The status update for May 24th, 2020, includes updated COVID-19 activity and a recap of COVID-19 related news items and updates from the past week.
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||403|
|Marin Persons Tested:||11,307|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||255|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||51|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||2|
|California Confirmed Cases:||93,381|
|Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative:||34|
|Positive Patients at Facilities current:||3|
|Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative:||37|
|Positive Staff at Facilities current:||4|
|Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:||5|
Looking for more data?
- 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.
- Visit our Indicators for Assessing Progress webpage to learn more about the data 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.
Recap of News and Updates from This Week
In case you missed it, here’s a digest of COVID-19 related announcements from the week of May 18:
- Reopening Guidelines Released for five new business types: On May 22, Marin Recovers Industry Advisors provided new guidelines and the “green light” for businesses within five business sectors to begin plans to reopen. Businesses in these areas must complete a site-specific protection plan that incorporates the new guidelines before reopening their business. The new business guidelines are located below the “Reopening Guidelines” header on each of the pages linked here:
- Remember to Recreate Responsibly this weekend: Memorial Day weekend is in full swing, and when deciding how to spend your time, remember that COVID-19 is still present in our community. Do your part to staying close to home and continuing with physical distancing, face covering, hand washing and hand sanitizing, and cleanliness measures. While parking restrictions have loosened at some trailheads and recreational areas, many areas are stilled closed to motorized access. In addition, high-touch areas of parks – such as playgrounds and picnic tables – are still of limits at local parks. However, there are still many opportunities to enjoy.
- Food Relief Available during COVID-19:
- Calfresh (formerly known as food stamps) is available for people from low-income households who need additional support putting healthy and nutritious food on the table. Read the full news release for additional details. Apply online or by calling 1-877-410-8817.
- Great Plates Delivered is available for lower-income seniors who are not receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs and have an inability to prepare meals. Read the full news release for additional details. Apply by calling 415-456-9073.
- Fend Off COVID-19 Scammers: the County of Marin’s Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) wants to remind older adults to be vigilant against scammers and learn more about cybersecurity practices. FAST has experts in real estate, law, financial planning, taxation, accounting, investments, and annuities who know how to spot scams. The goal is to educate, prevent, and fight against the financial abuse of older and vulnerable adults.
- Marin Health Care District to fund COVID-19 projects: This week, Marin Health Care District announced it has awarded $942,000 in grant funds to support COVID-19 community-based projects. These projects, managed by MarinHealth and Marin Health and Human Services, include increased mobile testing at hotspot locations and skilled nursing facilities, housing for COVID-19 positive patients and high-risk staff, pulse oximetry test kits for COVID-19 positive patients, and an income replacement fund for healthcare workers who test positive for COVID-19 and have to stop work to quarantine.
- Board of Supervisors will consider extending Eviction Ban: On, May 26, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution that would prevent residents from being evicted because of a sudden loss of income tied to the COVID-19 pandemic through June 30. The current moratorium in place is set to expire May 31. Under the proposal, if a residential tenant has not made a timely rent payment that was payable between March 24 and June 30, the landlord cannot evict if the tenant provides notice within 30 days after the rent was due that the tenant is unable to pay because of financial impacts related to COVID-19.
- New Shelter In Place Order in effect: On Monday, May 18, new shelter in place and parks closure orders went into effect, loosening some parking restrictions at local trailheads and parks, and allowing a curbside retail pick-up option to commence. Retail businesses utilizing the curbside retail pick-up option are required to complete a Site-Specific Protection Plan prior to opening.
Where to get the latest information:
- Coronavirus in Marin website (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus)
- Recovery and Assistance (MarinRecovers.com)
- Surveillance & Data
- Testing Information
- Donation Options
- Subscribe for email updates
- Archive of past status updates
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).