Although the county’s chief medical officer, Matt Willis, told the Marin County Board of Supervisors that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s lifting the stay-at-home order came as a “surprise to us,” he said Marin will go with the order without additional restrictions.
But he warned that the lifting of the order that came Monday, Jan. 25, does not mean that we can let our guard down.
“We need to maintain mask wearing and physical distancing as we administer the vaccine,” he said.
Willis reported that as of Jan. 26, about 8 percent of the people in Marin were vaccinated. About 1,500 people a day are vaccinated and “as we get more supply we will vaccinate more.”
The vaccine remains in limited supply. He also reported that so no adverse reaction to the vaccine has been seen in Marin.
The county is “almost done” vaccinating health-care workers in Marin and the the county will pivot to age-based vaccinations.
About 23,000 of Marin residents are 75-years-old or older, Willis, told the board.
23,000 residents are 75-plus. It will take several weeks to get through that group. The county will not turn to vaccinating that age group, which he said is the most vulnerable to death from COVID-19.
It will take about two weeks to vaccinate all 75-plus in Marin.