Safely reopening Marin County from COVID-19

Religious & Cultural Ceremonies

Current Status

UPDATE - As of March 24, 2021, Marin businesses shall operate in strict compliance with the state’s guidance for the orange tier. In response to recent judicial rulings, faith based services and cultural ceremonies may operate indoors according to capacity limits determined by current Tier level.

  • Faith based services may operate indoors at a maximum of 50% capacity.
  • Cultural ceremonies may operate indoors at a maximum of 50% capacity, or 200 people, whichever is fewer.

Houses of worship are subject to the stated limitations and must comply with the Health Officer of the County of Marin Public Health Order, as well as all applicable State guidance. (Please note: this guidance is currently being updated by the State. All other restrictions in the guidance remain in place.) 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.  

 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.

Temporary Structures for Outdoor Operations must be in compliance with all applicable State and County guidelines.

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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