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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 10/19/2020

The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 19, 2020 includes new school resources for parents and students; an upcoming “Community Conversation” event; updated COVID-19 data; and a new Red Flag Warning in Marin County.

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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.

 

 

New Tools Assist with Reopening of Marin Schools

As Marin County families and educators prepare for more in-classroom learning under public health guidelines, there are new resources for parents, teachers, and students to find answers about schools reopening under COVID-19 conditions.

Marin County Public Health has worked closely with the Marin County Office of Education and private schools to create a new online handbook and school status dashboard on a new schools webpage within Marin Health and Human Service’s Coronavirus website.  

The handbook, created by the Marin Schools Nurses Organization, helps guide students and families through the return-to-classroom process from a public health standpoint. It covers topics such as daily home symptom screenings, school arrivals and departures, guidance for health and hygiene practices, the role of the school health office, protocols for returning to school after a student shows symptoms, and attendance policies. The handbook also includes a decision tree which guides parents and schools officials through decisions of keeping a child home from school.

In addition to the guidebook, a new online dashboard will features an interactive map that indicates whether a school is only teaching online, has reopened to in-person instruction, or if it is temporarily closed because of COVID-19 activity. The dashboard will also report the number of COVID-19 cases among Marin County school staff and students.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: Community Conversation - COVID-19: A Safer Return to School

Marin Public Health and Marin Office of Education will host an online town hall on Thursday, October 22 at 5:00pm to review protocols and best practices for returning to in-classroom learning, new resources available to parents and students, and the role of everyone in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 both in and out of the classroom. The “Community Conversation” panel includes:  

  • Dr. Matt Willis (Public Health Officer)
  • Dr. Lisa Santora (Deputy Public Health Officer)
  • Mary Jane Burke (Marin County Superintendent of Schools)
  • Itoco Garcia, Ed.D. (Superintendent, Sausalito Marin City School District)
  • Chris Valdez (Principal, Marin Catholic)

Details on how to watch the event and submit questions in advance can be found at MarinCounty.org/townhall.

 

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The increase in Total Hospitalizations for today is due to a quality improvement effort and does not reflect a jump in recent hospitalizations. To see how the count of hospitalizations have changed over time, please view the chart “Total Hospitalizations and Deaths by Event Date among Marin County Community Residents” on the data & surveillance page.

COVID-19 activity in Marin:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update*

Total Confirmed Cases

4,791

+ 48

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,511

+ 34

Total Deaths

99

+ 3

Current Hospitalizations

9

+ 1

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations**

166**

+ 19**

Tests Completed in Marin

89,743

+ 1,812

* 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. 

** The increase in Total Hospitalizations for today is due to a quality improvement effort and does not reflect a jump in recent hospitalizations. To see how the count of hospitalizations have changed over time, please view the chart “Total Hospitalizations and Deaths by Event Date among Marin County Community Residents” on the data & surveillance page.

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative ***

457

- 1 ***

Positive Patients at Facilities current

2

0

Positive Staff at Facilities current

9

0

Facility Patient Deaths

81

+ 1

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

82 %

- 1%

*** Our epidemiologists perform periodic data reconciliation as part of their quality improvement efforts. In doing so, they discovered a duplicate entry among the cumulative count of patients at facilities.

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 Issued for Monday through Wednesday

Fire season isn’t over just yet, Marin. The National Weather Service has issued another Red Flag Warning for higher elevation areas of Marin County from 11 p.m. Monday, October 19th, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 21st. 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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