Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 7, 2021 includes Health Officers Release Criteria for Lifting Indoor Mask Mandate; Northgate Clinic Update; and updated local COVID-19 data.
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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you.
Health Officers Release Criteria for Lifting Indoor Mask Mandate
As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, Health officers for the nine Bay Area jurisdictions that require face coverings in most indoor public spaces today reached consensus on criteria to lift those health orders and allow jurisdictions to set those requirements independently.
A jurisdiction will lift the indoor masking requirement in public spaces (not subject to state and federal masking rules) when all the following occur:
- The jurisdiction reaches the moderate (yellow) COVID-19 transmission tier, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and remains there for at least three weeks; AND
- COVID-19 hospitalizations in the jurisdiction are low and stable, in the judgment of the health officer; AND
- 80% of the jurisdiction’s total population is fully vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson (booster doses not considered)
- Eight weeks have passed since a COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by federal and state authorities for 5- to 11-year-olds
Continue reading the news release for details on the regional decision. Marin County has already satisfied the 80% vaccination threshold, and current hospitalization levels are steadily decreasing. The remaining requirement of achieving and maintaining Moderate/Yellow level on the CDC’s Community Transmission tracker may take some time to achieve. To move to the Yellow level, Marin’s 7-day average case count must be 18 or fewer cases.
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Northgate Clinic Update
Earlier this week, we announced that our recently opened Northgate COVID-19 Booster clinic would be also offering both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. There has been a change in operation and for the time being this site will be offering Pfizer boosters, 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer, and Flu shots. Moderna will become available once it has been approved for booster shots.
The Northgate clinic is in partnership with Safeway and its hours of operation are:
- Tuesday – Wednesday: 1:00pm to 7:00pm
- Thursday – Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Reservations are recommended for this clinic, but walk-ins are allowed. Vaccines are free, regardless of immigration status. If you are looking for a booster, visit our Booster and Third Doses page to see if you are eligible and to set up an appointment. For boosters, proof of Pfizer vaccine completion and age is required. All other inquiries regarding vaccination clinics in Marin County may be answered by visiting our Vaccine Finder page.
COVID-19 Data Update:
Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race, and city/town/geographic region. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us.
Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County’s Open Data Portal.
COVID-19 Case Data
Change from Yesterday
Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases
“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)
Total Cumulative Deaths
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census
COVID-19 Vaccination Data
Change from Last Status Update
Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose
Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have received at least one dose
Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have completed vaccine series.
Percent of entire Marin population that is “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)*
* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 12.
** As population estimates may not be precise, as of October 4, 2021, the proportion of residents vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%.
Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:
Change from Yesterday
Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative
Positive Patients at Facilities current
Positive Staff at Facilities current
Facility Patient Deaths
Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths
State COVID-19 data:
Change from Yesterday
California Confirmed Cases
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