Fairfax Update
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February 12,2021
Marin COVID-19 Update

Marin Residents 65 & Older Eligible for Vaccine
Starting Monday, February 15, Marin County residents aged 65 and older will be eligible to register to receive a COVID-19 vaccination through Marin County Public Health and several other health care providers.

Marin County Public Health and health care providers began an immunization program for those 75 and older January 21 in a joint strategy designed to save lives. About three-quarters of Marin’s COVID-19 deaths have been in that age group.

Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis said as a result of the combined effort, enough progress has been made with the older group, which accounts for about 25,000 residents, to warrant the opening of the next age-group tier.

Health officials remain challenged by limited supplies of vaccination dosages, and supply determines the pace at which residents can be vaccinated. Some health care providers are continuing their 75 and older focus through February, and it may take a few weeks until individuals in the 65-74 age group can access a vaccine appointment.

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, please explore this dynamic, interactive and expansive newsletter produced by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Ross Valley Charter School. There are many videos, articles and stories within it that you may find appropriate to explore alongside your children. Though this invaluable resource was produced in honor of Black History Month, hopefully you will return to it, and the countless resources available, throughout the entire year. Thank you RVC Diversity and Inclusion Committee, for putting this together and sharing it out with the broader Fairfax and Marin County community. 

Outdoor Seating Area in the Mono Parking Lot is Back

The lower half the Mono Parking Lot will be closed weekly from Wednesday through Sunday. The closed area is will have tables, chairs, and umbrellas for patrons of any downtown restaurant or business to use. The Chamber has teamed up with Gestalt Haus to disinfect the tables and chairs between uses. Customers can still access the Mono Parking Lot from the Bank St. entrance.
Last call for the Cascade Drive Restriping Questionnaire – Deadline to Respond is Feb. 15th

You’re invited to participate in a questionnaire on the restriping of Cascade Drive (added dashed yellow center line) that occurred in December 2020, as well as read what other residents are saying, on our on-line Community Forum (run by OpenGov), where you can express your opinion for decision-makers to read. 

The deadline to participate is 11 pm on February 15, 2021.The Council will be discussing the responses to the questionnaire at its February 17th meeting.
Temporary Location for Skate Board/Scooter Park for consideration at February 17th Council Meeting
The Town Council will be considering a resident group proposal to locate a temporary skate/scooter park in the western section of the Bank Street / Pavilion parking lot (see map below) 
The virtual Town Council meeting on February 17th starts at 6:30pm. The agenda packet for the Council meeting is available here.
Proposed Location:
Valentine's Day Pop Up
Paper cut by Artist in Residence, Georgia Gibbs
Saturday February 13th and Sunday February 14th
11 a.m to 5 p.m. 
Outside at 31 Bolinas Avenue in Downtown Fairfax
Beautiful arts and crafts by local artists - sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, cards, textiles, glass, paintings and more!

Unique, affordable treasures to for your loved ones.

COVID Compliant, masks and social distancing required
Reservations recommended, please contact: pascalberandesign@yahoo.com or 415-456-5870
Upcoming Meetings Next Week
Climate Action Committee Meeting
February 16 - 7pm

Parks and Recreation Committee Special Meeting
February 16th - 7pm

Town Council Special Meeting
February 17th - 7pm

Planning Commission Meeting
February 18th - 7pm

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). 
Letter from the Planning Commission Regarding Housing Element Update

Click here for a letter from Fairfax Planning Commission Chair Rodriguez and Vice Chair Newton regarding the process to update the Housing Element for the 2023-2031 planning period.
The Climate Action Committee Update
At the Climate Action Plan, we are talking about electrifying new buildings. The Environmental Forum of Marin is offering a great program talking about this, and it might be interesting to attend. Click here for the link.
Fairfax Recreation
Outdoor Yoga with Veronica will continue outside in Bolinas Park on Mondays when weather allows with masks and distance protocols. Click here for more info.

Dance a la Moxie -- resumes February 23rd!
Contratti Ballfield 
Instructor: Sisi M.P. Hansen
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm

A progressive, FUN total body workout guaranteed to make you feel better, look better and be better! No experience necessary. The eclectic music will make you dance! Wear comfortable clothing and footwear to move in on the field. Covid protocols and safety will be followed. Please wear your mask.

Music Pods with Dani Levy -- resumes in March
Sign up today and get a spot before they fill up!
Peri Park Update

At their February 3rd meeting the Town Council approved the plan for the renovations at Peri Park with a new vendor called Bear Playgrounds. This is an image of a similar but not exact structure that Bear Playgrounds will be providing for our remodel of our beloved park!
If you would like to support this project, we still have many tee shirts and tote bags available at a discounted price! 
Free Covid Testing Options for Ross Valley

The County of Marin has partnered with Curative to offer coronavirus testing by online appointment for anybody, whether insured or not. 

A testing site is open each Tuesday 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 and others can be made via Curative.com.

Check the Curative website for other Marin testing locations if Tuesdays are not convenient.
Fairfax Rental Assistance Program

The Town Council has established a Residential Rental Assistance Program to assist extremely low-income Fairfax renters whose household incomes were adversely affected by COVID-19.

The program is administered by St.Vincent de Paul and Ritter Center. They will inform applicants of the program requirements. Funds are limited and provided on a first-come, first serve basis. 

If you are in need of assistance, please them call 415-454-3303 X11 to leave a message. Calls will be returned in the order they are received.
Join a Board or Commission!

Do you want to make a real difference in 2021? Consider joining a board or commission for the Town of Fairfax. There are openings on the Open Space Committee, Climate Action Committee, Volunteer Board and Planning Commission.

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.