5 Things You Can Do Now

We understand that after months of being cooped up most of us are excited to see the county and businesses begin to open. However, COVID-19 is still present in the community and we urge you to exercise best practices — maintain at least 6 feet of distance, wear a mask, wash your hands properly and frequently — when going out.

Go for a Hike

One of the things Marin is best known for is hiking. Take a look at our guide to hikes throughout the county and check the Marin County Parks page for updates.

Go to the Beach

The Bay Area naturally has plenty of beaches to choose from. Whether you’re planning to drive, bike or stand-up paddleboard to get there, here is a list of beaches you can find in Marin County.

Dine Out

Outdoor dining resumed in Marin County on Monday, June 1, for all “restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, brewpubs, breweries, bars, pubs, craft distilleries and wineries that provided sit-down food service prior to the first sheltering order that was issued March 16,” its health department announced Friday. Restaurants in Marin must also follow similar rules requiring only household members to share tables and a distance between tables of six feet. (The full list of rules can be read here.)

Volunteer or Donate

Now, more than ever, it’s critical to help out to the community. Schools are closed, people are homebound, and many have their work hours cut in the wake of COVID–19. Here is a list of local charities, many of which you can volunteer time at or donate to.

Go Sign a Petition

Activism goes far beyond sharing a black square, it involves taking action. A great place to start is to sign petitions for change. Click here for different petitions to sign; each takes a matter of seconds to complete. 


How to Help

For more ways to support local businesses, go here.


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Kasia PowlowskaKasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include traveltrendsmushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.