Special MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
COVID-19 UPDATE - April 8, 2020
Update on Parks Closures
If you plan to use parks and outdoor space in upcoming days, please make sure you know the new rules and what is open/closed so you may stay in compliance.

Best Practice: Stay in your neighborhood - Especially this weekend! Enjoy physical activity as close to your home as possible.

Open: Most fields and trails remain open if you can walk or bike there, and if you can practice social distancing while using them. If a field or trail is posted as CLOSED, you must not enter.

Closed:
- Bayfront Field
- Hauke South Field
- Skate Park
- Boyle Park Tennis Courts
- Mill Valley Golf Course
- Bayfront Dog Park
- Public restrooms at parks
- Play structures
- Swing sets
- Picnic Areas (all parks - this includes the picnic tables in the Downtown Plaza)

Parking lots:

- Boyle Park
- Hauke Park
- Golf Course
- Trail heads
- Roadside parking near trail heads for residents only

Parking is available to individuals with vehicle displaying a disabled placard only

The Downtown Project in Light of COVID-19: Essential Service
Sewer rehabilitation projects are critical to protecting public health, safeguarding water quality, sustaining natural resources and complying with environmental regulations. The Downtown Project is a critical part of this essential work. In upcoming weeks, expect to see preliminary activities such as utility markings, construction staking, and mobilization. Learn more.
Mill Valley Recreation | A Message to Our Community
Hey there Mill Valley and beyond! Wow...do we miss you! With each of us sheltering-in-place in our own homes, we wanted to come together somehow and show you just how much you all mean to us. We hope you enjoy our message and we can't wait to see you all once again!

For all the fun ideas that we've put together for you and your family to do at home, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/mvhealthyfun

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy! We miss you!
Resources to Stay Connected

Talk to a Librarian!
Wish you could just talk to a real, live person? Mill Valley Library staff are now available Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm to take calls and answer questions. We're also here if you just want to talk to us about what you're reading. Let us know how you are sheltering in place. We miss you! Call us at (415) 389-4292.  Learn more.

New Emotional and Mental Health Support Resources:
With almost a month of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders behind us and another month or possibly more ahead, it is of critical importance to maintain emotional and mental health by staying positive and grateful, adapting to new ways to connect, and reaching out for help when needed . Learn more.
Advice from the CDC Regarding Pets and COVID-19
Many families in Mill Valley have pets, who are considered members of the family in most cases. The Centers for Disease Control has advice for our community to stay safe and healthy with and to protect pets in relation to COVID-19 . Learn more.
Virtual Art Walk
The Mill Valley Arts Commission announces the VIRTUAL ARTWALK! We want to see your art, what you perceive as art, or just some cool or interesting things around town. Learn more
Supporting our Business Community





Now's the Time to Support Your Mill Valley Businesses: Make Sure They're Still Alive When This Shelter in Place Ends!! Here's Who's Open, Closed and Innovating!

For Businesses: Here’s the Latest on SBA Disaster Loans, PPP & Webinars to Guide You Thru Learn more.

Party On!
On Sunday, April 5, 12 year old Porthos received a special birthday surprise visit from our Southern Marin Public Safety agencies. Thank you to Mill Valley Fire, Mill Valley Police, Southern Marin Fire District, Marin County Sheriff, and Marin CHP for making his birthday so special!
In non-COVID-19 news....
City Council Transition
As has been the City of Mill Valley’s longstanding tradition, the City Council has passed the proverbial baton from the outgoing to the incoming Mayor. At their meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020, the City Council thanked outgoing Mayor Jim Wickham on his year of service and term as Mayor, and elected Sashi McEntee as Mayor and John McCauley as Vice Mayor. Learn more.
Now Is The Time to Prepare Your Home for Wildfire Season
Vegetation management work, like clearing brush and trimming up trees around you home, is considered essential work and is allowed under the Public Health Order.

You may do this work yourself, or you may hire contractors such as gardeners to conduct this critical fire safety work. All individuals conducting vegetation maintenance work should follow CDC guidelines for sanitation and social distancing. Learn more
Stay Healthy Mill Valley:
  • Keep protecting your family “cocoon” – don’t mix households
  • Stay in your neighborhood - Especially this weekend!
  • Enjoy physical activity as close to your home as possible
  • Travel for essential services only
  • Maintain social distance (especially when out running essential errands)
  • Wash your hands frequently