The City of Novato will begin enforcing health and safety code violations of the Marin County Public Health Orders currently in place for businesses to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
In a press release, the city said “Novato will focus on education to ensure compliance with health orders in place to keep our community safe. Citations will only be considered after all education and voluntary compliance efforts have failed. Egregious violators will be subject to immediate citations and repeated non-compliance will be subject to increased penalties.”
To report a Novato business in violation of Public Health Orders, please email SIPviolations@novato.org. Please include the business name, address, and as much detail as possible regarding the perceived health order violation. Reports will be reviewed and investigated by City staff.
Individual people who are seen violating health orders should report it to the Novato Police Department at 415-894-4361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It is of critical importance that we enforce local public health orders designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community,” said City Manager Adam McGill. “While we are not participating in a task force countywide, we will be enforcing the health orders put in place by the County of Marin. It is because of these guidelines, as well as the efforts of our community members, that the County is able to continue to allow businesses to reopen, and we are able to offer alternatives like our weekend Grant Avenue closure to allow outdoor dining and shopping in a safe and distanced environment.”
Visit the Marin County Public Health website for more information on the current health orders at marinhhs.org/coronavirus.