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COVID-19 Status Update for 09/23/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for September 23, 2022 includes: RECAP of Presentation to National Vaccine Advisory Committee; California Updates COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance; Marin County SMARTER Schools Plan Updated; COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Requirements Dropped for Health Care Facility Visitors; Omicron Boosters: Where to find them; Know your COVID-19 Community Level; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekly and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. We remain here for you.


RECAP: Presentation to National Vaccine Advisory Committee

Today, Dr. Matt Willis participated on a panel presentation before the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The session was titled “Protecting Rural Americans: Addressing Gaps in COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage” and featured representatives from the CDC, National Governor’s Association, Arizona Dept. Of Heatlh Services and more.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE (Dr. Willis begins at 40:06)


California Updates COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance

For the first time in seven months, California’s statewide indoor mask recommendations are easing as the California Department of Public Health aligns with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s current masking recommendations tied to local COVID-19 activity.

Effective September 23, 2022, California will use the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels to inform residents of which prevention actions to use depending on if their community is in the low, medium, or high-risk level. You should use information about the current COVID-19 Community Levels in Marin to decide which prevention behaviors to use and when, based on your own risk for severe illness and that of members of your household, their risk tolerance, and setting-specific factors.

Choose a mask with the best fit and filtration, like an N95, KN95, or KN94.

While the use of the CDC’s COVID Community Levels will determine when masks should be worn in most indoor settings, masks are still required in healthcare, long-term care and adult/senior care facility settings across California.


Marin County SMARTER Schools Plan Updated

Marin County Public Health and the Marin County Superintendent of Schools released updated guidance for schools reflecting new masking recommendations based on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level, versus the previously referenced “community transmission level.”  The purpose of the Marin County SMARTER Schools Plan is to support Marin County educational institutions (including public, private, independent, and parochial TK-12 schools), to create safe and supportive environments where students thrive.

SAVE THE DATE: the updated plan will be reviewed at the next Public Health Update for the School Community webinar on Monday, October 3 at 4:00pm. The update will be held via online (zoom link; Webinar ID: 838 4448 1710; Passcode: 722670; Dial In: 408-638-0968). Questions can be submitted in advance to


Updated Guidance: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination for Health Care Facility Visitors

Visitors to health care facilities, like skilled nursing facilities and general acute care hospitals, are no longer required to be tested or show proof of vaccination in order to visit loved ones. However, visitors must continue to comply with CDPH masking guidance while visiting loved ones indoors in these settings. Learn more.


Omicron Boosters: Where to find them!

If you know someone who is still in need of a primary vaccination dose or the updated Omicron booster shot, please share the list below with them! Staying up to date on our vaccines is just as important as receiving an initial series. COVID-19 Vaccines are FREE, regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Where to find the Omicron booster in Marin County:

Vaccine supply and appointments are limited at most pharmacies, with the earliest appointments available in mid-October. However, Marin Public Health’s clinic at Northgate Mall has openings as early as next week. As the inventory of the Omicron booster arrives in Marin, more appointments will be added.

Additional vaccination clinics in Marin and around the Bay Area can be found on MyTurn.


Know your COVID-19 Community Level

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in Marin or other community in which you live, work or visit.


Todays’ COVID-19 Community Level:

Suggested Prevention Steps:

Marin County


People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.


DATA CORRECTION: Sept. 16 Status Update

One of our faithful readers found a typo for cumulative case count in the September 16 Status Update (thank you!). The online version of the report has been updated, but here is a summary of the corrected data.

COVID-19 Case Data

September 16 Report

Change from Last Status Update on Sept. 9, 2022

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases


+ 141


COVID-19 Data Update:

Below is just a snapshot of local COVID-19 data. Find a more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQ, or Marin County's Open Data Portal.

Data sets updated weekly (published on Fridays) include:

  • COVID-19 vaccination rates
  • COVID-19 cases & deaths among facility staff and residents
  • Weekly/Cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents
  • State COVID-19 Data

Status updates are now published weekly on Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” accounts for 7 days of data, unless noted otherwise.

COVID-19 Case Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update on Sept. 16, 2022

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases


+ 136

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days)


- 9

Total Cumulative Deaths


+ 0*

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations


- 6

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census


- 2

* Change from last Friday.

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

Percent of Marin residents vaccinated with at least one dose


+ 0.2%

Percent of Marin population who have completed vaccine series.


+ 0.2%

Percent of Marin residents who have received a Booster/3rd Dose


+ 0.2%

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 6 months.

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative


+ 21

Positive Patients at Facilities current


- 2

Positive Staff at Facilities current


 - 13

Facility Patient Deaths


+ 0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths


 + 0.0%

State COVID-19 data:

Today’s Report

Change from Last Week

California Confirmed Cases


+ 29,774

California Deaths


+ 262


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