Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 2, 2021 includes CDC Gives Official Recommendation for Pediatric Vaccines; It’s Testing Tuesday: Vaccination Opportunities in Marin; 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.
CDC Gives Official Recommendation for Pediatric Vaccines
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky has formally recommended the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. This endorsement comes after the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC cast a pivotal vote earlier this afternoon, unanimously recommending the Pfizer vaccine for pediatrics. The official stamp of approval from the CDC expands the eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine to an additional 28 million Americans.
What’s next for Marin County?
The process of vaccine implementation in California in was highlighted in a Status Update last week. With the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization of the vaccine for emergency use in younger children on October 29 and the CDC’s approval today, the final step of the process for California’s pediatric vaccine availability is in the hands of Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW). They must review then give their final recommendation before pediatric vaccinations begin in the state and in our county.
We will provide additional updates on the process of pediatric vaccine approval once more information becomes available.
Marin Moves into Orange Status; Hospitalizations At Zero
Today, Marin County moved into the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s orange “substantial” category of transmission. In fact, the entire Bay Area returned to either “substantial” or red “high” categories. This comes after Marin County achieved 25 consecutive days in the yellow “moderate” category.
Does this mean Marin County is going to issue a new health order in response to this change? No. As Dr. Willis said in a recent video message, you must look that the bigger picture: other indicators remain in great shape. While our local case rates have increased slightly, our hospitalization rates have continued to decline. In fact, today is the first day we’ve had zero COVID-19 hospitalizations in several months.
Vaccines are proving their effectiveness. Even those few cases who are vaccinated but contract COVID-19 find they have mild to no symptoms and are protected from hospitalization and death. Continuing to encourage unvaccinated friends and neighbors to consider the vaccine and wearing face coverings in higher-risk indoor environments will continue to help Marin make progress in as we move into the next phase of pandemic recovery.
It’s Testing Tuesday: Vaccination Opportunities in Marin
FREE Community Testing with Optum Serve/LHI and Curative is offered in partnership with Marin County Public Health and their current testing schedule is listed below:
Optum Serve / LHI
Appointments are required. Call (888) 634-1123 or book an appointment online.
- West America Bank Parking Lot – 1177 E. Francisco Blvd, San Rafael (open Wednesday – Saturday, 9am to 5pm)
- The Square Shopping Center Parking Lot – 2001 Novato Blvd, Novato (open Tuesday, 9am – 5pm)
Advance appointments encouraged; walk-ins available as daily testing supply allows. Book an appointment online or call (888) 702-9042.
- Armory “Jury Duty” Parking Lot – Armory Drive, near the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael (open Sunday – Thursday, 8am to 3pm; beginning November 7th, this site will be open 7 days/wk, 8am to 3pm)
- Downtown parking lot #2 – 50-98 Humboldt Ave, Sausalito (open Wednesdays, 10am to 3:30pm)
- Fairfax Market – 2040 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax (open Fridays, October 29; November 5, 12 & 19; December 3, 10, & 17; 10am to 4pm)
- Novato Library – 1720 Novato Blvd, Novato (open Fridays, 10am to 3:30pm)
- Novato Gymnastics Center – 950 7th St, Novato (open Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm to 6pm)
- Piper Park – 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur (open Thursdays, 10am to 3pm)
- San Rafael Community Center – 618 B Street, San Rafael (open Tuesdays, 8am to 2pm)
- Marin Health and Wellness Campus – 3260 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael (open Mondays, 10am to 4pm)
NOTE: ALL Curative testing locations will be closed on November 25 and 26.
Travel, event, and medical procedure-related testing is not offered or guaranteed at community testing sites. For more information, including any testing restrictions, visit our Testing webpage.
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%.
State COVID-19 data:
Change from Yesterday
California Confirmed Cases
Other Local and State Data Dashboards:
Helpful Links and Online Resources:
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