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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 07/17/2020

The status update for July 17, 2020 includes a recap of today’s Community Conversation event, mental health resources for parents, 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.

 

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

Missed our latest Community Conversation event? No problem.  Below are two ways to watch online. Thank you to the nearly 100 people who submitted questions in advance of the event.  And, thank you to our two guest panelists:  Elizabeth Lowe, M.D., of MarinHealth Medical Center and David Miller, M.D., MPH, Kaiser Permanente. [Watch on Facebook] [Watch on YouTube]

Youtube Video
Remote video URL

 

Mental Health Moment -  Dealing with the Pandemic; Avoiding Parental Burnout

Parents: Do you feel burned out? “Parental burnout” is real. More than fatigue or constant stress, parental burnout is characterized by a combination of these symptoms:

  • Exhaustion to the point where you can’t get out of bed in the morning
  • Emotionally unavailable for your children
  • Pleasure of parenting is absent, which is a definite change of behavior for you

For tips on how to reduce the burn, review the Summer Burnout blog post from the Marin County Free Library (MCFL).  In addition, MCFL has curated a list of summer resources for kids – from in-person and online camps to opportunities to (safely) help others and other experiences – to help parents find other ways to engage their children besides more “screen time.” And remember, MCFL’s Summer Challenge for children, teens and adults is underway now through August 8!

The best way to alleviate emotional stress is to talk to someone, whether a loved one, a trusted friend, or a crisis counselor. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster (COVID-19 pandemic included). This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions during and after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

 

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**

2,088

+73

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

1,633

+271

Total Deaths

30

+1

Current Hospitalizations*

26

-3

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

87

+2

Tests Completed in Marin

41,762

+1,279

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

145

+27

Positive Patients at Facilities current

53

-10

Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative

148

+2

Positive Staff at Facilities current

50

+7

Facilities with current positive patients or staff

21

0

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

California Confirmed Cases

366,164

+9,986

California Deaths

7,475

+130

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

San Quentin Active Cases In Custody**

1,118

-86

* 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.