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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 10/16/2020

The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 16, 2020 includes tips from public health and the elections department on how to be safe this election season; a Marin Voice from Dr. Willis; updated COVID-19; and a warning about fire danger.  

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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.

 

 

The Election During a Pandemic: Practice Safe Voting

Marin County Public Health and the Marin County Elections Department are in perfect harmony on their most timely message: If you haven’t voted in the November 3 General Election yet, voting by mail is the safest option during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Municipal governments are helping residents exercise their right to vote and taking steps to make voting before and on Election Day as safe as possible – not just for voters but for those working at polling stations and in the Elections Department.

The voter registration deadline is Monday, October 19. Registering to vote online through the State of California website is the safest way to do it under the public health sheltering order. After that day, conditional registration and voting must be in person at the Elections Department in Suite 121 of the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. Residents may also conditionally register and vote at one of early voting sites that open in Marin on October 31. Anyone may check the state website to confirm that they are registered to vote.

Voting by mail and registering online limits contact with others outside of a voter's household, and that’s the key to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and flattening the curve. Every registered voter in California has been mailed a mail-in ballot with an envelope that includes first-class return postage already paid. Any registered voter who did not receive a ballot in the mail should contact or stop by the Elections Department.

Continue reading for details about official ballot drop box locations, Elections Department office hours, ballot submission deadlines, and protective measures that will be enforced at in-person polling places. Additional election information can be found at MarinVotes.org.

 

MARIN VOICE: Who can we trust? Marin strives for transparency

“Who can we trust, with all the politics swirling around the COVID-19 response?”

This question, posed by a community member at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, prompted Dr. Matt Willis to pen a “Marin Voice” for the Marin Independent Journal earlier this week. In the column, Dr. Willis clarifies the ways Marin Health and Human Services, the Marin County Emergency Operations Center and Marin Public Health navigate the current climate to guard against the politicization of our COVID-19 response and protect your health.  Read the column at MarinIJ.com.

 

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

4,743

+ 16

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,477

+ 21

Total Deaths

96

0

Current Hospitalizations

8

0

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

147

+ 1

Tests Completed in Marin

87,931

+ 491

* 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

458

0

Positive Patients at Facilities current

2

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

9

+ 1

Facility Patient Deaths

80

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

861,476

+ 3,075

California Deaths

16,830

+ 73

 

 

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.

 

Red Flag Warning EXTENDED through Saturday morning

These hot, dry conditions are continuing, Marin.  In fact, the National Weather Service has extended the Red Flag Warning for higher elevation areas of Marin County through Saturday, October 17. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame for strong wind gusts and hot, dry conditions. Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking.

Red Flag Warning & Wildfire Preparedness 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.

 

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