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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 08/25/2020

The status update for August 25, 2020 includes a COVID-19 & wildfire video update; the return of “Great Plates Delivered;” an updated map of current COVID-19 cases across Marin County; a summary of the Governor’s executive order in response to COVID-19; updated COVID-19 activity; and 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 to the Board of Supervisors

Today, the Board of Supervisors heard a comprehensive update regarding the various response activities taking place in Marin, including COVID-19, the Woodward Fire, and possible evacuations from regional wildfires.

Video Index (skip to preferred update)

00:34 – Woodward Fire Update, Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber

08:45 – Emergency Shelter Preparation Update, Dan Eilerman

14:04 – COVID-19 Update - Dr. Matt Willis, Public Health Officer

34:20 – COVID Response Q&A with Board of Supervisors

Youtube Video
Remote video URL

 

Great Plates Delivered Renewed

Today, the Marin County Board of Supervisors renewed the State of California’s Great Plates Delivered program, set up to provide free meals to qualified older adults who are sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through the program, 28 local restaurants and catering companies will provide up to three meals per day to 717 older adults who were at high risk for the disease and met the program criteria. The same 717 program recipients will be automatically reinstated to the program: there will be no need for them to re-enroll in Great Plates.  The new wave of the Great Plates program runs September 10 – October 9.  [Read More]

 

Updated Geographic Data Map Released on Surveillance Page

Today, our epidemiology team unveiled an updated geographic data map that provides greater clarity regarding cumulative case counts versus current cases across Marin cities, towns, or incorporated communities.  In addition, the team has updated its geocoding methodology and mapping procedures to provide more timely and accurate data by location.

The updated map is interactive! When you click on a jurisdiction, you’ll see a menu pop-up that displays the following information:

  • Name of the community
  • Total population for that area
  • Number of cumulative COVID-19 cases (since March 2020)
  • Cumulative COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 residents
  • Number of current COVID-19 cases (current = diagnosed in last 30 days)
  • Current COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 residents

Check out the updated map under the “Demographics” section of the Data & Surveillance webpage.

 

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order in Response to COVID-19

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to help increase the availability of COVID-19 tests while opening opportunities for pharmacists to conduct COVID-19 testing. The executive order also waives certain requirements under state law so that additional Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding made available under the CARES Act can be used to maximize direct assistance to Californians most in need; waives a time limit to allow individuals to continue receiving California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) benefits; and increases the health care capacity of home health agencies and pediatric day health and respite care facilities (among other actions -- read the full order for details).

 

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

3,729

+23

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

3,431

+51

Total Deaths

69

+1

Current Hospitalizations

12

-1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

130

+1

Tests Completed in Marin

67,000

+370

* Note: The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published Monday – Friday. Monday editions of the status update include data from Monday plus Saturday and Sunday of the previous weekend. Therefore, data shown under the “change from last update” heading will always be larger on Mondays and differ from what is published on the Coronavirus in Marin homepage, which is updated 7 days per week.  

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

341

0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

18

-8

Positive Staff at Facilities current

13

-3

Facility Patient Deaths

51

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

74%

-1%

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Last Update

California Confirmed Cases

673,095

+4,480

California Deaths

12,257

+105

San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 activity:

We have seen an improvement in the COVID-19 outbreak situation at San Quentin, including no new cases reported for more than seven days. Marin Public Health will continue to monitor the situation at San Quentin, but at this point, we believe the outbreak of June 2020 is largely over. Therefore, as of 8/24/2020 we will no longer report San Quentin numbers in this status report (or on our surveillance page). However, you can continue to track all of San Quentin data at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website which is the source of our data.

 

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.

Woodward Fire Update

The Woodward Fire continues to burn in Point Reyes National Seashore. To date, it has burned 2,739 acres of dense vegetation in a sparsely populated area of Marin County and 5% contained. So far 236 personnel have been brought in to fight the Woodward Fire, consisting of seven crews, plus 19 engines, five helicopters and two water-scooping planes.

A portion of West Marin (Silverhills Road, Fox Drive and Norden Way south of Inverness Park) was evacuated yesterday.  In addition, the previous evacuation warning area was expanded to include areas from Sir Francis Drake Blvd to the top of Olema Hill - everything north of Sir Francis Drake, as well as everything between the above intersections to the east to Olema Hill and west of Highway 1.

Please avoid the West Marin area.  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.  

Woodward Fire Information Resources:

 

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.

Helpful Links and Online Resources:

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.