The status update for April 21st, 2020 includes updated COVID-19 activity, a link to watch our community conversation from last night, penalty waivers for Taxpayers and a video update from Dr. Willis.
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||200|
|Marin Persons Tested:||2,834|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||140|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||37|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||6|
|California Confirmed Cases:||35,450|
Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity
|Positive Patients at Facilities:||24|
|Positive Staff at Facilities:||24|
|Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:||10|
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.
Community Conversation: COVID-19 and Shelter in Place
The video for our April 20 "Community Conversation" event is now available! Thank you for your patience with the technical difficulties we experienced with last night's livestream. We are addressing those things and will have things fixed before the next one.
Penalty Waivers Provide Relief for Taxpayers
Marin County property owners needing relief from property tax penalties received welcome news April 21 regarding the Tax Collector’s COVID-19 penalty waiver process. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to give the Marin County Director of Finance the ability to waive property tax penalties for reasons that are specific to COVID-19. The Board’s action is intended to address taxes that first became delinquent during the shelter-in-place order and includes reasons related to individual economic hardship.
The Board resolution created a clear framework around the COVID-19 penalty waiver process and allows the Tax Collector’s Office to cancel penalties for reasons related to COVID-19 that are beyond the normal standard. It also ensures accountability, equity, and uniformity in the process and will allow the County to quantify the financial impact of COVID-19 on property taxes should opportunities for reimbursement become available.
Instructions on how to file an Application for Penalty Waiver online or by mail will be mailed by April 30 to all property owners with unpaid property taxes. Applications are available now at marincounty.org/penaltywaiver.
Read the full news release to find out more about penalty waivers for Taxpayers.
A video update from you Public Health Officer
Dr. Matt Willis provides updated Marin COVID-19 activity, talks about EMS and respiratory related data tracking and reminds residents the facial covering Order starts tomorrow.
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).