The status update for April 8, 2020 includes Marin COVID-19 activity, new reporting on our data website, OnwardCA resource information, a warning about price gouging and a video update from Dr. Lisa Santora.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||149|
|Marin Persons Tested:||1,889|
|California Confirmed Cases:||18,401|
Our epidemiology and communicable disease teams have been working diligently to collect and provide additional information about confirmed COVID-19 cases. Today, we’ve updated our data website to include information about deaths and hospitalizations by age.
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.
Onward California resource
Losing your job amidst a pandemic is traumatic. OnwardCA is a resource that has been rapidly deployed by a broad coalition of companies, foundations, and humans who want to help. Help you get money or groceries or childcare; help you upskill, reskill, or refresh; and help you land a great new job.
District Attorney warns retailers about price gouging
Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli issued a warning to all persons and businesses located in Marin County reminding them that price gouging on consumer food items, goods and services as well as emergency and medical supplies, is prohibited under California's anti-price gouging law, Penal Code section 396.
California's anti-price gouging law states in pertinent part that upon the proclamation of an emergency it is unlawful for any person, contractor, or business to sell or offer to sell, any consumer food items or goods, emergency supplies, medical supplies, building materials, housing, transportation/freight/storage services, or gasoline or other motor fuels for a price of more than 10 percent greater than the price charged by that person for those goods or services immediately prior to the proclamation or declaration of emergency.
Read the news release to learn more about price gouging, including how to report if you believe you have been the victim of unlawful price gouging.
Video update from your Deputy Public Health Officer
Dr. Lisa Santora provides an update on long term care facilities and a team of healthcare workers we’ve deployed to help assess, triage and test residents when necessary. They will also help implement best practices in infection control.
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).