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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/24/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 24, 2021 includes Boosters Ok’d for Older Adults, At Risk Groups; Healthcare and Care Facility Staff Advised to Get Flu Shot; and updated … Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 08/12/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 12, 2021 includes Back to School Tips from Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services; Vaccinations Abound; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.  

Preparing Kids for Returning to School    

The beginning of a new school year brings excitement, anticipation and sometimes anxiety. Here are some tips from Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services to manage back to school anxiety: 

  • Listen to worries. Listen to your kids when they express anxiety about the new school year, acknowledge and validate their feelings and demonstrate confidence that they can handle the situation 

  • Be excited and mindful of your own feelings. Younger children base their feelings on the emotions of those around them. If they see parents/care takers being nervous about the school year, they will be nervous as well. And if parents act excited, these feelings will help children look at going back to school in a positive light. It is important that you are mindful of your own feelings to make sure positive feelings are what is passed on to your kids. 

  • Practice routines. The pandemic has impacted our daily routines significantly. It can be very helpful to set up a school routine which will help your kids understand the day-to day schedule and become more familiar with the rules. 

  • Communication. Regardless of the age of your children, communication with staff members is important to give your child the support they need, whether it is virtual or in-person learning. Don’t forget to talk to your child too about how you can best support them during this period. 

  • Make an effort to be present. As your child transitions back to school, it is important that you as a parent make every effort to be there for them. Schedule time to do activities that your child enjoys after school and take your time to listen to them, to ask them what they liked and if they have any questions. 

  • Know when to get outside help. You know your child best. If you sense that your kid is experiencing anxiety that may be rooted in something more serious, talk with your child’s teacher, the school counselor and our Access Team at 1-888-818-1115. This team will refer you to the appropriate professionals and support. 

If you are interested in learning more about how to care for yourself and those you love in this uncertain time, please visit Crushing the Curve, a website for parents and teens with resources on staying healthy, managing anxiety and practicing self-care during COVID-19.  

Vaccinations Abound 

There are plenty of free COVID-19 vaccination options coming up in Marin County. Some locations require an online appointment; others are open for walk-ups.  

The following one-day pop-up clinics are open to anyone age 12 & older: 

  • Thursday, August 12 – Dining Under the Lights, San Rafael 
  • Friday, August 13 – Golden Gate Village (Marin Housing Authority), Marin City 
  • Saturday, August 14 – Canal Alliance, San Rafael 
  • Sunday, August 15 – Presbyterian Church, Novato 
  • Sunday, August 15 – McInnis Park, San Rafael 
  • Monday, August 16 - St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Marin City 
  • Monday, August 16 – Rafael Lumber & Building Supply, San Rafael 

Visit our Vaccine Finder page for more dates. In addition to Marin County Public Health–hosted sites, many local pharmacies like CVSWalgreensRiteAid, and others offer same-day vaccine appointments. 

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

Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage  uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County's Open Data Portal

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

13,225 * 

+65* 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

483 * 

-2 * 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

186 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

10  

-1 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+1 

* Important note: A portion of cases reported added as “new” today are cases that were tested in July, however reporting was delayed by the laboratory processing the test samples. While the individuals tested were provided test results in a timely manner, the laboratory did not report results to the California Department of Public Health’s CalREDIE system – a statewide reporting system – until recently. Marin County’s daily reports are based on when laboratories report results to use and do not always correspond with the date tested.  In this case, the large increase does not correspond to an increase of local transmission. To monitor local transmission rates, we recommend following daily case count chart on our surveillance page, which display data by testing date and provides a more accurate picture of timing of infection.  

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

210,895 

+ 247 

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have received at least one dose 

94.4%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have completed vaccine series. 

87.3%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of entire Marin population that is  “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose) 

76%  

+ 0%  

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

719 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 0 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

17 

 + 0 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

72.6% 

 + 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

3,980,172 

+ 10,450 

California Deaths 

64,037 

+ 61 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

Follow the County of Marin on FacebookTwitterNextdoor 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?  Contact the CA COVID-19 Hotline seven days a week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for COVID-19 information and resources.  

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