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COVID-19 Status Update for 04/16/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for April 16 includes a reduction in COVID-19 cases among LatinX residents; Monitoring local “Breakthrough” cases; An opportunity to get your COVID-19 vaccine; and updated local COVID-19 data… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 03/16/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for March 16 includes a video update from Dr. Willis, a Blueprint update from the State, a new rent relief program, an upcoming COVID-19 town hall, 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 the Board of Supervisors

Earlier today, Dr. Willis provided a COVID-19 response update to the Marin County Board of Supervisors. In his talk, he reviewed current COVID-19 data; predictions for moving into Tier 3 (Orange) in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy; vaccination progress; reflections on the past year (one year anniversary of the original shelter in place order; and more.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

 

 

Blueprint Update: Marin Inches Closer to “Orange” Tier 3 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.

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.

While Marin County remains in the Red Tier 2 for another week, CDPH confirmed Marin has met the Orange -level criteria for 7 of the required 14 days. If Marin maintains this progress, it will move into the Tier 3 on Tuesday, March 23 (effective March 24).

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 16 assessment for Marin County:

 

  Tier 1
(Widespread)
Tier 2
(Substantial)
Tier 3
(Moderate)
Tier 4
(Minimal)
Marin County
Adjusted Case Rate per 100,000 > 10 4 to 10 1 to 3.9 < 1 3.5
Overall Test Positivity Rate > 8% 5% to 8% 2% to 4.9% < 2% 1.7%
Equity Quartile Test Positivity Rate > 8.0% 8.0% ≤ 5.2% 2.1% 3.4%

(Table updated to reflect CDPH's 2 Million Vaccine Equity Metric Goal adjustment of March 15)

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.

 

 

 

State launches COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

The California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) announced the launch of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. The program provides rental reimbursement to landlords and relief to eligible tenants for unpaid rent accrued between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

Landlords who participate in the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program can get reimbursed for 80 percent of eligible tenants’ unpaid rent accrued between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. To participate, landlords must agree to waive the remaining 20 percent of their tenants’ unpaid rent.

Eligible tenants may apply to receive 25 percent of their unpaid rent accrued between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. This extends to eligible tenants whose landlords aren’t participating in the program. Renters can also receive financial assistance to pay future rent, equal to 25 percent of their monthly fee. This combined assistance can help tenants stay housed once California’s eviction protections expire on June 30, 2021. Additional financial assistance through the program can also be used to pay for past-due utility bills accrued between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, as well as help pay future utility bills, both of which may be paid at 100 percent of the cost, but are limited to a total of 12 months.

Applicants may apply online starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021. For more information on participating partners, to check eligibility, and fill out a rental assistance application go to HousingisKey.com. Applicants may also call the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at 1-833-430-2122.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: COVID-19 Town Hall hosted by Senator McGuire

Stay up to date on the State’s COVID-19 response by attending Senator McGuire’s town hall, titled “Coronavirus Response: Slowing the spread, with a special focus on vaccine distribution.”  In addition to McGuire, the panel includes Dr. Timothy Brewer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Geffen School of Medicine; and Lori Nezhura, Deputy Director Planning, Preparedness and Prevention from the State Office of Emergency Services. Ms. Nezhura also serves as the Co-Chair on California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.

Date:  Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm

How to attend: RSVP today by clicking here! After you RSVP, we’ll email the call-in number and video livestream 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.

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

11,221

N/A*

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)

190

N/A*

Total Cumulative Deaths

170

0

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

344

0

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

14

N/A*

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

6

N/A*

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

386,287

N/A*

* Data was not available at time of publication.  Updated data will be provided in tomorrow’s report.

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

88,226

+ 4,643

Percent of Marin population who have received at least one dose

33.8%

+1.8%

 

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

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

2

0

Facility Patient Deaths

132

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

77.7%

0 %

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

3,530,055

+ 1,260

California Deaths

55,372

+ 42

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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