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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/25/2020

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COVID-19 Status Update for 08/31/2020

The status update for August 31, 2020 includes a new partnership with Yelp, Open Table, Facebook and Google to promote local businesses following public health guidelines during the pandemic; updated COVID-19 activity; and a quick summary of other major events from the day.  

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Marin County COVID-19 Status Update: August 31, 2020

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.

Social Media Companies Showcase Businesses Following Safety Precautions

The State of California has announced a new partnership with Yelp, Open Table, Facebook and Google to promote COVID-19 safety measures taken by businesses in compliance with the State public health order.  The goal of the partnership is to promote the hard work local businesses have been doing to keep both employees and customers safe during the pandemic.

New features on each platform encourage businesses to update their profiles to specifically call out the safety measures they are taking to ensure employee and customer safety. Customers can use this information to support local businesses that are focused on protecting their health and safety. 

  • Yelp:  Consumer-validated health and safety measures are now displayed on Yelp business pages under their COVID-19 Business Updates section. Information from both the business and consumers is displayed on Yelp business pages, surfacing the health and safety precautions businesses are taking during the pandemic. When consumers have confirmed a business is enforcing a health and safety precaution, Yelp will display the total number of users who verified this information.

  • Facebook:  A new feature allows businesses to describe on their page what COVID-19 safety precautions they are taking. When a business posts, they can choose the “COVID-19 Updates” option to alert customers of the information. Facebook users will be able to visit the “COVID-19 Safety Information Center” to find businesses in their area that have posted COVID-19 safety updates.

  • Google:  New features in Search and Maps help businesses communicate the safety measures they’re implementing to keep staff and customers healthy, including delivery or curbside pickup. In the coming weeks, business owners will be able to add safety attributes to their Business Profiles on Google Search and Google Maps that let customers know information like whether staff or customers need to have their temperature taken upon arrival, and/or if they now require customers to make an appointment or reservation. 

  • OpenTable:   New feature where restaurants can update their profile with a complete list of the health and safety initiatives they're following to keep their diners safe and comfortable. This can include additional cleaning measures like sanitizing between seatings, providing sealed utensils and contactless payment or social distancing efforts like spacing tables, limiting the number of seated diners and employees wearing masks.

Marin businesses are encouraged to update their profiles on these social media platforms to let customers know its safe to visit, shop, dine, etc.

 

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 Status Update*

Total Confirmed Cases

3,927

+95

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

3,557

+40

Total Deaths

70

+1

Current Hospitalizations

12

+2

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

132

0

Tests Completed in Marin

69,938

+1,240

* 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 Status Update*

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

398

+2

Positive Patients at Facilities current

69

-1

Positive Staff at Facilities current

22

+2

Facility Patient Deaths**

59

+5**

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

84%

+6%

* 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. 

**The five deaths shown here were reported as part of Marin’s total death count last week. However, the facility classification was delayed and not reported until this weekend.

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

704,085

+4,176

California Deaths

12,933

+28

 

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

To date, the Woodward Fire at Point Reyes National Seashore has burned 4,465 acres and is and 25% contained.

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.

UPDATE: Reporting Businesses in Violation of Public Health Orders 

Those wishing to report a public health order violation by a business can submit their concerns online.  Please include as much detail as possible regarding the perceived health order violation.  Photos and other documentation welcome, too.  Know that state protocols for reopening change frequently, so consult the  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 and related enforcement ordinance is to educate and keep our community safe. While violations of the public health order are misdemeanors, issuing citations or 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.  

 

Spread the word: How your friends and family can receive these updates:

  • Text "MARIN COVID" to 468311 to receive text message notifications       
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