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  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Wed, May 13, 7:16pm
    COVID-19

    The daily numbers I've been posting are available via the HHS link immediately below, which includes Covid-19 activity in the County. The link allows for seeing if numbers are increasing or decreasing by going back through previous status updates in Marin generally, in residential care & skilled nursing facilities, and in Calif., as well as announcements. (Wishing everyone well, Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org)

     

    https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/updates

    Video, Marin's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Matt Willis:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyfCIs3wyq0&feature=youtu.be

    Marin Public Health recently issued new guidance to all healthcare providers recommending that many more people now be tested for the virus. https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/sites/default/files/2020-05/testingguidanceexte...

    Anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should immediately call their medical provider right away to discuss their conditions and seek testing.

    Find a testing location: Free confidential testing is available across Marin and the Bay Area. Search for your nearest testing location by zipcode. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Nearby/index.html?appid=43118dc0d5d348d8ab20a81967a1...

    Reopening Marin County:

    https://marinrecovers.com  [English y Español]. Your input sought by May 15 on Reopening Guidelines: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOj7BKJXNWojrjmwd9vJjsCOc7ThjMR4baPlSL...

    Marin HHS Resources

    Video: Dr. Jei Africa, Director, Marin HHS Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUmowO52TNA&feature=youtu.be

    https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org: for Marin HHS, Info, Interactive Map, Graphs, Data; add'l Resources: Multiple pages of FAQS (Click on 'View More FAQs' on initial landing page) and Masks/Face Coverings, Homelessness, Transit, Hospitals, Donation Options, Disabilities, Apply for Medi-Cal/CMSP/CalFresh-Cal-Works, Isolation & Quarantine, General Coronavirus Info, Travelers, Businesses, Events/Mass Gatherings, Pregnant Women & Children, Chronic Medical Conditions, Schools,

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Wed, May 6, 12:39pm
    COVID-19

    Seniors, individuals experiencing homelessness, people of color, low-income households / adultos mayores, personas sin hogar, personas de color y hogares de bajos ingresos.

    How are these vulnerable groups faring during the COVID-19 pandemic? And what resources are in place to support these groups as the effects of COVID-19 continue? ... ¿Cómo les va a estos grupos vulnerables durante la pandemia de COVID-19? ¿Y qué recursos existen para apoyar a estos grupos mientras continúan los efectos de COVID-19?

    Benita McLarin, FACHE, Director, Marin County’s Health and Human Services Department / Directora del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, Condado de Marin
    Lisa Santora, M.D., Deputy Subdirector de Salud Pública, Condado de Marin

    How to Participate: Watch Live Video Online (return on Wednesday, April 29 for a link to watch) or Watch Live on Television: Comcast channel 27

    Como Puede Participar: Vea el video en vivo en línea (regrese miércoles 29 de abril para obtener un enlace para ver); Subtítulos en vivo[External]; Vea en vivo por televisión, Comcast, canal 27.

    Submit Questions in Advance / Enviar Preguntas por Adelantado: Español & English.

    https://www.marincounty.org/main/covid-online-conversation-041320#espanol

  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Tue, Apr 28, 4:17pm
    COVID-19

    Accepting N95 masks, Surgical masks, Isolation masks, Disposable gowns, Latex gloves in new, unopened boxes. (No homemade "masks,"/face coverings; keep for self, family, friends.) Drop-off Monday - Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, at The Salvation Army (351 Mission Avenue, San Rafael). Or see donation form online.

    Financial donation information to Marin Community Foundation. Link included on same webpage (or https://marincf.givecorps.com/causes/14681-covid-19-fund-of-mcf) re 5 areas: Emergency rental assistance for low-income residents; Expanded food for economically disadvantaged families; Expanded meals for seniors; Wi-Fi mobile access for economically disadvantaged students; Emergency childcare for health care workers and emergency responders. 

    Webpage: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/donation-options

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Apr 23, 6:47pm
    COVID-19

    Child abuse tends to spike in times of crisis. Calls to Marin County’s child abuse and neglect hotlines have plunged since the start of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, raising concerns of specialists with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). According to HHS’ Children and Family Services Division, calls to the Marin hotline (415-473-7153) averaged 23 per week in 2019, but the numbers have decreased sharply the past two months during the COVID-19 emergency. There were 12 phone referrals the week of March 23 and eight the week of March 30. Statewide, calls to similar hotlines are down 40% to 60%, according to the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention

    HHS Child Welfare Director Bree Marchman said family members and friends need to be especially wary of tempers and tension flaring within sheltered households. 

    Ntl Child Abuse Prevention Month: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/

    Calif Office of Child Abuse Prevention: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/ocap

    Marin Children & Family Services: https://www.marinhhs.org/children-family-services

  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Wed, Apr 22, 6:46pm
    COVID-19

    If this doesn't open, apologies. Go to https://www.pointreyesdisastercouncil.org/safety-information . Scroll to Food topic

    21 pages: questions about Food Safety, Food Distribution & Delivery Sites of all kinds, School Programs, CalFresh Info. By Marin County Aging & Adult Services, 415-457-INFO (4636), M-F 8:30 to 4:30 pm.; email 457-INFO@marincounty.org; www.livelonglivewellmarin.com. Try to be patient on call and email returns.  

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Apr 25, 6:12pm
    COVID-19

    Special Guests: Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Office of Education; Dr. Steven Herrington, Sonoma County Office of Education

    Call-in information: (605) 313-5111

    Access code: 492901

    Listen online: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/asmmarclevine

    Please email questions to: Assemblymember.levine@assembly.ca.gov

    Marin Office of Education: https://www.marinschools.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Thu, Apr 23, 6:39pm
    COVID-19

    Matt Willis, M.D., Public Health Officer, County of Marin; Lisa Santora, M.D., Deputy Public Health Officer / ASL Interpreter

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs0bjLlJ6M0&feature=youtu.be 

    https://www.facebook.com/CountyOfMarin/videos/3358287510865760/

    00:00 - Introduction 03:07 - Overview of current COVID-19 activity in Marin (Dr. Santora) 05:14 - Overview current priorities of Marin County Public Health (Dr. Willis) 13:29 - QUESTION: What is the modeling being to predict when this hospital surge may take place? 17:11 - QUESTION: What data/metrics are you using to determine when we can loosen our shelter in place order? 22:08 - QUESTION: What is the testing landscape in Marin? 31:33 - QUESTION: Is there a backlog in testing? 32:53 - QUESTION: What is being done to test Marin's vulnerable populations? 38:26 - QUESTION: We have heard reports that COVID-19 might be affecting certain demographics differently than others. How is COVID-19 affecting people of color? Are you seeing any of those statistics here in Marin County? 42:35 - QUESTION: California issued a new report about COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living facilities: what is being done to support residential facilities in Marin? 49:15 - QUESTION: Marin has been moving in sync with other Bay Area Counties: Will Marin stay in sync? Will Marin have to wait to lift orders until the other counties are ready? 51:32 - QUESTION: Explain Marin's "indicators" in terms of knowing if our efforts are working. 52:49 - QUESTION: When will we be able to loosen restrictions on visiting parks? 54:56 - QUESTION: Dr. Willis, what did you learn from your experience of having the COVID-19 illness that you're bringing back to your work as our public health officer? 58:10 - Closing Comments
     

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Tue, Apr 21, 6:04pm
    COVID-19

    Apr 21, San Rafael, CA – Marin County property owners needing relief from property tax penalties received welcome news April 21 regarding the tax collector’s COVID-19 penalty waiver process. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to give the Marin County Director of Finance the ability to waive property tax penalties for reasons that are specific to COVID-19.

    The Board’s action is intended to address taxes that first became delinquent during the shelter-in-place order and includes reasons related to individual economic hardship. ... The Board resolution created a clear framework around the COVID-19 penalty waiver process and allows the Tax Collector’s Office to cancel penalties for reasons related to COVID-19 that are beyond the normal standard. It will also ensure accountability, equity, and uniformity in the process and will allow the County to quantify the financial impact of COVID-19 on property taxes should opportunities for reimbursement become available.

    https://www.marincounty.org/depts/df/divisions/tax-collector/cancellation-of-pro...

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Fri, Apr 24, 3:40pm
    COVID-19

    Daily Life & Coping / Symptoms & Testing / What to do if Sick / People who Need Extra Precautions 

    La Vida Diaria y Cómo Sobrellevar la Situación / Síntomas y Pruebas / Si Está Enfermo / Personas que necesitan tomar precauciones adicionales

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/index.html

    https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/index.html

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Tue, Apr 21, 8:52am
    West Marin

    Here are a couple sources for produce and other farm foods available in West Marin. 

    https://malt.org/food/shelter-in-place-food/

    https://www.agriculturalinstitute.org/rollin-root/#monday-thursday-schedule

  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Mon, Apr 20, 10:57am
    COVID-19

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  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Mon, Apr 20, 5:17pm
    COVID-19

    "Covid-19 & Shelter-in Place: What Comes Next" 

    Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM. with FEATURED SPEAKERS: Matt Willis, M.D., Public Health Officer, County of Marin; Lisa Santora, M.D., Deputy Public Health Officer, County of Marin. Learn more about the virtual Community Conversation, including how to watch it live and submit questions; en Español: https://www.marincounty.org/main/covid-online-conversation-041320

    One month has passed since the stay at home order went into effect. Residents and businesses have made major changes to minimize the spread of COVID-19, yet the virus still exists in our community and hospital surge is still a possibility. Will the shelter in place be lifted soon? How do face coverings factor into this? What is the next step? Join us for a community conversation as Marin’s top public health experts answer your questions about this important topic.

  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Sun, Apr 26, 8:28pm
    COVID-19

    Occurred to me that if people would like me not to post this info, that's ok. Don't need to disturb anybody.  

    Marin Confirmed Cases: 224 [+1]

    Marin Recovered from Covid (14 days post-diagnosis, out of hospital): 157 [+1]

    Marin Deaths: 12 [+0]

    Marin Hospitalizations over time: 43 [+1]

    Marin Hospitalizations currently: 2 [+0]

    Marin Persons Tested: 3,279 [+79]

     

    Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 activity:

    Positive Patients at Facilities:               22 [+0]

    Positive Staff at Facilities:                    25 [+0]

    Facilities with positive Patients/Staff:   10 [+0]

     

    California Confirmed Cases: 43,541 [+1,316]

    California Deaths: 1,718 [+42]

    Video: Dr. Jei Africa, Director, Marin HHS Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUmowO52TNA&feature=youtu.be

    https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org: for Marin HHS, Info, Interactive Map, Graphs, Data; add'l Resources: Multiple pages of FAQS (Click on 'View More FAQs' on initial landing page) and Masks/Face Coverings, Homelessness, Transit, Hospitals, Donation Options, Disabilities, Apply for Medi-Cal/CMSP/CalFresh-Cal-Works, Isolation & Quarantine, General Coronavirus Info, Travelers, Businesses, Events/Mass Gatherings, Pregnant Women & Children, Chronic Medical Conditions, Schools,

  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Tue, Apr 21, 1:01pm
    California

    When the Shelter-in-Place order hit, Gallery Route One was preparing its annual Members' Exhibition for an opening on March 27th, and GRO's Artists in the Schools (AIS) program had just initiated a connection with Tomales Elementary School, meeting with the kids only once before the schools were suddenly closed.

    What's a nonprofit, community-based art gallery to do? Art exhibitions, receptions, workshops and talks, performances and fundraisers all involve bringing people together to share the art experience collectively. In response to the limitations we all face today, Gallery Route One is finding ways to bring its programs to the internet.

     

    The Members' Exhibition is now available to view on the gallery website, where you can see artwork, and photos of each artist, along with a few words about their process. Visit Spring 2020 to see the exhibition, and "Meet the Artists." Anyone interested in buying an artwork can do so through the gallery's new online store, and visitors will find a selection of items from the GRO gift shop there as well. The shop is still a work in progress with new artworks and items being posted daily!

     

    As the artists for the 2020 Box Show get to work, the gallery will be excited to post online the box art that is in progress. Although the date for the annual Box Show is yet to be determined, plain wooden boxes will be distributed to participating artists as per usual so that artists can be working on them while sheltering in place.

    GROis eager to reach out to kids as well as their families during this unprecedented time. To keep the connection going with kids participating in GRO's AIS program, program director Joe Fox is quickly learning how to videotape his art lessons for posting on AIS' YouTube channel. On the gallery's website a new series, Art Projects at Home, has been launched with postings of creative projects using simple materials usually found around the house. Gallery artists and board members alike will be cooking up an innovative series of new projects in the coming weeks. Visit Art Projects at Home on Gallery Route One's homepage: www.galleryrouteone.org/

     

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