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    Marin Recovers Business Sector Guidance for Tier 2  EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

    County Officials successfully appealed to the State and Marin is now allowed to move into Tier 2.
    The State will announce this today with a formal press release and Public Health Order C-1 has been updated.
    The following OPENINGS take effect today, Sept. 15:
    • Retail establishments are allowed to open indoors at 50% capacity
    • Personal care services are allowed to open indoors with modifications
    • Museums are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity
    • Places of worship are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
    • Movie theaters are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
    • Gyms are allowed to open indoors with 10% capacity
    • Restaurants are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
    • Hair salons/barbershops can be open indoors 50% of space's maximum capacity
    • Hotels are be allowed to open their fitness centers at 10% capacity.



    To learn more:


    Recommended Zoom

    Dr. Willis explains the new statewide tiered system as well as where Marin County falls as we look to safely reopen.


    Below is a link to where the recording of this zoom call and other industry specific calls have been uploaded to the

    Marin Recovers site:


  • Thank you to Leslie and Shannon Ruhland with Accuchex for presenting

    at the July 10th Chamber Check In Zoom call. 

    To learn more about how Accuchex can help your business click here.

  • NEWSFLASH: Guidance Now Available for June 29 Phase of Reopenings

    Indoor dining & hair salons, among list allowed to reopen


    The County of Marin/ Marin Recovers have decided to delay the reopening of some business categories on June 29th.  

    On June 25th, Marin recorded the highest number of new cases of any one day thus far in Marin’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a significant increase in individuals hospitalized.  This corresponds to similar spikes in cases across the state and region. San Francisco and Contra Costa County announced delays in changes planned for next week in response to regional surges in cases and Marin is doing the same. 

    WHY THE DELAY? CLICK HERE to see the metrics the County is tracking for a safe reopening.

    The industries ALLOWED to proceed have been limited to:

    • Indoor dining
    • Campgrounds and RV parks
    • Picnic areas
    • Outdoor vehicle-based gatherings
    • Hair salons  

    Business reopenings PAUSED until further notice include:

    •  Hotels, Motels and Short Term Rentals
    • Gyms and Fitness studios
    • Other personal services (body art professionals, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, electrology services, estheticians, skin care and cosmetology services, non-medical massage services, and nail salons).  

    These industries THAT HAVE BEEN PUT ON PAUSE will be considered for the next round of reopenings,

    a tentative date has not been established. 

    Businesses and organizations preparing to reopen in Marin County must complete a Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) to define the business will reopen in a safe and clean manner for patrons and employees. A SPP plan template is available on MarinRecovers.com to guide businesses through the planning process. The template combines state-level guidance published in the California State Resilience Roadmap and local Marin County public health policies, including the current shelter in place order and facial covering requirement.

    Another addition to MarinRecovers.com is an interactive map for Marin restaurants to indicate their service status. Built by the City of San Rafael, a restaurant can add their status to the map once they complete a reopening SPP. Restaurant patrons can sort the map by take-out or curbside pick-up, delivery, outdoor dining, minority owned, and starting June 29, those restaurants available for indoor dining.

    An overview of business sector re openings is available on MarinRecovers.com. Businesses and activities are allowed to proceed under the current shelter-in-place order through amendments to the allowable business and allowable activity appendices.


    Marin Public Health also announced on June 19 the concept of Social Bubbles, effective June 22. A social bubble is a stable group of 12 people or less who have collectively agreed to limit their in-person social activities to only each other for at least three weeks. Individuals belong to only one social bubble at a time, except for children who may belong to a  second bubble related to a childcare or camp environment.  While social bubbles allow more people to come together in  a strict group, each member is still strongly encouraged to practice protective measures such as physical distancing and wearing face coverings.

    The Marin County Public Health staff is constantly monitoring public indicators of COVID-19 to inform future business reopening phases. As the State of California allows for higher-risk activities, Public Health works with industry leaders to develop reopening guidelines that consider the latest COVID-19 activity and special considerations for Marin’s more vulnerable populations.

    More Information About Businesses Reopening:

    NEW: Reopening At-A-Glance PDF (English) (Spanish)

    The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website remains the authority for local COVID- 19 case data and medical information.

  • NewsFlash: Reopening update

    JUNE 5th: New Guidelines Allow Faith, Cultural Services to Proceed

    Marin amends shelter-in-place order to allow additional outdoor businesses, activities

    San Rafael, CA – Marin County is continuing its efforts to move deeper into Phase 2 of reopenings under the shelter-in-place order. Marin County Public Health provided the green light for based faith-based and cultural ceremonies to proceed under prescribed public health guidelines, beginning June 5.


    June 1 Reopening guidelines for outdoor dining, child care, and more retail, park options

    San Rafael, CA – Marin County is moving into the next round of its COVID-19 pandemic response, with further reopenings under the shelter-in-place order. Outdoor retailoffice spaceoutdoor dining, and curbside library services join child care and summer/sports camps as business sectors allowed to reopen to patrons and employees as of June 1 if guidelines from Marin County Public Health are followed. New guidelines for those industries to safely reopen are available at MarinRecovers.com .

    Businesses preparing to reopen must complete a Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP)  to define how a business will reopen in a safe and clean manner for patrons and employees. A SPP plan template is available on MarinRecovers.com to guide businesses through the planning process. The template combines state-level guidance published in the California State Resilience Roadmap and local Marin County public health policies.

    Greater access to Marin’s parks and beaches will also be allowed beginning June 1. Marin’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Matt Willis, issued a new Public Health Order that lifts all previous restrictions on motorized access to parks and beaches in Marin County. The new order supersedes the May 15 order and provides local jurisdictions the authority to limit or prohibit motorized access as appropriate.

    Since Marin began sequentially reopening the county on May 4, 19 sectors of business have been allowed to reopen with public health guidance. Guidelines for the next stage of openings will include outdoor religious services and indoor retail. Barring any surges in disease transmission, those are expected to be released by June 12 to begin June 15. An overview of Marin’s business reopenings to date can be accessed online.  









    * Masks, bandanas, scarves, and cloth can be used. 

    This order does not apply to those 12 years old and less. 

    Individuals not required to wear face covering 

    if doing so poses a health risk. 


    Todos deben de usar una cobertura facial* 

    Mantenerse a 6 pies de distancia. 

    Este negocio está requerido a negarle el servicio a cualquier persona que no cumpla con este requisito. 

    * Esta orden no aplica a aquellos que tengan 

    12 años de edad o menos. Las personas no están obligadas a usar cubiertas faciales si hacerlo presenta un riesgo para la salud. 



    * This order does not apply to those 12 years old and less. 




  • Local Expertise To Support Tiburon Peninsula Businesses


    Kathleen M. Defever
    Defever Law
    Tiburon, CA 94920
    Insurance attorney, Tiburon Planning Commissioner, and Rotarian Kathleen M. Defever has announced she will donate her expertise to Tiburon businesses who are in need of advice regarding their insurance coverages. If you would like her to review your policy and provide initial guidance at no charge, she can be contacted at kathleen@defeverlaw.com or 855-366-1415. 

    Rajvi Berry, CPWA®, Certified Private Wealth Advisor, Alternatives Investments Director   

    (415) 693-6667 office


    Did You Know? Fintech providers also processing federal assistance loans
    Three large financial technology firms (fintech), SquarePayPal, and Intuit Quickbooks, have recently been approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Emergency Disaster Loans available to small businesses.

    In addition, Amazon and Stripe have also requested the ability to process federal assistance loans. For businesses already using these vendors for services, like payroll or payment collection, the loan application process could be easier. For example, QuickBooks Payroll customers data is already in the QuickBooks system which can expedite the loan application process for this group.

  • Need Direct Assistance?  Contact the NEW Northern California Small Business Development Center Small Business Hotline

    You can now call 833-ASK-SBDC (833.275.7232) to reach the Northern California Small Business Development Center's call center for SBDC support and business financial urgent care.  Partners are welcome and encouraged to share this resource with their clients. 

    There are two email addresses as well that are being served by the new call center as well:

    Email loans@asksbdc.com for assistance with available loans.

    Email espanol@asksbdc.com para asistencia en español