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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/27/2020

The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 27 includes news of Marin’s clearance to move from “red” status to “orange” status on the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy; A video update from Dr. Matt… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 09/18/2020

The status update for September 18, 2020 includes a new state law that ensures all tax fillers are eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit; details on an upcoming informational session regarding COVID-19 related landlord and tenant protections; 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.

 

Governor Signs Bill Expanding Access to Income Tax Credits for Workers

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law that expands access to the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). The bill, AB 1876, ensures all California tax filers, specifically undocumented ITIN filers who are otherwise eligible, may qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC).

The COVID-19 recession has not only affected California’s economy, it has taken a disproportionate toll on low-income Californians of color, worsening income disparities that predate the pandemic. In the first two months of the COVID-19 recession, many jobs lost were in low-paying industries. An estimated 289,059 undocumented Californians lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Among those most severely impacted, immigrant women have lost their jobs at a disproportionate rate.

Historically, CalEITC has helped fight poverty by providing economic stimulus directly to working individuals and families, but tax paying immigrants were left out. AB 1876 expands access to 600,000 additional Californians, including 200,000 children, bolstering immigrant families facing COVID-19 induced recession. [Read the Full News Release]

 

 

Next Week: Informational Update on Eviction Ban and Tenant Protection Laws

New state and federal laws were approved this month aiming to protect renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new laws are in addition to Marin County’s eviction moratorium, which bans evictions in Marin County due to the public health emergency and is in effect countywide through September 30. Because local, state and federal laws overlap, the new regulations can be challenging to understand.    

On Tuesday, September 22, staff from the Marin County Community Development Agency will provide an informational update to the Board of Supervisors on rental and legal assistance provided to local renters. In addition, the presentation will summarize the latest protections offered by the State of California through AB 3088: the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020. AB 3088 provides eviction protections for tenants that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.

More information about current eviction ban, tenant protection laws, and documentation related to AB 3088 can be accessed on the Marin County Renter and Landlord Resources webpage.

Note: Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s Meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00am. This informational update is item #9 on the agenda. The Board of Supervisors meeting can be viewed online or on television (Comcast Ch. 27 or ATT Ch. 99).

 

 

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

4,317

+ 33

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,046

+ 22

Total Deaths

86

0

Current Hospitalizations

10

+ 1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

144

+ 1

Tests Completed in Marin

76,393

+ 502

* 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

444

+ 2

Positive Patients at Facilities current

32

+ 4

Positive Staff at Facilities current

16

+ 1

Facility Patient Deaths**

72

0

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

83 %

0

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

769,831

3,630

California Deaths

14,812

91

 

 

 

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 4,929 acres and is and 97% contained. No evacuation warnings/orders are in place. 62 personnel are focused on holding the perimeter, mop-up work, hazard tree removal, and looking for hotspots along the perimeter line.  

Woodward Fire Information Resources:

 

Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Saturday

While Marin County has finally returned to blue sky -status, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for Saturday, September 19 due to wildfire smoke. Officials expect smoke to drain into the Bay Area from far Northern California and impact air quality in the Bay Area region. The Marin County AQI forecast for Saturday is “Orange” or “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.”

Smoke from wildfires can affect health. The most common symptoms are eye and throat irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing. Those with health problems, especially heart or respiratory conditions, should take extra caution.

Follow these precautions to protect your health:

  • Minimize outdoor activities.  Postpone/Reschedule intense outdoor cardio activities.
  • Stay indoors with windows and doors closed as much as possible.
  • Do not run fans that bring smoky outdoor air inside.
  • Run your air-conditioner only if it does not bring smoke in from the outdoors.
  • Avoid activities that create more indoor and outdoor air pollution, such as frying foods, sweeping, vacuuming, and using gas-powered appliances.
  • Consider leaving the area until smoke conditions improve if you experience symptoms related to smoke exposure.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who may be sensitive to poor air quality and who spend much of their time alone.

Related Resources:

And, as a reminder, it is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to use their fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits or any other wood-burning devices during a Spare the Air Alert for particulate pollution.

 

 

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.

 

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