The status update for April 19, 2020 includes updated Marin COVID-19 activity, a reminder about the new facial covering Order, information about the online community conversation tomorrow and a video about Disaster Service Workers.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||195|
|Marin Persons Tested:||2,644|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||140|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||33|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||3|
|California Confirmed Cases:||30,852|
|California Confirmed Deaths:||1,148|
Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity
|Positive Patients at Facilities:||23|
|Positive Staff at Facilities:||20|
|Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:||10|
Our epidemiology and communicable disease teams have been working diligently to collect and provide additional information about confirmed COVID-19 cases in Marin.
Visit our Surveillance webpage to view interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender and geographic region. In addition, you can track the total number of local hospital visits due to respiratory illness -like activity, which provides situational awareness and could be an early indicator of potential hospital surge in Marin.
A reminder about face coverings, including how to make your own
On April 17, Marin County Public Health announced a new public health order requiring the use of face coverings when completing essential activities. The new order will go into effect at 12:00p.m., Wednesday, April 22. Everyone is asked to wear a face covering when they are interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces. Specifically, the order states that people must wear face coverings when:
- Inside public spaces or waiting in line to enter public spaces
- Seeking health care
- Waiting for or riding on mass transit or other shared transportation
- In common areas of buildings, such as hallways, stairways, elevators and parking facilities
- Workers at businesses physically open and in areas where the public is present, likely to be present, or at any time when others are nearby.
- Workers in any space where food is being prepared and/or packaged for sale.
- Drivers/Operators of public transit.
Community Conversation: COVID-19 and Shelter in Place
A reminder to tune in tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. for our virtual community conversation as Marin’s top public health experts answer your questions about this important topic.
WHAT: Community Conversation about “COVID-19 & Shelter In Place: What Comes Next?”
WHEN: Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM.
- Matt Willis, M.D., Public Health Officer, County of Marin
- Lisa Santora, M.D., Deputy Public Health Officer, County of Marin
Learn more about the virtual Community Conversation, including how to watch it live and submit questions.
Disaster Service Workers: An example of work assignments
Under State law all County of Marin employees are Disaster Service Workers (DSW). Should a disaster occur, County employees may be asked to help with the response and recovery activities of the County of Marin. We caught up with a DSW and spoke to him about his assignment.
Where to get the latest information:
- Coronavirus in Marin website (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus)
- Surveillance & Data
- Donation Options
- Subscribe for future status updates
- Archive of past status updates
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).