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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 11/13/2020

The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 13 includes broader restrictions and the closure of indoor dining to try and curb COVID-19 spread; a new travel advisory from the State of California; and updated 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.

 

 

Marin Tightens Restrictions To Contain Spread

With COVID-19 transmission and hospitalizations on the rise across the region, Bay Area health officers are tightening local rules for higher-risk indoor activities where the virus can spread more easily.

In Marin County, case rates have nearly doubled in the past 10 days and continue to rise, prompting Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis to issue an order to tighten restrictions to limit further spread of the virus. Under the order, the following industries should reduce operations to match “red” Tier 2 allowances within the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, effective Tuesday, November 17:

  • Retail / malls – reduce capacity to 50%
  • Office work spaces – work remotely
  • Libraries – reduce capacity to 50%
  • Museums – reduce capacity to 25%
  • Places of worship – reduce capacity to 25% or 100 people (whichever is fewer)
  • Gyms and fitness centers – reduce capacity to 10%
  • Wineries – operate outdoor only
  • Family entertainment centers – operate outdoor only
  • Cardrooms – operate outdoor only
  • Indoor pools – close
  • Bars and breweries (with no meal option) – close

Marin businesses shall operate in strict compliance with the state’s guidance for the red tier.

In addition, the county will be joining counties across the region to close all indoor dining operations, including:

  • Indoor dining at restaurants
  • Indoor movie theater concessions
  • Indoor food courts

Marin joins other Bay Area counties in tightening restrictions for indoor environments and follows San Francisco move to ban indoor dining earlier this week.

“We’re choosing to move into the red tier before the state moves us to get in front of this surge,” Willis said. “We’re seeing more people getting sick with COVID-19 and needing hospitalization. With flu season and potential impacts from holiday gatherings and travel, it’s time to act to prevent a much larger surge.”

If Marin’s average daily case rate continues its current momentum, projections show Marin could return to purple Tier 1 status as early as November 24.

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“As COVID-19 rates increase, indoor environments where facial covering is not used, like restaurants, become less safe because there’s a higher probability that you’re sharing the space with someone who is infected,” Willis said. “This isn’t limited to the business environment but applies to holiday gatherings and travel as well.”  

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California, Oregon and Washington Issue Travel Advisories

Just four days after Marin County and 10 other Bay Area jurisdictions issued recommendations for safe holiday celebrations and travel, the State of California joined forces with Oregon and Washington to issue a similar travel advisory, urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. The travel advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country and encourage residents to stay local.

In addition to urging individuals arriving from other states or countries to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival, the states’ travel advisories recommend individuals limit their interactions to their immediate household. The advisories define essential travel as travel for work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care and safety and security.

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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

5,104

+ 19

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

4,828

+ 12

Total Deaths

99

0

Current Hospitalizations

11

- 2

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

181

0

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

162,088

+1,599

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

463

+2

Positive Patients at Facilities current

8

+2

Positive Staff at Facilities current

26

+ 3

Facility Patient Deaths

83

0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

83.8%

0

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

998,502

+6,893

California Deaths

18,137

+ 29

 

 

Stay Informed

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Contact Us. We Are Here for You.

Have questions?  We are here to help. Our call center is available weekdays from 9:30 AM to noon and 1:00 - 5:00 PM. 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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