There simply hasn’t been a more critically important public servant in Marin than Dr. Matt Willis over the past year, as Marin County’s public health officer has steered us through an unbelievable year of medical and economic turbulence, from a rollercoaster of COVID-19 data to the decisions governing the reopening of the economy.

At a virtual Outdoor Art Club event over Zoom on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1pm, Willis will speak to what Marin is doing to mitigate the virus’s impact, the status of antibody testing, and progress in vaccine development. A victim of COVID himself, he will also focus on the lessons we can learn from the pandemic and how we can prepare for future outbreaks. GO HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT.

One day earlier, on Wednesday, November 18 (11am-3pm), the OAC hosts its semi-annual Community Blood Drive. Anyone over 18, in good health, and weighing over 110 pounds can donate blood. NOTE: All social distancing and safety protocols mandated by Marin County will be observed. GO HERE to sign up for an appointment  or contact Carol Werschky at 415-302-2854. The blood drive is held in conjunction with non-profit Vitalant, formerly known as the Blood Centers of the Pacific.

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