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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/22/2020

The status update for September 22, 2020 includes an update from the State on Marin’s Tier 2 status; an update from Dr. Willis on all things COVID-19, Updated COVID-19 Data and other updates.

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COVID-19 Status Update for 04/06/2020

The status update for April 6th, 2020 includes Marin COVID-19 activity, information about new Quarantine and Isolation Orders, guidance on those orders and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

Statistics
Marin Confirmed Cases: 143
Marin Deaths: 9
Marin Persons Tested: 1,556
Marin Hospitalizations: 16
California Confirmed Cases: 15,823
California Deaths: 372

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.

Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order

California is in a State of Emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a substantial danger to the health of the public within the County of Marin. COVID-19 can easily spread between people who are in close contact with one another. This Order is issued based on scientific evidence and best practices as currently known and available to protect vulnerable members of the public from avoidable risk of serious illness or death resulting from exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The age, condition, and health of a significant portion of the population of the County of Marin ("County") places it at risk for serious health complications, including death, from COVID-19. There is growing evidence of transmission risk from infected persons before the onset of symptoms. Thus, all individuals who contract COVID-19, regardless of their level of symptoms (none, mild or severe), may place other vulnerable members of the public at significant risk. Currently, there is no vaccine available to protect against COVID-19 and no specific treatment.

To help slow COVID-19's spread, protect vulnerable individuals, and prevent the healthcare system in Marin County from being overwhelmed, it is necessary for the County of Marin Public Health Officer ("Health Officer") to require the quarantine of persons exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19. Quarantine separates individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 from others, until it is determined that they are not at risk for spreading the disease.

Public Health Emergency Isolation Order

The spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a substantial danger to the health of the public within the County of Marin. COVID-19 can easily spread between people who are in close contact with one another. This Order is issued based on scientific evidence and best practices as currently known and available to protect vulnerable members of the public from avoidable risk of serious illness or death resulting from exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The age, condition, and health of a significant portion of the population of the County of Marin ("County") places it at risk for serious health complications, including death, from COVID-19. There is growing evidence of transmission risk from infected persons before the onset of symptoms. Thus, all individuals who contract COVID-19, regardless of their level of symptoms (none, mild or severe), may place other vulnerable members of the public at significant risk. Currently, there is no vaccine available to protect against COVID-19 and no specific treatment.

To help slow COVID-19's spread, protect vulnerable individuals, and prevent the healthcare system in the County of Marin from being overwhelmed, it is necessary for the Marin County Public Health Department ("Public Health") to isolate persons with COVID-19.

Guidance for at home quarantine and isolation safety

In reference to the previously mentioned Emergency Quarantine and Isolation Orders, we crafted a guidance document to help you understand how this would effect you or your family if you or a loved one gets diagnosed with COVID-19.

Video update from your Deputy Public Health Officer

Dr. Lisa Santora provides an update on Marin County COVID-19 activity, planning for the surge and alternate care sites in addition to an ongoing recruitment for health care workers.

Youtube Video
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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).