Fairfax Update
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June 1,2021
Marin Advances to Yellow Tier 4 COVID-19 Status

With its improving COVID-19 figures, Marin County is graduating from orange Tier 3 status to yellow Tier 4, which means more reopening of the economy and another step toward pre-pandemic normalcy.

The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was notified June 1 that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is moving the county from “moderate risk” to a more open “minimal risk” based on steadily reduced case rates. The CDPH’s announcement is online. Marin had been in the orange tier since March 24.

The primary driver of Marin’s success is the high rate of the COVID-19 vaccine among local residents. Marin’s vaccination rates are the highest in the state, and the county has seen a steady decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths as vaccination rates have increased. Marin County is averaging three to four total new COVID-19 cases per day, or 1.3 cases per 100,000 residents. That number needed to be below 2.0 cases per 100,000 for two consecutive weeks to move into the yellow tier.

“Our community has earned the freedom to open more safely,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County’s Public Health Officer. “We have our local residents to thank for following the science and best evidence at every stage of this pandemic, including choosing to be vaccinated. Our data shows clearly that vaccines work. Almost all current cases and outbreaks are among unvaccinated people.”

COVID Stress, Mental Health and Resilience

On Thursday June 3rd, there will be a community forum on this important topic, “COVID Stress, Mental Health and Resilience,” hosted by the Marin Communications Forum and sponsored by First 5 Marin.

If you would like to register for this free event, email Michelle@First5Marin.org
The Marin County Public Health Mobile Vaccine Team is scheduled to visit:
Fairfax Community Farmers' Market
Wednesday June 2nd
Time: 4-8PM
Location: Bolinas Park/Parking spaces on Bank St adjacent to the Bank St. Parking Lot.

Pfizer and Janssen vaccines will be available.
Climate Action Committee Update

This week, the CAC welcomes the folks from Resilient Neighborhoods to our location at the Farmers Market on Wednesday, June 2nd. 
Resilient Neighborhoods is a program of Sustainable Marin, focused on helping all of us to both lower our carbon footprint and preparing for emergency events that we are likely to face as the impacts of the changing climate accelerate. 
The program is free, and really fun. Come talk with us a the Farmers Market and learn more. You will be glad you did.
Career/Mentorship Opportunities with Marin Clean Energy

Tailored energy career training and job training support is being offered in partnership with SEI, MCE and Energize Careers.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Town Council Meeting
June 2nd - 6pm

Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee Meeting
June 3rd - 7pm

Police Practices and Public Safety Alternatives (Subcommittee of RESJ) Meeting
June 10th - 7pm

To view the agendas visit our Public Meetings page.

Fairfax Farmers Market in Bolinas Park
Wednesdays 4-8pm

Chipper Day door-to-door Service for Fairfax Households
Each home in Fairfax will be serviced twice between May 17-September 27th

Please note: You need to pre-register for the pick-up service on one of the two days available to your neighborhood.

Please visit the links below for more information:

For instructions on how to prepare your materials for pick up: 

For a schedule of pick up dates, please go to: www.firesafemarin.org/chipper

NOTE: The website will ask you to enter your address. Based on your address, it will let you know the dates of the two Chipper Days scheduled for your area. You will need to register to receive the pick-up service on your selected date. Service is on a first-come, first served basis.
Fairfax Recreation
Mini Skate Camp - JUST ADDED!
Grades K-6 
Week of June 28th

Fairfax Recreation is offering a Mini Skate Camp this summer at the new Fairfax Skate Park! Campers will be instructed in the basic fundamentals of skateboarding. The primary focus will be to get kids comfortable riding and performing flat ground maneuvers, and small skate park obstacles. 

Art & Nature Camp
For children 4 -5 years 
Week of July 12th
Monday – Friday from 9am – 12noon 

This camp is designed for transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten child/ren to get them comfortable for the new school year ahead. Children will learn how to work within a group of peers, enhance listening skills with music exercises and do hands on crafts and nature exploration.

Please sign up today for the charming art and nature camp led by an amazing local, seasoned and credentialed teacher! 
Peri Park
You can still support the park and show your Peri Park pride by purchasing tees and totes! 

Visit our website to purchase and arrange local pick up.
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.

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