County of Marin Health and Human Services

Marin Medical Reserve Corps

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shelter in Place Order for Marin County

To contact us for essential services, please use the following resource numbers:

Dial 711 for CA Relay Service

Starting March 17, 2020, most County of Marin Health and Human Services offices and public spaces are closed.
Please call ahead if you have an appointment or are required to be assisted in-person.

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5/13/20 UPDATE

Thank you for your interest in supporting COVID-19 response in Marin County! The County of Marin Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated to support COVID-19 response. At this time, our priority is to accept licensed healthcare professionals to support medical surge and contact investigations. If you are interested in volunteering to conduct Contact Investigations or supporting clinical operations and are a licensed healthcare professional, please carefully read the volunteer eligibility and registration process below. 

CONTACT INVESTIGATIONS UPDATE: 

  • We are drawing from clinically licensed persons who have registered (details on how-to register below). Clinically licensed persons interested in volunteering as Contact Tracers—or in other areas where clinical volunteers are needed—should follow these instructions. 
  • We have special needs for the skill sets in our Contact Tracers to assure that we have a stable and effective volunteer pool over the next 12-18 months.  In particular, speakers of Spanish and other non-English languages are in high demand.
  • We are fortunate that the volume of new COVID-19 cases at present is relatively low.  Thus, for now we are bringing on a relatively small number of new Contact Tracers. 
  • Our needs may change dramatically at any moment.  In such case, we will contact persons who have registered via the instructions below.
  • In the future we may also bring non-clinical persons on as Contact Tracers.  At such time we will draw from persons wait listed through County Volunteers program. 

IF YOU ARE NOT A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL - or are a professional with an expired license – and want to help, we have a pandemic response role for bilingual volunteers posted here. We also are adding names to a waitlist of residents willing to volunteer as contract tracers in case there is a later major surge; click here for waitlist details. For other opportunities, please visit the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership’s disaster services webpage and periodically check the county’s MarinShares: Marin County Volunteers page. Thanks for your willingness to serve our community.

MEDICAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM SUMMARY

Marin County has two medical volunteer (unpaid) teams: 1) the Marin County "Surge" Unit and 2) the Marin Medical Reserve Corps. Additionally, the state of California formed a team called the California Health Corps for individuals interested in paid roles. Please read below for more information regarding each team.

MARIN COUNTY "SURGE" UNIT

MARIN MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS 

CALIFORNIA HEALTH CORPS (CHC)

These volunteers are on a reserve list of licensed healthcare volunteers and can be called to back up the Marin Medical Reserve Corps (MMRC) or Marin County Public Health during emergencies related to large-scale, catastrophic events. Volunteers receive just-in-time training prior to deployment. During COVID-19, all new volunteers will be on-boarded into the Marin County Unit. In the future they will be offered an opportunity to join the MMRC.  These are the first volunteers deployed by the County of Marin in a medical emergency. Volunteers are engaged and active in unit preparedness and response activities and have increased training and participation requirements. At this time, MMRC is closed to new volunteers. We are onboarding all volunteering into our Marin County “Surge” Unit (description to left) due to relaxed training and participation requirements during COVID-19 activation.

On Monday 3/30, at the direction of the CA Governor’s Office announced mass hiring of paid medical professionals to support California’s response efforts to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The team is called the California Health Corps and if you sign up for the CHC (COVID-19 team), then you will be considered a state resource and are not guaranteed local deployment. Marin County does not oversee the CHC. If you have questions about the California Health Corps, please contact DHV@emsa.ca.gov.

If you registered for the newly-formed California Health Corps but you want to volunteer (unpaid) locally for Marin County, please email MMRC@marincounty.org and we will transfer your account from the CHC to the Marin County Unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for COVID-19 emergency medical staffing roles, you must:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older
  2. Have a valid California License for clinical practice 
  3. Have no negative licensure/certification actions 

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS 

All volunteers must register on the California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) website. Please note that the header on this website says California Health Corps. We will receive your application if you select Marin County Unit. Follow these steps to register: 

  1. Visit: https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/
  2. Click “Register Now” tab at the top of the page:
  3. Select "Add organizations" then “County Organizations”
  4. Find and select “Marin County” - Unpaid, volunteer locally. 
  5. Once you are registered, you will be contacted to confirm your registration if you meet the requirements. 

DHV Tips:

  • During the on-line registration process, you will be asked to enter information regarding your license. It’s important that you fill out all fields so your profile is 100% complete.
  • Enter information about the best way to contact you, and other relevant background information.
  • Once you've registered, your credentials will be validated - before an emergency - so that you can be deployed quickly and efficiently. Your information will only be viewed by authorized system managers.

VOLUNTEER DEPLOYMENT 

Registration in the DHV system does not guarantee a volunteer placement or deployment. Volunteers are not to self-deploy and must be scheduled and confirmed through a representative from the County of Marin. Steps to deploy: 

  1. Receive Disaster Healthcare message from the County of Marin requesting availability. 
  2. Receive assignment confirmation from a County of Marin employee. Volunteers are not to self-deploy.
  3. Complete volunteer paperwork
  4. Receive just-in-time training
  5. Take the Disaster Service Workers (DSW) Oath.

For additional information: mmrc@marincounty.org