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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/28/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 28, 2022 includes VIDEO: The Role of Vaccine Mandates in Marin; Northgate Vaccination Clinic Has New Hours; Expanded Testing Options in Marin;… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 01/06/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 6, 2022 includes Joint Statement on Western States Recommendation of Expanded Pfizer – BioNTech Booster Eligibility for 12- to 15-Year-Olds, California Department of Public Health Extends Indoor Mask Mandate; Answering COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions; 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.

  

 

Joint Statement on Western States Recommendation of Expanded Pfizer – BioNTech Booster Eligibility for 12- to 15-Year-Olds 

A joint statement was issued today by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, endorsing various recommendations from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After conducting an independent review of data that was presented to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the WSSSRW reached a decision to recommend expanding booster eligibility of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15- year-olds. They also supported reducing the window of booster eligibility from six months to five months for recipients of the Pfizer vaccine. This was the final step required before the State of California would be able to implement these vaccine policy changes.  

Read the full Joint Statement from the WSSSRW.   

 

California Department of Public Health Extends Indoor Mask Mandate 

In response to the current Omicron related surge of cases, the statewide indoor mask mandate has been extended until at least February 15th. At that time, it will be reevaluated according to the status of the pandemic including current case rates and hospitalization data. Under this mandate, masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public settings. Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with a good fit are recommended. 

Related Resources: 

Answering COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 

Certain COVID-19-related questions from members of our community have been trending over the past week. With the holidays behind us and as Marin returns to life after celebrating the New Year, we recognize that there is a lot on people’s minds with respect to the pandemic. Here are responses to some of the communities’ most frequently asked questions: 

Q: It seems inevitable that I will get COVID-19. Should I give up on preventive measures?  

A: No. COVID fatigue is affecting all of us, but now we are facing a surge of cases driven by the Omicron variant, which is more contagious than previous variants. Our healthcare workers need us to continue to do our best to use all possible layers of protection and avoid getting infected. Every person that we prevent from going to the hospital right now keeps our healthcare system in better shape. We can continue to protect our most vulnerable populations, our children and our schools from rampant outbreaks by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, keeping a safe social distance, washing our hands frequently, getting tested frequently and staying home when we are sick—even with mild symptoms. 

 

Q. What should I do if someone in my household gets sick with COVID-19?  

A. If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, the actions you need to take are based on your vaccination status:  

If you are unvaccinated OR vaccinated and booster eligible but have not yet received a booster: 

("Eligible" means you completed your two dose Pfizer or Moderna series more than six months ago, or received a Johnson & Johnson dose more than two months ago) 

  • You must self-quarantine from others and stay home for at least 5 days, after your last contact with someone who has COVID-19. 
  • Test on day 5. 
  • Quarantine can end on day 5 if symptoms are not present AND a test on day 5 or later is negative.  
    • If no test is taken and no symptoms are present, quarantine can end on day 10. 
    • If test is positive, follow isolation guidance above. 
  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home. 
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days, especially in indoor settings. 

If you've been boosted or recently fully vaccinated

("Recently" means you completed your two dose Pfizer or Moderna series less than six months ago, or received a Johnson & Johnson dose less than two months ago) 

  • You do not need to quarantine from others. 
  • Get tested 5 days after exposure.  
  • If you test positive, follow isolation guidance above. 
  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home. 
  • Wear a well-fitting mask when around others for 10 days or until a negative test result is received. 

Learn more about what to do if someone in your home is symptomatic by visiting our Isolation and Quarantine webpage.  

 

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 

20,274  

+ 419 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

2,852 

+ 220  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

200 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

12  

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

- 1 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

246,026  

+ 261 

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. 

93.2%  

+ 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 

5,530,751 

+ 50,486 

California Deaths 

76,049 

- 5 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

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