The status update for May 19th, 2020 includes updated COVID-19 activity, a list of local restaurants approved for the Great Plates Program, MarinRecovers.com information and an archive of video updates.
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Visit our Data & Surveillance webpage to view interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race 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.
We’ve launched Marin County Indicators for Assessing Progress on Containing COVID-19. This webpage provides data related to indicators that are being tracked by Health Officers across the Bay Area to measure progress in containing COVID-19 and assess to what extent we can continue to loosen the shelter in place order. View a recent explanation of the dashboard from Dr. Matt Willis.
Local Restaurants approved for Great Plate Program
Marin Great Plates, which is free to recipients, is a way to support local restaurants and other food providers who are struggling because of the economic downturn related to COVID-19.
The following restaurants, with more expected, have been approved to participate in the program:
- Round Table Pizza
- Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, Inc
- Domino's Pizza
- Robert Meyer's Mangia/Nosh Catering Co.
- Chef Rozanna Catering
- Bogie's Too
- Uchiwa Ramen
- Vin Antico
- Farmacary Functional Foods
- Sausalito bakery and cafe
- Homeward Bound | Fresh Starts
- Amici's East Coast Pizzeria
- Parkside Café
- Osteria Divino
- Rustic Bakery
- Servino Ristorante
- Side Street Kitchen
- The Spinnaker
The Marin County Board Supervisors will approved the program during its May 12 meeting as proposed by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Marin Great Plates launched its pilot program and delivers three restaurant meals a day, five days per week, to older adults starting May 18. The program would run through May 29 with the possibility of extension through June 10.
The first 1,000 people who apply who meet eligibility criteria will be recipients of the meals. To qualify, Marin residents would need to meet the following:
- Individuals 65 or older, or 60-64 and at high-risk as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, including those who are medically documented as COVID-19 positive, COVID-19 exposed, or living with an underlying health condition;
- Individuals living alone or with one other program-eligible adult;
- Individuals not receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs;
- Individuals earning no more than 600% of the federal poverty limit, which is $74,940 or $101,460 for a household of two;
- Individuals who can affirm an inability to prepare or obtain meals.
Read the full news release to find out more about this exciting new program and learn how to apply.
Make sure to take a look at the MarinRecovers.com to see our phased recovery guidance and learn more about the steps we are taking toward reopening safely.
We are also seeking public feedback. A public comment form allows individuals to provide feedback to advisory groups who are leading the campaign. Group members will work within that industry to educate the community, updating content on MarinRecovers.com and successfully implementing the plans.
Archive of Video Updates
Unfortunately, Dr. Willis or Dr. Santora were unable to film a video update today. Alternatively, you can review our archive of past video updates on the Marin COVID-19 Response video playlist. Marin Public Health has curated a collection of more than 80 informational videos and recent topics include how COVID-19 infection spreads, why contact tracing is important, mental health tips, and more.
Where to get the latest information:
Have questions? Individuals can contact Marin Health and Human Services with non-medical questions about the coronavirus by email or by calling (415) 473-7191 (Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 12-noon and 1pm to 5pm).