The Marin County Emergency Operation Center is activated at a minimal level from 0700-1900 daily to support Marin County’s Health and Human Service (HHS) COVID-19 preparedness efforts.
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.
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For more information or current updated information, please visit the HHS COVID-19 Website.
Marin County Local Proclamation of Local Emergency
Declaration of Local Health Emergency in County of Marin
Wildfires Are Coming, Are You Ready?
Office of Emergency Services
The geography, weather patterns, open-space, and vegetation in Marin makes us particularly vulnerable to wildfire. To help educate property owners and residents in areas most at risk, FIRESafe MARIN uses the “Ready, Set, Go!” education program. Ready, Set, Go! helps organize the preparation actions needed by residents and businesses to be ready for wildfire.
Find out what the experts know about the best way to make your home and neighborhood safer from wildfire. From the basics of defensible space and sound landscaping techniques to research on how homes ignite (and what you can do about it), FIRESafe MARIN offers tips, tools and teachings you can use!
The Marin County Fire Chiefs Association and FIRESafe MARIN have adopted the "Ready, Set, Go" education program to help Marin residents prepare for and react when wildfires strike their community.
Before a wildfire threatens your home, create defensible space by choosing fire safe plants and landscaping, and clearing flammable vegetation. Harden your home with fire-safe construction materials and methods. Learn more...
Plan escape routes in advance and make sure your family knows the plan of action. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place. Monitor news and info on local fires from media and public safety agencies. Learn more...
Evacuate early and safely. Follow your personal wildland fire action plan. Doing so will support your safety and allow firefighters to focus on fighting the fire. Learn more...
MARIN COUNTY WILDFIRE EVACUATION GUIDE
Evacuations save lives and allow responding personnel to focus on the emergency at hand. Please evacuate promptly when requested! Your life is at stake!
Where to buy sandbags in Marin County
(415) 455-1575 548
DuBois St., San Rafael
232 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley
1535 S. Novato Blvd., Novato,
44 Simms Street, San Rafael
Goodman Building Supply
775 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley
Note: this list is provided for information only and does not constitute an endorsement of these companies.
Supplemental Sand Bag Info
How to fill sandbags
Click here for a video.
From the California Department of Water Resources