Skip to main content

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 09/04/2020

The status update for September 4, 2020 includes information on on the State's "Blueprint for Safer Economy, tips on how to stay safe and cool during an extreme heat advisory this weekend, how to have a safe Labor Day and reduce the spread of COVID-19, and updated COVID-19 activity.

Para leer esta página en español, desplácese hacia arriba y haga clic en el enlace que dice "Translate" (Traducir) y elija "Spanish" (español).

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.

Marin Moves to COVID-19 Tier 2 Risk Status

Marin County is cleared to take a significant step toward returning to normalcy in the COVID-19 era as of September 8. Based on the most recent local coronavirus metrics, the State of California has moved Marin from Tier 1 – its most restricted status – to a slightly more open Tier 2 because of improvements in virus results recorded by Marin County Public Health.

The graduation to Tier 2 allows for partial reopening of some business sectors. For instance, all retail locations will be allowed to permit visitors up to 50% of a store’s capacity. Further reopening will move slowly if Marin continues to progress with its COVID-19 figures. A county must spend at least 21 days in any tier before advancing to a less restrictive one and must record at least 14 days of sustained improvements before advancing.

Read the full news release .

Excessive Weekend Heat Prompts Public Health Caution

Stay cool and safe in warm weather. Heat affects everyone differently. Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect a person’s health, especially when outdoors for long periods of time. Those most vulnerable to extreme heat include older adults, people with chronic medical conditions or mental health conditions and the socially isolated.

In response, three Cooling Centers will open in Marin County on Sunday and Monday (Sept 6 and 7) from 3pm to 7pm to offer residents some relief.

  • Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato
  • Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
  • San Rafael Community Center, 610 B Street, San Rafael

During a heat wave, residents should take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects for heat-related illnesses. Marin Health and Human Services suggests the following tips to stay cool and safe, including:

STAY COOL

  • Limit outdoor activities

  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings or cooling centers

  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing

  • Do not leave children and pets unattended in vehicles

STAY HYDRATED

  • Drink more water than usual

  • Drink two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside

  • Avoid alcohol or drinks containing high amounts of sugar

  • Make sure family, friends and neighbors drink enough water

STAY INFORMED

  • Check local news for extreme heat warnings and safety tips

  • Keep friends, family and neighbors aware of weather and heat safety information

  • Recognize the signs of a heat illness (below) and if symptoms are severe or life threatening, call 911

  • Know the signs of heat-related illnesses

Tips for extreme heat preparation can be found here .

 

Tips for Not Spreading COVID-19 During Labor Day Weekend

Stay safe this holiday weekend and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Health officials discourage social gatherings with people who don’t live in your home because these get-togethers, even small ones, increase the risk of spreading COVID-19. Health officials offer the following tips for a safer celebration:

Read the full news release .

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

4060

+12

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

3673

+24

Total Deaths

70

0

Current Hospitalizations

16

+2

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

137

+1

Tests Completed in Marin

71,665

+356

* 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

412

+2

Positive Patients at Facilities current

67

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

29

-1

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

722,283

+5106

California Deaths

13,490

+163

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 4,704 acres and is and 71% contained. All roads, parking lots, trailheads, trails, facilities, beaches, campgrounds, etc. within Point Reyes National Seashore west of Highway 1 are closed to all visitors until further notice. For more information, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/pore

Stay Informed

Follow the County of Marin onFacebook, 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.

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