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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 09/02/2020

The status update for September 2, 2020 includes a new FAQ for childcare and youth program operators; a new statewide law to protect tenants and landlords; holiday service impacts; 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 2, 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.

New Childcare and Youth Programs FAQ Now Available

Marin Recovers Industry Advisors have issued a new “Frequently Asked Questions” resource for childcare and youth program operators.  The new FAQ reflects the new COVID-19 operational guidelines the State of California issued for youth focused businesses in late August.

Governor signs New Tenant and Landlord Protections Bill into Law

On Monday, Governor Newsom signed AB 3088 to protect millions of tenants from eviction and property owners from foreclosure due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. These protections apply to tenants who declare an inability to pay all or part of the rent due to a COVID-related reason.

Under the new law, no tenant can be evicted before February 1, 2021 as a result of rent owed due to a COVID-19 related hardship accrued between March 4 – August 31, 2020, if the tenant provides a declaration of hardship according to the legislation’s timelines. For a COVID-19 related hardship that accrues between September 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021, tenants must also pay at least 25 percent of the rent due to avoid eviction after February 1, 2021 for the unpaid rent.

Tenants are still responsible for paying unpaid amounts to landlords, but those unpaid amounts cannot be the basis for an eviction. Landlords may begin to recover this debt on March 1, 2021, and small claims court jurisdiction is temporarily expanded to allow landlords to recover these amounts. Landlords who do not follow the court evictions process will face increased penalties under the Act.

Holiday Closures and Service Adjustments

During the Labor Day holiday weekend, some of our services will be temporarily unavailable.  This includes:

  • Call Center (415-473-7191 ex.2): closed Monday, September 7 
  • Data & Surveillance webpage: Will not be updated September 5-7, but will resume updates Tuesday, September 8. The dashboard on our homepage (which provides a snapshot of data) will continue to be updated over the holiday weekend.

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

3,994

+26

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

3,621

+34

Total Deaths

70

0

Current Hospitalizations

12

-2

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

136

+4

Tests Completed in Marin

70,899

+527

* 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

405

+6

Positive Patients at Facilities current

65

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

30

+9

Facility Patient Deaths

59

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

84%

+0%

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from  Yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

712,052

+4,255

California Deaths

13,163

+145

 

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 4,626 acres and is and 57% contained (a 16 % gain over yesterday). At 7:00pm this evening, some evacuation warnings were lifted.

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.

Related 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 online!  As 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       
  • Subscribe online to receive email notifications