News Highlights                                              July 10, 2020
Our Town Novato  newsletter is a weekly update of news that you may have missed throughout the week. 
City of Novato COVID-19 updates and information is available at
Resources and information for Novato businesses & workers impacted by COVID-19 is available at .

Marin County Indoor Restaurant Dining Halted Due to COVID-19

After being added to the State of California's watchlist last week, Marin County's COVID-19 numbers did not improve and indoor dining is no longer allowed in Marin for at least three weeks due to the ongoing public health emergency. 

Outdoor seating and take-out service can continue at restaurants as long as public health precautions are taken.

Marin County Community Conversation on 7/10

Join the community conversation on Friday, July 10 from 4-5pm to receive an update on Marin's public health response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the Marin Recovers update on local businesses and the economy.

Meeting Access info:
  • Join online at or by calling 1.669.900.6833
  • Meeting ID: 993 8019 4261
  • Attendee ID: #
  • Password: 074775
You can also watch the event on Marin County's Facebook page.

Marin County COVID-19 Update as of July 9, 2020
Marin County Public Health continues to monitor a nd report confirmed COVID-19 cases countywide on their dedicated coronavirus website at . Here you will find accurate, up-to-date information with a focus on how it is impacting our local communities.
Here are some data points,  as of July 9, 2020, that may be of interest to you:
Marin Confirmed Cases: 1,650
Marin Cases Recovered: 1,237
Marin Deaths: 23
Tests Completed in Marin: 35,987
Marin Hospitalizations (cumulative): 80
Marin Hospitalizations (currently): 32
Get Ready Marin Goes Virtual
Tuesday, July 21
Get Ready is a FREE 2-hour class to teach you how to stay safe before, during and after a disaster.

This class will help you plan for an emergency with a family plan, evacuation checklist and strategies to keep your family safe.

Virtual A Prepararse Marin
Jueves 23 de Julio
Get Ready es una clase GRATUITA de 2 horas  que le enseñará cómo mantenerse seguro antes, durante y después de un desastre.

La clase lo ayudará a planificar una emergencia con un plan familiar, una lista de verificación de evacuación y estrategias para mantener a su familia segura.

Upcoming PG&E Gas Pipeline Safety Work
Beginning Monday, July 13, PG&E crews will be strength testing approximately 13 miles of gas transmission pipe that runs parallel to Highway 101. Work will occur Monday - Friday between 7am-5pm. However, testing will occur from 7am-8pm. Gas service to customers is not expected to be impacted.
PG&E will clearly mark all work areas and will have traffic management flaggers to direct traffic. Please plan for minor delays when traveling through the following Novato locations:
  • Redwood Blvd
  • Diablo Ave & S. Novato Blvd
  • Garden Ct & S. Novato Blvd
  • Alameda Del La Loma & Calle Arboleda
  • Alameda Del Prado
For more information on PG&E gas safety programs, visit

Questions or concerns about natural gas odors in or around your home or business, call PG&E at 1.800.743.5000.
Drive-Thru Fair Food Comes to Fairgrounds
To provide a summertime smile during the public health emergency, Marin County Fair officials are offering drive-thru fair food on the weekends of July 10-12 & 17-19. 
Fair food favorites will be available from 11am-8pm in the parking lot of the Veterans' Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael.

Sundays on Sherman Cancelled

We are disappointed to announce that Sundays on Sherman has been cancelled for 2020.

This doesn't mean that we can't continue to have #NovatoFun! Follow our Parks & Rec team on Facebook and Instagram for info on our available summer programs and #NovatoFUNatHome.

Downtown Novato Community Farmers Market: Online Ordering & Curbside Pickup

Farmers Market 2020
Join us at the Downtown Novato Farmers Market  every Tuesday from 4-8pm behind CVS on 7th Street between Grant Avenue & Novato Boulevard.

New online ordering with curbside pickup! 
To place an online order, please visit Place your orders by 5pm the day before the market to receive your pick up instructions for the next day.

El Mercado de Agricultores (Farmers Market) de Novato:
Ordenar en Línea con Recogida en la Entrada o la Acera

El Farmers Market de Downtown Novato todos los martes 5 de 4 a 8 pm detrás de la farmacia CVS en 7th Street entre Grant Avenue y Novato Boulevard.

También se ofrecerá la opción de ordenar en línea con recogida en la entrada o la acera. Se pueden hacer pedidos antes de las 5 p.m. del día anterior al mercado. Se proporcionarán instrucciones de como hacer la recogida. Más información sobre este nuevo servicio está disponible en
Stay Healthy Novato
The best way to reduce the risk of becoming infected with a respiratory virus, whether the flu or coronavirus, is to practice good hygiene:
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear a face covering when out in public spaces.
  • Maintain 6 feet distance from those outside of your own household.
  • 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 when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
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