Fairfax Update
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February 22,2022
The Indoor Mask Mandates Was Lifted Last Week - When Do You Still Need to Wear a Mask?

California’s universal indoor masking mandate was lifted Wednesday, February 16th, but masks may still be required in certain settings, regardless of vaccination status. What does this mean for Marin residents?

The need for masks:
  • If you are unvaccinated, you must still wear a mask indoors until completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series.
  • If you are fully vaccinated (with or without a booster), masks are optional indoors.

Certain settings will continue to require masking, regardless of vaccination status:
  • On public transit
  • Indoors in K-12 schools and childcare
  • Emergency shelters and heating/cooling centers
  • Health care settings
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Long term care settings and adult senior care facilities
Local businesses can also choose to require masks, so read signage and be respectful if you are asked to wear a mask indoors.

This Black History Month, Fairfax proudly celebrates and recognizes the achievements of Black Americans and recognizes their central role in American history.

Wildfire Watch - Back Yard Do's and Don'ts

The next episode of Wildfire Watch is now available on Fire Safe Marin's Youtube channel. 

This episode's focus - Backyard Do's & Dont's - promotes a shift towards fire-smart landscaping and highlights the new responsibilities that this poses to local landscapers, nurseries, and real estate agents.

Housing Element Update

Be Part of the Solution: Add Housing to your Property
  • More than 10 Fairfaxians have already indicated their interest in learning more about the process for adding housing units to their property. You can add your name and learn more by filling out the Property Owner Interest Form.
  • Your contribution could help the Town meet its housing goal for the Housing Element Update.

Make Public Comments on Important Documents
  • The Housing Element Update process is starting to move into drafting important sections of the Housing Element policy document. 
  • Check out the Public Comments page where Fairfaxians can review the latest drafts of important documents, voice their suggestions, and ask questions. 
Other Ways to Voice your Vision for Future Housing
  • Visit the Fairfax Speaks Sites Inventory page to see and provide input on the potential sites being considered for additional housing. 
  • Make sure to register on the Fairfax Speaks website for future updates throughout this year-long planning process.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Open Space Committee Meeting
February 22 - 7pm

Planning Commission Meeting
February 24 - 7pm

Climate Action Committee Special Meeting
February 26 - 9am

Vounteer Board Meeting
February 28 - 6:30pm

Tree Committee Meeting
February 28 - 7pm

Town Council Meeting
March 2 - 7pm

To view the agendas visit our Public Meetings page.
Fairfax Recreation
ADULT Dodgeball Night
Saturday, FEBRUARY 26
7– 9pm
18 AND ABOVE-- limit of 40 adults

Fairfax Recreation is excited to offer an Adult Dodgeball Night. Come join the fun with referee Will Simkins and volunteers and enjoy the Pavilion one last time before we close for renovations.

NEW CLASS starting in March! 
Chi Gong with Susan Ezra
10am -11am 
Bolinas Park

Fairfax Photo Club 
3rd Thursday of each month

Do you love photography?
Let’s meet, talk, learn, inspire, and play all things photography. All levels welcome.
This group meets monthly, and we feature one of our own local photographers, who will present their work and do some Q & A.
Also, everyone can participate in the monthly photo challenge, which will be shown at each meeting.
To RSVP send an email to Stephanie Mohan, Fairfax’s Artist in Residence.  
For questions: Call 415-454-2102, Text 415-578-8318
Other Town and County News
Artist in Residence Applications Being Accepted

The Town’s Recreation & Community Services Department is seeking to add another Artist-in-Resident (AIR) to the Town’s existing artists. 

The application opened on February 1st and deadline to apply is February 28th

Town of Fairfax is Hiring a Neighborhood Response Group Coordinator

The Fairfax Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Coordinator works with Fairfax Neighborhood Response Groups (NRGs), which are volunteer neighborhood initiatives that help residents prepare for, respond to, and recover from major disasters like earthquakes and floods, and wildfires. The NRG Coordinator's primary role is to aid in developing new NRGs and providing support to existing NRGs (such as current FireWise neighborhoods).

Want to Get Involved? Join a Board or Commission!

Do you want to make a real difference in 2022? Consider joining a board or commission for the Town of Fairfax. There are openings on several boards and commissions. Click here to see the current vacancies.
Fairfax Library Garden Project - Library Friends Engraved Paver Fundraiser

The Fairfax Library is renovating its outside space to expand the library beyond its walls – increasing programming opportunities, expanding seating, creating a stone paver patio and providing an ADA accessible pathway through a new native plant garden to name a few enhancements.  
The Friends of the Fairfax Library is currently holding a Commemorative Engraved Paver fundraiser to fund the outdoor furniture portion of the Garden project.  

This is a unique opportunity to permanently commemorate friends, family, businesses and others while also supporting the Fairfax Library and its Garden Project.   To learn more about the project and how to donate a paver that will be installed in the patio visit www.marinlibrary.org/fairfax-­garden .   

It would be great to see the patio filled with engraved pavers when the project is completed – an acknowledgement of the library’s impact on the community as well as a recognition of friends, family, businesses  and others.  
Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) Grants

This is the perfect time of year to do yard work and clear brush to be as fire safe as possible.

Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) offers two grants opportunities to help residents with expenses related to creating defensible space and home hardening.

Contact: 415-539-6972 info@marinwildfire.org
Marin Water Update
Water is a precious resource year round. Please continue to monitor usage and take steps to save water.

More data regarding our water supply, reservoir levels, and recent rainfall can always be found at marinwater.org/water-watch.
Covid Testing Options

With the current surge of Covid-19, the best way to slow the spread is to be tested regularly. Here are some options to help facilitate that:

Fairfax Market - 2040 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax
Fridays, February 25
10am to 4pm
Click here to make an appointment or call: (888) 702-9042

Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.
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Town of Fairfax sitio web se puede traducir al español

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