Marin County’s stay-at-home order will be extended through May, public health officials announced Monday.
A Marin IJ article states that most restrictions on business, travel and gatherings will continue, but the county will issue a new order this week to replace the current one, which is set to expire May 3. It will include “limited easing of specific restrictions for a small number of lower-risk activities,” according to an announcement.
Marin’s coronavirus curve is flat, according to Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis, with 224 confirmed cases since the first diagnosis was reported on March 9 and no new positive tests reported Monday. Twelve people diagnosed with the virus have died, 168 have recovered and three were in Marin’s hospitals on Monday. But health officials fear that “prematurely lifting restrictions could easily lead to a large surge in cases,” the announcement said.