Yes. In response to increased vaccination rates (including boosters), visitation guidance has changed.
In an ongoing effort to ensure resident safety, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable individuals, CDPH is requiring SNFs to develop and implement processes for verifying the vaccination status of all visitors seeking indoor visitation, and for obtaining and tracking documentation of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test of all unvaccinated visitors. In compliance with the Public Health Order issued February 7, 2022, beginning February 8, 2022, SNFs must verify visitors have completed an initial vaccination series or have provided evidence of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test within one day of visitation for antigen tests, and within two days of visitation for PCR tests for indoor visitation. Visitors that are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated or are unable to show a negative SARS-CoV-2 test may only have an outdoor visit.
Visit the CDPH website to read the full guidance for visitation requirements in these settings.
People who are pregnant and part of a group recommended to receive the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to be vaccinated. While breastfeeding is an important consideration, it is rarely a safety concern with vaccines. Recent reports have shown that breastfeeding people who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have antibodies in their breastmilk, which could help protect their babies. More data are needed to determine what level of protection these antibodies may provide to the baby. If you have questions about getting vaccinated, talking with a healthcare provider may might help you make an informed decision.
More information can be found here: Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding | CDC
Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of all ages who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
For more information visit the CDC COVID-19 Recommendations for Older Adults webpage.
- Although the overall risks are low, if you are pregnant or were recently pregnant, you are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 compared to people who are not pregnant. Pregnant people who contract COVID-19 are at higher risk for pregnancy complications affecting them and their developing baby, such as preterm birth (delivering the baby earlier than 37 weeks), high blood pressure, bleeding disorders, death, and stillbirth.
- Having certain underlying medical conditions, and other factors, including age, can further increase a pregnant or recently pregnant (for at least 42 days following end of pregnancy) person’s risk for developing severe COVID-19 illness.
- Pregnant and recently pregnant people and those who live with or visit them need to take steps to protect themselves from getting sick with COVID-19.
- To maximize protection from variants and prevent possibly spreading the virus to others, wear a mask indoors in public in areas with a high COVID-19 Community Level. People who are pregnant or have other conditions that could put them at higher risk for severe illness should speak with their healthcare provider about wearing a mask in public indoor spaces at the medium COVID-19 Community Level.
- Recent reports have shown that breastfeeding people who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have antibodies in their breastmilk, which could help protect their babies. More data are needed to determine what level of protection these antibodies may provide to the baby.
If you would like to speak to someone about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, please contact MotherToBaby. MotherToBaby experts are available to answer questions in English or Spanish by phone or chat. The free and confidential service is available Monday–Friday 8am–5pm (local time). To reach MotherToBaby:
- Call 1-866-626-6847
- Chat live or send an email MotherToBaby
Pregnant and recently pregnant people, and those who live with or visit them, need to take steps to protect themselves from getting sick with COVID-19. To learn how to protect yourself and your baby, visit the CDC webpages for COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding and CDC Breastfeeding and Caring for Newborns if You Have COVID-19.
- CDC Pregnant People and Recently Pregnant People
- CDPH Pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet (Available in multiple languages)
Information and Assistance - for older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers: 415-473-INFO (415-473-4636).
The following Health (Medical) Clinics are seeing patients. We advise scheduling an appointment in advance because services may continue to be provided on a limited basis due to COVID-19 protocols.
- The Ritter Center
The Ritter Center Case Management department is operating with a new workflow and limited on-campus services, aimed to keep clients and staff safe to continue to provide the community with excellent health care during this public health emergency.
For non-urgent matters that can be addressed via phone visits please call the Case Management Department at 415-457-8182 ext. 130
- Marin City Health and Wellness Center
- To address your health questions or schedule an appointment, call 415-339-8813 Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Marin Community Clinics