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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/28/2022

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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/13/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 13, 2021 includes New State Guidance on Masks, Travel and Large Events; Remember Medical Providers When Searching for Vaccines; 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.

 

New State Guidance on Masks, Travel and Large Events 

California Department of Public Health announced today a new set of COVID-19 restrictions for face coverings, travel- and event-related testing. California has experienced a 47% increase in cases and a 14% increase in hospitalizations since Thanksgiving. As concern over the emergence of the Omicron variant continues, these mandates are meant to slow the spread while also protecting our communities in areas where we are most vulnerable to possible COVID-19 transmission.   

 

The new mandates are as follows: 

  • MASKS: Beginning December 15, the state will require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in all indoor public settings. This applies to all sectors including bars, restaurants, gyms and retail environments. Surgical masks are required for unvaccinated workers in high-risk healthcare settings. The new statewide mask mandate will last through January 15, 2022, at which point California will make further recommendations as needed in response to the pandemic.  Read the full guidance

  • TRAVEL: Effective immediately, all travelers arriving in California should be tested for COVID-19 three to five days after arrival, regardless of vaccination status. This aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is not exclusive to just visitors from other states or countries. It also applies to California residents who are returning home from outside the state.  Read the full advisory

  • EVENTS:  For indoor mega events, such as sporting events and concerts, testing will be required within one day for antigen tests or two days for PCR tests. The previous guidance was 72 hours. Moving from hours to days will be easier for venues. This guidance is effective immediately for large-scale events with an indoor audience of 1,000 or more people.  Read the full guidance. 

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Remember Medical Providers When Searching For Vaccines 

With booster eligibility expanding to include 16-and-17-year-olds who completed their Pfizer vaccination series at least 6 months prior, the demand for boosters has grown.  This, coupled with the demand for pediatric vaccinations and a desire to obtain a booster before holiday gatherings, is the reason many popular vaccinators – including retail pharmacies and Marin County Public Health – are booked up for a couple of weeks.  

However, as vaccine supply continues to come into California, more pediatricians and family doctors have access to the vaccine. When in doubt, check with your own doctor to see how soon they may be offering booster or pediatric appointments. Because demand remains strong, most providers and pharmacies require advance appointments, but some exceptions do exist.  

Marin County Public Health continues to recommend booster vaccine prioritization for our most vulnerable populations including adults aged 65 and older and those with underlying health conditions.  These groups continue to be at the highest risk of adverse outcomes from the Delta variant – the dominant variant in Marin – and would benefit most from a booster shot.  

We thank you for your patience and assure you that everyone who wishes to receive a booster will be able to in the weeks ahead. Our Vaccine Finder page provides information about where to find vaccine appointments, including local pharmacies and local health care providers, in addition to clinics hosted by Marin County Public Health.  California Department of Public Health’s “MyTurn” scheduling platform and online screen tools used by retail pharmacies should reflect the expanded eligibility for boosters later this week.  

 

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 

16,381  

+ 8 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

419 

- 23 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

198 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

+ 1 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+ 1 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

240,887  

+ 724 

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have received at least one dose 

98%** 

+ 0.3%  

Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have completed vaccine series. 

90.4% 

+ 0.7%  

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

84% * 

+ 0%  

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 5. 

** As population estimates may not be precise, as of December 13, 2021, the proportion of residents vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%. 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,886,509 

+ 18,905 

California Deaths 

74,685 

+ 176 

 

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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