Bay City News
SAN RAFAEL — San Rafael is closing city community centers and suspending all community classes, programs, recreation leagues, and events starting Saturday and continuing through the end of the month.
Library programs are also canceled, although branches will remain open.
City Hall will also remain open and provide regular services.
“During these challenging times, everyone should prioritize personal and public health,” Mayor Gary Phillips said in a statement. “We don’t take these decisions lightly, but believe these closures are the best way for us to implement health department recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable residents.”
The city said the facility closures and event cancellations will be re-evaluated and that additional closures may be announced as the situation
evolves. A decision on April programming and facility closures is expected by March 27.
The San Rafael City Council will hold its scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, but to encourage social distancing, the city is offering ways to submit public comments in advance such as letters or emails. The city said it will also offer real-time online commenting on agenda items through YouTube Live.
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“During this pilot, city staff will attempt to read aloud every online comment, designated for the City Council, during the public comment
portions of the meeting,” officials said.
Source:: The Mercury News – Health