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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/15/2020

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 15 includes a video message from a local ICU doctor, new guidelines for youth sports, a vaccine statement from local health officers, a video update from Dr. Willis, and an updated snapshot of local COVID-19 data.

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published daily to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.

 

Perspective: Message from a local ICU Doctor

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Bay Area Health Officers: First COVID-19 Vaccines to be Distributed

Today, health officers from 11 Bay Area counties issued the following statement:

As Bay Area nurses, doctors and other health care workers caring for COVID-19 patients receive the first, small batches of a rigorously tested vaccine, the region’s public health officers see hope: We now have a critical tool to help fight this pandemic.

These vaccinations in acute care hospital settings follow a federal and state framework adopted locally that will also soon protect those living in skilled nursing facilities, settings where elderly, vulnerable members of our communities are more likely to have severe illness and die from COVID-19.

As vaccine supplies grow to eventually include other groups, the Bay Area’s Public Health Officers and federal officials believe these safe and effective vaccines will work in tandem with the daily habits and essential public health work that will ultimately end the pandemic.

Those key steps to fight the pandemic include public health work to protect high-risk groups and health care workers, identifying and isolating cases, and also tracing and quarantining contacts. For the public that means wearing face coverings, avoiding gatherings, postponing travel, and staying home whenever possible.

The 12 health officers for the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley support the state's vaccine distribution guidelines, which now prioritize healthcare workers in acute care facilities. Each jurisdiction will use that roadmap to implement the distribution of vaccines in this first phase, which may take several months as supplies increase. Vaccines for the general public may be available by early summer.

Continue reading the statement or visit our COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.

 

VIDEO: Update to the Board of Supervisors

Today, Dr. Willis provided an update to the Marin County Board of Supervisors regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine and other aspects of the COVID-19 response.

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California Department of Public Health Updates Guidance for Youth and Recreational Adult Sports

CDPH has issued new guidance for youth and adult recreational sports. These revised guidelines apply to all organized youth sports – including school programs, community sponsored programs, as well as privately organized programs and leagues – and all adult recreational sports.

Outdoor physical conditioning, skill building, practice, and training that can be done while maintaining the required minimum physical distancing of 6 feet, is permitted in all counties, regardless of whether they are currently under the Regional Stay Home Order. However, competitions (anything between two teams) are not permitted as they encourage mixing of households, traveling, and physical contact, and have been the source of multiple outbreaks in California and nationwide.  Inter-team competitions will not be allowed in California until January 25, 2021, at the earliest, based on California disease transmission trends.

Once we are no longer under the Regional Stay Home Order, we can look to the updated Blueprint for a Safer Economy to see what sports activities are allowed within each tier.

 

Table: Youth and Adult Recreational Sports* Permitted by Current Tier of County

Widespread Tier (Purple)

1†

Substantial Tier (Red)

2†

Moderate Tier (Orange)

3†

Minimal Tier (Yellow)

4†

Outdoor low-contact sports

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Biking
  • Bocce
  • Corn hole
  • Cross country
  • Dance (no contact)
  • Disc golf
  • Golf
  • Ice and roller skating (no contact)
  • Lawn bowling
  • Martial arts (no contact)
  • Physical training programs (e.g., yoga, Zumba, Tai chi)
  • Pickleball (singles)
  • Rowing/crew (with 1 person)
  • Running
  • Shuffleboard
  • Skeet shooting
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Walking and hiking

Outdoor moderate-contact sports

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dodgeball
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Lacrosse (girls/women)
  • Pickleball (doubles)
  • Softball

Outdoor high-contact sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse (boys/men)
  • Rugby
  • Rowing/crew (with 2 or more people)
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

 

Indoor low-contact sports

  • Badminton
  • Curling
  • Dance (no contact)
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice skating (individual)
  • Physical training
  • Pickleball (singles)
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Indoor moderate-contact sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Dance (intermittent contact)
  • Dodgeball
  • Kickball
  • Pickleball (doubles)
  • Racquetball
  • Squash

 

Indoor high-contact sports

  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Ice hockey
  • Ice skating (pairs)
  • Martial arts
  • Roller derby
  • Soccer
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

*This Table is not exhaustive, but provides examples of sports with different levels of contact so that the level of risk and appropriate Tier can be assessed for other sports.

†All sports permitted in lower tiers, are also permitted in higher tiers.

 

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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

6374

+ 78

Total Recovered (14 days post-diagnosis)

5623

+ 47

Total Deaths

108

+ 2

Total / Cumulative Hospitalizations

214

+ 5

Tests Conducted Among Marin Residents

224,290

+ 2,056

*The last status update was issued Monday, December 14.

 

Current Hospitalization Data:

Note on hospitalization data: Marin Health and Human Services, in consultation with our local hospitals, is using an internal calculation for ICU availability that includes consideration for full staffing capacity. This methodology currently differs from the calculations used by state and reported on the Blueprint website.

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update*

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

30

+ 4

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census

12

+ 1

Available ICU Beds – Marin County

 0 %

- 3.0%

Available ICU Beds – Bay Area

15.8%

- 2.0%

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from Last Status Update

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative

514

+ 1

Positive Patients at Facilities current

33

+ 1

Positive Staff at Facilities current

52

+ 0

Facility Patient Deaths

88

+ 0

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths

81%

      -2.0 %

 

 

State COVID-19 activity:

DATA TYPE

Today’s Report

Change from yesterday

California Confirmed Cases

1,617,370

+32,326

California Deaths

21,188

+142

 

 

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.

 

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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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