COVID-19 Information

Current Updates, Information and Resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19)    UPDATED 1/21/21

Regional Stay Home Order: The State’s Stay Home Order took effect for the Bay Area region, including Marin County, at 11:59pm on Thursday, December 17. The new restrictions will remain in place for a minimum of 3 weeks, and may extend longer dependent upon ICU capacity. The Order instructs Bay Area residents to stay at home as much as possible and to stop mixing between households that can lead to COVID-19 spread. All sectors other than retail and essential operations must be closed. Access to (and travel for) critical services and outdoor activities to preserve physical and mental health are allowed. To view the sector closures and restrictions on activity under the SHO, please click here

Joint Statement of the Bay Area Health Officers: COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed following federal, state framework. Click here to read the joint press release. 

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. 

Temporary Outdoor Use and Encroachment Permits: The Town Council recently adopted an urgency ordinance allowing restaurants and other commercial businesses to provide outdoor business operations on private and public property following approval of a Temporary Outdoor Use or Temporary Operations Encroachment permit by the Town.

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 31, 2020. Read news release from Marin County HHS, Regional Shelter-in-Place Orders Extended as Some Rules Ease .

Daily Update from Marin County Health and Human Services: As of January 20, 2021, there are 9,492 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Marin County residents, 297,454 tests completed, 280 cumulative hospitalizations, and 131 COVID-19 related deaths. As of January 20, 2021, there are 3,019,371 cases and 34,433 deaths in California, according to the California Department of Public Health. For information specific to Marin County, visit the Marin HHS Data website

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.  


  • 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

Updates from the County of Marin

Press Releases (PDF)   (Link to all public health orders)Status Updates 

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.  


  • 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