COVID-19 Community Resources
For up to date information visit https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/
- For additional information call Marin County Public Health at 415-473-7191
Keep in mind the information below is subject to change and we will do our best to update this message.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
What can you do to slow the spread of COVID-19?
There are several recommended basic measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
- Practice physical / social distancing, and stay home.
- Contact your primary care provider worker if you have symptoms; fever and a dry cough are most common. If you do not have a primary care provider call (415)448-1500 to establish care.
The power is within each of us to slow the spread of this virus. The best way to do that – healthy, sick, young, old – is to limit physical / social contact as much as possible, immediately. This is social distancing and it only works of all of us do it.
Do you believe you may have COVID19 and want to get tested?
If you fit the testing criteria and are interested in getting a test, it’s important to know that tests are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-634-1123 or visiting https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Please note that phone registration will only be used for people without internet access.
QUALIFICATIONS: Recently, the California Department of Public Health expanded eligibility for COVID-19 testing. Anyone who meets the testing criteria can be tested at an OptumServe community testing site, including uninsured, under-insured, undocumented and homeless individuals. More information about who is eligible for testing can be found here. OptumServe will generate a unique identification number for individuals who do not have a driver license.
If you do not fit the above eligibility criteria:
- And you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider for medical advice. If you do not have a primary care provider call (415) 448-1500 to establish care.
What does Shelter in Place mean?
Individuals must stay home and isolate except to:
- Obtain health care
- Shop for groceries and supplies
- Care for family members
- Exercise outdoors in your neighborhood
- Keep 6 feet physical distance from all non-household members
Where can you get essential support during Shelter in Place in Marin?
- Information and Assistance: 415-457-INFO (415-457-4636)
- Adult Protective Services: 415-473-2774
- Child Protective Services: 415-473-7153
- Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1-877-410-8817
- Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1-818-888-1155
- Marin County Public Health: 415-473-7191
Mental Health Resources for Patients
Crisis Stabilization Unit:
ACCESS: (818) 888-1155
Marin Community Clinics Behavioral Health Department
Provides care for patients via phone/zoom. Phone (415) 448-1500
CDC online resources:
Peer-Run Warm line:
24/7 California Non-Judgmental Emotional Peer Support
Phone: (855) 845-7415
Buckelew Suicide Prevention Hotline
- If you are having suicidal thoughts or are concerned about someone else who may be suicidal, call: 415-499-1100 or 855-587-6373.
- For grief support call 415-499-1195.
- Canal Alliance has set up a Crisis Communication Center at their offices and is continuing to serve the community. www.canalalliance.org
Covia Well Connected
Check out the link below. It lists all the different phone Conversations individuals can join. (such as Bird Talk, Writing Workshop, Story time, Poetry, Sports talk, etc.)
- (877) 797-7299
- Fee: $0
Matches volunteers w/ older adults for one-on-one conversations by phone or in person.
- (877) 797-7299
- Fee: $0
Housing/eviction/ rental assistance
Rental/ financial assistance:
- Call Marin County info line at 415-473-7191 to get on a wait-list. Ritter Center, St Vincent De Paul, Canal Alliance, Community Action Marin, and North Marin Community Services are all working with Marin County on a single wait-list for Rental Assistance and are not taking calls directly for Rental Assistance.
Legal Aid of Marin:
1401 Los Gamos Dr #101, San Rafael, CA 94903
- Phone: (415) 492-0230
Mill Street has the following policies, that will be in place for an unknown amount of time:
- Not accepting new intakes/referrals
- Not doing 1 to 1 appointments
- To enter Mill Street clients must hand sanitize and have their temperature taken
- If temp over 100, they are asked to call their PCP to get clearance to enter the shelter
- No visitors, no meal donations allowed at this time
Call 415-457-9651 if you have more questions
Free meals (lunch and breakfast) to all children under the age of 18 in the San Rafael City and Novato Schools communities. Meal pick-up locations are scheduled to be located:
- Bahia Vista: 125 Bahia Way in San Rafael. Open 11:30am-12:30pm Monday through Friday.
Novato (call ahead for times and specifics of distribution):
- Hamilton Elementary – (415) 883-4691
- Olive Elementary School – (415) 897-2131
Every Friday, the SF-Marin Food Bank will host a pantry at Bahia Vista (125 Bahia Way, San Rafael (Parking Lot Closest to Multi-Purpose Room)). All San Rafael City School Families are WELCOME! Please follow this schedule based on your child’s school:
- Bahia Vista, Laurel Dell, Short, Sun Valley: 11:00AM-12:00PM
- San Pedro, Coleman, Venetia Valley, Glenwood: 12:00PM-1:00PM
If your student is in Middle or High School, please choose the timing that corresponds to where your child went to elementary school.
Marin Community Clinics Health Hub
Health Hubs will be open for food distribution only will be continued via drive-thru – only. Please do not get out of your car to get food. Boxes will be placed in your car directly.
- San Rafael (3110 Kerner Blvd.) – Wednesday’s – 2:30pm-5:00pm
- Novato (6090 Redwood Blvd.)– Thursday’s – 3:00pm-5:00pm
Food bank locator:
Meals on Wheels
If you receive Meals on Wheels, they continue to deliver meals and groceries at this time. If you are over 60 and cannot drive, contact (415) 457-INFO (4636) to discuss possible meal delivery.
St Vincent De Paul
Dining hall is currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions, but it is open to hand out 1-2 bag lunches a day.
Open – 11AM to 1PM
Educational Online Resources for Kids:
Marin Community Clinics Parents’ Resource Page:
- ENG: https://www.marinclinic.org/tips-and-resources-for-parents-at-home/
- SP: https://www.marinclinic.org/consejos-y-recursos-para-padres/?lang=es
First 5 California activities
- http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ – a comprehensive list of online educational resources including Spanish language resources.
- Comcast is offering to help connect qualified families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers can receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified households. For more information, review the Parent Page of the Remote Learning Site.
- San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) has established an Online Learning Page with a library of resources for grades TK-12. The link: bit.ly/SRCSRemote
Temporary Eviction Ban
|Can’t Pay the Rent? If you have lost part or all of your regular wages due to COVID-19, there are protections for you. There are steps to follow to prevent eviction.