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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Below is updated information and guidance around COVID-19, as of February 19, 2024. If you do not find the information you need below please contact or visit the Marin County Public Health website.

The County of Marin has updated it’s COVID-19 isolation protocols to move away from an automatic 5 days of isolation and instead focuses on clinical symptoms to determine when to end isolation. The guidance now aligns with common practices of other respiratory viruses.

Although isolation is no longer required if you don’t have symptoms, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Should stay home if they have COVID-19 symptoms, until they have not had a fever for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication AND other COVID-19 symptoms are mild and improving.
  • Masking recommendations have not changed. All individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and all individuals with respiratory symptoms are required to wear a mask around others when indoors for 10 days from when symptoms started or the positive test date (if no symptoms).

As with any illness, you should pay close attention to any symptoms and stay home if you have a fever and/or are not feeling well.

If you are unable to work due to COVID-19 you should record regular Sick Leave hours on your timesheet. If you don’t have enough sick hours, you may use other accrued leave time. COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) expired as of December 31, 2022.

If you are a close contact with someone known to have COVID and you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you should test and mask right away.

  • If you do not have symptoms, and are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection and would benefit from treatment, you should test within 5 days.
  • If you do not have symptoms and have contact with people who are at higher risk for severe infection, you should mask indoors when around such people for 10 days. Consider testing within 5 days after the last exposure date (Day 0) and before contact with higher-risk people. For further details, see CDPH COVID-19 testing guidance.

General Masking Guidance (has not changed)

Although the state indoor masking mandate was lifted as of February 2022, masks continue to be strongly recommended by the CA Department of Public Health for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public spaces.

If you have questions, or need tests or masks, please contact your supervisor or HR at (415) 485-3069 or

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