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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 07/23/2020

The status update for July 23, 2020 includes a video update on enforcement, a Community Conversation today at 4:30pm, an update on the drive-thru testing site in Marin and updated COVID-19 activity.

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update: July 23, 2020

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.

Video Update: Countywide Enforcement of Health Order

Dr. Willis speaks about the new enforcement ordinance that went into effect July 21, 2020 after being approved by the Marin County Board of Supervisors.

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Community Conversation TODAY: COVID-19 Update: Outbreak Prevention and Management: Canal Area (San Rafael)

What has Marin County Public Health been doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael? Why are we experiencing outbreaks in the Canal? How are we responding to and managing the outbreaks? How is Public Health working with community partners to respond and manage the outbreak? 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: Outbreak Prevention and Management: Canal Area (San Rafael).

WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 4:30PM

FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • Lisa Santora, M.D., Deputy Public Health Officer
  • Omar Carrera, Executive Director, Canal Alliance
  • Jenny Greenway, Nurse Practitioner, MarinHealth Mobile Care Team
  • Melanie Thompson, DO, Regional Medical Director, Marin Community Clinics

 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.

Health Technology Company Partners with County of Marin on COVID-19 Testing

In an effort to speed up turnaround time for COVID-19 testing, Marin County is partnering with Burlingame-based health technology company Color, which will take over the drive-through coronavirus testing behind Marin Center in San Rafael.

Qualified Marin residents can schedule tests online. To be eligible for testing at the Marin Center site, Marin residents must:

  • experience COVID-19 symptoms including fever, chills, cough, congestion, sore throat, difficulty breathing, headache, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell;
  • have been informed by Marin County Public Health that they have had close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19;
  • work in a high-risk setting such as a hospital or medical clinic, long-term care facility, homeless shelter or prison; or
  • experience frequent contact with the public on a daily basis through jobs such as first responders, teachers, personal caregivers, housekeepers, construction workers, food service workers, and grocery store workers.

The County is taking the step to improve access to efficient, accurate testing and return test results more quickly. Color plans to boost capacity at the site to 300 tests per day, up from 220 under the County’s coordination, and return COVID-19 test results to people tested at the site within 1-3 days (24-72 hours).

“This site represents one of our many initiatives to protect Marin County residents as we navigate our way forward through the pandemic,” said the County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Matt Willis. “With Color, we can provide free, fast and accurate testing so that people in our community can keep themselves, their neighbors, and their loved ones safe.”

“People should not only have access to reliable testing during this pandemic, but they should also receive results quickly enough to help prevent the spread of an outbreak,” said Color CEO Othman Laraki. “Color is committed to supporting local efforts to combat the crisis in the Bay Area and this partnership further demonstrates how technological solutions can address the pandemic at scale.”

Color has a track record of improving access to COVID-19 testing for its partners since the pandemic spread to the U.S. Working with San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s CityTestSF program, Color has made efficient COVID-19 testing available to all essential workers in the city. Color also has built the public health infrastructure to support workforce testing for private employers and universities such as the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.

The Marin Center testing site is located at 10 Avenue of the Flags. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Health insurance is not required. Tests are by appointment only; drop-ins are not accepted. 

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**

2,416

+18

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

1,916

+65

Total Deaths

35

0

Current Hospitalizations*

28

+01

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

99

0

Tests Completed in Marin

46,430

+615

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

188

+8

Positive Patients at Facilities current

87

+1

Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative

187

+18

Positive Staff at Facilities current

57

+1

Facilities with current positive patients or staff

28

+4

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

California Confirmed Cases

425,616

+12,040

California Deaths

8,027

+157

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

San Quentin Active Cases In Custody**

870

+9

* 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.

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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.