Marin County Added to Coronavirus Watchlist

Marin County was added Friday to Governor Gavin Newsom’s list of California counties being closely monitored for an increase in coronavirus activity.  

The Governor and the California Department of Public Health have ordered the counties that remain on the watchlist for three consecutive days or more to close select indoor activities that provide an opportunity for households to mix.  

County officials say if Marin remains on the watchlist through Saturday, indoor dining could be required to close as early as Sunday.  

“The more people can stay home, the better chance we have of slowing the spread and slowly starting to get closer to reopening our communities, which I know many people would like to see happen,” Laine Hendricks, Marin County Public Information Officer, said.  

Once an industry sector is closed, the state will require it remain closed for the next 3 weeks. 

“Now is the time for us to buckle down and be vigilant about adhering to key aspects of the shelter-in-place order,” said Doctor Lisa Santora, Marin County Deputy Public Health Officer. 

Monterey County and San Diego County were also added to the list.