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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 09/08/2020

The status update for September 08, 2020 includes information on CDPH’s decision to hold Marin at Tier 1 status; Details for an upcoming “Community Conversation” event; A new partnership in San Rafael’s Canal District to distribute masks to essential workers; and updated COVID-19 activity.

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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.

State Holds Marin At Tier 1 COVID-19 Risk Status

The County of Marin was notified late Monday night by the State of California that the planned move to Tier 2 in the state’s COVID-19 monitoring framework has been delayed. Marin County will remain in Tier 1 — the most restrictive status — while the state conducts further review. This is delaying business reopenings planned for Tier 2, including: indoor personal care services; indoor dining; indoor gyms; movie theaters; indoor houses of worship; and expanded capacity at indoor retail establishments and malls.

On September 4, in consultation with California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Marin County announced plans to move to Tier 2, or red status. On the evening of September 7, CDPH notified the County of Marin of the status reversal. The decision comes after the state reanalyzed its data and applied a new method for determining a county’s position on the four-tiered monitoring framework. The new approach includes a different timeframe for calculating a county’s case rate and a new adjustment for counties testing more than the State average, which CDPH plans to introduce this week.

Marin County Public Health has requested an adjucation process with state officials before a final determination is made. A final determination of the status regarding Marin’s tier standing is anticipated before the end of the week.

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Community Conversation – “COVID-19: Where are we now?”

Our data has improved, yet the State has paused business reopenings in Marin County. Join members of the Marin Health and Human Services Team for a discussion on Marin’s current status and future direction. 

Panelists:  

  • Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer
  • Benita McLarin, Director, Marin Health and Human Services

WHEN: Thursday, September 10 at 4:00PM 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 

  • Watch/Listen via Zoom: zoom.us/join or call (669) 900-6833 - Meeting ID: 956 2661 1169, Attendee ID: #, Password: 074775 
  • Watch live via Facebook: County of Marin Facebook 

Marin Stands Together to Support Essential Workers

Locally sourced and sewn face coverings are now available free of charge to essential workers in San Rafael’s Canal area courtesy of MarinTogether, a new public-private coalition that includes Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, the City of San Rafael, Kaiser Permanente, Canal Alliance, and Equipe.

EQUIPE masks are sewn by a dedicated coalition of home-based sewers in the Canal District in San Rafael generating much needed income during the economic downturn brought on by Covid-19. The County of Marin, the City of San Rafael, and Kaiser Permanente provided the funding for the initial 2,000 masks. MarinTogether will distributing the masks in kits with educational materials and testing information at several locations around the Canal area beginning this week. In addition to the donated masks, EQUIPE is donating one additional mask for every two masks sold.  [Details]

“Face coverings are one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID–19, so this initiative can have a real impact on the county’s hardest-hit neighborhood, not only by protecting essential workers but also providing the area an economic boost,” said HHS Director Benita McLarin. [Continue Reading]

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

4,130

+70*

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

3,791

+118*

Total Deaths

73

+3*

Current Hospitalizations

14

-2

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

141

+4

Tests Completed in Marin

73,137

+1,472*

* 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.  Today’s data also includes one additional day due to the Labor Day holiday.

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

418

+6

Positive Patients at Facilities current

23

-44

Positive Staff at Facilities current

29

0

Facility Patient Deaths

63

+4

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

86 %

+ 2%

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

737,911

2,676

California Deaths

13,758

+32

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 4,895 acres and is and 95% 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.

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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 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