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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 08/20/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for August 20, 2021 includes a video update from Dr. Willis on masks in schools, an audio discussion about the Delta variant in Marin; Vaccine Verification to Be Required for First Responders; Upcoming Vaccination Opportunities; 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.  

 

VIDEO: Dr. Willis explains “Mask on Mask” exposures  

School is back in session and keeping local students safe is a top priority as we’re seeing elevated transmission in our community.  Dr. Willis reviews some of the COVID-19 prevention and response protocols in place for schools this year and provides a real world scenario of how mask-on-mask exposures and modified quarantine work for students and their families.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Audio Interview: “Delta is Different”  

Dr. Lael Duncan, one of our lead doctors for COVID-19 outbreak mitigation, recently spoke with KWMR’s  Amanda Eichstaedt about the Delta variant.  The interview, which is available online, covers everything from when Delta first appeared in Marin to what we are observing now, and how it's impacting our local ICU and hospitalization rates. The discussion also explores breakthrough cases and how to interpret data (and news headlines) on breakthrough cases.  

Listen to Dr. Duncan’s entire interview on KWMR’s website.  

Vaccine Verification to Be Required for First Responders 

Marin County Public Health announced a new public health order today that will require all Marin County first responder agencies (law enforcement, fire, Emergency Medical Services, etc.) to verify the vaccination status of their personnel. Personnel who are not fully vaccinated, or whose vaccination status is unknown, will be obligated to receive a COVID-19 test at least once a week and provide results to employers.  

This order, effective on September 15th, 2021, is being issued in response to the continued health threat that COVID-19 poses in our community and workplace. The California Department of Public Health signed a Public Health Order on July 26th, 2021 requiring staff from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and homeless shelters to verify vaccination status, but omitted first responders who have to enter these facilities and other high-risk settings as part of their occupation. This measure is a tool to reduce the potential of transmission between personnel who operate in high-risk settings and to protect our counties’ most vulnerable populations.  

In addition to the verification of vaccination or test requirement for first responders, today’s health order will require that all public sector employers verify vaccination status of all employees, but routine testing of unvaccinated public sector employees is not required. 

For full News Release and Health Order, follow the links below:  

Upcoming Vaccination Opportunities 

There are numerous free COVID-19 vaccination options coming up in Marin County this weekend. 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:   

  • Friday, August 20 – Grocery Outlet – Nave Shopping Center, Novato  
  • Saturday, August 21 – Marin Center Exhibition Center, San Rafael (Third Dose Clinic Only)** 
  • Saturday, August 21 – Canal Alliance, San Rafael  
  • Sunday, August 22 – San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church, San Geronimo   
  • Monday, August 23 – St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Marin City   
  • Monday, August 23 – Dominican University, San Rafael   

**The Marin Center Exhibition Center clinic is a third dose only COVID-19 vaccination site for those who have a compromised immune system. You can find out if you qualify by visiting our Third Dose landing page.  

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 

13,621  

+35 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

501 

-7  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

187 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

18  

+0  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

-1  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

212,561 

+ 141 

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

95.2%  

+ 0.1%  

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

88.0%  

+ 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 

730 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

- 1 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

+ 0 

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 

4,084,799 

+ 14,716 

California Deaths 

64,503 

+ 120 

 

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: 

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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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