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Community Response Team Update - January 10th 2022

Mark Switzer • January 11, 2022

Community Response Team Newsletter
Public Health & Preparedness Updates
January 10, 2022

 

Dear Community, 

While we continue to navigate the pandemic and the most recent new surge, we find ourselves in a different place than we were a year ago. We now have the tools to keep us safe, like vaccines/boosters and access to testing and protective masks, that we did not have early on in the pandemic. This allows for the worst consequences of the virus to be mitigated. Given this, we need to remind ourselves daily that although we need to remain vigilant to protect ourselves and our communities, we have the tools on hand to keep our communities safe as the pandemic shifts into an endemic phase. Stay strong, healthy, and calm as we weather this current surge. We will get through this as a community together and come out stronger. 

Thank you,
West Marin Community Response Team

 
Stay Up to Date on Public Health Information:
For the latest information from the County for testing locations, vaccines, and public health updates, we highly recommend you subscribe for daily updates at https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/subscribe 
 
To Book Testing: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/testing 
To Book Vaccines: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/vaccinefinder
General Vaccine Info: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/vaccine
Masking Requirement Updates: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx
Pediatric Vaccine Info: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/vaccine/pediatrics
Updates: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/updates 
 

Video Update: Measuring our Tolerance for Omicron Infections (January 5, 2021)


Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer, shares an update about the status of Omicron in Marin County, presenting a scenario regarding the risk of infection within our community and steps being taken to keep critical sectors functioning during this time of high case rates.
 

Free COVID Rapid Testing

If you have tested positive, whether by Rapid Test or PCR, please do not book a testing appointment until Day 5-10 from your initial positive test result. If you have been exposed, please do not book a testing appointment until Day 5 from exposure.
 
Point Reyes Station
Mondays and Wednesdays 3 - 5 pm*

West Marin Community Services 
11431 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Rapid Binax Testing By Appointment Only!
Call (415) 663-8361 ext. 302

CDPH Approved and Registered COVID-19 Testing Administrator
*Starting January 17th, test times will change to 11 am - 1 pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Learn more about testing in Marin County at https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/testing.
 


San Geronimo Valley
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 AM - 12 pm*

The San Geronimo Commons (formerly the golf course) 
5800 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
San Geronimo, CA 94963
Rapid Binax Testing By Appointment Only!
Book Appointment Time 
CDPH Approved and Registered COVID-19 Testing Administrator

Learn more about testing in Marin County at https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/testing.
 

Report the Result of your At-Home /
Self-Test

An online form has been developed to be used for reporting the results of COVID-19 testing done in the home to the Marin County Public Health Department. Reporting your test result – whether positive, negative or inconclusive – helps Marin County Public Health track the virus around our community to inform our response.  Reporting is confidential and takes only a few minutes. Please do not complete this form if you received testing at a healthcare or testing site, only report testing you did yourself at home. 

Report results of your self-test!

 

California Department of Public Health Extends Indoor Mask Mandate


In response to the current Omicron-related surge of cases, the statewide indoor mask mandate has been extended until at least February 15th. At that time, it will be reevaluated according to the status of the pandemic including current case rates and hospitalization data. Under this mandate, masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public settings. Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with a good fit are recommended.

Related Resources: 

Local Masks & Face Coverings Information.

Help Slow The Spread

COVID-19 can easily spread between people who are in close contact with one another.  To help slow COVID’s spread, protect vulnerable individuals, and prevent the healthcare system in the County of Marin from being overwhelmed, it is necessary for people who have been infected to isolate, and people who have been exposed to a person who has an active COVID infection will need to quarantine.

  • ISOLATION: When YOU test positive, you need to isolate. Learn more about isolation guidance here.
  • QUARANTINE: When you are in close contact with SOMEONE ELSE who tested positive, you need to quarantine. Learn more about quarantine guidelines here.
Download overview of isolation and quarantine guidance flyers in English and Spanish.

Vaccination Appointments

No access to online appointments? Help With Making An Vaccine Appointment

The California statewide call center is now open seven days a week.
Please call 833-422-4255, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday–Sunday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The state's staff will support everyone age five and older with booking, changing, canceling a vaccine appointment, or arranging transportation to a vaccine site. The hotline helps callers in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, and other languages. Staff can also be reached at chat.myturn.ca.gov.

POP UP
Wednesday, January 19, 10 am - 2 pm
The Dance Palace
503 B Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Ages 18+ J&J, Moderna, Pfizer
Ages 5 - 17 Pfizer
Schedule an appointment here.
Download the flyer in English and Spanish here.

POP UP
Wednesday, February 2 – 9:30 am - 1:30 pm 
San Geronimo Community Center
6530 Sir Frances Drake Blvd.
San Geronimo, CA 94936
Ages 18+ J&J, Moderna, Pfizer.
Ages 5 - 17 Pfizer.
Schedule an appointment here.

ONGOING
Marin County - https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/vaccinefinder

Kaiser Permanente - All Marin locations
Open to both Kaiser and Non-Kaiser members. Non-Members call 833-574-2273 to request a temporary member ID to book an appointment
Appointment Required
J&J, Moderna, Pfizer
Schedule an appointment here.

 

Public Health Update for the School Community:
Return to School 2022 
(RECORDING AVAILABLE)

View the recorded session on the Rethinking Schools Website at https://sites.google.com/marinschools.org/mcoerethinkingschools/discussions-with-public-health.

Spanish translation is available.

CDC Approves Boosters for 12- to 15-Year Olds

CDC, FDA, and the State of California approved the recommendation to expand booster eligibility of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15- year-olds. They also supported reducing the window of booster eligibility from six months to five months for recipients of the Pfizer vaccine. Boosters are now available on https://myturn.ca.gov/

Now that the ACIP has given its stamp of approval on the FDA’s recommendation, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has the final word about whether these changes will take effect. California has one last layer of review after Dr. Walensky’s pending approval, an independent review of data by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW).  

Schedule a booster shot at https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/vaccinefinder.
 

COVID-19 Vaccine Access – Home Visits & Mobile Vaccine Request


Mobile Vaccine Request

If patients cannot access a vaccination clinic, and if you cannot provide home-based vaccination services, determine if eligible for MCPH home-based COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Contact patients/clients and confirm their interest in MCPH home-based COVID-19 vaccination.
  • If a patient or client meets the criteria and agrees to home-based vaccination, they can request a home-based vaccine at https://marincountyhc.jotform.com/211785878697076.  

Transportation Assistance

If transportation is a barrier, support patients/clients in accessing one of the following services for free transportation to vaccine appointments:
 

Quick Links

 

COVID Resources

Community Preparedness Resources

Family Resources 

 

 

Enlaces Rápidos


Recursos de COVID
Recursos de preparación comunitaria
Recursos familiares
 
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