Safely reopening Marin County from COVID-19

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Health

Wear a mask. Stay 6-feet apart. Wash your hands.

If you have to go outside:

  • Avoid groups
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a face covering such as a bandanna, scarf, or cloth covering, as outlined in CDPH and CDC masking guidance
  • Keep 6 feet between you and everyone outside your household
  • Reduce the time you are around others outside the home
  • Minimize your exposure and your contact with people outside your household
  • Wipe any surfaces you need to touch with antibacterial wipes

Food

If you have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak and need food, you can get:

  • Groceries including fresh produce
  • Prepared meals
  • Other food related services

Find available food resources using the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Food Locator to find food pantries, free groceries, and emergency food.

The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps, can add to your food budget to put more nutritious food on the table.

The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many Farmers’ markets and grocery stores. The amount of the benefit is based on the size of your household, your income, and your housing expenses.

CalFresh benefits come on a debit card, called the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which you can use just like a bank card at most food stores.

If you are sick, have chronic health conditions, or are over 60, stay home. Ask a family member, friend or neighbor to pick up supplies for you. If no one else is available, call 415-473-INFO for help.

You can also contact the County of Marin with questions.

You can get food at:

  • Grocery stores
  • Corner stores and convenience stores
  • Liquor stores that sell food
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Food banks
  • Farm and produce stands
  • Supermarkets
  • Food retail establishments
  • Big box stores that sell groceries and essentials
  • Restaurants

While out getting food, wear a mask, practice social distancing measures and stay 6 feet away from other people.

If you are a senior or an adult with a disability and need assistance, you can get help with food delivery:

  • Home-delivered meals
  • Emergency food boxes
  • Support with online food delivery services
  • Grocery drop-off from volunteers

Marin County residents age 60 and older can call 415-473-INFO to access food services. The County’s home delivered meal program has been expanded to include those older adults who are now homebound as a result of the Coronavirus crisis and who do not feel safe going to the grocery store and may not have a friend, family member, or neighbor that can help purchase and deliver groceries.  Call Vivalon (formerly Whistlestop) at 415-898-HOME (4663) for information.

Take-away meals from community dining sites are also available.

Meal delivery services also exist for Marin residents of any age who have chronic medical conditions and need specialized menu items. Visit the SF – Marin Food Bank.

San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) will be hosting a food pantry for SRCS families every Friday starting March 20th, 2020. Food distribution is being scheduled by school and families have been notified by San Rafael City Schools on scheduling and food distribution rules that follow guidelines for social distancing.

Information and updates are available at the SRCS website.

St. Vincent de Paul continues to serve free meals throughout this crisis
Free pre-packaged to-go meals:

  • 1 meal per person
  • Pick-up at 820 B Street, San Rafael
  • Breakfast is now available 6:30AM-8:00 AM
  • Lunch is now available  11 AM-1PM

Marin County WIC
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a supplemental food and nutrition program for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age five who have a nutritional risk.

Unemployment

Lost your job or work hours reduced?

If you lost your job or had your hours reduced, and meet eligibility requirements, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits from California’s Employment Development Department (EDD).

Mental Health

Access to mental health and substance use services

If you have a medical or psychiatric emergency please call 911.

If you are unable to call 911, you can now text 911.

The following resources are available to help people who may be experiencing distress or heightened anxiety right now:

  • 24/7 Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: (888) 818-1115
  • 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Unit: (415) 473-6666
  • 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
    Linea Nacional de Prevencion del Suicido: (888) 628-9454 (en Espanol)
  • If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911 immediately
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746F for 24/7 support.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support.
  • California Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: Find phone numbers and links to all the suicide and crisis hotlines by county in California.
  • California Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 1-855-845-7415 for 24/7 non-emergency support.
  • The Friendship Line is available 24/7 as a crisis helpline for older adults: 800-971-0016 or you can text HOME to 741741 if you are feeling depressed, sad, or going through any kind of emotional crisis. A crisis worker will text you back immediately if you prefer text over the phone, this is a free service.
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit: (415) 473-6666
  • Mobile Crisis Team: (415) 473-6392

Domestic Violence

Information and resources for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.

In an emergency call 911. If it is not safe to call 911, you can text to 911.

National domestic violence hotline

800-799-SAFE (7233)
www.thehotline.org

Marin Center For Domestic Peace

English: 415.924.6616
Spanish: 415.924.3456

Marin Youth Services Text Line: 415.526.2557 M-F, 9am-5pm

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 1-800-799-7233 anytime.
Chat with advocates anytime.

People experiencing homelessness

Any person experiencing homelessness with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should alert their service providers (such as case managers, shelter staff, and other care providers). These staff will help the individual understand how to isolate themselves and identify options for medical care as needed.

Ritter Center provides case management to those experiencing homelessness.

16 Ritter St. San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 457-8182

  • Financial assistance screenings will be provided over the phone
  • Public health/general information call 415.457.8182

Ritter Center

16 Ritter St. San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 457-8182

Hours of operation as of 03.25.2020:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
10am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm

Marin City Health and Wellness

Marin City Health and Wellness clinic staff are available by phone at 415-339-8813 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) to answer health questions, or call the Marin City HHS hotline at 415-349-3135.

Marin Community Clinics

Contact your primary care provider worker if you have symptoms; fever and a dry cough are most common. If you do not have a primary care provider call (415) 448-1500 to establish care.

 

St. Vincent de Paul continues to serve free meals throughout this crisis
Free pre-packaged to-go meals:

  • 1 meal per person
  • Pick-up at 820 B Street, San Rafael
  • Breakfast is now available 6:30AM-8:00 AM
  • Lunch is now available  11 AM-1PM

Marin County WIC
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a supplemental food and nutrition program for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age five who have a nutritional risk.

Restrooms and phone charging are available when using the shower.

To verify current schedules, visit https://marinmobilecare.org/.

Call to schedule a shower: (415) 497-1318

    • Novato Downtown Streets Team
      • Monday / Wednesday, 6:00 am – 8:40 am
      • 816 State Access Road
      • Bus Route: 49
      • No appointment necessary this location only
    • San Rafael Health & Wellness Campus
      • Monday / Wednesday, 6:00 pm – 8:40 pm
      • 3240 Kerner Blvd
      • Bus Routes: 29, 35, 36
    • Sausalito Marinship Park
      • Tuesday / Friday, 8:00 am – 10:40 am
      • Testa Street at Marinship Way
      • Bus Routes: 71X, 30, 92
    • Fairfax Community Church
      • Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:40 pm
      • 2398 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
      • Bus Routes: 23X, 23

NOTE: The parks listed below are open for these services, even if they are closed to other visitors.

  • San Rafael: St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • San Rafael: Boyd Park
  • San Rafael: Library
  • San Rafael: Circle K/Burger King at Francisco East & Bellam
  • San Rafael: Ritter Center
  • Novato: Binford Road
  • Novato: Taco Bell on Rowland

Childcare

Guidance Related to Childcare.

Local educational agencies, nonprofits, or other authorized providers must follow the guidance for cohorts of children and youth in controlled, supervised and indoor environments. These environments include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Public and private schools
  • Licensed and license-exempt childcare settings
  • Organized and supervised care environments, like “distance learning hubs”
  • Recreation programs
  • Before and after school programs
  • Youth groups
  • Day camps

Guidance and directives related to schoolschildcareday camps, and youth sports are not superseded by this guidance for cohorts of children and youth and still apply to those specified settings. For overnight camps for youth and families, see the guidance for overnight camps complete details.

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