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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/27/2020

The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 27 includes news of Marin’s clearance to move from “red” status to “orange” status on the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy; A video update from Dr. Matt… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 07/15/2020

The status update for July 15, 2020 includes a recommendation by public health for schools to delay the return to in-classroom instruction, another “Community Conversation” event, and updated COVID-19 activity.


The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is now publishing five days a week (Monday through Friday) and as needed, in order to share important news and resources in our battle against COVID-19 and to keep our economy running. We remain here for you.

For the latest statistics, please scroll to the bottom of today’s update.

 

Community Conversation: COVID-19 Update: Prevention & Outbreak Response

What has Marin County Public Health been doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19? Why are we experiencing outbreaks? How are we responding to the outbreaks? How are we working in collaboration with our healthcare partners to prevent and respond to outbreaks during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Join us for a community conversation as some of Marin’s top experts in public health answer your questions about these important topics.

WHAT: Community Conversation: COVID-19 Update: Prevention and Outbreak Response

WHEN: Friday, July 17, 2020 at 4:00PM

FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • Matt Willis, M.D., Public Health Officer
  • Angela Nicholson, Director, Marin County Emergency Operations Center
  • Elizabeth Lowe, M.D., MarinHealth Medical Center
  • David Miller, M.D., MPH, Kaiser Permanente

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-4381 (Voice), CA Relay 711 or by e-mail at disabilityaccess@marincounty.org Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.

 

Marin Public Health Recommends Delaying Full Return of In-Classroom Learning

Today, Marin County Public Health and Marin County Office of Education issued a news release announcing a recommending that local public, private, independent and parochial schools delay a full return to in-classroom learning and, instead, begin the new school year with a gradual approach that includes distance learning and small in-person groups. The phased-in approach is in response to surges in COVID-19 cases regionally and in Marin County, including an increase in cases among youth and young adults.

During the first few weeks of school, staff and students can be oriented to the health and safety guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19, developed jointly by Marin County Public Health and Marin County Office of Education. Safety measures include the use of face coverings for K-12 students and staff, regular hand and classroom sanitizing and social distancing.

During this transition period, districts may choose to bring small groups of students into the classroom to get to know their new classroom environment and conduct academic and emotional assessments. Teachers can return to the classroom and meet with students individually or in small cohorts, as well as prepare for the eventual return to in-classroom instruction when Marin Public Health deems it safe to do so.  Depending upon local data, safety readiness, testing availability and with guidance from Marin County Public Health, local districts may begin in-person instruction no sooner than September 8.

READ THE FULL NEWS RELEASE FOR DETAILS

 

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.

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Total Confirmed Cases**

1,909

+53

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

1,339

+18

Total Deaths

29

+1

Current Hospitalizations*

32

+6

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

85

+3

Tests Completed in Marin

39,566

+940

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

118

+3

Positive Patients at Facilities current

63

+3

Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative

140

+9

Positive Staff at Facilities current

45

+8

Facilities with current positive patients or staff

23

+2

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

California Confirmed Cases

347,634

+11,126

California Deaths

7,227

+140

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

San Quentin Active Cases In Custody**

1,211

-229

* Visit our Data & Surveillance Page for a breakdown of patient type (e.g., San Quentin case versus Marin resident)

**San Quentin cases are not included in Marin’s count for cumulative cases or cumulative hospitalizations [See our Data FAQ]. We report San Quentin total in custody 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.)

 

Stay Informed

Follow the County of Marin on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor 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.  Our call center is available Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 12-noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Please feel free to connect with us for general information and resources by calling (415) 473-7191.  We are also available online!  As a reminder, please only call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

 

Reporting Businesses in Violation of Public Health Orders

We know this is a challenging time. Those wishing to report a public health order violation by a business can submit their concerns to SIPViolation@marincounty.org. Please include the business name, address, and as much detail as possible regarding the perceived health order violation.  Photos and other documentation welcome, too. Reports will be forwarded to the appropriate governing agency for review and investigation.

Visit Marin Recovers Status list for information on business openings and guidelines and the current health order for information on face covering requirements, shelter-in-place and more. Keep in mind that the goal of the order is to educate and keep our community safe. While violations of the public health order are misdemeanors, making arrests continues to remain a measure of last resort for local law enforcement. It will only be considered after all education and voluntary compliance efforts have failed.

 

Be a role model and follow the order while encouraging others to do the same. If you see a business out of compliance, you can speak directly to the owner, and offer the link or a copy of the COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan as well as information about the Marin Recovers website. We’re all in this together and we all need to do our part.