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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/18/2021

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Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for July includes Answering the Call Necessary for Contact Tracing Success; Statement on Universal Mask Requirements in Schools 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.  

Answering the Call Necessary for Contact Tracing Success 

Marin County Public Health will call or text individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 or who have tested positive for the virus. The caller ID will say “CA COVID Team.” This process, called contact tracing, is essential for slowing the spread. 

During the call, public health officials will: 

  • Notify you that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 
  • Check symptoms and how you’re feeling 
  • Offer testing 
  • Discuss next steps like testingquarantineself-isolation, and medical care 

By helping infected and exposed people self-isolate or quarantine and finding transmission patterns quickly, we can slow the spread of the infection and help avoid outbreaks. This helps keep Marin residents, their loved ones, and our community safe from infection and serious illness. This also helps us keep our hospitals below capacity. Contact tracing is a necessary activity that allows us to keep businesses open and keep our state Beyond the Blueprint.  

It’s anonymous, your information remains confidential, and it works. Answering the call provides early awareness which helps protect you, your loved ones, and your community.  

Additional resources on contact tracing: 

Statement on Universal Mask Requirements in Schools 

The following is a joint statement from Marin County Public Health Officer, Dr. Matt Willis, and Marin County Superintendent of Schools, Mary Jane Burke:  

Over the past several days, there have been announcements at the federal and state level regarding indoor mask-wearing requirements for students and staff in schools.  To provide clarity, the Marin County Public Health and the Marin County Office of Education are fully aligned and supportive of California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines stating “K-12 students are required to mask indoors, with exemptions per CDPH face-mask guidance” and that “adults in K-12 school settings are required to mask when sharing indoor spaces with students”.  Accordingly, Marin schools will be following regulations requiring universal masking indoors for students and staff in TK-12 schools in Marin County to start the 2021-22 school year. 

As was the case throughout the 2020-21 school year, students who have a medical or behavioral contraindication are excluded from this requirement and will be supported and taught how to wear masks properly. Masks are optional (not required) outdoors. 

Marin County students, teachers and staff demonstrated throughout the last school year that wearing masks works, and is one of the most effective and simple mitigation strategies to prevent in-school transmission of COVID-19 and support full time in-person instruction. The recent increase in cases attributable to more contagious variants highlights the need for the protection of facial covering indoors. Universal masking also reduces the frequency of required quarantine, further promoting more in-person instructional time for students. Schools will offer alternative independent study opportunities for students who refuse to wear masks (without a medical or behavioral reason). 

With universal indoor masking requirements in place, minimum physical distancing is not required. Updated Marin School Health and Safety Guidance is being developed based on the June 9, 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and July 12, 2021 CDPH guidelines to ensure that all students have access to safe and full in-person instruction. 

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 

12,151  

+ 18 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

128 

+ 1  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

185 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

7  

+ 1  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

2  

+ 0  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

205,403  

+ 217 

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

92.0%  

+ 0.1%  

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

84.8%  

+ 0.2%  

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

73%  

+ 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% 

 + 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

3,740,092  

+ 3,093 

California Deaths 

63,508  

+ 30 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

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?  Contact the CA COVID-19 Hotline seven days a week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for COVID-19 information and resources.  

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