In case you missed it, 69% of Marin folk are now vaccinated. The news comes from County Supervisor Damon Connolly’s chatty newsletter, which I enjoy reading. Here’s the opening blurb, which gives us the good news.
As of April 13, over 69% of Marin residents over 16 have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and 45% have completed their vaccine series. We are getting there! I am happy to report that I finally have my first dose. By the end of this week, residents 16 and older are eligible for a vaccine. Thank you all for your collective efforts. Marin has one of the lowest case rates in the state and one of the highest vaccination rates.
On March 24, Marin County advanced into the Orange Tier under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. We are making progress towards the Yellow Tier. As we continue to work towards fewer transmissions remember, outside is best, and we still need to maintain social distancing, facial coverings, and of course, hand washing.
The California Department of Public Health updated guidance on gatherings and events that will go into effect on April 15. If you are interested in the upcoming changes to allowable activities take a look at the State’s Activity and Business Tiers document.
On June 15, California will fully open the economy if 1) there is sufficient vaccine supply for those 16 years and older who want to be vaccinated; and 2) hospitalization rates are low and stable. Let’s keep up the good work, and hope for a Fourth of July barbecue with friends.
(You can catch Sherman R. Frederick’s weekly column in your Marinscope Community Newspaper.)