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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In compliance with the County of Marin’s Shelter in Place directive, as of Tuesday, March 17, all Whistlestop classes have been suspended, and the Active Aging Center will be closed. Many vital programs and services remain in place and many new programs have been developed. Please click here for an up to date list of services in operation.

As of March 17, there is a shelter in place order for Marin. Please stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.

As of April 22 at noon, Marin County Public Health issued an order requiring the use of face coverings when completing essential activities.  The order states that everyone is to wear a face covering when they are interacting with others in public and private spaces (exclusive of members of your household).  Our paratransit drivers will have face masks available to riders who need them. Here are CDC Guide to Use of Face Coverings .

The CDC states that older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease, are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. They suggest keeping medication supplies on hand and taking everyday precautions, such as those listed below. Full details can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

See ACL.gov/COVID-19 for CDC’s latest recommendations for people at higher risk and other updates.

How you can protect yourself:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Wash your hands often with soap for at least twenty seconds (sing the “Happy Birthday song” twice). If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Stay home when you are sick or have a fever.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu shot to prevent influenza, which has symptoms like novel coronavirus.

For up-to-date information:

For questions:

  • Marin HHS COVID-19 Information Line: 415-473-7191. Calls will be answered Monday thru Friday, 9:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Email inquiries can be directed to COVID-19@marincounty.org.
  • Our Whistlestop staff is available to answer questions or address concerns. Please call the front desk at 415-456-9062.

Please stay home as much as you can and stay healthy. We are here to support you and we will get through this together!

In good health,

Your Whistlestop Team