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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/24/2021

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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/25/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 25 includes Marin County moving into the Purple Tier after the end of the stay home order, five upcoming webinars to help increase vaccine education; 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.

 

 

Stay-Home Order Lifted in Marin

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Monday lifted the regional stay-home order for Marin County, the Bay Area and statewide, effective immediately. New projections showed the Bay Area’s intensive care unit bed capacity above 15% four weeks from now, meeting the criteria to exit the regional order. All 11 counties in the Bay Area, including Marin, moved into the purple Tier 1 within the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Among the businesses allowed to serve customers indoors now are: Hair salons and barbershops; personal services (nail salons, estheticians, massage studios, tattoo parlors, piercing shops); limited services (carwashes, dry cleaners, electricians, handypersons/general contractors, heating and air conditioning services, landscapers, laundromats, pet groomers, plumbing services, janitorial/cleaning services); hotels, motels and short-term lodging; retail stores and malls, at 25% capacity; and libraries, at 25% capacity.

Among the operations allowed to serve customers outdoors: Restaurants (outdoor dining); places of worship; gyms and fitness/dance/yoga studios; family entertainment centers; day camps; wineries; card rooms; campgrounds and playgrounds; youth and adult recreational athletics programs.

A full list of changes to business sector guidelines will be updated to the Marin Recovers website soon.

 

What the Order’s End Means for Residents

Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer, said residents have the right to feel jubilant about the end of the sheltering order and the return to purple Tier 1 status, but they should remain cautious.

“Everyone has been making sacrifices to bring this surge under control, and it’s paying off,” Willis said. “As we move back into the purple tier, it’s critical to remember the virus is still very active in our community. We could easily backslide if we let our guard down.”

Although the order was lifted, the State of California’s travel advisory strongly discouraging non-essential travel, including to other states and countries. All persons arriving in or returning to their home county should self-quarantine for 10 days.

With 7% of Marin residents vaccinated and very limited weekly supplies, health officials note that the vaccine will play a limited role in preventing any surges soon.

“For the next two months, our everyday behaviors, more than the vaccine, will help flatten the curve,” said Benita McLarin, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “It’s exciting to know we’ll all be protected eventually, through vaccination, but we’re not there yet.”

 

 

Expand Your Vaccine Knowledge At One of These Upcoming Virtual Events

 

TOMORROW -  COVID-19: What Marin County Residents Need To Know

What’s the status of Marin’s vaccination efforts? How much vaccine supply is available and how many people have been vaccinated? Get the answers to these and other vaccine questions at Marin County Public Health’s next “Community Conversation” event.  In addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, officials will also provide a brief update on the regional stay-home order and schools.

UPDATED TIME: Tuesday, January 26, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

How to participate

  • Watch on Facebook Live
  • Watch on Zoom:  Meeting ID: 956 2661 1169, Attendee ID: #, Password: 074775
  • Join by Phone: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 956 2661 1169, Attendee ID: #, Password: 074775

Submit questions during the event using Zoom Q&A or Facebook live chat. This event will have English captions and ASL/CDI interpretation.

Spanish interpretation will be offered:  Si desea participar en español, por favor asista usando Zoom.

 

WEDNESDAY -  COVID Vaccine Information for the Disability Community

Join us for a conversation with community members, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Marin Center for Independent Living and Marin Public Health.  We will discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine, distribution progress in Marin County and disability advocacy at the State level.

Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Panelists:

  • Peter T. Mendoza (Facilitator), Marin Center for Independent Living
  • Renee Pollard, Marin Center for Independent Living
  • Aaron Carruthers, State Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer
  • Dr. Tyler Evans, Marin County Deputy Public Health Officer

Ways to Participate:

Submit questions in advance no later than Monday, January 25th. This event will have English captions and ASL/CDI interpretation.

Spanish interpretation will be offered:  Si desea participar en español, por favor asista usando Zoom.

 

Explore Types of Vaccine and Vaccine Effectiveness with Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser will hold two webinars next week – one in English, the other in Spanish – to discuss common questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine and will focus on answering your questions so that you can feel secure in your decision to get inoculated against COVID-19. Getting back to normal is going to take all our tools we have, the COVID-19 vaccine is the best tool we so far to resume our lives and stay healthy.

English Webinar:  Thursday, January 28, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Join Online
  • Join by Phone: (408) 418-9388, Meeting ID: 177 324 3665, password: Thrive1!

Webinar español: miércoles 27 de enero de las 2:00-3:00 PM

  • participar en línea
  • participar por teléfono: +1-408-418-9388, Número de reunión (código de acceso): 177 507 6495 Contraseña de reunión: Thrive1!

 

The COVID Response: Slowing the Spread, Distributing the Vaccine

Senator Mike McGuire will hold a telephone town hall for updates on the State of California’s COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution initiative. The event will include McGuire, Dr. Timothy Brewer from the University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health, and Lori Nezhura, Deputy Director Planning, Preparedness and Prevention from California’s Office of Emergency Services.

Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 PM

How to attend: RSVP today by clicking here. After you RSVP, you will be emailed the call-in number and custom Zoom link within 24 hours of the event.

 

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

9,786

+ 70

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

771

- 40

Total Deaths

137

+ 2

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

286

+ 1

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

307,141

+ 2,226

 

Current Hospitalization Data:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

34

  0

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

6

  0

ICU Availability – Bay Area

8.2 %

- 15.2 %

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

712

1

Positive Patients at Facilities current

57

- 13

Positive Staff at Facilities current

49

- 10

Facility Patient Deaths

114

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

84.4%

0%

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,136,158

+27,007

California Deaths

37,118

+328

 

 

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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