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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/28/2022

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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/15/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 15, 2021 includes Mask Mandate Reinstated Today; 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.

Mask Mandate Reinstated Today 

Face coverings are back: Today, a new face covering mandate went into effect for Marin County, requiring everyone to wear a mask in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.  

This is a return to the same face covering guidelines that were in place November 1, when Marin County was last under a mask mandate. California Department of Public Health provided an exemption to its statewide masking mandate, allowing Marin to reissue its recent indoor face covering restrictions in place of the state’s proposed guidelines.  

For most business environments, masks are required.  The re-issued local mandate carves out some limited exemptions for stable cohorts in select closed settings, largely affecting things like gyms, fitness centers, (some) office settings, employee commuter vehicles, religious gatherings, and college classes with a consistent cohort of 100% fully vaccinated individuals and where children are not present. In these limited settings, individuals are exempt from the indoor face covering requirement IF the organizer / host / employer assumes the responsibility that the following circumstances are met:    

  1. There are no more than 100 individuals present; and   

  1. The host, employer, or organizer commits to:    

  • Verifying (via vaccination documentation) that all individuals present are fully vaccinated; and   
  • Maintaining a list of individuals present; and   
  • Controlling access to the indoor setting, ensuring the setting is not open to the general public. 

Any gym, fitness center, office setting, commuter vehicle, religious gathering or college class that is unable to fulfill the full criteria must continue requiring use of masks indoors.  

The requirement to wear masks in indoor settings still applies to restaurants, retail stores, salons/barbershops, and other indoor business environments where members of the public rotate in and out daily. The exemption only applies to those settings where there is a known and stable cohort of people inside. Most indoor public spaces in Marin do not qualify for the exemption.  

Be prepared: carry a mask with you and be prepared to comply with a business’s posted guidelines.  

We encourage you to review the reinstated masking order carefully and to also visit our Masking Page for more guidance regarding face coverings in Marin County, including frequently asked questions.  

 

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 

16,431  

+ 20 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

371 

- 28  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

198 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

+ 1 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

3  

- 1  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

241,431  

+ 274 

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

98%** 

+ 0.0%  

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

90.9% 

+ 0.2%  

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 

4,896,401 

+ 4,416 

California Deaths 

74,794 

+ 90 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

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Helpful Links and Online Resources: 

Contact Us. We Are Here for You. 

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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