Safely reopening Marin County from COVID-19

Faith-based Organizations

Current Status

Marin’s status on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy means Faith Based Services and Cultural Ceremonies may operate indoors at 50% capacity, or 200 people, whichever is fewer. Houses of worship are subject to the stated limitations and must comply with all applicable State guidance.  Size and layout of ceremonies are restricted to help guests maintain physical distancing, among other health precautions.  Please review the guidelines below for additional requirements.  Houses of faith are encouraged to continue utilizing online virtual meeting options as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19, especially for members with compromised immune systems or other health concerns. 

Faith-based counseling can reopen within the following parameters: 

  • Counseling services are permissible in-person where the service cannot reasonably be practiced remotely; 
  • Counseling services should adopt state guidance on Limited Services, where applicable; 
  • This designation does not permit gatherings beyond counseling to members of a single household. 

For updates and further information on guidance issued by the State of California, please visit the California COVID-19 webpage. 

Reopening Guidelines

Each business must create, adopt and implement a Site Specific Protection Plan (SPP) prior to reopening. The SPP template combines state-level guidance published in the California State Resilience Roadmap and local Marin County public health policies.

Please follow the state guidance provided below as it applies to your establishment to create a safer environment for workers and patrons.

Incorporate the industry specific guidelines from the state guidance linked above into the “Business Specific Best Practices” section of your SPP.

More Information

As new guidelines become available, this webpage will be updated.   In the interim, please sign up to receive notifications when business protocols and other information about business reopening is available.

Questions?  Contact us.

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