Safely reopening Marin County from COVID-19

Retail & Malls

Current Status

Marin’s status on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy means Retail-related businesses can operate indoors and outdoors, with modifications.  Examples of retail-type businesses that can operate include: 

  • Bookstores
  • Clothing and shoe stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Farmers Markets
  • Florists
  • Gas Stations
  • Grocery Stores
  • Home and furnishing stores
  • Jewelry Stores
  • Libraries
  • Pharmacies
  • Sporting goods stores

Shopping Malls may operate indoors.  Common areas will continue to remain closed and food courts must function in a reduced capacity. (See Restaurants). 

Open Air Shopping Shopping Centers (e.g., Outdoor Swap Meets) are allowed to operate under the guidelines noted below so long as vendors space tables, tents, and other displays are in accordance with appropriate physical distancing requirements or ensure other impermeable barriers are in place.

Reopening Guidelines

Each retailer must create, adopt, and implement a written COVID-19 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.

Incorporate the appropriate industry specific guidelines from the state guidance linked above into the “Business Specific Best Practices” section of your SPP. When complete, post the SPP in your workplace to show customers and employees that you've reduced the risk of COVID-19 and are open for business.

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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