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Public Health Status Update for 04/12/2024

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Marin County Public Health Status Update for February 16, 2024, includes Local Hero Revives Neighbor with Narcan; New Community Health Dashboard Describes Disparities; Optimizing Infection Control in Marin Facilities; Health Concerns After Flood; and COVID-19 Data Update.    

The Marin County Public Health Status Update is published weekly to share news and resources related to pandemic response and recovery, emergency preparedness, and other public health priorities.

Local Hero Revives Neighbor with Narcan 

A neighbor who happened to have Narcan on hand recently saved a life in Marin City. She tells her remarkable story here. Narcan, the nasal spray that can revive an overdose victim, is being distributed to Marin City residents through the Marin County Cooperation Team to residents at no cost. This illustrates how local community response teams formed for pandemic response are tackling other threats, including overdose. Follow MCCT to learn more about their impact. Locations for obtaining Narcan at no cost are listed at OD Free Marin

New Community Health Dashboard Describes Disparities  

Marin County Public Health has developed a dashboard to describe health disparities within Marin’s four Health Equity Zones, to guide strategy and track progress. The Zone model grew out of the pandemic Community Response Teams, to support place-based, community-led action in Southern Marin, San Rafael, West Marin, and Novato. Zone partners include community organizations, schools, health clinics, faith-based organizations, businesses, and city and County government.  

Optimizing Infection Control in Marin Facilities 

Last week, the Marin County Public Health Outbreak Prevention and Infection Control Team (OPIC) was one of five teams selected nationwide to serve as a mentor program, to share successful practices for preventing and managing outbreaks in long term care settings with other jurisdictions. The OPIC team formed in 2020 to control COVID-19 in facilities and continues to refine and share strategies to protect residents from all communicable diseases.  Widespread vaccination is the single most important measure for preventing infectious disease mortality in facilities. 

Health Concerns After Flood  

As climate change accelerates natural disasters including flooding, residents should be equipped to manage emerging threats to health. Household mold is a common result of prolonged moisture and flooding. On February 20, the California Department of Public Health is hosting a webinar on how to recognize mold problems, how to safely clean up mold, and review health issues related to mold. Sign up to receive local flood alerts at Alert Marin. 

COVID-19 Data Update

Below is a snapshot of local COVID-19 data. Find a more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQ, or Marin County's Open Data Portal.

Actively Circulating Variants JN.1

 

Marin County COVID-19 Hospitalizations  Today’s Report

New Admissions Over the Past Week 

12

Hospitalized Patients 

6

ICU Patients

0

 

Settings Experiencing Outbreaks Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities

5

Schools and Childcare

1

 

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