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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 09/01/2020

The status update for September 1, 2020 includes a video update from Dr. Willis; a public health order enforcement update; new COVID-19 activity; and a quick summary of other major events from the day.  

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Marin County COVID-19 Status Update: September 1, 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.

Public Health Officer Message: New Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Dr. Matt Willis explains the four tiers of the State’s new Blueprint for a Safer Economy, where Marin falls within the framework, and what it will take to graduate to the next tier. Plus, how all of us – as a collective community – can help ensure we keep moving forward safely.

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New Ways to Report Business Violations of Countywide Health Order

Reporting possible business violations of the Countywide Health Order is undergoing a change in Marin County. Effective September 1, individuals are encouraged to contact the local jurisdiction for suspected business violations occurring in a city/town or contact the County for suspected violations taking place in unincorporated areas.

Since Marin County Public Health issued an order in July, the reporting of possible business violations had been handled by the County. Potential violations were distributed to the municipality where the issue took place. To streamline processing going forward, each municipality will investigate and consider issuing fines for violations taking place within its own jurisdiction limits, and the reporting of the problem will go directly to that jurisdiction.

Since the July order was issued, 175 business violations have been reported to Marin County’s Environmental Health Services Division over the first six weeks of the enforcement order. In all, Environmental Health Services logged more than 500 complaints during that period, but many were duplicates of one incident or not related to businesses. With the goal of compliance, the County has contacted more than 100 businesses to provide education and gain compliance with the shelter-in-place (SIP) order. Only a handful of businesses have required second and third visits or fines.

The County has unveiled a new online form that allows anyone to file a business complaint about a possible violation of the public health order in the unincorporated areas of Marin. Photos and other documentation are welcome, too.

For complaints within towns and cities, contact the following and include the business name, address, and as much detail as possible regarding the perceived health order violation:

Belvedere: SIPviolation@cityofbelvedere.org

Corte Madera: SIPviolation@tcmmail.org

Fairfax: SIPviolations@townoffairfax.org

Larkspur: SIPviolations@cityoflarkspur.org

Mill Valley: SIPviolations@cityofmillvalley.org

Novato: SIPViolations@novato.org  

Ross: SIPviolation@townofross.org

San Anselmo:  SIPviolations@townofsananselmo.org

San Rafael:  SIPviolations@cityofsanrafael.org

Sausalito: Report to the non-emergency police line at (415) 289-4170

Tiburon:  SIPviolations@townoftiburon.org

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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

3,968

+41

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

3,587

+30

Total Deaths

70

0

Current Hospitalizations

14

+2

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

132

0

Tests Completed in Marin

70,372

+434

* 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

399

+1

Positive Patients at Facilities current

65

-4

Positive Staff at Facilities current

21

-1

Facility Patient Deaths

59

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

84%

+6%

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

707,797

+3,712

California Deaths

13,018

+85

 

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 4,538 acres and is and 41% contained (a 15 percent gain over yesterday).  A total of 508 personnel are working the fire, which is anticipated to be fully contained sometime next week.

Woodward Fire Information Resources:

 

Air Quality for Week

Smoke from the Woodward fire has created smoky conditions throughout Marin County.  A Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Tuesday, September 1 through Thursday, September 3.  Residents are urged to stay indoors with windows and doors closed as much as possible. Avoid outdoor activity during times of poor air quality.

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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 

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       
  • Subscribe online to receive email notifications