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San Rafael Update: Tier 3 Until May, Teen Mental Health, & More

Posted on April 21, 2021

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The state has confirmed that Marin County will remain in Tier 3 (orange status) until at least May 4th due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases. The increase is likely related to families and individuals traveling during local schools’ spring break recess.  

Keep in mind, to advance to a less restrictive tier we must:  

  1. have been in the current tier for a minimum of three weeks; and  
  2. meet criteria for the next less restrictive tier for the prior two consecutive weeks. 

As we move closer to business as usual, health officials continue encouraging everyone – vaccinated or not – to continue: 

  • Maintaining distance from those outside your household 
  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth when lees than 6 feet from others 
  • Washing your hands often 

The safest thing to do is still to avoid indoor gatherings with people from multiple households and any non-essential travel. If you do choose to travel or attend a larger gathering or event and aren’t yet vaccinated, take precautions and get tested before the event and three to five days afterward. 

If we can continue to practice safe behaviors until enough people are vaccinated, we will ultimately be able to move past this pandemic regionally, nationally, and finally globally.  


Community Webinar to Address Teen Mental Health 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on mental healthWhile adults have experienced impaired mental health problems over the last year, teens are especially susceptible because of school closures, the inability to interact closely with friends, stress, and loneliness. 

Come be a part of the mental health conversation. No registration required, just log on.  

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. 
Where: Zoom session (meeting ID: 916 5412 2141) 

Featured Speakers 

  • Heather Johnson, Clinical Supervisor, Marin, Huckleberry Youth Programs 
  • Kara Connors, Marin HHS Senior Program Manager for Suicide Prevention 
  • Michelle Mazza, MindFit DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Center 
  • Jessica Colvin, Wellness Director, Tamalpais Union High School District 

Vaccines & Community Immunity 

As of April 20, 76% of Marin County residents aged 16 or older have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and about 50% have both doses, placing Marin among the most highly vaccinated counties in California. Marin will reach community immunity when a large enough portion of Marin residents are vaccinated, becoming immune to COVID-19 and reducing the chance of the spread.  

Still considering the vaccineHave questions? Marin Health’s got answers. Ask local public health professionals questions about vaccines, vaccine safetyand the truth about some myths and misinformation every Tuesday and Thursday 

Q&A in English 

Q&A in Spanish 

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