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Marin Villages' Response to Covid-19

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Weekly Update 30 June 2020

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Weekly Update 16 June 2020

Weekly Update 9 June 2020

Weekly Update 2 June 2020

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Things to Do
Our “Things to Do While Sheltering-in-Place” is updated weekly and listed on our website. Remember to check it out at the link below.

Things to Do While Sheltering in Place

New additions are at the top of the list. Don’t forget to check back through listings from prior weeks. There are lots of options! View the list here or download a PDF here. Printing the PDF may help in remembering items you would especially like to explore.

Have a suggestion you’d like to share with others? Email, or call the office (415) 457-4633 and we can add it to next week’s list!  

Marin Recovers

Latest Coronavirus Updates from Marin HHS

Marin HHS Surveillance Reports

California Dept of Public Health

CDC information on prevention and symptoms

CDC recommendations on preparing your home

Marin Villages Changes
In light of the County’s recent changes to the shelter-in-place order, and after consultation with our wonderful volunteers, starting this week, we have made the changes listed below, subject to volunteer availability.
It is important to remember, however, that “opening up” is not synonymous with “safe.” We strongly encourage both members and volunteers to carefully balance the risk of leaving home or interacting with more people with the potential for serious illness resulting from possible exposure to the virus. The County Public Health Officer is still recommending that older adults continue to shelter-in-place as much as possible. Instances of COVID-19 cases, as well as the rate of infection, both continue to prove that COVID-19 is still a serious public health risk, especially for older adults. The office still has masks available if you need one! Please call (415) 457-4633.

We are adjusting our operations as follows:

  • Members may now request rides to non-urgent medical or medically related appointments, e.g., trips for doctor and dentist appointments, including podiatry, physical therapy, and chiropractic appointments.
  • Members may ask for a volunteer to handle errands beyond groceries and medicine pickups, including curbside pickup of books, food to go, and other goods that can be delivered curbside to a volunteer.
  • Members may ask for volunteer help for gardening or lawn care, outside handyman services, pet walking/care, and socially distant walks with a volunteer in the neighborhood (without driving to a location to walk), etc.
  • Local villages may host gatherings outside for not more than 5-6 people provided members can get to the gathering on their own, masks are worn, and social distancing and sound hygiene practices are observed

Please note that because of the proximity issues that arise in providing rides or entering homes, for the time being, we are NOT ready to offer rides to visit friends or family, to accompany a volunteer for shopping or errands, to take a member to a restaurant to eat, or to a swimming pool or park that is not within walking distance. Nor are we ready to ask volunteers to perform in-home services (other than emergency handyman services). In light of the continued risks associated with COVID-19, we are taking a measured, cautious approach to extending Marin Villages' activities and services. Further changes will await additional experience under the revised shelter-in-place order.

Marin Villages is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization • 415-457-4633 • • 
4340 Redwood Highway, Suite F-142 San Rafael, CA 94903

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