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COVID-19 Status Update for 11/24/2020

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 24 includes a new Blueprint update from the state; A message from Dr. Matt Willis; A special webinar for youth sports organizers, and updated COVID-19 Data.

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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/15/2020

The status update for September 15, 2020 includes Marin’s achievement of Tier 2 reopening status, updated COVID 19 data and other updates.  

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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.

 

 

Marin Moves to Tier 2 of Economic Reopening

Marin County has successfully appealed to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to move into Tier 2 in the state’s COVID-19 response framework. Moving from Tier 1, or “widespread” COVID-19 community risk status, to the Tier 2 “substantial” risk category allows more businesses to reopen on Tuesday, September 15.

Marin County and state public health officials worked closely through the past week to ensure complete and accurate data was available to guide the final determination. The CDPH’s announcement is online

The primary changes allowed under the state order as Marin moves into Tier 2, or red status:

  • Retail establishments are allowed to open indoors at 50% capacity
  • Indoor malls are allowed to open at 50% capacity
  • Personal care services are allowed to open indoors (personal care services are defined as esthetics, skin care, cosmetology, electrology, nail services, body art professionals, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, and massage)
  • Museums are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity
  • Places of worship are allowed to open with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Movie theaters are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Gyms are allowed to open indoors with 10% capacity
  • Restaurants are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer

Per state regulations, Tier 2 counties that maintain Tier 2 data for at least two consecutive weeks may reopen schools to classroom-based learning, with modification. For Marin, that could be as early as September 29.

“We’ve made a lot of progress, and this gives us more choices as residents,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer. “But more freedom also brings more risk. Our challenge is to move forward without increasing transmission. We’re at a critical juncture.”

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VIDEO UPDATE: Report to Board of Supervisors

Today, Dr. Matt Willis briefed the Board of Supervisors on Marin’s overall COVID-19 response, including the new Tier 2 designation and what it means for local residents.

Youtube Video
Remote video URL

 

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

4,240

+7

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

3,989

+45

Total Deaths

80

0

Current Hospitalizations

10

-1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

142

0

Tests Completed in Marin

75,260

+300

* 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

437

+3

Positive Patients at Facilities current

25

+1

Positive Staff at Facilities current

21

- 1

Facility Patient Deaths**

70

+ 2

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths**

87 %

- 2

**The two deaths shown here were reported as part of Marin’s total death count last week. However, the facility classification was delayed and not reported until today.

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

760,013

2,235

California Deaths

14,451

66

 

 

 

 

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 4,910 acres and is and 95% contained. No evacuation warnings/orders are in place. 91 personnel are working on the fire and are focused on holding the perimeter and mop-up work, as well as looking for hotspots along the perimeter line.  

 

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.

 

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