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COVID-19 Status Update for 03/02/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for March 2 includes a video update from Dr. Willis; New CDC Guidance for Schools that supports a full reopening for Marin County; new vaccine providers in Marin County; a Blueprint update from the state; and updated 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.

 

 

VIDEO:  COVID-19 Update to Board of Supervisors

Today, Dr. Matt Willis provided an update to the Marin County Board of Supervisors concerning the local COVID-19 response. His presentation provides a epidemiological review of COVID-19 case rates and vaccination rates; current vaccination efforts; new data dashboards; and reminders for ongoing COVID-19 testing.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

 

 

Marin Among Minority of U.S. Counties Meeting CDC Threshold to Fully Reopen Schools

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance for reopening schools that mirrors Marin County Public Health’s guidelines. In counties with case rates as low as current rates in Marin, the CDC recommends the return to full in-person learning for all grades, K-12.

The New York Times developed an interactive map showing Marin is among a minority of counties nationally where CDC recommendations for full reopening apply. This provides another benchmark to reach toward in Marin, where over 95 percent of schools are now open to some form of classroom-based learning, but most are still in hybrid models. Marin County has among the highest rates of classroom-based learning in the state, and local evidence has contributed to an accelerated approach to school reopening nationally.

 

New Pharmacy Partners Offer Vaccine in Marin County

As education, childcare, food service, agriculture, and emergency services workers are wrapping up their first week of vaccine eligibility, more Marin -based pharmacies are coming online to offer additional vaccine appointment options.

Novato -based Golden Gate Pharmacy Services and Pharmaca Integrated Pharmacy will begin offering appointments this week to all groups eligible in Phase 1B of vaccine distribution.  In addition, Costco, Safeway, and Walgreens Pharmacies recently expanded to include Phase 1B groups, and Rite Aid has confirmed it is now offering vaccine to food service and agriculture workers.

Review a full list of vaccine providers and their eligibility standards and appointment options on our vaccination options webpage. (Some providers have appointments available for tomorrow: If you’re eligible, sign-up today!)

 

 

Blueprint Update: Marin Remains in Tier 2 (Red Status)

Today, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provided another update on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide plan for reducing COVID-19 and keeping Californians healthy and safe. CDPH confirmed Marin County’s placement in Tier 2 (red status), for another week.

The following table outlines the requirements for case rates, test positivity rates, and quartile test positivity rates for each tier status, as well as CDPH’s March 2 assessment for Marin County:

 

  Tier 1
(Widespread)
Tier 2
(Substantial)
Tier 3
(Moderate)
Tier 4
(Minimal)
Marin County
Adjusted Case Rate per 100,000 > 7 4 to 7 1 to 3.9 < 1 5.5
Overall Test Positivity Rate > 8% 5% to 8% 2% to 4.9% < 2% 1.9%
Equity Quartile Test Positivity Rate > 8.0% 8.0% ≤ 5.2% 2.1% 2.6%

 

In general, for a County to advance to a less restrictive tier, it must (1) have been in the current tier for a minimum of three weeks; and (2) meet criteria for the next less restrictive tier for all three measures for the prior two consecutive weeks in order to progress to the next tier.

You can track Marin’s progress by viewing our Blueprint for a Safer Economy dashboard, which is updated each Tuesday afternoon to reflect CDPH’s calculations.

 

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

11,020

+ 30

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

277

- 3

Total Cumulative Deaths

169

0

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

342

0

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

14

0

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

3

+ 1

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

367,341

+ 873

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

62,307

+ 2,643

Percent of Marin population who have received at least one dose

23.9 %

+ 1.0%

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

711

0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

0

- 1

Positive Staff at Facilities current

3

0

Facility Patient Deaths

132

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

78.1%

0 %

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,481,611

+ 2,533

California Deaths

52,497

+ 303

Other Marin County Data Dashboards:

 

 

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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