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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 08/21/2020

The status update for August 21, 2020 includes a video update from Dr. Willis; the reopening of the short-term lodging industry; updated COVID-19 activity and an a quick summary of other major events from the day.  


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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.

 

Video Update from Dr. Willis: Wildfire Impact on COVID-19 Response

Marin’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Matt Willis, shares an update about wildfire safety during the age of COVID-19.  In this message, he outlines four important examples of how the wildfires are affecting our COVID-19 response, including personal risk factors, safe activities, use of masks, and safe evacuations.

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Hotels, Motels and Short Term Rentals OK’d to reopen August 24

Ongoing progress in Marin County’s COVID-19 case rates is allowing for Marin County Public Health to reopen local hotels, motels, and short-term rentals to tourism-based businesses and clients. The guidelines for businesses are now online.

The reopening affects all lodging facilities within the county boundaries renting accommodations for 30 days or less, including in West Marin along the Pacific coast. The facilities had been closed to tourism since May 29; only first responders, essential workers, those quarantining or isolating due to COVID-19, residents evacuated due to fire, and homeless or displaced individuals were permitted to stay at the facilities.

In addition to hotels and motels, the short-term rentals allowed to reopen include inns, bed & breakfasts, timeshares, and properties marketed through online rental services such as Airbnb and VRBO.

Parties, events, or outside visitors (other than the renters, which must belong to a single household) will not be permitted indoors.  Any gatherings outdoors must comply with the Social Bubbles guidance.  Lodging with pools, tennis courts, restaurants, and other food services must follow additional Public Health guidelines found on MarinRecovers.com. [READ MORE]

   

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**

3,643

+27

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

3,312

+33

Total Deaths **

60

+1

Current Hospitalizations

10

-1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

128

+2

Tests Completed in Marin

65,154

+561

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

338

+6

Positive Patients at Facilities current

41

+5

Positive Staff at Facilities current

15

+1

Facility Patient Deaths

51

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

85%

-3%

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

California Confirmed Cases

650,336

+5,585

California Deaths

11,821

+135

 San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE a

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

San Quentin – Total Confirmed Cases**

2,236

0

San Quentin – Total Resolved Cases**

2,121

+1

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.

 

In Other News… (Non-COVID Updates)

While the following is not related to COVID, it is news from Marin County's Emergency Operations Center that we thought you should know about.

West Marin’s Woodward Fire Continues; Avoid the Coast this Weekend

The Woodward Fire continues to burn in Point Reyes National Seashore. To date, it has burned 2,259 acres of dense vegetation in a sparsely populated area of Marin County and 5% contained. An updated evacuation warning was issued today, expanding the warning area to add residents living West of Highway 1 and Sir Francis Drake Blvd (northern intersection) to the Point Reyes Lighthouse, along with residents in Olema, Inverness, Inverness Park and Sea Haven. To the east, the expanded section included Sir Francis Drake to the Bay Area Ridge Trail, continuing to the Bolinas Ridge Fire Road and the McCurdy Trail – all areas west of those intersections. [View Fire Map]. The County of Marin has prepared contingency plans to open a shelter if evacuation orders become necessary.

Point Reyes National Seashore west of Highway 1 is now closed to all visitors, including the Point Reyes Lighthouse.  Please avoid the West Marin area this weekend.  Public safety officials ask that coastal traffic be limited to local traffic only. There are very few evacuation routes from West Marin and there are multiple fire resources utilizing the roadways. It is imperative that roadways remain open in the event of an evacuation order.  

 For ongoing updates, monitor Marin County Fire’s Twitter Account or call the Fire Information Line (415-473-7191).

 

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 onlineAs 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.