jurisdictions (as of March 15).  This includes nine in Marin. This does not account for the rapidly increasing number of assumed cases of community transmission.

    The Public Health Order is in effect until April 7, 2020 until 11:59PM.

    To answer questions related to the Public Health Order, we created an extensive Q&A document to help understand the Order. 

    Stay informed

    Marin Health and Human Services has set up a webpage where you can find the most recent public health updates about COVID-19 in Marin County. The City of San Rafael’s Office of Emergency Services and all departments are working in coordination with Marin County Health and Human Services, Marin County Office of Emergency Services, and regional partner agencies to coordinate information and messaging.

    Find the latest Marin COVID-19 Updates
    Sign up for email updates and get the latest information from Marin County Health and Human Services

    COVID-19 Hotline (Marin Health and Human Services): 

    Email questions to:

    City of San Rafael COVID-19 webpage – Links to resources and updates from City of San Rafael
    Community Meeting – Panel Discussion on COVID-19 in Marin County
    Watch a Recorded Community Meeting hosted by Marin County Office of Education and Marin Health and Human Services.

    Julie Hormaechea, Events and Marketing Manager