MARIN, CA (KRON) – Marin County has moved to the yellow level, making it the only county in California to do so.
On Wednesday, the CDC COVID Tracker Data was updated, showing that Marin has moderate levels of COVID-19 transmission in the community.
According to county officials, there was a “direct link between high levels of vaccination and a reduction in cases.”
The county will continue to use the CDC tracker to monitor baud rates, but if the county remains in the yellow level for three consecutive weeks, the closed mask term will end.
From October 15, the guidelines for closed masks will be eased in Marin County as cases and hospitalizations continue to decline.
The following companies are potentially eligible for the release of indoor masks if they can demonstrate that all attendees are fully vaccinated:
- Gyms / fitness centers
- Office settings
- Passenger passenger vehicles
- Religious gatherings
- Classes in college
The district authorities issued the following statement:
Yes, we received a message late yesterday that Marin has moved to the “moderate” or yellow level of CDC’s Community Transmission Tracker. Currently, Marin County is the only county in California with a yellow classification.
This has been gained by our community through high levels of vaccination and strict adherence to other non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as wearing masks indoors. We see a direct link between high levels of vaccination and a reduction in cases, and this is an example of what we can do together as a community.
As Marin County is on the verge of orange (“significant”) and yellow levels, we expect some percentage fluctuations, which means that Marin may temporarily return to orange while our data stabilizes at a consistently lower rate.
Marin County Public Health will continue to use the CDC tracker to monitor local transmission levels. This measurement is one of the three criteria needed to raise the local requirement for an internal mask. If Marin stays in the yellow for three consecutive weeks, the requirement for a local indoor mask will cease and will change by default to the current mandate of the country for the mask. For more information on masking requirements and full criteria for revoking the local mandate, visit the Masks and Covers website.