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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 06/20/2020

The status update for June 20, 2020, includes updated Marin COVID-19 activity, a review of the “Social Bubbles” model, and the State’s approval to move forward with our reopening plan.

COVID-19 activity in Marin

Marin Confirmed Cases: 871
Marin Deaths: 18
Tests Completed in Marin: 23,260
Marin Cases Recovered: 602
Marin Hospitalizations cumulative: 56
Marin Hospitalizations currently: 5
San Quentin Cases: 159**
California Confirmed Cases: 174,963
California Deaths: 5,494

** We report 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. Total cumulative case and hospitalization counts do not include cases reported from San Quentin. [Hear more about outbreak]

Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative: 35
Positive Patients at Facilities current: 1
Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative: 49
Positive Staff at Facilities current: 3
Facilities with positive Patients/Staff: 3

Marin Receives State Variance to Continue Reopening Plan

On Friday, the State of California granted Marin County a variance that allows more local control over when some activities restricted by COVID-19 pandemic may resume.

The variance allows Marin County to move ahead with its plan for reopening at a pace that is appropriate for local conditions, including the reopenings planned for June 29.

In an attestation filed to the state this week, Marin Public Health outlined the progress at managing the spread of COVID-19 locally and how the local healthcare system is preparing in the event of a surge in new cases and hospitalizations.

The county’s timeline could change is community health indicators worsen, such as an increase in the number of new patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Other Bay Area counties to receive a variance from the state COVID-19 health order include Contra Costa, Napa, San Mateo, Solono and Sonoma.  

“Social Bubbles” Allow Safe Small Group Gatherings in Marin

Marin Public Health is adopting a model that will guide residents on how to safely come together with a small groups of friends and families outside of a person’s immediate household. 

Under the prior shelter in place model, individuals were only allowed to interact with individuals from their same household. Now, Marin will implement the “Social Bubble” model, supporting residents to have small group socialization in outdoor settings.

A social bubble is a stable group of 12 people or less who have collectively agreed to limit their in-person social activities to only each other for at least three weeks. Individuals belong to only one social bubble at a time, except for children who may belong to a second bubble related to a childcare or camp environment. Children living in two different households may participate with both parent’s social bubbles, so they do not have to choose between them.

While social bubbles allow more than one household to come together, members of each bubble are strongly encouraged to practice protective measures such as physical distancing, wearing face coverings, frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and obeying isolation or quarantine guidelines if a member of the social bubble is diagnosed with, or exposed to, COVID-19.

Learn more about how to safely implement the social bubble model with your household, family and friends:

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).