Coronavirus

Current Updates, Information and Resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19)    UPDATED 4/09/20

What’s Open Around Town?  Support our local businesses. Click here to view list of stores, restaurants and other essential businesses that are open to serve our community. 

Food Resources for Vulnerable Populations: Marin County Health and Human Services reminds residents in need that access to healthy food is available through a number of resources. Click here to read their recently published press release. 

Virtual Recreation Center:  Click here to visit the Corte Madera Parks and Recreation Department’s Virtual Recreation Center and Resource Point, which has suggestions and resources to keep you and your family entertained, active, and informed during the Shelter In Place Order. 

Helpful Information for Small Businesses: Click here to visit the Marin Small Business Development Center’s website.

Updated "Shelter in Place" Order: Updated "Stay at Home" and Parks Closure Orders in effect through May 3, 2020. Read news release from Marin County HHS, Updated Stay-at-Home & Parks Closure Orders Issued with New Restrictions; Scheduled to Last Through May 3.

Daily Update from Marin County Health and Human Services: As of April 9, 2020, there are 154 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Marin County residents, 1,956 persons tested, 29 hospitalizations (of positive patients)  and 10 COVID-19 related deaths. As of April 8, 2020 at 8:00a.m., there are 19,691 cases and 538 deaths in California, according to the California Department of Public Health. For information specific to Marin County, visit the Marin HHS Data website

Update: 4/05/20: Marin County HHS issues new County Quarantine Order and Isolation Order, both effective April 5, 2020, and informational Guidance on Home Quarantine and Isolation Safety.

Update: 4/03/20: Public Health Releases Guidance on Face Coverings In response to new guidance from the California. Department of Public Health, the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Bay Area health officials are recommending that residents cover their nose and mouth when leaving home for essential travel, such as doctor appointments, grocery shopping or pharmacy visits. Resident face coverings do not have to be hospital grade but need to cover the nose and mouth. Home-sewn fabric coverings, bandanas, a “DIY” mask from an old t-shirt and neck gaiters are examples of acceptable face coverings, especially because they can be washed and worn again. Due to the global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), there is a severe shortage of PPE across the state. Local officials are prioritizing acquisitions of PPE for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marin HHS asks residents to refrain from purchasing PPE for their own use and to utilize homemade face coverings instead. 

Update: 3/31/20: A “Shelter at Home” order is in place for Marin County and other Bay Area counties now through May 3.  This legal order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs. The purpose of this is to keep people at home – except to complete the most essential activities, such as visiting a doctor or buying groceries for your household – in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19.  The more we stay at home, the less chance we have of exposing ourselves to this virus and spreading it from one household to another.  This order applies to people of all ages and backgrounds because anyone can be a carrier of the COVID-19 virus, even if they do not show symptoms. We must adapt our daily routines for the health and safety of each other.  To help you understand the restrictions of the order, please review the resources available on the County’s website

Update: 3/25/20: School closures extended through May 1, 2020. Marin County has aligned with seven Bay Area county health officers, and county superintendents to make a unified, regional decision to extend school closures and student dismissals from regular school attendance through May 1, 2020 to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the maximum extent. The safety and wellness of students, school personnel, and the community are the highest priorities of all schools and districts in these six counties. School facilities may remain open to staff for the purposes of performing tasks deemed essential by the school district and the county offices of education. Education will continue through flexible learning, meals will continue to be provided and, where possible, childcare may be arranged. 

Update: 3/22/20: Marin County’s Public Health had to make the difficult decision to close all Marin County Parks. The closure will affect town, city and County parks, open space preserves, state parks such as Mount Tamalpais State Park and Marin Municipal Water District lands. This closure and Order refers to motorized access to and from our parks and open spaces. The County still encourage residents to walk or bike to a park or trail near their home. View video update from Deputy Public Health Director Dr. Lisa Santora regarding the closure of Marin County Parks and the local community transmission of COVID-19 that is still occurring. 

Update from the Town of Corte Madera, 3/18/20: On March 13, 2020, Town Manager Todd Cusimano issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency.  The Town Council, at its March 17, 2020 Special Town Council meeting, adopted Resolution No. 13/2020, ratifying and modifying the Town Manager/Emergency Operations Manager’s Proclamation of Local Emergency. The proclamation is a legal document that will mobilize resources, accelerate emergency planning, streamline staffing, and allow for future reimbursement by the state and federal governments. The proclamation reinforces that this is not business as usual and gives us more tools to be even more prepared so that we can be confident that our local readiness efforts are as robust as possible to protect the health of our community. 

Public Health: Shelter in Place Order (March 16, 2020): In effect 12:01am March 17, 2020 through 11:59pm April 7, 2020. Frequently Asked Questions interactive website regarding the Shelter In Place Order.

Update from the Town of Corte Madera, 3/16/20: Town facilities to temporarily close to the public. In an effort to limit potential exposure and community spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Municipalities in Marin County have been advised by Marin County Health and Human Services to close all City and Town facilities to the public, effective Monday, March 16. The closures are a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting non-essential contact between individuals. During this time, the Town will continue to provide as many services as possible by email and by phone (see notice for further information). The Town continues to work closely with our partners at the County of Marin’s Health & Human Services Department and the California Department of Public Health and will provide ongoing information via the Town website and by email communications. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Update from the Town of Corte Madera, 3/10/20, regarding temporary cancellation of non-essential Town-sponsored public meetings, gatherings and indoor classes at the Community Center and AFIC effective March 11, 2020

This page includes updates and links to resources related to the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as it affects Corte Madera residents. The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services is leading the local response to the coronavirus, in coordination with the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control. 

If you have recently traveled to a geographic area with widespread or sustained community transmission and develop symptoms of a respiratory infection (cough or shortness of breath), stay home from school or work and contact your healthcare provider and inform them of your symptoms and travel history. Prior to planning travel, review the CDC’s travel guidelines.  

Questions

  • Marin Health and Human Services has launched a COVID-19 Information Line at (415) 473-7191. CA Relay Service, Dial 711. Phone calls will be answered Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Questions may also be submitted via email to COVID-19@marincounty.org

Updates from the County of Marin

Press Releases (PDF)   (Link to all public health orders)Status Updatesprevious 3 days (PDF)


Marin County Community Meeting - March 9, 2020

  • The Marin County Office of Education held a community meeting about the COVID-19 situation on March 9, 2020, in conjunction with Marin County Health and Human Services (HHS) and Kaiser Permanente. This meeting was streamed via Facebook Live and the archive is now available to watch here.

Coronavirus Informational Pages from Government Agencies


The Town of Corte Madera is monitoring and coordinating with the Marin County Health Department. The novel coronavirus is a member of the same family of viruses that causes common colds. Treatment is similar to that for other viral infections. Marin County Public Health encourages everyone to emphasize good hygiene to reduce the risk of infection with a respiratory virus, including Coronavirus. Thus, please incorporate the following practices:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds
  • When soap and hot water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with the crook of your arm, not your hands
  • Avoid touching your face, including the inside of your nose 
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick
  • Get your flu shot to protect against flu

If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing coronavirus infections, monitor your health and contact your healthcare provider if you develop upper respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.

Health experts agree that the measures taken have been effective in containing the coronavirus, but that if precautions are not taken, the coronavirus could spread to communities across the United States.You should prepare for the possibility disruption of day-to-day activities that an outbreak will cause.  

THINGS YOU CAN DO INCLUDE:

  • Ensure you have adequate supply of essential medicines
  • Prepare a childcare plan if the childcare is not available (including school closures)
  • Staying up to date with trusted resources (e.g., CDC)
  • Have sufficient food in the event you have to stay home

Marin residents who have recently returned from areas with community transmission of coronavirus, such as Italy, are considered low risk and are not being asked to stay isolated at home. If a resident develops symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, however, they should contact their healthcare provider, report their symptoms and travel history to such health care professionals. 

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Public Health Division, Communicable Disease Control Unit at 415-473-4163 or https://www.marinhhs.org/coronavirus.

Guidelines for Reducing Risk of Illness Transmission