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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/25/2020

The status update for September 25, 2020 includes guidelines for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations; updated COVID-19 data, updates on Woodward Fire, Red Flag Warnings and Hot Weather for weekend, and PSPS preparedness… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 08/12/2020

The status update for August 12, 2020 includes new guidelines for childcare and youth programs, recap of a public health discussion around schools, information about an online community conversation this Thursday and updated COVID-19 activity.


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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.

Public Health Revises Restrictions on Childcare and Youth Programs

In preparation for the start of the school year, Marin Public Health has issued new public health guidelines for childcare and youth programs conducted in Marin. The new guidelines were modeled after State of California guidance and designed to accommodate more flexibility for fall programming. The Marin -specific guidance goes into effect August 17, 2020.

Some of the revised guidelines include:

  • cohort group size is increased from 12 to 15 people
  • youth can participate in up to two programs simultaneously
  • programs are not limited to a minimum number of days per week, but programs still must be a minimum of 3 weeks.
  • athletic programs must occur outdoors only and participants must stay 6 ft apart

Even with these new restrictions, sports that cannot be played with enough distancing and cohorting are still not permitted. [READ FULL NEWS RELEASE]

The full childcare and youth program guidelines and an accompanying “Frequently Asked Questions” document can be found on Childcare section of MarinRecovers.com.

 

Video Update: Public Health Update for School Leaders

Earlier today, Dr. Matt Willis and Dr. Lisa Santora met joined Marin Superintendent of Schools, Mary Jane Burke, to host a webinar for local school leaders that reviewed current guidelines for reopening schools, Marin’s status on the state’s monitoring list, site-specific protection plans for schools, the in-classroom instruction waiver option, and much more.  Updated guidelines can be found on Marin County Office of Education’s “Rethinking Schools” website.

Youtube Video
Remote video URL

 

Community Conversation: All Things COVID-19 Q&A

As we surpass the 150-day mark of our pandemic response, we want to answer questions you may have regarding all things COVID-19. Questions about data? Outbreaks and our response? Testing? We want to hear from you and we want to provide answers to the best of our ability. Join Dr. Matt Willis for a Community Conversation focused on answering questions you have for Public Health.

WHAT: Community Conversation: All Things COVID-19 Q&A

WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 4:00PM

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.

   

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**

3,351

+112

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

2,988

+123

Total Deaths **

56

0

Current Hospitalizations

14

-4

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

122

0

Tests Completed in Marin

59,898

+903

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

286

+1

Positive Patients at Facilities current

27

-19

Facility Patient Deaths*

43

+1

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths*

77%

+ 2%

*The one “new” facility death occurred earlier in the month and was reported as part of Marin’s total death over the weekend. However, the facility classification was delayed and not reported until today.

What about facility staff? We recently discovered some duplicate entries in our database because some staff members work at more than one facility. We have temporarily removed facility staff data while we reconcile our data and ensure we’re providing an accurate account. 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

California Confirmed Cases

586,056

+11,645

California Deaths

10,648

+180

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

San Quentin – Total Confirmed Cases**

2,232

0

San Quentin – Total Resolved Cases**

2,049

+22

San Quentin – Total COVID-19 Deaths**

25

0

**San Quentin cases are not included in Marin’s count for cases, cumulative hospitalizations or deaths [See our Data FAQ]. We report San Quentin data as reported by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

 

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.