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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/30/2022

Update for Sept. 30, 2022 includes: Over Age 50? Get Boosted and Get Treated; Flu Season is Here: Fight the Flu; Upcoming COVID-19 Forums for Schools, Seniors; Know your COVID-19 Community Level; and updated local COVID-19 data… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 08/12/2022

Update for August 12, 2022 includes: Back-To-School: Prepare for a Healthy Return; Don’t Miss A Beat: FREE Lifesaving First Aid Event; CDC Updates Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines; Know your COVID-19 Community Level; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published two times per week 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.

 

Back-To-School: Prepare for a Healthy Return

Preparing youngsters for the school year goes hand-in-hand with staying up-to-date with immunizations, and preparing families for COVID-19 education and its prevention on school campuses in Marin County.

Public Health Update with Marin County Office of Education

On Monday, August 15 at 4:00pm, Marin Public Health and Marin County Office of Education COVID-19 Public Health Update for the School Community, will take place Monday, August 15 at 4:00pm. This forum will be for parents, teachers, staff, administrators, students and community members. The presentation will be recorded. Live Spanish translation will be available.

How to participate:

  • Online: https://zoom.us/join  ID: 883 4879 8206  Passcode: 273959
  • By phone: (408) 638-0968; ID: 883 4879 8206; Passcode: 273959

Submit questions in advance: RapidResponse@marinschools.org.

Parents Should Review Immunizations for Children

Marin County Public Health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children’s vaccines are current before the first day of school or child care. Immunizations are considered one of the greatest achievements in public health and medical science and protect children and families from vaccine-preventable diseases.

State law requires that students receive certain vaccines to attend school or child care, unless they have a valid exemption. Some required vaccines include measles and pertussis, or whooping cough. Schools across Marin are sending notices to parents whose children may not be up to date with their vaccinations. Most school-required vaccines apply to incoming kindergarteners and incoming seventh graders. Parents can learn more about the shots required for school or childcare at ShotsForSchool.org.

 

Don’t Miss A Beat: FREE Lifesaving First Aid Event

Ever considered moonlighting as a superhero? On Saturday, Marin Health and Human Services, along with other Marin emergency response and public health organizations, will provide FREE training on three crucial life-saving techniques:

  • Hands-Only CPR: Hands-only CPR is CPR without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see someone collapse. Medical professionals will teach hands-only CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that help keep hearts beating.
  • Stop The Bleed: This is a national awareness campaign that teaches how to recognize and control life-threatening bleeding. Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multi-casualty incidents, car crashes, earthquakes and industrial accidents.
  • Narcan Spray: Narcan (or Naloxone) spray rapidly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Public safety agencies have trained first responders on the use of Narcan, but it now available to anyone.

The 13th Annual “Don’t Miss a Beat” training event runs from 10AM to 12PM on Saturday, August 13 at locations across Marin:

  • Bon Air Shopping Center (Greenbrae)
  • Corte Madera Town Center
  • Marin Country Mart (Larkspur)
  • Montecito Plaza (San Rafael)
  • Muir Beach parking lot
  • Sausalito Ferry Terminal
  • Stinson Beach Fire Department
  • Target (Marin City)
  • Tiburon Ferry Terminal
  • The Depot (Mill Valley)
  • Toby’s Feed Barn (Pt. Reyes Station)
  • Vintage Oaks Shopping Center (Novato)

Anyone age 8 & older can participate in the drop-in training (no appointments necessary). Participants will be eligible for door prizes and receive a spray Narcan kit and COVID-19 test kit, while supplies last. Learn more.

 

CDC Updates Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

This week, the CDC updated its guidelines for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine, signaling the evolution of the COVID-19 response and recognizing there is less risk for severe illness, hospitalization and death compared to the early days of the pandemic.

“We’re in a stronger place today as a nation, with more tools—like vaccination, boosters, and treatments—to protect ourselves, and our communities, from severe illness from COVID-19,” said Greta Massetti, PhD, MPH, MMWR author. “We also have a better understanding of how to protect people from being exposed to the virus, like wearing high-quality masks, testing, and improved ventilation.  This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives.”

The main change to the guidelines relates to COVID-19 exposures: rather than quarantining if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, you instead wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5. However, testing positive for COVID-19 still requires isolation for a minimum of 5 days, and longer if you are symptomatic.

Read CDC’s news release for a summary of changes.

 

COVID-19 Testing: Frequent Testing Prevents Outbreaks

Testing remains an important tool in identifying and isolating infected individuals as soon as possible in order to prevent spread to others. If you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, get tested as soon as possible. Or, if are you a close contact of someone who is COVID positive, follow Isolation and Quarantine guidance, monitor for symptoms, and Get a COVID-19 test 5 days after your exposure. 

Where to get tested
Our testing webpage provides a list of all COVID-19 test providers in Marin. You can find details about types of tests offered, costs, insurance coverage, and even testing locations for people without insurance.  

Get an at-home test
Visit COVIDtests.gov or call 1-800-275-8777 to request up to 8 free tests per household. Or, visit FindACovidTest.org for a list of online retailers. If you’ve tested positive with an at-home test, there is no need to confirm the result with a PCR test. Treat a positive as a positive, regardless of the type of test used, and remember to report your result with our self-test reporting form.

 

Know your COVID-19 Community Level

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in Marin or other community in which you live, work or visit.

Location:

Todays’ COVID-19 Community Level:

Suggested Prevention Steps:

Marin County

MEDIUM

  • If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions                                                     
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines                                                           
  • Get tested if you have symptoms

 

 

COVID-19 Data Update:

Below is just a snapshot of local COVID-19 data. Find a more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQ, or Marin County's Open Data Portal.

Data sets updated weekly (published on Fridays) include:

  • COVID-19 vaccination rates
  • COVID-19 cases & deaths among facility staff and residents
  • Weekly/Cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents
  • State COVID-19 Data

Status updates are now published Tuesdays and Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” (far right column, below) may account for 2-4 days, depending on the date of the previous publication (view past status updates).

COVID-19 Case Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases

40,286

+ 136

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days)

385

- 22

Total Cumulative Deaths

261

+ 3*

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

22

- 13*

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

2

+ 0*

* Change from last Friday.

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

Percent of Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose

97.6% 

+ 0.1%

Percent of Marin population who have completed vaccine series.

91.1%*

+ 0.2%

Percent of Marin residents who have received a Booster/3rd Dose

65.7%*

+ 0.2%

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 6 months.

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

2062

+ 33

Positive Patients at Facilities current

86

+ 2

Positive Staff at Facilities current

49

 - 11

Facility Patient Deaths

168

+ 3

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

64.4%

 + 0.4%

 

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

California Confirmed Cases

10,104,761

+ 80,435

California Deaths

93,378

+ 322

 

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