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COVID-19 Status Update for 11/28/2020

SPECIAL WEEKEND UPDATE - Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 28 includes a new Blueprint update from the California Department of Public Health; a statement in support of Santa Clara’s County’s new restrictions; and… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 06/29/2020

The status update for June 29, 2020, includes updated COVID-19 activity, an update about the San Quentin outbreak, a reminder about facial coverings and information on a potential job opportunity assisting with the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Data Update:

Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page to review 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.  

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

Marin Confirmed Cases**

1,195

Marin Cases Recovered

784

Marin Deaths

18

Marin Current Hospitalizations

13

Marin Cumulative Hospitalizations**

61

Tests Completed in Marin:

29,970

Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

39

Positive Patients at Facilities current

5

Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative    

61

Positive Staff at Facilities current

13

Facilities with current positive Patients/Staff

5

State COVID-19 activity:

California Confirmed Cases

222,985

California Deaths

5,976

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

San Quentin Active Cases**

1,105

** San Quentin cases and hospitalizations are not included in Marin’s cumulative counts for cases or hospitalizations [HEAR WHY]. However, Marin Public Health is closely monitoring the San Quentin situation and is in frequent contact with CDCR and San Quentin officials to support the COVID-19 outbreak affecting both prison inmates and staff.  We report San Quentin total cases as reported by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. (To view data, visit CDCR’s COVID-19 Tracing Dashboard, and then select “Institution View” tab at the bottom and filter to “CA State Prison, San Quentin in the upper right-hand corner.)

Update on San Quentin Outbreak:

Marin County Public Health continues to monitor the San Quentin outbreak closely.  As of this evening, more than 1,100 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, and 40 have been transferred to hospitals across the Bay Area region for critical care. In addition, we learned from the Marin County Coroner that a San Quentin inmate who passed away last week tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). The death is tragic and reinforces the need to aggressively address the outbreak in prevent further cases.

Last week, Marin County Board of Supervisors – at the request of the Public Health Officer – issued a letter to the Governor outlining our two highest priorities for the San Quentin response: (1) the establishment of onsite medical help, (2) the establishment of an incident command structure to manage the outbreak at the facility. Today, the State announced plans to move forward in both of those areas.  This afternoon, San Quentin began setting up air-conditioned tent structures on site to use as potential medical triage and housing space.  This is a good first step to help separate cohorts of inmates and provide the attention they need. 

We are thankful to Senator Mike McGuire, Assembly member Marc Levine, and the Marin County Board of Supervisors for their help in advocating for the proper medical attention the San Quentin inmates need.

Related Links from California Department of Corrections:

 

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. The State of California followed with a more restrictive order on June 18.

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. Face coverings are required for everyone over 2 years old when:

  • at indoor AND outdoor businesses – whether as an employee or a customer
  • waiting in line to enter a store
  • waiting for and using public transit
  • when in a taxi or rideshare
  • when seeking healthcare; or visiting a hospital, medical clinic, pharmacy, laboratory, dental office, veterinary clinic or blood bank
  • walking outside and within 6 feet of others (about the length of a mattress)

You do not need to wear a face covering while you are exercising outdoors by yourself, but you must keep one with you at all times to put on when you see someone approaching and ensure your nose and mouth are securely covered by the time you get within six feet of them. 

Visit coronavirus.marinhhs.org/masks for more information.

 

Make a difference as a County Services Worker 

The County of Marin has an immediate need for those who are interested in being on the front lines of serving the community during this COVID-19 pandemic. The County is seeking temporary County Services Workers (CSWs) to serve in a variety of assignments as the County’s Emergency Response continues. The work of CSWs is integral to ensuring that Marin County residents can access the care and resources needed to navigate current circumstances, and to provide vital services to our communities. 

Bilingual Assignments Available: Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English may be required for some assignments. Successful candidates in bilingual assignments must demonstrate proficiency in both Spanish and English. A bilingual proficiency exam will be administered to ensure the candidate possesses the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements. 

Public Contact Assignments: Some CSW assignments may interface directly with the public. In these cases, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided. COVID-19 testing appointments will be available for CSWs who work in public contact positions.

Read the full job posting online and find out more about how you can become a County Services Worker.  

Social Bubble Frequently Asked Questions Posted Online 

You have questions, we have answers! Last Wednesday, we released a curated list of some of the most popular questions the public has asked about the new Social Bubble model. We hope the list is helpful to you and your neighbors. Have more questions? Contact us.

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).

 

Message for our social media followers:

If you typically access our Status Updates via social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter or Nextdoor), you will find that we have retired our blue statistics graphic. Why?  Two reasons:

  1. Infographics of that nature are difficult to access by individuals with visual disabilities (e.g., people who rely on screen readers to browse the internet);
  2. The graphic was originally meant to highlight some of our high-level statistics. However, the broad range of data supplied in our daily status updates and on our data surveillance page has grown to surpass what could be displayed in one simple graphic.

We want our readers to be able to review the daily data all at once (and not base assumptions on just those few that were highlighted on the graphic).Therefore, we’re providing you a simple graphic that links directly to the data and full report. While we’ve reorganized the way in which the data is displayed in the daily Status Update, rest assured that all the same data points are still included.  And, remember that you can access even more data at coronavirus.marinhhs.org/surveillance.