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Marin County Public Health Status Update for October 20, 2023, includes Fall Vaccinations Offered at Marin Health Campus; Earthquake Readiness; Neighborly Bonds: A Vital Step in Emergency Preparedness; Preliminary E-Bike Data Raises Concerns; Seasonal Respiratory Virus Update; 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.
Fall Vaccinations Offered at Marin Health Campus
To accelerate access to fall COVID-19, flu and RSV vaccines, Marin Public Health has re-engaged a trusted corporate partner. Beginning November 1st, Safeway, Marin Public Health, and Marin Community Clinics will join forces to provide vaccines on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm for ages 19 and up at the Marin Health and Wellness Campus. Appointments are preferred but walk ins welcome.
This week brought several reminders about the importance of earthquake preparedness. Wednesday’s 4.2 magnitude earthquake in the Sacramento Valley triggered real time alerts, and yesterday was International ShakeOut Day where people worldwide practiced "drop, cover, & hold on" drills at work, school, or home. For earthquake readiness, visit ReadyMarin.
Neighborly Bonds: A Vital Step in Emergency Preparedness
Tight knit communities have been proven to be more resilient in the face of large-scale emergencies. This week, Steven Torrence, Marin County Office of Emergency Management Director urged residents to join or establish neighborhood response groups for mutual support during disasters. For a list of existing grassroot response groups across Marin visit ReadyMarin.org.
Preliminary E-Bike Data Raises Concerns
E-bike related injuries are now being reported by Marin County Emergency Medical Services. Among the 11 bike accidents responded to by EMS in the past 10 days in Marin, four of them involved e-Bikes, with two of these incidents concerning children under the age of 15. Marin Public Health will present this data on a public dashboard as it accrues, to help guide education and safety measures. CA Highway Patrol has developed an Electric Bicycle Training and Safety course.
Seasonal Respiratory Virus Update
Last fall, both RSV and flu had surged locally by mid-October, in an unusually early seasonal onset. This year’s timing is appearing more typical, with expected rises in late October or November. Wastewater and clinical surveillance show low levels of local flu transmission and slight increases in RSV activity. Marin COVID levels remain 'Low'.
COVID-19 Data Update
|Actively Circulating Variants
|Marin County COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Hospitalized COVID-19 Confirmed Patients
Patients Hospitalized "for" COVID-19 Disease
ICU Daily COVID-19 Patient Census
|Settings Experiencing Outbreaks
Long-Term Care and Congregate Living Facilities
Schools and Childcare
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