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COVID-19 Status Update for 02/15/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for February 15, 2022 When to Mask? New Regulations in Effect Tomorrow; Testing Tuesday; New Schedule for Status Updates Coming Soon; 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.  


When to Mask? New Regulations in Effect Tomorrow 

California’s universal indoor masking mandate lifts tomorrow, but masks will still be required in certain settings, regardless of vaccination status. What does this mean for Marin residents? 

Effective tomorrow, the need for masks indoors will change: 

  • If you are unvaccinated, you must still wear a mask indoors until completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series.  
  • If you are fully vaccinated (with or without a booster), masks are optional indoors. 

Certain settings will continue to require masking, regardless of vaccination status: 

  • On public transit 
  • Indoors in K-12 schools and childcare 
  • Emergency shelters and heating/cooling centers 
  • Health care settings 
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers 
  • Homeless shelters 
  • Long term care settings and adult senior care facilities 

In settings where masks are required for only unvaccinated individuals, businesses may choose to:  

  • Provide information about vaccination requirements to all patrons and allow fully vaccinated visitors to self-attest that they are in compliance before entering, OR  
  • Enforce their own vaccination verification system to determine whether visitors are obligated to wear a mask, OR 
  • Require all patrons to wear masks.  

We ask everyone to please comply with the masking rules of each business even if some have policies that are stricter than others. Common practices like social distancing, being up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, and always bringing a mask whenever you leave home are easy ways to stay safe. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask while in indoor public settings, we encourage you to keep up with that practice. Both Marin County Public Health and California Department of Public Health strongly encourage the use of masks indoors, especially for our residents who are more vulnerable to infection or more at risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. 

Visit California Department of Public Health’s website to read about the state’s latest Guidance for the Use Face Masks.  


Testing Tuesday 

Are you a close contact of someone who is COVID positive? Slow the spread by following Isolation and Quarantine guidance and getting a COVID-19 test 5 days after your exposure. Testing is a valuable resource to help limit the spread of the virus in our community and protect the ones you love.   

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 online.       

  • West America Bank Parking Lot   
    1177 E. Francisco Blvd, San Rafael    
    (open Monday - Saturday, 7am to 7pm)  
    This testing site will be CLOSED Monday, February 21 in recognition of the President's Day holiday. 

  • Marin Health and Wellness Campus / Kerner   
    3260 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael    
    (open Tuesday - Saturday, 7am to 7pm)   


Appointments are preferred and walk-up registration is available at all sites in Marin County except the Jury Duty parking lot*. Appointments are released 4 days in advance. Click on a location name below to book an appointment or call (888) 702-9042. Visit their website for more locations outside of Marin.  

  • Armory "Jury Duty" Parking Lot* (appointments required)   
    Armory Drive, near the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael   
    (open 7 days/wk, 8am to 3:30pm)   
    Rapid PCR tests are now available at this location for people ages 5+. 
    Standard PCR tests are available, all ages, from 2:30pm to 3:30 pm daily.   

  • Downtown parking lot #2   
    50-98 Humboldt Ave, Sausalito   
    (open Wednesdays, 10am to 3:30pm)   

  • Fairfax Market   
    2040 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax   
    (open Fridays, 10am to 4pm)   

  • Larkspur Ferry Terminal (walk-up kiosk)   
    101 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur   
    (open Sunday - Thursday, 10am to 5pm)    

  • Marin Health and Wellness Campus   
    3260 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael   
    (open Mondays, 10am to 4pm)   

  • Novato Gymnastics Center Parking Lot   
    950 7th St, Novato   
    (open Daily, 10:30am to 6pm)    

  • Piper Park   
    250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur   
    (open Thursdays, 10am to 3pm)   

  • San Rafael Community Center   
    618 B Street, San Rafael   
    (open Tuesdays, 8am to 2pm)   

PLEASE NOTE: The Larkspur Ferry Terminal and Marin Health and Wellness Campus Curative sites will be CLOSED Monday, February 21 in recognition of the President's Day holiday. The Jury Duty and the Novato Kiosk located in the Gymnastics Center parking lot will both remain open on the holiday.  

Interested in receiving FREE at-home tests? Visit for more information and to request up to 4 free tests per household. Looking to purchase an over the counter test? Visit for online retailers.   

If you are symptomatic and cannot obtain a test or testing appointment, treat your symptoms as COVID-19 and isolate. If you’ve tested positive with an at-home test, there is no need to confirm the result with a PCR test. Treat a positive as a positive, regardless of the type of test used, and be sure to report your result with our self-test reporting form.  

More 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 Current result turnaround times of most testing sites are now within 48 hours.    


New Schedule for Status Updates Coming Soon  

Starting Wednesday, February 16, the frequency of our daily Status Updates will be changing. Currently, we share a COVID-19 update five days a week, Monday through Friday. Our new schedule will be three days a week, publishing on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The change in frequency will not compromise the quality of information provided. We will continue to keep our community up to date on relevant COVID-19 news and issues that are important to Marin County.   

Remember, our COVID-19 Data page and Vaccine Data page are updated daily and will maintain that frequency. The public information section on our homepage will continue to be an immediate link to the latest information on topics like testingvaccine clinicsisolation and quarantine and business resources. We appreciate your readership, especially as we enter a new chapter in our update distribution. 


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

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 



“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days) 



Total Cumulative Deaths 



Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 



Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 



COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 


+ 38 

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


+ 0.1%  

Marin residents age 5+ who have received a Booster/3rd Dose 



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

88% * 

+ 0%  

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

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 



California Deaths 


+ 116 


What to do if:  

Helpful Links and Online Resources 




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