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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/04/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 4, 2022 includes Marin COVID-19 Recap to Marin County Board of Supervisors; Public Health Update for School Community; Testing Tuesday, New Law Eliminates Surprise Fees for COVID-19 Testing; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.  

 

Marin COVID-19 Recap to Marin County Board of Supervisors 

Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis provided a brief COVID-19 update to Marin County’s Board of Supervisors this morning regarding the status of Marin’s COVID-19 response. This recap includes information around case rates and hospitalization data, the difference between hospitalized “with” versus “for” COVID-19, vaccination rates including protection offered by vaccination against all variants, strategy for keeping schools open, what to do if you test positive, and more. 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE 

 

Public Health Update for the School Community 

Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) will host an online Public Health Update this Thursday, January 6, at 4:00PM for school staff, teachers, administrators, parents and guardians. This virtual event will feature Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis and Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Lisa Santora, who will provide a snapshot of Marin’s current COVID-19 status and answer questions during the Q&A following their presentation. Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke will moderate this online event. 

Please see the information below including the link to attend this event. 

Public Health Update for the School Community 

Return to School 2022  

Thurs. January 6, 2022 
4:00PM - 5:00PM 

ZOOM LINK 
Webinar ID: 880 1113 4735 
Passcode: 212768 
Dial In: 408-638-0968 

Session will be recorded and posted on the Rethinking Schools Website.  
Spanish Translation available. 
 

Testing Tuesday 

Did you celebrate with others during New Year’s Eve? Practice post-holiday self-care by getting a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after the festivities. Testing is a valuable resource not only for peace of mind, but to also help limit the ability of the virus to spread in our community.  

If you’re symptomatic, get tested as soon as possible, even if you’re fully vaccinated.   

FREE COVID-19 testing is offered in partnership with Optum Serve and Curative. Click the links below to check appointment availability or visit our Testing webpage to find additional testing options.  
Here is the current testing schedule:  

Optum Serve / LHI  

Appointments required. Call (888) 634-1123 or book an appointment online.    

  • West America Bank Parking Lot - 1177 E. Francisco Blvd, San Rafael (open Wednesday - Saturday, 9am to 5pm)  
  • The Square Shopping Center Parking Lot -  2001 Novato Blvd, Novato (open Tuesday, 9am - 5pm) 

Curative  

Appointments are required for all Curative locations. NEW: Online appointments open the morning of the scheduled testing day. Click a location name below to book an online appointment or call (888) 702-9042.    

Pop-Up Testing  

Marin City Health & Wellness Center - Testing open to all on Tuesdays and Thursdays (1pm-3:30pm). Call to schedule an appointment. 415-339-8813 

This information, as well as information on when to get tested, types of tests, and what you should do while awaiting your test results, can be found at Coronavirus.MarinHHS.org/testing

 

New Law Eliminates Surprise Insurance Fees for COVID-19 Testing 

A new state law (SB510) went into effect January 1 that requires health insurance companies to offer free COVID-19 testing to their customers.  While many health care providers already offer free testing, some still impose out-of-pocket fees, prior authorization, or limit access when seeking a testing or vaccination option outside of their insurance network.  

The new law will require health care service plans to cover the costs for COVID-19 diagnostic tests for those with symptoms or who have been exposed, and screening for travelers, asymptomatic workers and students or close contacts of known cases. The no-cost testing option continues through the duration of the federal public health emergency and is retroactive to when the Governor declared the COVID-19 State of Emergency on March 4, 2020.  

SB510 also requires that vaccines and testing be made cost-free during future pandemics. 

 

COVID-19 Data Update: 

Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race, and city/town/geographic region. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us

Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage  uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County's Open Data Portal

 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

19,620  

+142 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

2,571 

-39  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

200* 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

13 

-1  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

3  

+2  

*Yesterday’s Status Update incorrectly listed the Total Cumulative Deaths as 220. The online version of the Jan. 3 Status Update has been corrected accordingly.  

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

245,556  

+ 95 

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have received at least one dose 

98%** 

+ 0.0%  

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have completed vaccine series. 

93.0%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of entire Marin population that is “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)* 

89% * 

+ 0%  

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 5. 

** As population estimates may not be precise, as of December 13, 2021, the proportion of residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%. 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

5,428,522 

+ 237,084 

California Deaths 

75,924 

+ 77 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

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