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Public Health Status Update for 04/12/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for April 12, 2024, includes Milk, Dairy Cows, and Bird Flu; Help Us Design our Wastewater Monitoring System; The Buzz Stops Here; Radios for Disaster Communications in Novato; and COVID-… Read More

Public Health Status Update for 03/08/2024

Marin County Public Health Status Update for Friday, March 8, 2024, includes Video: Microplastics and Heart Health; Community Health Workers Ramp Up Narcan Distribution; Focus on Youth Mental Health; Community Health Assessment; 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.

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Video: Microplastics and Heart Health 

This week, an important study was released, describing a link between microplastics and the risk for heart attack and stroke. Dr. Willis summarizes this study and its implications for local action, including policies to limit the burden of plastics in our environment.  

Community Health Workers Ramp Up Narcan Distribution 

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Community Health Workers go door-to-door with Narcan training and free kits in the Canal neighborhood on March 4.












The San Rafael Community Response Team has set out to protect residents against the fentanyl crisis. Canal Alliance and the Multicultural Center of Marin have prepared Community Health Workers to knock on doors, attend community events, and engage at the local food pantry, resulting in over 1000 Narcan kits distributed.

Focus on Youth Mental Health 

The pandemic years have coincided with rising youth mental health concerns locally and nationally.  Of particular concern is increased rates of self-harm. This week, public health, behavioral health, school and law enforcement leadership sent this letter to pediatricians outlining resources to support care for Marin families. 

Community Health Assessment 

Every three years, Marin Public Health gathers with stakeholders across our community to re-assess local health needs and set shared priorities. The Community Health Assessment (CHA) is required for achieving Public Health Accreditation and describes health indicators, disease prevalence, social determinants of health, access to healthcare services and other factors. Focus is placed on understanding health disparities, identifying areas for improvement, and informing interventions to promote health for all members of the community. The next CHA process will occur in 2025. Please click here to view the last Marin County Community Needs Assessment: A Summary of Key Findings.  

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 


Hospitalized Patients 


ICU Patients



Settings Experiencing Outbreaks Today’s Report

Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities


Schools and Childcare



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