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Marin County Opens for Outdoor Dining Starting Today

Outdoor retail and dining and curbside library services reopen on June 1st
By - posted 6/1/2020 No Comment

Marin County is moving into the next round of its COVID-19 pandemic response, with further reopenings under the shelter-in-place order.

Outdoor retail, office space, outdoor dining, and curbside library services join child care and summer/sports camps as business sectors allowed to reopen to patrons and employees as of June 1 if guidelines from Marin County Public Health are followed

For outdoor dining, restaurants must follow specific guidelines such as limiting tables to 6 people, and tables must be 6 feet apart. Brewpubs, breweries, bars, pubs, craft distilleries, and wineries that provided sit down food service in the past (prior to March 16th) are allowed to reopen as well, as long as they provide sit-down food service going forward.

Scoma’s Sausalito has a tentative opening date of June 5th for deck dining.

  • New guidelines for those industries to safely reopen are available at MarinRecovers.com.
  • Businesses preparing to reopen must complete a Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) to define how a business will reopen in a safe and clean manner for patrons and employees. 

Since Marin began sequentially reopening the county on May 4, 19 sectors of business have been allowed to reopen with public health guidance. Guidelines for the next stage of openings will include outdoor religious services and indoor retail. Barring any surges in disease transmission, those are expected to be released by June 12 to begin June 15. An overview of Marin’s business reopenings to date can be accessed online.