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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Extension of Stay-Home Order

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Extension of Stay-Home Order

With the regional COVID-19 sheltering order expiring, the State of California to issue an indefinite extension of restrictions intended to slow the spread of the virus that has led to 115 Marin deaths.

Due to dwindling intensive care unit (ICU) capacity at hospitals across the region, the state implemented a stay-home order for the Bay Area region, which includes Marin, on December 17 for a minimum of three weeks. The stay-home order will be lifted once the region’s ICU capacity forecast meets or exceeds 15%.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ICU capacity projections are based on four factors:

  • estimated regional ICU capacity available
  • measure of current community transmission
  • current regional case rates
  • the proportion of cases being admitted to the ICU

“As case rates increase, ICU capacity decreases, and the numbers are still moving in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Matt Willis, the County’s Public Health Officer. “The Bay Area is down to 4% ICU capacity, the lowest it’s ever been. We feel it’s best to inform our communities that the stay-home order likely will remain in place until we reverse the trend across the region. We can all do our part to reopen our community by sticking to the stay-home order and preventing new infections.” 

Note that the Marin County vaccine information page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. Make sure you sign up for daily Status Updates which will provide the most current information on vaccines and other COVID-19 news and events. To learn more, you can view the latest update from Dr. Matt Willis at this week’s BOS meeting or click HERE,

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