The March 26 update provides information about a proposed extension and expansion of the Shelter-In-Place order, medical surge planning, and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
Marin County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Dashboard
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||65|
|Marin Persons Tested (at point of testing site):||627|
|California Confirmed Cases:||3,006|
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.
This week, the County of Marin’s legal counsel and Marin County Public Health are reviewing a proposed extension and expansion of the Shelter-In-Place order. There are indications, including reductions in positive test rate at our Point of Testing site, that the Shelter-In-Place has been an effective tool in “flattening the curve.” Keep protecting your family “cocoon” by abiding by the order: don’t mix households; stay in your neighborhood; enjoy physical activity as close to your home as possible; and travel for essential services only. Maintain social distance (especially when out running essential errands), wash your hands frequently, and follow other recommended actions.
Today the Marin Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is advancing plans for an anticipated medical surge which includes the disposition of COVID-19 positive patients who reside in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Yesterday Marin County Public Health issued guidance for primary care providers and LTCFs. Marin County Public Health is working closely with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman to ensure facilities are ready to care for residents with COVID-19. Currently, LTCF residents who tested positive for COVID-19 remain hospitalized but we are actively exploring alternative discharge options. In preparation for an anticipated medical surge, we need to optimize utilization of our acute care hospitals.
A message from your Deputy Public Health Officer
For today’s update, Dr. Lisa Santora talks about the Marin VOAD and the county’s emergency COVID-19 relief fund in conjunction with the Marin Community Foundation.
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).