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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 07/24/2020

The status update for July 24, 2020 includes a video update on doing our part, face covering FAQs, and updated COVID-19 activity.

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update: July 24, 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.

VIDEO:  Do your part

A quick overview of how we can all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep Marin healthy and on the road to recovery (and reopening).

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The Facts About Face Coverings:

Here are two of the top questions we’ve received this week regarding face coverings and masks:

Should I wear my mask at restaurants?

Yes.  All individuals are required to wear masks/face coverings when at a business, both indoors or outdoors, whether employee or customer.  Businesses are required to enforce this, so if a restaurant asks you to keep your mask on while you are waiting for your food to arrive, or after you have finished your meal, please comply.

You can remove your mask to address basic biological necessities like eating and drinking, but you should put your mask back on as soon as you are finished. This is especially important if you are eating or drinking in public areas. Also, be considerate of waiters approaching your table and cover your face when you can. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer both before and after handling your face covering.

Do I have to wear a mask if I’m hiking by myself?

Let’s be honest: Marin loves its network of trails and open space areas. The popularity of these outdoor gems means it’s nearly impossible for someone to go hiking on a trail and be the only person on that trail for the duration of the hike.

Be safe, be considerate, and expect to cross paths with other outdoor lovers.  This means you should always carry a mask or face covering with you and have it ready to put on in a matter of seconds. When do you need to put on the mask?  You should put on your mask as soon as you see someone approaching in the distance and ensure your nose and mouth are securely covered by the time you get within six feet of them. This same logic applies for visiting outdoor shopping areas: if people are around – mask on!

VIEW MORE FACE COVERING AND MASK FAQS ON OUR WEBSITE

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**

2,482

+66

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

2,000

+84

Total Deaths

39

+4

Current Hospitalizations*

29

+1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

99

0

Tests Completed in Marin

46,906

+476

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

204

+16

Positive Patients at Facilities current

89

+2

Positive Staff at Facilities cumulative

199

+12

Positive Staff at Facilities current

58

+1

Facilities with current positive patients or staff

32

+4

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

California Confirmed Cases

435,334

+9,718

California Deaths

8,186

+159

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

San Quentin Active Cases In Custody**

864

-6

* 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.