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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/24/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 24, 2021 includes Boosters Ok’d for Older Adults, At Risk Groups; Healthcare and Care Facility Staff Advised to Get Flu Shot; and updated … Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 09/03/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 3, 2021 includes Video: The Truth about Boosters; Reduce Your Risk: Labor Day; Vaccination Opportunities in Marin; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.

 

VIDEO: An Update About Booster Doses 

Dr. Matt Willis provides an update on what you should know about boosters, when they might become available, and for whom they’ll be available when boosters arrive in Marin County.  

WATCH ON YOUTUBE 

 

Reduce Your Risk: Labor Day 

With warm summer days and an extended weekend, Labor Day offers a multitude of opportunities for having a fun holiday. A longer break from school or work however does not mean you can take a holiday from protecting yourself against COVID-19. In fact, the increased number of people looking to get away and events taking place this weekend create an increased risk of transmitting the virus. Here are a series of precautions we can all take to avoid infection in order to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community: 

Get vaccinated: Getting vaccinated remains the first and best line of defense against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Ensuring everyone in your household over 12 is vaccinated protects everyone and puts you in the best position to have a fun weekend. This being said, there are more steps you can follow in order to be more completely prepared. 

Do your researchAre you planning on leaving Marin County during the weekend? It’s advisable to research the level of COVID-19 risk where you’re going. Being aware of how COVID-safe your intended destination is, masking requirements in place there, and overall restrictions your intended destination has against COVID-19 will help you plan accordingly.  

Choose outdoor activities: When choosing between an indoor activity or outdoor, remember it’s safer to remain in open-air settings. A picnic at a park, BBQ at the beach, or hiking in nature are pleasant activities people can do outside. Due to volatile air quality from northern California fires, staying close to the coast is recommended. If you are unable to be in areas with higher air quality, adjusting your plans to something at home may be the safest option.  

Avoid mega-events: Although Marin has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, this doesn’t mean that we can attend large events without risk. The larger the gathering, the higher the risk of spreading or transmitting COVID-19. When it comes to gatherings, smaller is safer. 

Plan ahead: If you’re going out to dinner, think about reserving an outdoor table. Plan to be in places with better ventilation if possible. If you’re hosting a gathering or have been invited to one, be aware of the number of guests attending. Hosts should develop a plan for how they plan on receiving their guests and have the necessary supplies ready in order to keep everyone safe.  

Pack prepared: Remember to carry masks, hand sanitizer, and tissues. Rather than carrying your physical vaccination card, consider downloading a digital version of it onto your phone via the My Vaccine Record portal. Depending on where you’re going, packing more PPE (personal protective equipment) than you think you’ll need is advisable.  

Stay home if symptomatic: It may feel unfortunate to miss an event that you’ve been anticipating but staying home if any COVID-19 symptoms arise is the correct decision for you and your loved ones. 

Be aware, have fun: Being aware of social distancing, proper hand hygiene, and masking at all times is paramount. This step requires the least amount of planning and can give you and your loved ones a greater sense of security. Being aware can give peace of mind and set the stage to be thankful and enjoy whatever holiday activities you have planned.

 

Vaccination Opportunities in Marin 

There are many free COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Marin County for those who haven’t yet completed their vaccination series. Some locations require an online appointment; others are open for walk-ups.   

The following one-day pop-up clinics are open to anyone age 12 & older:    

  • Saturday, September 4 – Soulful Saturday, Marin City 
  • Tuesday, September 7 – Coastal Health Alliance, Pt. Reyes 
  • Tuesday, September 7 – Downtown Novato Farmers’ Market, Novato 
  • Wednesday, September 8 – Firehouse Subs, Novato 
  • Wednesday, September 8 – Grocery Outlet, San Rafael 
  • Thursday, September 9 – San Geronimo Food Pantry, San Geronimo 
  • Thursday, September 9 – Dining Under the Lights, San Rafael 

Visit our Vaccine Finder page for more dates. In addition to Marin County Public Health–hosted sites, many local pharmacies like CVSWalgreensRiteAid, and others offer same-day vaccine appointments. 

 

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

Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County's Open Data Portal

 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

14,162 

+ 40 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

380 

+ 1  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

189 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

- 3 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+ 1 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

215,211 

+ 174 

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have received at least one dose 

96.4%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have completed vaccine series. 

89.3%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of entire Marin population that is  “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose) 

77%  

+ 0%  

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

734 

+ 1 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 1 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

- 1 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

71.4% 

+ 0.0% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,267,986 

+ 11,742 

California Deaths 

65,704 

+ 119 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

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Have questions?  Contact the CA COVID-19 Hotline seven days a week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for COVID-19 information and resources.  

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