As previously reported, many Mill Valley restaurants have chosen transparency in recent weeks when it comes to positive coronavirus cases among their staff. 

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “these restaurant owners thought they were doing everything right: requiring employees to wear masks, keeping them as far apart as possible, putting hand sanitizer everywhere. Now they are starting to learn that those actions aren’t always enough. The coronavirus doesn’t recognize effort.”

But even though businesses are not required to close for an extended period of time following a positive coronavirus case from its staff or to notify the public, business owners say it’s critically important to be open and honest during a moment in history without precedent.

A critically important mechanism to stay vigilant is widely available testing, and the County of Marin is making strides toward that goal by offering free COVID-19 testing of all restaurant workers. Next up is free testing for all restaurant workers on Wednesday, August 5 at 1177 E. Francisco Blvd. in San Rafael from 7am-12pm and 1-4pm.

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