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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/18/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 18, 2021 includes Upcoming Spanish Public Health Update hosted by Marin County Office… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 10/01/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 1, 2021 includes Eviction Moratorium Winds Down but Rental Assistance Continues; COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Schools; Vaccination Opportunities in Marin; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.  

 

Eviction Moratorium Winds Down but Rental Assistance Continues 

Some temporary protections for renters during the COVID-19 pandemic will remain after the end of the statewide eviction moratorium, and the County of Marin is continuing to assist tenants with rental assistance

County staff has worked with community partners to assure an equitable distribution of federal funds earmarked for eviction prevention during the pandemic. All renters have been protected by state law, regardless of citizenship status, during the public health emergency. With Assembly Bill 832 expired as of September 30, landlords have legal freedom to pursue deferred unpaid rent, although state law requires landlords to demonstrate that they have applied for rental assistance and been denied. 

“It’s important to convey information about rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords with the expiration of AB 832,” said Board of Supervisors President Dennis Rodoni. “Landlords can be assured there is enough funding to cover the assistance that’s been requested so far, but it will take some time as we work to ensure compliance with the federal and state rules.” 

Property owners may call the District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit at (415) 473-6450 for assistance on rights and responsibilities. Renters are encouraged to contact Legal Aid of Marin at (415) 492-0230, extension 102, for inquiries on eviction protections. 

Continue reading the full News Release.  

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Schools 

Governor Newsom announced plans to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of vaccinations required to attend school in-person when the vaccine receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for middle and high school grades, making California the first state in the nation to announce such a measure.  

The Governor directed the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to follow the procedures established by the Legislature to add the COVID-19 vaccine to other vaccinations required for in-person school attendance—such as measles, mumps, and rubella—pursuant to the Health and Safety Code. COVID-19 vaccine requirements will be phased-in by grade span, which will also promote smoother implementation. 

Upon full FDA approval of age groups within a grade span, CDPH will consider the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians prior to implementing a requirement. Following the existing statute, full approval of ages 12+ corresponds to grades 7-12, and full approval of ages 5-11 corresponds to grades K-6. The requirement will take effect at the start of the term following full approval of that grade span, to be defined as January 1st or July 1st, whichever comes first. Based on current information, the requirement is expected to apply to grades 7-12 starting on July 1, 2022. Continue reading news release for more information

 

Vaccination Opportunities in Marin 

There are numerous free COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Marin County taking place throughout the week. Those who are eligible, but haven’t received a vaccine or completed a vaccination series yet, are advised to make a reservation online in advance. All clinics are available to residents who are 12 & older. We as a community have done a remarkable job at reducing the spread of COVID-19, thanks to those who have gotten fully vaccinated. We appreciate you doing your part.    

Here are the available clinics for the rest of the week:   

  • Northgate Pfizer Booster Clinic 
    Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:00pm to 7:00pm 
    Thursday-Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm 
  • Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church 
    Novato - Sunday, October 3 
  • Marinship Park 
    Sausalito - Monday, October 4 
  • Coastal Health Alliance 
    Pt Reyes - Tuesday, October 5 
  • Grocery Outlet 
    San Rafael - Wednesday, October 6 

Visit our Vaccine Finder page to schedule an appointment page and to see more dates. Other options to receive your COVID-19 vaccine include:  

  • Local pharmacies like CVSWalgreensRiteAid, and others offer same-day vaccine appointments.    
  • Marin County Public Health has developed an online form for requesting a no-cost visit from the mobile vaccination team. This form was designed to make it even easier for all residents to be fully vaccinated. Its intended use is for:     
    • Businesses can request pop-up vaccination clinics at the workplace to vaccinate employees.     
    • Homebound individuals and their loved ones can request a visit to the home for vaccination.     
    • Hospitals and healthcare providers can make a home vaccination request on behalf of their patients.     
    • Long-term care facilities can request on-site mobile vaccination units for staff and residents. 

 

Local Young Adults Interview Dr. Willis on COVID-19 Concerns 

What are top COVID concerns of teens and young adults? And what scenarios are on their minds as the COVID-19 pandemic continues?  Today, youth involved with TAY Radio in San Rafael featured Dr. Matt Willis as one of their featured guests, asking a number of COVID-19 related questions.  

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Radio is a show for amplifying youth voices in Marin County. TAY Radio lets young people learn the art of media while also talking about the issues that are important to them. Through TAY Radio, youth age 13 to 23 are bringing their concerns to the forefront of the community and influencing public policy through their on-air discussions and interviews. It is one of the first youth-operated radio shows in the Bay Area.  The radio show streams live on Friday afternoons at 4PM on Facebook and Instagram

WATCH ON FACEBOOK (Dr. Willis joins at the halfway mark) 

 

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

Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage  uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County's Open Data Portal

 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

14,840  

+20 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

235 

-10  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

191* 

+0 * 

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

12 

-3 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

-1  

*An earlier status update reported a death was reclassified to another county.  This reclassification was done in error and the death was reconfirmed to be a Marin County resident. Therefore, while the cumulative count has increased again by one, this does not represent a new death.   

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

218,392 

+ 171 

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have received at least one dose 

97.8%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have completed vaccine series. 

91.4%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of entire Marin population that is  “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)* 

79% * 

+ 0%  

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 12. 

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

749 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

-3 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

 + 0 

Facility Patient Deaths 

135 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

70.7% 

 - 0.4% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,496.717 

+ 7,869 

California Deaths 

68,796 

+ 126 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

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