All City facilities are currently closed for walk-in service following the Shelter in Place Order for the County of Marin. Please call for details about the services you are interested in. 

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information and resources

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Public Health Orders in effect for Marin County

A Stay at Home (also known as Shelter-In-Place) Order is in place for Marin County until further notice. Marin County continues to ease some restrictions while practices to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are put into place.

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Business Reopening Information (Marin Recovers)
Marin County has been sequentially opening different sectors of our business community under public health guidelines. 

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The City of Novato is working closely with the County of Marin and Marin Health and Human Services (HHS) to monitor and respond to COVID-19, commonly known as novel coronavirus. We remain dedicated to providing the best possible service to our community, and we ask for your patience and understanding as some services will be altered or postponed in the interest of public health as we evaluate the risk to our community.

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Stay Healthy Novato

The best way to reduce the risk of becoming infected with a respiratory virus, whether the flu or coronavirus, if to practice good hygiene:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or crook of your elbow (not your hands). If you use a tissue, throw it away and wash your hands afterward.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Stay home from work or school if you have a fever or are feeling sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. If you use wipes: remember to either throw (or bag and throw) the used wipes into the trash and NOT into the toilet. Wipes (even if labeled "flushable") can clog your toilets, the sewer pipe (private lateral) from your house to the public street sewer, or the public street sewers, and could result in additional health and safety issues. For more information, go to
  • Get your flu shot to protect against flu.

What the City is doing to prepare for COVID-19

  • Increasing cleaning schedule and sanitation efforts at City facilities.
  • Promoting hand-washing and good hygiene at City facilities, restrooms and counters.
  • Cancelling or postponing large, non-essential indoor events & meetings, including suspending programming at the Margaret Todd Senior Center per Marin HSS recommendations. More information on City events at
  • Coordinating outreach and information updates with Marin HSS.
  • Developed a COVID-19 webpage for the community with information on health resources available and City updates.
  • Participating in regular conference calls with the County and other regional response agencies to stay up-to-date and prepared to implement strategies to protect and inform our community.
  • Sharing information with City staff on prevention strategies that emphasize hand-washing and staying home if they aren't feeling well.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)?
I am feeling sick. What should I do?
Where can I get Marin County COVID-19 updates?
Who do I contact with questions about Marin County's Stay at Home Order?
Where can I get City of Novato COVID-19 updates?
Are City of Novato facilities open? What services are available?
Is the City still holding City Council or Commission meetings?
Are parks closed?
I registered for an upcoming Parks and Recreation class or program, will it be cancelled? How do I get a refund?
I have reserved space at a City facility or park, will my reservation be cancelled?
I am a Novato business owner or worker that has been impacted by COVID-19. What resources are available to help me get through this time?
I would like to support our local businesses during this time. How do I find out who's open for business?
How can I receive updates from the City?