Update July 13, 2020: The California Governor announced the closure of additional indoor businesses and activities and indoor faith based services was included on that list. However, since Marin County had not yet allowed houses of worship to move forward with indoor services and ceremonies, all local houses of faith should only be conducting services and ceremonies outside or online. It does, however, reinforce the current decision that the safest environment for services and ceremonies is outdoors with limited groups of people, and by enforcing the guidelines listed in the public health order provided below.
Beginning June 6, outdoor faith-based and cultural ceremonies are allowed to proceed under the current shelter-in-place order and the guidelines provided below. 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.
There is no current target for reopening indoor worship services. Outdoor worship services are still allowed to operate under the guidance previously issued by Public Health.
For updates and further information on guidance issued by the State of California, please visit the California COVID-19 webpage.
Each business must complete the COVID-19 Site Specific Protection Plan (SPP) prior to reopening. The SPP should include approved best practices outlined below.
When additional guidelines for reopening houses of faith and faith-based businesse are updated, they will be posted to this page. Please sign up to receive notifications when additional business protocols and other information about business reopening in Marin County becomes available.
- Chantel Walker, Assistant Director, Marin County Free Library
- Rev. Reid W. Hankins, Trinity Presbyterian Church
- Rev. Rondall Leggett, First Missionary Baptist Church
- Etienne Douglas, Village Baptist
- Michael Kamler, Rodef Sholom
- Khadija Hansia-Gibson, Islamic Center of Mill Valley
- David Erskine, Mt. Tam United Methodist Church
- Vihn Luu, Buddist Community
- Keenny Aguilar, Saint Raphael Church and Mission
- Michelle Latvala, Spirit Rock
- Miguel Garza, Saint Raphael Church and Mission
- Patrick Markle, Spirit Rock
- Janette Morrow, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
- Rev. Scott Quinn, Marin Interfaith Council