• Free Covid Testing – Marin County, January 4, 2022 Free Covid Testing – Marin County, January 4, 2022

    FREE COVID-19 testing is offered in partnership with Optum Serve and Curative. Click the links below to check appointment availability or visit our Testing webpage to find additional testing options.  Current testing schedule: 

    Optum Serve / LHI  

    Appointments required. Call (888) 634-1123 or book an appointment online.

    • West America Bank Parking Lot - 1177 E. Francisco Blvd, San Rafael (Wednesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm)  
    • The Square Shopping Center Parking Lot - 2001 Novato Blvd, Novato (Tuesday, 9am - 5pm)

    Curative 

    Appointments are required for all Curative locations. NEW: Online appointments open the morning of the scheduled testing day. Click a location name below to book an online appointment or call (888) 702-9042.

    Pop-Up Testing 

    Marin City Health & Wellness Center - Testing open to all on Tuesdays and Thursdays (1pm-3:30pm). Call to schedule an appointment. 415-339-8813

    This information, as well as information on when to get tested, types of tests, and what you should do while awaiting your test results, can be found at Coronavirus.MarinHHS.org/testing.


    New Law Eliminates Surprise Insurance Fees for COVID-19 Testing 

    A new state law (SB510) went into effect January 1 that requires health insurance companies to offer free COVID-19 testing to their customers.  While many health care providers already offer free testing, some still impose out-of-pocket fees, prior authorization, or limit access when seeking a testing or vaccination option outside of their insurance network. 

    The new law will require health care service plans to cover the costs for COVID-19 diagnostic tests for those with symptoms or who have been exposed, and screening for travelers, asymptomatic workers and students or close contacts of known cases. The no-cost testing option continues through the duration of the federal public health emergency and is retroactive to when the Governor declared the COVID-19 State of Emergency on March 4, 2020. 

    SB510 also requires that vaccines and testing be made cost-free during future pandemics.


    COVID-19 Data Update

    Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race, and city/town/geographic region. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us


    Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County's Open Data Portal

  • Please Wear a Mask when Visiting Sausalito Please Wear a Mask when Visiting Sausalito

    Help Keep Sausalito Safe for Residents and Visitors Alike

    Here in Sausalito while the views are plenty, we have narrow streets and sidewalks, tiny hidden paths, shops and restaurants. It is our intention to keep all who visit and reside here safe especially during peak visitor season.

    Californians are required1 to wear face coverings in high-risk settings as the state continues to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    In the latest guidance, the Department of Public Health explained, “People will be required to wear masks or other coverings in public spaces, including while taking public transportation, seeking medical care, shopping and in most work scenarios.’

    ‘Children under 2 are exempted from the rules, as are people eating or drinking in restaurants provided they can maintain a minimum 6-foot distance from other customers and staff who are not members of the same household.”

    Why wear a face covering? The use of face coverings by everyone can limit the release of infected droplets when talking, coughing, and/or sneezing, as well as reinforce physical distancing.

    Governor Gavin Newsom explained in an interview with NPR2, "the most impactful thing we can do, short of going back to a stay-at-home order, is wearing face coverings when we can't practice physical distancing."

    Please be courteous to fellow visitors and residents by wearing a face covering, and help prevent the spread of Covid-19 … when you Visit Sausalito!

    —Kim Huff, Kimber Communications

    1) https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Guidance-for-Face-Coverings_06-18-2020.pdf

    2) https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/18/880583357/california-gov-newsom-makes-face-masks-mandatory-amid-rising-coronavirus-cases