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COVID-19 Status Update for 11/25/2020

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 25 includes tips for recreating responsibly in the great outdoors during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend; a new statewide loan program for small businesses recovering form the… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 06/15/2020

The status update for June 15, 2020, includes updated Marin COVID-19 activity, a planned Southern Marin visit for Carbon Health’s mobile testing clinic, reminder about testing and a video update.

COVID-19 activity in Marin

Marin Confirmed Cases: 725
Marin Deaths: 17
Marin Persons Tested: 19,660
Marin Cases Recovered: 499
Marin Hospitalizations cumulative: 51
Marin Hospitalizations currently: 9
San Quentin Cases: 26**
California Confirmed Cases: 155,028
California Deaths: 5,113

** As of today, we will be reporting San Quentin total cases as reported by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. By clicking on the link, you can view the data that is being reported to Marin Public Health. After clicking the link above, select “Institution View” in the COVID-19 Tracing Dashboard and filter to “CA State Prison, San Quentin” in the upper right hand corner.

Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity

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

A video update from your Public Health Officer

Dr. Willis talks about our 100th day in the Emergency Operation Center and important principles to think about as we move forward.

Youtube Video
Remote video URL

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.

Reminder: Public Health Urges COVID-19 Test for All Workers

Marin County Public Health is calling 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.  

Marin County has nearly tripled its testing capacity over the past three weeks. 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.

Even people without symptoms can have COVID-19 and infect others. While voluntary, testing is an important step in containing COVID-19 and protecting people who live, work or interact with essential service workers. In Marin, communities where many people live together in a single home, with several generations in one household are at highest risk for exposure. In addition, seniors and individuals with certain health conditions are especially vulnerable to serious illness or death if infected. 

In addition to testing options available through medical providers across the county, free testing is available by appointment at two locations in San Rafael:

  • Civic Center area: Weekday appointments available, schedule online.
  • Canal area: Appointments Tuesday through Saturday available, schedule online or call 888-634-1123.

Testing is confidential. Health insurance or physician referral is not required. Spanish translation is available.

Read the full news release to find out more about testing for all workers in Marin County

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).