The status update for June 14, 2020, includes updated Marin COVID-19 activity, a planned Southern Marin visit for Carbon Health’s mobile testing clinic, and a recap of news and announcements from the past week.
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||714|
|Marin Persons Tested:||19,027|
|Marin Cases Recovered:||490**|
|Marin Hospitalizations cumulative:||51|
|Marin Hospitalizations currently:||10|
|San Quentin Cases:||16|
|California Confirmed Cases:||152,448|
**The recovered count decreased by three individuals today due to data reconciliation with the state database: two cases were found to have duplicate entries and one case was misclassified as a Marin resident when the individual lives in another county.
|Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative:||34|
|Positive Patients at Facilities current:||1|
|Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative:||47|
|Positive Staff at Facilities current:||3|
|Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:||6|
Carbon Health Mobile COVID-19 Test Clinic to Visit Sausalito
Residents in Southern Marin will have a new opportunity to get a COVID-19 test locally as Marin County Public Health and its partner Carbon Health are offering a pop-up testing location June 18 and 19 at Sausalito City Hall. Online appointments are available now.
Marin County Public Health has called on all businesses and employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic – especially where workers have frequent contact with the public – to utilize free COVID-19 testing options. While an increase of confirmed cases is a natural byproduct of increased testing, the test results and contact tracing data have revealed spikes of cases among people who work in public service jobs, such as grocery stores, construction sites, gas stations, food service and restaurants, school services, and landscaping.
Specimen samples are taken from the patient’s nose or throat, with results in 3-5 days. Patients should expect a light clinical evaluation after checking in and before their test. Testing is confidential and by appointment only.
Marin County Public Health and its partners are aggressively adding testing options because even people without symptoms can have COVID-19 and infect others. Carbon Health’s mobile COVID-19 testing clinic is visiting locations around the Bay Area, including stops in Novato and Larkspur earlier this month.
Recap of News and Updates from This Week
In case you missed it, here’s a digest of some COVID-19 related announcements from the week of June 8:
OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:
- Additional Reopening Guidelines Released: On June 11, Marin Recovers Industry Advisors provided new guidelines and the “green light” for businesses within additional 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 can be accessed at MarinRecovers.com and are located below the “Reopening Guidelines” header on each of the pages linked here:
- Indoor Retail
- Cleaning Services: housekeeping / janitorial
- Real Estate Businesses (updated guidelines)
- Drive-In Model Used to Hold Safe Graduation Ceremonies: Marin Public Health, Marin Center, and leaders of local high schools worked together to develop an innovative drive-in model to allow graduation ceremonies to proceed safely while COVID-19 is still present in our community. Much like a drive-in movie, the model includes a big screen, stage and FM radio broadcast option so all vehicle passengers can hear the stage program.
- Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk plans to reopen June 15: whether you want to request a copy of a birth certificate or file for a marriage license, those in-person, by appointment services will return Monday, June 15. However, most of the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerks services are available online and have been serving the public throughout the pandemic.
Recap of Recent Video Updates and Resources:
Information is power! Here’s a recap of video updates and other information resources that were produced this week:
- “Conversations at the Buck” COVID-19 series with Dr. Willis
- Marin County Office of Education Q&A with Drs. Willis & Santora
- Congressman Jarred Huffman’s “Office Hours” with Dr. Willis
- Eviction Moratorium FAQ videos: English & Spanish
- Status update of Outbreak at San Quentin prison
- Cases linked to Memorial Day activities
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).