COVID-19 Status Update for 05/31/2022 – Marin County Coronavirus Information

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for May 31, 2022 includes:  Hospitalization Data “for” Versus “with” COVID Reintroduced; Civil Grand Jury Reviews County’s COVID-19 Response; Schools Thank Marin Public Health with Golden Bell Honor; Vaccination Opportunities in Marin; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published two times per week 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. 

 

Hospitalization Data “for” versus “with” COVID Reintroduced  

Due to high community transmission rates, there are an increasing number of people who have COVID-19 when they are hospitalized for other reasons. This is commonly referred to as “incidental hospitalizations.” As we had done during the prior Omicron surge, Marin County Public Health is now representing those data points separately on the COVID-19 Hospitalizations Census dashboard (view surveillance page). 

This also highlights that despite rising case counts, hospitalizations for COVID-19 remain stable. Locally, transmission rates continue to be fueled by the BA.2 variant. Our community’s high vaccination rates, coupled with availability of COVID-19 treatment and a less severe strain is helping our hospitalization rates remain low. The best way to maintain this success is to obtain the protection of the vaccine, test if you are symptomatic, and seek COVID-19 treatment if you are high risk.  

 

Civil Grand Jury Reviews County’s COVID-19 Response  

The Marin County Civil Grand Jury serves as an independent and neutral party to assess Marin County government performance around key initiatives to shed public light on County decision making and identify opportunities for improvement.  

This past week, the Grand Jury released a new report, COVID-19 Response in Marin County: Successes and Next Steps. The report is an assessment of the County pandemic response, which cites the partnership between public health, local governments, and community agencies as a key element of success. The report also calls for a thorough review of the processes and structures that were built for rapid countywide response, to build on lessons learned to apply to future challenges. 

To develop the report, the Civil Grand Jury conducted numerous interviews with employees, educators, health care experts, and other individuals knowledgeable about the response.  Read the full report [PDF]. 

 

Schools Thank Marin Public Health with Golden Bell Honor 

Last week, Marin County Public Health was recognized as part of the 2022 Marin County Golden Bell Awards. The Golden Bell Awards are held each year since 1982 to recognize and honor outstanding teachers at each of our public schools.  This year, the awards also included outstanding community partners and volunteers who support Marin County schools.  

Dr. Matt Willis, Dr. Lisa Santora, and the Marin County Public Health Team were recognized by Marin’s public schools for their essential support provided to local schools and our community during the pandemic. As noted in the award presentation, the team was honored for “stepping forward and providing leadership and guidance to help keep schools focused on doing what is best for students by keeping them in school while doing everything possible to keep staff, students and families safe. Our schools will be forever grateful for your strong partnership.” We are humbled by this honor and thank all the staff members who worked so closely with our local schools the past two years. Learn more about the Golden Bell awards.  

 

Vaccination Opportunities in Marin 

If you know someone who is still in need of a primary vaccination dose or booster shot, please share this information with them! Staying up to date on our vaccines is just as important as receiving an initial series. FREE COVID-19 vaccines are available to people age 5 and older, regardless of insurance or immigration status.    

This week’s schedule of vaccination clinics with open appointments:     

  • May 31 – St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Marin City 
  • June 1 – Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato 
  • June 2 – San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church, San Geronimo 
  • June 2 – Marin Community Clinics, San Rafael   
  • June 2 & 3 – Northgate Mall Clinic, San Rafael  
  • June 4 – Kerner Clinic, San Rafael 
  • June 4 – Canal Alliance, San Rafael  

Walk-ups are welcome at most vaccination locations. Visit the Vaccine Finder webpage to view clinic hours, address, or schedule an appointment. Minors (youth age 5 to 17) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a vaccination. Additional vaccination clinics in Marin and around the Bay Area can be found on MyTurn

 

COVID-19 Data Update: 

Below is just a snapshot of local COVID-19 data. Find a more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQ, or Marin County’s Open Data Portal

Data sets updated weekly (published on Fridays) include: 

  • COVID-19 vaccination rates 
  • COVID-19 cases & deaths among facility staff and residents 
  • Weekly/Cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents 
  • State COVID-19 Data 

Status updates are published Tuesdays and Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” (far right column, below) may account for 3-4 days, depending on the date of the previous publication (view past status updates). 

 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update  

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

34,575 

+346 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days) 

778 

-43 

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations (census) 

17 

+8 

Patients hospitalized for COVID-19 (non-incidental patients) 

+4 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+1  

 

Resource Link Library 

What to do if…  

You’ve tested Positive | You’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 
 

Online Resources 

Vaccine locations | Booster Information | Free COVID-19 testing |  

Marin COVID-19 Data | State COVID-19 Data | State Race & Ethnicity Data   

State Variant Data | CDC Community Transmission Data 

 
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