That tension has manifested itself in several ways: complaints on Nextdoor, complaints via the county's new tip line and and direct complaints to restaurant managers and employees. Anecdotally, most of the complaints in Mill Valley have focused on restaurant customers, and more specifically the "customer adjacent" – people on their way to or from an outdoor dining experience – not wearing a mask.
With that in mind, below are the County of Marin's latest list of best practices and guidelines for restaurants in the COVID-19 era:
Face Covering Order:
- Members of the public must wear Face Coverings while inside of or waiting in line to enter Essential Businesses and other businesses or facilities engaged in Minimum Basic Operations (except Healthcare Operations, which are subject to different requirements).
- The order requires employees, contractors, owners, and volunteers of all Essential Businesses or those operating public transportation and other types of shared transportation to wear a Face Covering when at work.
- The order also requires workers engaged in Minimum Basic Operations, Essential Infrastructure work, and Essential Government Functions to wear a Face Covering in areas where the public is present or likely to be and at any time when others are nearby.