Fairfax Update
News From Around Town...
December 22,2020
Town Hall Closed for Holiday Furlough

Town Hall remains open during the Stay Home Order. However, the Town Hall and Police Lobby will be closed during the holiday furlough from December 24th to January 4th. Town Hall will reopen on January 4th. Town Hall will offer limited services during this time. Please check the Town website for more details.

Police will continue to provide 24/7 services to the community during the holiday furlough.
Newsletter Update

This is our last newsletter of 2020. We will be taking a break while we are on furlough from December 24th thru January 4th. Our next newsletter will be January 7th. Wishing a happy, healthy new year!
Marin Sanitary Service will be doing curbside pick up of trees from January 4th thru January 15th. After that pick up can be arranged for $5. Trees can also be cut up and added to the green bin, anytime. Please note, the lid must be able to close with the tree inside.

Free Covid Testing Options Expanded for Ross Valley

Ross Valley residents will soon have access to free COVID-19 testing by oral swab. The County of Marin has partnered with Curative to offer coronavirus testing by online appointment for anybody, whether insured or not. A testing site will be open each Tuesday, starting December 22, at the United Market parking lot (100 Red Hill Avenue) in San Anselmo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Online appointments for that testing location can be made starting December 19 via Curative.com.

Check the Curative website for other Marin testing locations if Tuesdays are not convenient.
State of California Places Bay Area Region Under Stay Home Order

As of December 17, the State of California officially placed the Bay Area Region under a Stay Home Order due to regional ICU capacity dropping below 15%. Under the state's guidelines, the Order will remain in place for at least 3 weeks, and may extend longer dependent upon ICU capacity.

For more information about the Regional Stay at Home Order please visit the State of California's website.

In addition, the State of California has issued a travel advisory, asking Californians to not travel significant distances and stay close to home as much as possible. Stay in Marin if you can. See the California Department of Public Health’s Travel Advisory for more info.
Fairfax Recreation
The silver lining to the Virtual Craft Faire is that you can keep shopping, right through the holidays or shop for yourself in the new year. We will keep all of the wonderful vendors up on the website at least thru early January, if not longer.

Thank you for shopping local, for supporting the creative community and for keeping this beloved tradition going even in these difficult times.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Tree Committee Meeting
December 28th - 7pm

Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee Meeting
January 7th - 7pm

Climate Action Committee Meeting
January 19th - 7pm

Town Council Meeting
January 20th - 7pm

Planning Commission Meeting
January 21st - 9am

To view the agendas visit our Public Meetings page.
Fairfax Food Pantry

Saturday mornings from 8-10am
Fairfax Community Church 
2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax.

The Fairfax Food Pantry continues to be open. Drive through or walk up service is available. In addition to our regular bagged groceries, folks will be receiving 15lb produce boxes as part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). 
The Wonderfully Wild Marin Calendar Update

The Wonderfully Wild Marin Fundraiser and 2021 Calendar have been doing fantastically, thanks to our supportive, nature-loving community.  There are still calendars available.  Order your calendar(s) by paying online at the FOSC donation page on the town website or by putting $20 per calendar in cash or check made out to Fairfax Open Space Committee in an envelope with name and contact info, and pick up your calendars at Backyard Farmer or For Paws in downtown Fairfax on Bolinas Ave.

The  WonderfullyWildMarin.Com website also has a virtual exhibit of photos many of which are framed and ready for delivery now or you can give a gift donation credit for someone to pick out the photo of their choice.

For more information, please visit the website or email: pascalberandesign@yahoo.com
Fairfax Open Space Committee Has Openings

Do you care about the open space and green areas in and around Fairfax? Are you concerned about losing those open space areas to development? If so, please consider becoming a member of the Fairfax Open Space Committee (FOSC), which advises the Town on matters affecting open space lands and participates as an advisory body to review planning and development matters. FOSC currently has two member openings. 

If interested, please contact Jack Judkins, Vice Chair, FOSC, at junkthird@gmail.com
Town of Fairfax sitio web se puede traducir al español

El sitio web se puede traducir al español usando el ícono del globo que se encuentra en la barra verde de cada página.

Our website can now be translated into Spanish (and other languages) using the globe icon found on the green bar at the top of each page.