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.
Recap: Return to School 2022 Public Health Update
In case you missed it, Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) hosted a virtual presentation on January 6 to provide the community with a COVID-19 update. Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke moderated the online event, which provided a summary of case rates, vaccination figures, current information about the Omicron variant, and an update on schools. Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis and Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Lisa Santora were the featured guest speakers for the gathering, which was hosted on Zoom.
The presentation slides are available on the Rethinking Schools Website.
FDA Reduces Window for Moderna Booster Eligibility
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is amending the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. It is recommending that the waiting period between completion of the initial two-dose Moderna vaccine series and a booster dose be reduced from six to five months. The age eligibility will remain the same, at 18 years or older.
Before California implements this new age expansion for Moderna COVID-19 boosters, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW) must conduct their own investigations then approve of the FDA’s recommendation.
Read full FDA News Release
Changes for COVID-19-Related Rental Assistance
The County of Marin continues to channel federal and state funding into the hands of local tenants who are on the verge of eviction and to landlords who experienced sudden income losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 1,000 Marin households have received the emergency aid thus far.
While the rental assistance work has been underway since the initiation of the program in February 2021, additional steps are now being implemented to speed up the assessment process and offer residents more transparency.
Beginning Saturday, January 8, all new applicants will be placed on a waitlist. That will allow the program staff to prioritize applicants with incomes below 30% of Marin’s median household income and who have been waiting the longest with unpaid rent. Thirty percent of the median household income in Marin is $38,400 for individuals, $$43,850 for households of two, $49,350 for three, and $54,800 for four. Thus far, more than 74% of program applicants have been those earning less than 30% of the median income.
Read the News Release in its entirety here.
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.
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||Today’s Report||Change from Yesterday|
|Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases||20,487||+213|
|“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)||2,973||+121|
|Total Cumulative Deaths||200||+0|
|Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations||12||+0|
|Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census||2||-1|
|COVID-19 Vaccination Data||Today’s Report||Change from Last Status Update|
|Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose||246,239||+ 213|
|Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have received at least one dose||98%**||+ 0.0%|
|Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have completed vaccine series.||93.2%||+ 0.0%|
|Percent of entire Marin population that is “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)*||89% *||+ 0%|
* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 5.
** As population estimates may not be precise, as of December 13, 2021, the proportion of residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%.
|State COVID-19 data:||Today’s Report||Change from Yesterday|
|California Confirmed Cases||5,634,357||+ 103,606|
|California Deaths||76,341||+ 292|
Other Local and State Data Dashboards:
Helpful Links and Online Resources:
- Find a vaccine clinic near you
- Free COVID-19 testing
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Apply for Rental Assistance