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Covid-19 Response

Marin Villages Services and Activities as of February 16, 2022

The State of California relaxed its mask mandate today, February 16th. Marin County is set to follow suit.

Deputy Health Officer Lisa Santora gave a briefing last week to nonprofits serving Marin. As always, she was candid and forthright. COVID-19 is not yet endemic, it is still a pandemic, because it is unpredictable and the case rate in Marin County is still higher than at any point in previous surges. We are still in the “red” CDC tier and not likely to be back to “yellow” until the beginning of March.

There are encouraging signs. Marin’s vaccination rate is high (over 90% of the eligible population) so hospitalizations and deaths remain low. Surprisingly, though, only about 60% of the eligible population have gotten boosters—get yours immediately if you haven’t. It’s easy and there is no wait right now. Click here to find a location near you and schedule one.

Who qualifies for a booster dose?

Pfizer (full dose) or Moderna (half dose) booster shot is recommended if you received your second dose at least six months ago.

A Johnson & Johnson booster dose is recommended if you received your first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago, and you are:

    • 18 or older 

Marin Villages services and activities and COVID protocols remain aligned with updated regulations and guidance from Marin Public Health and the CDC. However, because many COVID-19 exposures occur in household settings or in nonpublic indoor settings where unvaccinated and vaccinated people are present, for the safety of our members and volunteers, we ask that all members and volunteers wear masks when engaged in Marin Villages activities, even in nonpublic spaces, unless it is certain that all present are vaccinated and that vaccinated people present have not been exposed to COVID-19. If you have not yet been vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment for a vaccination as soon as possible. Be sure to get your booster.

  • Rides. Because the pandemic continues to limit the availability of volunteer drivers, priority will be given to filling requests for rides to medical or medically related appointments, e.g., trips for doctor and dentist appointments, including podiatry, physical therapy, and chiropractic appointments and appointments for lab work and vaccinations. We request that members and volunteers still wear masks when accepting/giving Marin Villages car rides.

  • Programs and gatherings. Local villages may offer in-person activities and gatherings indoors or outdoors in accordance with public health guidelines. We ask that everyone wear masks in indoor settings.

  • Protective protocols. Vaccination is highly encouraged for all members and volunteers. Members and volunteers are free to confirm vaccination status with each other. Members and volunteers are asked to follow the December 30, 2021 masking guidelines. Maintaining social distancing and continuing sound hygiene also continue to be advisable for added protection.

  • Vaccination Assistance. COVID research has demonstrated clearly that vaccines save lives. Protect yourself and our members and volunteers! Our volunteers are available to help schedule appointments for members who need assistance. Please call the office if you need help.

Marin County Public Health is providing booster shots at its vaccination locations as supply allows. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ups are available on a limited basis as supply allows. Visit the County’s Vaccine Finder for a list of locations, or find County vaccine clinic information below:

Clinic at Northgate Mall

Safeway Pharmacies and Marin County Public Health have partnered to provide a large-scale booster clinic at Northgate Mall. The clinic is currently located at the Center Court inside the mall.  Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses and flu vaccines are available at this site. Please schedule an appointment here.

Clinic hours of operation at Northgate Mall

Wednesday & Thursday, 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

  • Information on vaccination status. While we strongly encourage all members and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, vaccination is not required for Marin Villages membership or volunteering. We are relying on members and volunteers to act in good faith in disclosing their vaccination status and observing any invitations or requests that may be limited to those who are fully vaccinated. We do not share information on COVID vaccination status unless requested to do so by a member or volunteer in connection with a Marin Villages activity or service.

  • Office. Our office in Terra Linda is open. If you visit the office, please bring and wear a mask. 

Our aim is always to help protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our members and volunteers.

 

Additional Information:

Daily Coronavirus Updates from Marin HHS

Marin Recovers

California Dept of Public Health

CDC information on prevention and symptoms