The March 20 status update reviews COVID-19 cases in Marin, increased capacity for case investigations, details on local relief funding, and provides a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora with an update on new cases in Marin and other activity.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
Many have asked for testing numbers in relation to the number of COVID-19 cases within Marin. We’ve come up with a dashboard that will be shared with each daily update. The dashboard will provide the number of confirmed cases, persons tested, percentage of those tested who were positive, how many are hospitalized and how many deaths within Marin County. In addition, the California COVID-19 cases and deaths are also reported.
Marin County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Dashboard
|Persons Tested (at point of testing site):
Marin County Public Health continues to advance policies to limit community spread and support our excellent healthcare partners’ capacity to respond.
Increased capacity for case investigations
With the increase in our confirmed cases and the need to continue COVID-19 contact investigations for those who test positive, we have increased our staffing to assist in those investigations. We recognize the importance of speaking with all of those infected with COVID-19 to assist in flattening the curve and limiting the spread of disease.
$1 Million in COVID-19 Relief fund
The County of Marin and nonprofit Marin Community Foundation (MCF) have created a $1 million fund to assist vulnerable populations amid the COVID-19 response.
MCF allocated $500,000, with the County matching from its General Fund, to address some of the most urgent safety-net needs for local residents. The fund will be allocated over the next two months to soften the social and economic impacts of the pandemic with five main efforts:
- Emergency rental assistance for low-income residents
- Expanded food for economically disadvantaged families
- Expanded meals for seniors
- Wi-Fi mobile access for economically disadvantaged students
- Emergency childcare for health care workers and emergency responders
Further details about the fund and how the money will be allocated will be made available at the March 24 board of supervisors meeting.
A message from your Deputy Public Health Officer
For today’s update, Dr. Lisa Santora talks about the increase in cases and contact investigations in relation to confirmed COVID-19 patients.