The status update for April 29, 2020 includes updated Marin COVID-19 activity, regional Shelter-in-Place Orders being extended as some rules ease, information about the community conversation and a video update from Dr. Willis.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||235|
|Marin Persons Tested:||3,485|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||174|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||43|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||1|
|California Confirmed Cases:||46,506|
Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity
|Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative:||30|
|Positive Patients at Facilities current:||1|
|Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative:||25|
|Positive Staff at Facilities current:||5|
|Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:||5|
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.
Regional Shelter-in-Place Orders Extended as Some Rules Ease
The seven Bay Area Public Health Officers who ordered a Shelter-In-Place in mid-March will extend the orders through May 31 while some restrictions are eased and tools to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are put into place. The social distancing intervention has slowed the increase of new cases and prevented the anticipated medical surge. As restrictions are eased, it is critical to ensure that growth of cases can be sufficiently contained to protect the health and safety of our community.
Marin County is included among the jurisdictions extending the Shelter-In-Place order. In addition, Marin County will also extend its Public Health Orders surrounding Park Closures and Restrictions on Use of Short-Term Rental Orders. All three orders take effect Monday, May 4. Marin’s Public Health Order concerning use of face coverings does not presently have an end date and will remain in place until further notice.
Under the new Shelter-In-Place order, construction activities, certain businesses that operate primarily outdoors, and some outdoor activities will be allowed to resume with specific conditions. The new Shelter-In-Place order covers everyone living or working in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara as well as the City of Berkeley, an independent public health jurisdiction, with minor variations among jurisdictions.
Read the full news release to find out more on the new Order and what our next steps will be as we move forward.
Community Conversation: Caring for our Vulnerable Populations
While COVID-19 has affected individuals of all ages, genders and races, the virus has been of utmost concern for our more vulnerable communities: seniors, individuals experiencing homelessness, people of color and low-income households. How are these vulnerable groups fairing during the COVID-19 pandemic? And what resources are in place to support these groups as the effects of COVID-19 continue?
Join us for a community conversation as Marin’s top public health experts answer your questions about this important topic.
WHAT: Community Conversation about Caring for our Vulnerable Populations
WHEN: Tonight - Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM.
- Benita McLarin, FACHE, Director of Marin County’s Health and Human Services Department
- Lisa Santora, M.D., Deputy Public Health Officer, County of Marin
A video update from your Public Health Officer
Dr. Matt Willis provides detailed information on the new Order that takes affect May 4, 2020 and what our next steps will be moving forward.
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).