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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/22/2020

The status update for September 22, 2020 includes an update from the State on Marin’s Teir 2 status; an update from Dr. Willis on all things COVID-19, Updated COVID-19 Data and other updates.

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COVID-19 Status Update for 05/27/2020

The status update for May 27th, 2020 includes updated Marin COVID-19 activity, a reminder about facial coverings, reminder about new guidelines for some industries, and two video updates: (1) update on Marin Recovers, and (2) a statement from Dr. Willis regarding newly confirmed COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 activity in Marin

Marin Confirmed Cases: 430
Marin Deaths: 14
Marin Persons Tested: 12,064
Marin Cases Recovered: 274
Marin Hospitalizations cumulative: 52
Marin Hospitalizations currently: 2
California Confirmed Cases: 100,881
California Deaths: 3,942

Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative: 33
Positive Patients at Facilities current: 1
Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative: 37
Positive Staff at Facilities current: 4
Facilities with positive Patients/Staff: 4

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.

Reminder about Health Order requiring facial coverings

In order to better protect residents from infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, Marin County Public Health issued an order requiring that everyone wear facial coverings in certain settings effective April 22, 2020.

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.

Children aged 12 years old or younger are not required to wear a face covering.  In addition, individuals engaged in outdoor exercise such as walking, hiking, running or bicycling or running are not required to wear a face covering but should carry one with them and must continue to practice physical distancing.

Read our full news release to refresh your memory on what the facial covering order requires.

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:

A video update on MarinRecovers.com to the Board of Supervisors

Dr. Willis and other members of the industry advisors work group provide an update on MarinRecovers.com, progress and looking forward to the Marin County Board of Supervisors.

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A video update from Dr. Willis regarding recently confirmed COVID-19 cases

BONUS VIDEO: Dr. Willis provides an update testing in Marin County, an analysis of recently confirmed cases, and makes a call for all workers to get testing for COVID-19.

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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).