Dr. Matt Willis shares that he tests positive for COVID-19, county parks close due to crowding, and a video message from Deputy Health Officer Lisa Santora.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
Marin County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Dashboard
|Hospitalizations (Positive Patients):||4|
|Persons Tested (at point of testing site):||430|
Marin County Public Health continues to advance policies to limit community spread and support our excellent healthcare partners’ capacity to respond. For more visit our Marin HHS Data website.
Community transmission still occurring
While the number of COVID-19 cases in Marin County has not increased, this is due to delayed reporting. We will continue to see local transmission increase in the days and weeks to come. Marin County is preparing for widespread, sustained community transmission like we see occurring around the world. This is the time for us to shelter-at-home, reduce the spread and flatten the curve.
Public Health Officer issues Order closing all Marin County Parks
Marin County’s Public Health had to make the difficult decision to close all Marin County Parks. The closure will affect town, city and County parks, open space preserves, state parks such as Mount Tamalpais State Park and Marin Municipal Water District lands. This closure and Order refers to motorized access to and from our parks and open spaces. We still encourage residents to walk or bike to a park or trail near their home.
We are seeing local transmission within the community, coupled with gatherings at parks and beaches and the lack of social distancing. The increase in visitors from around the Bay Area to Marin is of great concern, considering the rapid transmission rate of COVID-19.
We will be providing clarity surrounding the updated Public Health Order tomorrow via a news release and social media.
A message from your Deputy Public Health Officer
For today’s update, Dr. Lisa Santora talks about the closure of Marin County Parks and the local community transmission of COVID-19 that is still occurring.
Where to get the latest information:
Visit the official Marin County Coronavirus webpage (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus) to review answers to frequently asked questions, access guidance for special groups and subscribe for email updates. To view past status updates concerning COVID-19 activity in Marin County, click on the resources tab on the Coronavirus webpage.
Have questions? Individuals can contact Marin Health and Human Services with non-medical questions about the coronavirus by calling (415) 473-7191 (Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 12-noon and 1pm to 5pm).