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  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 16, 12:43pm
    COVID-19

    Telephone Town Hall this Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. and we would love it if you could join us. We’ll provide the very latest updates from the Marin County public health officer, on our local economy and from our schools and give a critical briefing on the statewide response. Of course, you will be able to email questions ahead of time and in real time during this week's Telephone Town Hall. 

    Who: Senator Mike McGuire; the Marin County public health officer, county Superintendent of Schools, a local economist and a University of California physician focused on infectious diseases. 

    When: Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.

    How to attend: Dial 844-767-5679, enter code 204015 and follow the prompts. You will be connected to the live town hall via telephone and you will be able to listen to the speakers providing critical updates. The town hall will be limited to the first 1,000 participants.

    How to ask a question and get involved with the Town Hall: Email your questions and comments in advance and in real time during the telephone town hall to: Senator.McGuire@Senate.ca.gov
     

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    Mon, Apr 13, 1:19pm
    COVID-19
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    Sat, Apr 11, 8:26pm
    COVID-19

    Marin Humane manages & responds to animal-related needs, especially during disasters & emergencies, such as COVID-19. With an estimated 65% of U.S. households owning pets, companion animals are playing a critical role within the COVID-19 environment, [more, click on title] both physically and emotionally... While Marin Humane is operating its essential services, the safest place for pets is always in a home. Please see our How to Keep Pets at Home handout  and consider sharing with others in our community. Info, visit Marin Humane or call 415-883-4621.

    https://www.marinhumane.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-KeepPetsSafeAtHo...

    https://www.marinhumane.org

     

     

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Apr 11, 7:54pm
    COVID-19

    Monday / Lunes April 13, 2020, 6:30 pm. What is hospital surge and what does it mean for our community? Que es el aumento repentino de los hospitales y que significa para nuestra comunidad en Marin?

    More importantly, how is COVID-19 affecting our hospitals now and is Marin County’s medical network prepared for a rapid increase in future coronavirus cases?  Join us for an online community conversation as some of Marin’s top experts in public health and emergency planning answer your questions about this important topic.

    Que es el aumento repentino de los hospitales y que significa para nuestra comunidad en Marin?  Y, sobre todo, como va a afectar COVID-19 a nuestros hospitales ahora?  Esta preparado el sistema medico de Marin County para un incremento rápido de casos de coronavirus?  Acompáñenos en esta conversación con expertos de Salud Pública y de Emergencia de Marin con sus preguntas sobre esta tema importante.

    FEATURED SPEAKERS / ALTAVOCES DESTACADOS

    Supervisor Katie Rice, District 2, President, Marin County Board of Supervisors President
    Lisa Santora, M.D., Deputy Public Health Officer, County of Marin
    Dustin Ballard, M.D., Kaiser Permanente
    Mark Brown, Deputy Fire Chief, Marin County Fire

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

    Watch Live Video Online: return to this page on Monday, April 13 for a link to watch
    Watch Live on Television: Comcast channel 27 (Channel 30 in Novato)
    Spanish Audio: Call 1-408-418-9388, event number 967-337-293, for Spanish interpretation

    COMO PUEDE PARTICIPAR:

    Para ver en vivo, o por el internet: regrese a esta pagina el Lunes, Abril 13
    Vea en vivo por televisión, Comcast, canal 27 (canal 30 en Novato)
    Escuche en espanol, llamando al 1-408-418-9388, evento número 967-337-293 para traducción en español

     

     

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, Apr 13, 4:13pm
    COVID-19

    Marin Confirmed Cases: 164

    Marin Deaths: 10

    Marin Persons Tested: 2,081

    Marin Hospitalizations: 28

    California Confirmed Cases: 22,583

    California Deaths: 640

    https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org  (for Marin HHS, Info, Interactive Map, Graphs, Data; add'l Resources: Masks/Face Coverings, Homelessness, Transit, Hospitals, Donation Options, Disabilities, Apply for Medi-Cal/CMSP/CalFresh-Cal-Works, Isolation & Quarantine, General Coronavirus Info, Travelers, Businesses, Events/Mass Gatherings, Pregnant Women & Children, Chronic Medical Conditions, Schools)

     

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 9, 5:01pm
    COVID-19

    SBA-Paycheck Protection Program: 
    https://www.coronavirus.gov/smallbusiness/

    The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides potentially forgivable loans for 501(c)(3) nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees at 2.5 times your average monthly payroll for up to $10M. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks after the loan originates and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Eligible nonprofits must have their materials ready when the first come-first served application process opens on Friday April 3rd.

    Below are a few resources with additional information about applying for the PPP.  

    FMA’s Payroll Protection Toolbox, which includes a PPP calculator, template for board resolution to authorize the loan, and a script for talking to your bank about PPP. https://fmaonline.net/ppptoolbox/

    Independent Sector’s resources for organizations that want to apply for funds: https://independentsector.org/resource/caresact/

    National Council of Nonprofits’ Analysis of the Coronavirus Aid, Relieve, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act): https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/trends-policy-issues/initial-analysis-of-the...

    National Council of Nonprofit’s webinar recording (Mar. 31) “Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yTDrfAdQVM

     

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 9, 4:50pm
    COVID-19

    San Rafael, CA – While Marin residents continue to abide by the Stay At Home order and help flatten the curve, a stream of vacationers and visitors continue to occupy short-term rentals throughout the county. This increases the chance for community transmission of COVID-19 and is considered non-essential travel.

    After substantial guidance from the Marin Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health, a new Health Order restricting the use of short-term lodging facilities will be in effect from 11:59 p.m. on April 9, 2020 through May 3, 2020.

    The Order is based on evidence of increasing occurrence of COVID-19 within the County of Marin and throughout the Bay Area and scientific evidence and best practices regarding the most effective approaches to slow the transmission of communicable diseases generally and COVID-19 specifically. 

    Traditional operation of short-term lodging facilities, which rely on a rotating clientele often from outside the County, impair efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Short-Term Lodging Facilities are defined as vacation rentals, short-term rentals, timeshares, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and other lodging facilities rented for 30 days or less.

    Short-Term Lodging Facilities within the County of Marin (“County”) are directed to cease all operations and services except as necessary to provide:

    Lodging for the County’s homeless population;
    Lodging for County residents who have been displaced and cannot return to their residence because there is a person residing at their residence that must isolate or quarantine or is at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19;
    Lodging for County residents who need to isolate or quarantine;
    Lodging to support Healthcare Operations, Essential Infrastructure, Essential Businesses, and Essential Governmental Functions as defined in the March 31 Order (e.g., lodging for traveling nurses or government contractors);
    Lodging for County residents facing immediate displacement from their primary residence due to safety, sanitation, or habitability issues (i.e., inhabitable living conditions, violence, or threats of violence);
    Minimum Basic Operations as defined in the March 31 Order.

    “We all have a responsibility to do our part to flatten the curve,” said Dr. Lisa Santora, Deputy Public Health Officer for Marin County.  “Traveling to or within Marin for vacation is non-essential and puts our vulnerable populations are risk.”

     

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    Thu, Apr 9, 4:04pm
    COVID-19

    Parking resolution to help curb non-essential travel to recreate in Marin County. MCSO will enforce non-essential motorized travel to parks and open space throughout unincorporated Marin County with new parking restrictions. Press Release: https://tinyurl.com/yx2wp95k
     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 9, 11:35am
    COVID-19

    https://www.naturainstitute.org/copy-of-resources

    Resilience and Covid-19 Integrative Medicine Recommendations

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 9, 11:21am
    COVID-19

    https://cvnl.org/covid-landing-page/?utm_source=CVNL+Community&utm_campaign=5628...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_4_5_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=562817782a&mc_eid=817069b5f9

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 9, 3:55pm
    COVID-19

    Covid-19 Hotline: 415-473-7191 (9am - noon & 1pm - 5 pm)

    Adult Protective Services: 415-473-2774

    Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Ombudsman: 415-473-7446

    Child Protective Services: 415-473-7153

    Public Assistance Call Center – Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks : 1-877-410-8817

    General Relief:  415-473-3450 [continues; click on Title]

    Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Access Line: 1-888-818-1115

    For information, resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), for persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call 415-457-INFO (415)457-4636 or email 457-INFO@marincounty.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Wed, Apr 8, 6:07pm
    COVID-19

    https://www.marinij.com/2020/03/31/marin-supervisors-allot-650k-for-rent-aid/

    Help Paying Rent / Ayuda Pagando la Renta

    For help paying rent / Si usted necesita ayuda pagando la renta: St. Vincent de Paul- 454-3303 x 11; Ritter Center- 457-8182; Canal Alliance- 454-2640; Adopt-A-Family- 456-7805; North Marin Community Services- 897-4147 

    Notify landlord, sample letter on website/ hay una carta de ejemplo en nuestro sitio de web: legalaidmarin.org/covid-19/  

    No rent increase more than 10% allowed/ No puede subir la renta más que 10% - For help, call / llame Legal Aid: 415-492-0230

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A single registration allows community members to post local events on the Community Calendar, to post items of immediate importance on Alerts, and to access all of the forums including:

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  • West Marin Marketplace: rentals; things and services for sale
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  • Volunteering Opportunities in West Marin: Help our local non-profits