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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/07/2021

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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/07/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 6 includes an anticipated extension of the Regional Stay Home order; an invitation to a virtual town hall on Friday; debunking common vaccine myths; a new eviction moratorium under consideration; and updated COVID-19 data.

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

 

Extension of Stay-Home Order is Anticipated

With a regional COVID-19 sheltering order set to expire January 8, Marin County Public Health officials are expecting the State of California to issue an indefinite extension of restrictions intended to slow the spread of the virus that has led to 115 Marin deaths.

Due to dwindling intensive care unit (ICU) capacity at hospitals across the region, the state implemented a stay-home order for the Bay Area region, which includes Marin, on December 17 for a minimum of three weeks. The stay-home order will be lifted once the region’s ICU capacity forecast meets or exceeds 15%.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ICU capacity projections are based on four factors:

  • estimated regional ICU capacity available
  • measure of current community transmission
  • current regional case rates
  • the proportion of cases being admitted to the ICU

“As case rates increase, ICU capacity decreases, and the numbers are still moving in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Matt Willis, the County’s Public Health Officer. “The Bay Area is down to 4% ICU capacity, the lowest it’s ever been. We feel it’s best to inform our communities that the stay-home order likely will remain in place until we reverse the trend across the region. We can all do our part to reopen our community by sticking to the stay-home order and preventing new infections.” 

 

TOMORROW: Virtual Town Hall to discuss Vaccines and Stay Home Order

Join us on Friday, January 8 at 2:00pm for another “Community Conversation” event featuring Dr. Matt Willis and Dr. Tyler Evans. Our discussion will reveal the status of the Regional Stay Home Order and give an update on Marin County’s progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A.

Watch/Listen via Zoom: zoom.us/join
or call (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 956 2661 1169
Attendee ID: #
Password: 074775

Watch live via County of Marin Facebook

 

Vaccine MythBusters: Know the Facts!

It's likely you've heard claims about COVID-19 vaccines on social media or from the people in your life. Knowing what is true about vaccines, and what isn’t, is crucial to community and business recovery. Over the next few days, we’ll bust some myths that exist about the COVID-19 vaccine and share facts that should be shared widely.

✔️ Fact: Vaccine injections do NOT contain tracking microchips 

No vaccine injections or nasal sprays – including shots for COVID-19 – contain microchips, nanochips, RFID trackers or devices that would track or control your body in any way. Shipments of vaccine doses are monitored as they are shipped and administered across the country but the notion that these shots will contain tracking devices implanted into people is false. 

 

Board of Supervisors to Consider New Eviction Moratorium through June 30 for tenants affected by COVID-19

After implementing eviction protections for residents during the during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a resolution that continues to bar evictions through June for people economically impacted by the coronavirus.

The Board will discuss the resolution, drafted by the Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA), during its online session at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12. Planners worked with the Board’s Housing Subcommittee to create language that reinstates a local moratorium first enacted March 24, 2020, when households began to suffer negative financial impacts directly tied to the pandemic. The moratorium was extended four times.

If the new resolution is approved, landlords will be prohibited from evicting a tenant through June 30 if the tenant has an economic hardship that is directly tied to COVID-19.

The local resolution expired on September 30, and the County deferred to the State of California’s Assembly Bill 3088, which provides relief through January 31 for tenants who submit a declaration form and pay 25% of rent owed between September 2020 and January 2021. Under AB 3088, rent that came due between March and August 2020, still due to landlords, was converted to consumer debt and could not be used as the basis for evictions.

Continue reading the news release for more information about the proposed resolution and how to participate in the upcoming board meeting. Or, visit CDA’s Landlord and Renters Resources webpage for more details about the emergency rental assistance program and AB3088.

 

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.

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Total Confirmed Cases

8,229

+ 122

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

7,238

+ 56

Total Deaths

115

0

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

251

0

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

267,279

+ 1,430

 

Current Hospitalization Data:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

38

+ 2

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

8

+ 2

ICU Availability – Bay Area

3.5%

- 3.9 %

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

621

+ 14

Positive Patients at Facilities current

56

+ 10

Positive Staff at Facilities current

59

+ 6

Facility Patient Deaths**

96

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

83%

0 %

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

2,518,611

+36,385

California Deaths

28,045

+583

 

 

Stay Informed

Follow the County of Marin on Facebook, Twitter, Next-door or subscribe to our status updates. Visit MarinHHS.org/coronavirus for resources to stay connected on the issue.

Helpful Links and Online Resources:

 

Contact Us. We Are Here for You.

Have questions?  We are here to help: contact our COVID-19 Response Team. Alternatively, you can contact the statewide COVID-19 Hotline 7 days per week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for general information about state COVID-19 resources.  If you’re looking for medicine, medical attention or have a medical related question, please contact your primary care provider or local health clinic. As a reminder, please only call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

 

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