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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Below is updated information and guidance around COVID-19, as of January 2023. If you do not find the information you need below or on the Employee COVID-19 FAQ page, please contact or visit the Marin County Public Health website.

Masking Guidance

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. Printable flyers recommending mask wearing indoors are available online. These can be posted at the entrances and throughout City facilities.

Reporting a Positive COVID Test:

COVID-19 continues to pose a risk.  Anyone who experiences COVID-like symptoms should follow the appropriate steps outlined in the current Public Health Guidance.

If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, stay home and get tested immediately. 

If you test positive for COVID (with symptoms or are asymptomatic), you should stay home and immediately notify your supervisor and email the following information to 

  • An image of your positive test results (rapid or PCR) with your name and the test collection date,
  • Date you last worked at a City facility or in a City vehicle,
  • All City facilities you worked at in the 14 days prior to testing positive 

Please let your supervisor know of any close contacts* so they can be advised to follow the appropriate testing guidance. 

*The definition of "close contact" has been updated to mean "someone sharing the same indoor airspace, e.g., home, clinic waiting room, airplane etc., for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period” going back 2 days before the positive test date (or when symptoms began, whichever is earlier).

Isolation Guidance and Return to On-Site Work:

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must stay home and isolate for a minimum of 5 days (your test date is day “0”).  

  • On day 5 – Test yourself again: 
    • If you test negative, you can return to on-site work on day 6 if you are symptom-free. Wear a mask for the next 5 days.  
    • If you test positive, you must isolate for 5 additional days (a full 10 days from your first positive test date). As long as your symptoms are reducing, you may return to on-site work on day 11. 

If you have been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID you do not need to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status, if you are not experiencing any symptoms. You should wear a mask around others and monitor for symptoms for 10 days and test 3-5 days after the exposure. If you have symptoms, you should isolate immediately and follow the isolation guidance above. 

Employee Timesheet Update for Time Off Work in 2023: 

COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) expired as of December 31, 2022. If you tested positive for COVID in 2022 and need to inquire about retro-SPSL please contact 

Beginning January 1, 2023, if you are unable to work due to COVID-19 and need to request time off:  

  • Use regular Sick time on your timesheet. If you don’t have enough accrued Sick hours, you may use other accrued leave time. 
  • Public Safety employees should follow department specific guidance. 

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at work and need a rapid test, please contact 

If you have questions not addressed here and you are not able to obtain guidance from your manager or supervisor, please contact Sylvia Gonzalez-Shelton, HR Operations Manager, or visit the Marin County Public Health website.

Please call the Fire Administration line at (415) 485-3304. We will direct your call to the section that can best respond.

Marin Health and Human Services has launched its COVID-19 Information Line at 415-473-7191 (CA Relay Service Dial 711). Phone calls will be answered Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm.

The City of San Rafael has set up a website for San Rafael-specific information related to COVID-19 here:

We are also gathering resources for businesses and employees and posting them here:

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