The status update for April 4, 2020 includes Marin COVID-19 activity, an update on useful links and resources related to COVID-19 for residents and a video interview of two nursing students working as frontline health care workers at our drive thru point of testing site.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||137|
|Marin Persons Tested:||1,435|
|California Confirmed Cases:||12,850|
To see a breakdown of confirmed cases by age or gender, visit Marin HHS’s data website. In addition, our surveillance team monitors respiratory illness activity and hospital visits. Tracking the total number of visits and those due to respiratory illnesses provides a situational awareness of current resource needs in our community, which helps advance policies to limit community spread and support our excellent healthcare partners’ capacity to respond. Visit the data website to learn more.
Links and reminders related to COVID-19
We are constantly updating our frequently asked questions (FAQs) based on new information as well as frequent questions we receive both in the Emergency Operations Center as well as through our COVID-19 call center.
Our COVID-19 information and resources webpage has a plethora of information and resources for our residents. A few of the resources and information pages to note are donations, individuals with disabilities, applying for public assistance (Medi-Cal, CMSP, CalFresh and CalWORKs), general coronavirus information and educational posters.
The Parks Closure Order was updated along with the Stay at Home Order on March 31st, 2020. They both contain a lot of new information. We created an executive summary that outlines the new Stay at Home Order and makes it a lot easier to digest.
We continue to see an influx of visitors driving to our parks and Open Space area to get outside during both the weekdays and weekends. While we encourage getting outside, please do so in your own neighborhood by non-motorized means. Walk or bike to a trail or open space, but please do not drive and park at one unless you are displaying valid disabled person parking placard or license plate on your vehicle. Only use your vehicle to travel for essential reasons as outlined in the Stay at Home Order.
A frontline perspective from our drive thru testing site
For your video update today, senior nursing students Adam and Milly share what it is like to work at the drive thru point of testing site in Marin County. They both work as part of the clinical team collecting samples from referred patients. They share some experiences working as a frontline healthcare worker.
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).