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COVID-19 Status Update for 04/13/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for April 13, 2022: Response to Cluster of Cases Following Annual Fieldtrip to Washington D.C.; Think Positive, Test Negative; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is three times per week and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you. 

 

Response to Cluster of Cases Following Annual Fieldtrip to Washington D.C. 

Last week several groups of 8th grade students from schools across Marin County participated in a traditional annual fieldtrip to Washington D.C. Among a subset of 77 students from two schools who returned Sunday, April 10, 22 tested positive for COVID-19 prior to returning to school the next day. Because this signifies elevated risk associated with participating in this trip to the East Coast, Marin County Public Health issued an advisory to all middle schools offering guidance on April 11. As of April 13, 56 students have tested positive. All infected students have reported mild or no symptoms, and none are hospitalized. About 90% of eighth graders in the county are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and over half have received their booster shot. 

Guidance given to schools and trip participants on April 11 includes the following: 

  1. Students and staff who participated in this trip may return to school unless they are symptomatic for COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19.   

  1. Students and staff who participated in this trip should test prior to returning to school and repeat testing 5 days after return, or sooner if they develop symptoms. 

  1. Returning trip participants should wear a mask indoors at school for 5 days after return. 

 

Think Positive, Test Negative 

Testing is an essential tool to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, get tested as soon as possible. Or, if are you a close contact of someone who is COVID positive, follow our Isolation and Quarantine guidance and Get a COVID-19 test 5 days after your exposure. 

FREE COVID-19 testing is offered from healthcare providers and in other community locations through partnership with Optum Serve and Curative. Click the links below to check appointment availability or visit our Testing webpage to find additional testing options.    

Optum Serve / LHI    

Appointments required. Call (888) 634-1123 or book online.          

  • Marin Health and Wellness Campus / Kerner         
    3260 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael          
    (open Tuesday – Saturday, 7am to 3pm)     

  • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Parking Lot      
    101 Donahue Street, Marin City       
    (open Fridays, 11am to 7pm)     

  • West America Bank Parking Lot         
    1177 E. Francisco Blvd, San Rafael          
    (open Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday, 11am to 7pm)     

Curative         

Appointments are preferred and walk-up registration is available at all sites. Appointments are released at least 4 days in advance. Click on a location name below to book an appointment or call (888) 702-9042. Visit their website for more locations outside of Marin.   

  • Armory "Jury Duty" Parking Lot        
    Armory Drive, near the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael         
    (open 7 days/wk, 8:00am to 3:30pm)         
    Standard PCR tests available for all ages; no insurance required.   
    Rapid PCR tests by appointment only for people ages 5+; insurance required. 
    **NOTE: This location will be CLOSED on April 17 in observance of the Easter Holiday**  

  • Downtown parking lot #2 (testing van)        
    50-98 Humboldt Ave, Sausalito         
    (open Wednesdays, 10am to 4pm)         

  • Fairfax Market  (testing van)       
    2040 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax         
    (open Fridays, 10am to 4pm)         

  • Larkspur Ferry Terminal (walk-up kiosk)         
    101 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur         
    (open Sunday - Thursday, 9:30am to 5pm)   
    **NOTE: This location will be CLOSED on April 17 in observance of the Easter Holiday**         

  • Marin Health and Wellness Campus  (testing van)       
    3260 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael         
    (open Mondays, 10am to 4pm)         

  • Novato Gymnastics Center Parking Lot         
    950 7th St, Novato         
    (open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30am to 6pm)          

  • Piper Park  (testing van)       
    250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur         
    (open Thursdays, 10am to 4pm)         

  • San Rafael Community Center (testing van)        
    618 B Street, San Rafael         
    (open Tuesdays, 8am to 2pm)         

Interested in receiving FREE at-home tests?   

Visit COVIDtests.gov for more information and to request up to 8 free tests per household. Looking to purchase an over-the-counter test? Visit FindACovidTest.org for online retailers.  

Can’t Get a Test?   

If you are symptomatic and cannot obtain a test or testing appointment, treat your symptoms as COVID-19 and isolate. If you’ve tested positive with an at-home test, there is no need to confirm the result with a PCR test. Treat a positive as a positive, regardless of the type of test used, and be sure to report your result with our self-test reporting form

More information, as well as information on when to get tested, types of tests, and what you should do while awaiting your test results, can be found at Coronavirus.MarinHHS.org/testing. Current result turnaround times of most testing sites are now within 48 hours. 

 

COVID-19 Data Update: 

Below is just a snapshot of local COVID-19 data. Find a more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQ, or Marin County's Open Data Portal

Data sets updated weekly (published on Fridays) include: 

  • COVID-19 vaccination rates 
  • COVID-19 cases & deaths among facility staff and residents 
  • Weekly/Cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents 
  • State COVID-19 Data 

Status updates are now published Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” (far right column, below) may account for 2-4 days, depending on the date of the previous publication (view past status updates). 

 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

30,916 

+82 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days) 

201 

+42 

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

+1  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

-1  

 

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