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COVID-19 Status Update for 01/28/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 28, 2022 includes VIDEO: The Role of Vaccine Mandates in Marin; Northgate Vaccination Clinic Has New Hours; Expanded Testing Options in Marin;… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 12/30/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 30, 2021 includes Preparing Kids for School in 2022; Goodbye 2021. Hello 2022; Holiday Schedule for COVID-19 Updates; 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.  
 

Preparing Kids for School in 2022 

As the holidays wrap up, a return to classes can create a sense of excitement, anticipation and sometimes anxiety. Here are some tips from Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services to help manage back to school anxiety:   

  • Listen to worries. Listen to your kids when they express anxiety about the new school year, acknowledge and validate their feelings and demonstrate confidence that they can handle the situation  

  • Be excited and mindful of your own feelings. Younger children base their feelings on the emotions of those around them. If they see parents/care takers being nervous about the school year, they will be nervous as well. And if parents act excited, these feelings will help children look at going back to school in a positive light. It is important that you are mindful of your own feelings to make sure positive feelings are what is passed on to your kids.  

  • Practice routines. The pandemic has impacted our daily routines significantly. It can be very helpful to set up a school routine which will help your kids understand the day-to day schedule and become more familiar with the rules.  

  • Communication. Regardless of the age of your children, communication with staff members is important to give your child the support they need, whether it is virtual or in-person learning. Don’t forget to talk to your child too about how you can best support them during this period.  

  • Make an effort to be present. As your child transitions back to school, it is important that you as a parent make every effort to be there for them. Schedule time to do activities that your child enjoys after school and take your time to listen to them, to ask them what they liked and if they have any questions.  

  • Know when to get outside help. You know your child best. If you sense that your kid is experiencing anxiety that may be rooted in something more serious, talk with your child’s teacher, the school counselor and our Access Team at 1-888-818-1115. This team will refer you to the appropriate professionals and support.  

And lastly...  

  • Be COVID-19 prepared. If your child received a take-home COVID-19 test there will be instructions included in the kit that should easily walk you through how to administer the test. If you need a little more support, watch the linked videos here: English and Spanish. Don’t forget to help them  report the results. If they are old enough to get vaccinated, schedule them an appointment. Remember other preventative tools to stay safe: washing hands and wearing masks. Creating healthy preventative habits at home is essential. All of this combined can create peace of mind for your child, which can reduce back-to-school anxiety. 

If you are interested in learning more about how to care for yourself and those you love in this uncertain time, please visit Crushing the Curve, a website for parents and teens with resources on staying healthy, managing anxiety and practicing self-care during COVID-19.   

 

Goodbye 2021. Hello 2022. 

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome in the new year, it is a time of reflection for many. As the yearly cycle begins anew, we can take stock of the lessons we’ve learned so far and a time to be grateful for what we’ve accomplished. 
 

Vaccines - In the past year, we’ve become the most highly vaccinated county in the state of California with 92.6% of Marin residents age 5 and above having completed their vaccination series. Our county’s success can be attributed to the dedicated work of countless County staff, volunteers, community organizations, schools, local businesses, and collaboration with Safeway. 2021 was a year we worked together to keep our community stronger than COVID-19.  

Stay home order – On January, 25, 2021 Marin County lifted its Stay-home order, effectively beginning our journey through the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Although we are currently experiencing a surge in cases due to the presence of the Omicron variant, another stay-home order has not been issued because our hospitalization rates are not increasing at the same rate as new cases thanks to the protection of high vaccination rates. 

Through the tiers - 2021 was an up and down voyage through the colored tier system which led to us reopening the economy and bringing a greater taste of normalcy. From January until June, Marin advanced through Purple, Red, Orange, and finally the Yellow tier before moving Beyond the Blueprint on June 15th.  

Boosters – Who would have imagined that we could have considered boosters as an early gift to start the holiday season! While we are seeing an influx of Omicron cases, the booster shot has been shown to provide additional protection.  

We appreciate you for subscribing and for reading our Status Updates this year. We wish you a very happy and healthy 2022!  
 

Holiday Schedule for COVID-19 Updates 

Some of our services will pause this week in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Here’s an overview:      

We wish you a happy and safe New Year. We are grateful to everyone doing their part to help keep our community safe. 

 

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 

18,536  

+328 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

1,938 

+267 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

200 

+2  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

+2  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

0  

- 1  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

244,928 

+ 731 

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. 

92.6%  

+ 0.5%  

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

88% * 

+ 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 age 5+ 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 Last Week 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

757 

+ 2 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 1 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

15 

 + 9 

Facility Patient Deaths 

136 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths 

68.0% 

 - 0.7% 

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

5,135,071 

+ 37,673 

California Deaths 

75,738 

+ 109 

 

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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