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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/29/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 29, 2021 includes Indoor Face Covering Mandate to Lift in Public Places; 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.


Indoor Face Covering Mandate to Lift in Public Places 

Marin has reached an important milestone: Effective at noon Monday November 1, Marin County Public Health will lift a local mask mandate, which required everyone to wear face coverings in indoor public places. 

This mandate has been in effect since August 2 and was part of part of a Bay Area-wide public health response to combat the surge of COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.  

Bay Area counties established common criteria for lifting county-level mask mandates, and three benchmarks were created that recognizing counties would need to achieve in order to remove restrictions.  

Marin County met all three of the criteria today, October 29: 

  1. Marin’s overall vaccination rate is above 80%. 
  2. Hospitalizations have declined and remained low. 
  3. Marin has maintained 21 consecutive days of moderate (“yellow”) level data on the CDC’s Community Transmission Tracker

Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis said he will continue to strongly urge residents to keep wearing masks indoors. 

“Face covering has been and will remain a critical tool for preventing spread of the virus,” Willis said. “The mandate helped get us through the fourth wave, but as the local picture improves, we’re shifting from a legal mandate to local recommendation. This is part of the process of tiptoeing back toward normalcy.” 

Marin’s change does not impact face covering requirements issued by the State of California including for unvaccinated individuals, school settings, businesses, or organizations requiring face coverings by policy. In addition, some businesses may choose to continue requiring face coverings indoors for everyone, including those who are vaccinated. For example, Marin County Board of Supervisors will require face coverings for all in-person participants, regardless of vaccination status, beginning at its first hybrid board meeting Tuesday, November 2. 

Residents are asked to continue respecting those requirements by carrying and being prepared to wear face covering while in public.  

Continue reading News Release here


Video: Dr. Willis Explains Upcoming Changes for Face Coverings Indoors 



Vaccination Opportunities in Marin 

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots are now available at all Marin County Public Health vaccine clinics. Third doses for immunocompromised residents are also available.  

There are numerous free COVID-19 vaccination opportunities taking place in Marin County for those wishing to receive a booster, third dose, or to complete their initial vaccination series. Advance online appointments are strongly encouraged. All clinics are available to anyone 12 & older. Our community has 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.  

Upcoming vaccine clinics are listed below:  

  • Northgate Mall Clinic    
    Sunday-Monday, CLOSED   
    Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:00pm to 7:00pm      
    Thursday-Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm   

  • Canal Alliance 
    San Rafael – Saturday, October 30  

  • Novato Library / Lee Gerner Park  
    Novato – Monday, November 1  

  • Coastal Health Alliance 
    Pt. Reyes – Tuesday, November 2 

  • Grocery Outlet 
    San Rafael – Wednesday, November 3 

  • Dollar Tree – Ignacio Shopping Center  
    Novato – Wednesday, November 4   

Note: Some clinics may be canceled due to rain. Please refer back to our social channels or Vaccine Finder for up-to-date information about our vaccination sites. 
Visit our Vaccine Finder page to schedule an appointment and to see more dates. Other options to receive your COVID-19 vaccine include:       

  • Local pharmacies like CVSRiteAid, 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.    

Find out if you are eligible for a booster or third dose by checking our Booster and Third Doses Page.   


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 



“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 



Total Cumulative Deaths 



Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 


Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 




COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 


+ 128 

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


+ 0.0%  

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


+ 0.1%  

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

81% * 

+ 0%  

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

** As population estimates may not be precise, as of October 4, 2021, the proportion of residents vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%. 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 


+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 0 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

 + 0 

Facility Patient Deaths 


+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 




CDC COVID-19 Data 

Today’s Level 

Days In Current Level 

Community Transmission 

Yellow Level 


22 (since 10/08)* 

*While previous reports showed a start date of October 12, a more detailed analysis of the “County Level Timeseries Data for California” shows that Marin’s first day of moderate (yellow) level data was in fact October 8. For more details, visit the CDC's website here.   

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 



California Deaths 


+ 111 


Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

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Have questions?  Contact the CA COVID-19 Hotline seven days a week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for COVID-19 information and resources, or email us.  

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