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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/18/2021

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COVID-19 Status Update for 06/17/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for June 17 includes: details on what the Governor’s latest executive order means; a list of pop-up vaccination clinics taking place in Marin over the weekend; items about the heat wave; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.  

 

What Governor’s Latest Executive Order Means 

Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed an executive order enabling COVID-19 workplace guideline revisions to take effect without the normal 10-day review period, providing more clarity and consistency for employers and employees as California fully reopens its economy. 

Bottom line: There is more alignment about policies on face coverings and the elimination of physical distancing requirements except for certain employees during outbreaks. The executive order followed a vote by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal OSHA) to adopt revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards that reflect the state’s latest public health order. 

As of the June 15 statewide reopening, Marin County no longer has any local COVID-19-related health orders that restrict activities in residents’ lives or in business operations. Marin is now fully aligned with the State of California’s new Beyond the Blueprint framework

See the full executive order, the fact sheet on the Beyond the Blueprint webpage, and the latest guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). 

Choices Abound for Free Vaccinations   

There are plenty of free COVID-19 vaccination options coming up in Marin County. Some locations require an online appointment; others are open for walk-ups. Some are for second doses only. The following one-day pop-up clinics are planned (all are for 12 and older):   

  • Friday, June 18 – Hamilton Community Center, Novato 

  • Friday, June 18 – Toyota of Marin, San Rafael  

  • Friday, June 18 – Dining Under the Lights, A & Fourth Streets, San Rafael  

  • Saturday, June 19 – Point Reyes Farmers Market  

  • Saturday, June 19 – Canal Alliance, San Rafael  

  • Sunday, June 20 – Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant, Novato 

  • Monday, June 21 – Rafael Lumber & Building Supply, San Rafael 

In addition, local pharmacies – such as CVS, Walgreens, Safeway and Golden Gate – are offering vaccinations for those 12 and older. Appointments are required at most locations. Learn more on the vaccine finder webpage.  

COVID-19 Data Update:  

Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race, and city/town/geographic region. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us

Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage  uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County's Open Data Portal

 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

11,951 

+ 3 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

39 

+ 0 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

184 

+ 0 

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

388 

+ 0 

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

+ 0 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+ 0 

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents 

492,378 

+ 668 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

199,857 

+ 239 

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have received at least one dose 

89.5% 

+ 0.2% 

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have completed vaccine series. 

81.0% 

+ 0.4% 

Percent of entire Marin population that is  “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose) 

67% 

+ 0.0% 

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

713 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 0 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

73.4% 

 + 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

3,699,455 

+ 829 

California Deaths 

62,565 

+ 31 

 

Other Marin County Data Dashboards:  

In Other News (Non-COVID Updates) 

While the following is not related to COVID, it is news from Marin County's Emergency Operations Center that we thought you should know about. 

Flex Alerts and Potential Power Outages 

Because of the recent heat wave, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) extended its Flex Alert a second day to Friday, asking consumers to conserve electricity during the evening to relieve stress on electric grids. Cal ISO said power outages may occur if the demand for electricity exceeds supply. Power may turn off for 1-2 hours in a series of rotating block outages. Here are ways Marin residents can help conserve energy: 

  • Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, if health permits  

  • Avoid using major appliances 

  • Turn off all unnecessary lights  

  • Use fans for cooling 

  • Unplug unused electrical items 

Additional tips can be found at FlexAlert.org, where residents may also sign up to receive Flex Alert notifications. 

Beat the Heat: Excessive Heat Warning 

The National Weather Service’s heat advisory and an excessive heat warning for much of the Bay Area continued Thursday, with temperatures expected in the 90s and 100s. Marin was not included in the advisory based on the forecast and did not meet the criteria to open cooling centers. 

However, heat affects everyone differently. Marin residents should take precautions to prevent serious health effects for heat-related illnesses. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed. Check on friends, family, and neighbors who are sensitive to heat. Visit the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services website for heat safety tips. 

Stay Informed 

Follow the County of Marin on FacebookTwitterNextdoor or subscribe to our status updates. Visit MarinHHS.org/coronavirus for resources to stay connected on the issue.  

Helpful Links and Online Resources: 

Contact Us. We Are Here for You. 

Have questions?  We are here to help. Contact our COVID-19 Response Team or contact the CA COVID-19 Hotline seven days a week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for general information about state COVID-19 resources.  

Spread the Word 

How your friends and family can receive these updates: 

  • Text "MARIN COVID" to 468311 to receive text message notifications        

  • Subscribe online to receive email notifications 

  • Tweet & share this update with your friends on Twitter!