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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 08/18/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 18, 2021 includes Public Health Update For The School Community; Clarifying Vaccine Policies for Schools; 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.

Public Health Update For The School Community 

The Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) hosted a virtual forum on Tuesday, August 17th. The event updated Marin families on the current COVID-19 safety guidelines that will be implemented in our counties’ educational facilities and addressed concerns facing parents as the 2021-2022 school year approaches. Mary Jane Burke, Marin County’s Superintendent of Schools, moderated this online community event and Dr. Matthew Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer, and Dr. Lisa Santora, Deputy Public Health Officer, were guest speakers. School Guidelines were discussed and expectations for the forthcoming school year were set.  

For those unable to attend, follow the links below to watch a recording of the forum and have access to the presentation’s slides: 

There are additional school-related Public Health Updates planned on 9/14, 10/12, 11/9. 12/7. To learn more, visit the  MCOE Rethinking Schools page

Clarifying Vaccine Policies for Schools 

Questions have been circulating in our community about whether a COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for school staff, faculty, and eligible students during the 2021-2022 academic year.  

This topic was highlighted in yesterday’s Public Health Update hosted by the Marin County Office of Education. Although some institutions of higher learning such as Dominican University are making vaccination mandatory, this is not mandated by Marin County Public Health. According to the 2021-2022 Marin School Guidelines, all eligible students and staff are advised to get vaccinated against COVID-19 but this is not a requirement. However, students and staff are required to verify vaccination status. Vaccination percentages of each educational center must be posted on their website no later than October 1st, 2021, and must be updated at least once a month. Unvaccinated staff is required to be tested weekly. The status of individual staff and students will not be published.  

Why is knowing vaccination status important? In the event of a COVID-19 case in a classroom, knowing vaccination status helps Marin Public Health contact investigators move more quickly to assess the risk of transmission and provide appropriate quarantine guidance to those who may be considered close contacts to the confirmed case.  

Complete Marin School Guidelines are available on the MCOE webpage. For additional information regarding schools, please visit our Schools webpage or the MCOE Rethinking Schools page

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 

13,535  

+ 61 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

511 

- 2  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

187 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

18  

+ 2   

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

6  

+ 2  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

212,142  

+ 258 

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

95.0%  

+ 0.1%  

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

87.8%  

+ 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 

729 

+ 4 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

11 

+ 1 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

15 

+ 1 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

72.2% 

 + 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,057,724 

+ 14,317 

California Deaths 

64,291 

+ 90 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

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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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