Marin slides into yellow tier – the only county in CA to do so

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Marin became the only county in California to be classified under the yellow tier.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID Data Tracker on Wednesday released its update which showed Marin to be considered under moderate levels of community virus spread.

There was a ‘direct correlation between high vaccination rates and decreasing case rates,’ county officials said.

The CDC tracker will serve as the basis for the county to keep track of its transmission rates.

The local indoor mask requirement will be removed if Marin remains in the yellow tier for three weeks straight, the local indoor mask requirement will be removed.

With the fall in case and hospitalization rates, the county will be relaxing its mask guidelines starting Oct. 15.

A number of business establishments can be considered exempted from indoor mask mandates if their customers are clients who got complete vaccine shots. This includes gyms or fitness centers, employee commuter vehicles, office set-ups, college classes, and religious gatherings, KRON4 reported.

Meanwhile, this is what county officials said about the latest progress:

“Yes, we received word late yesterday that Marin moved into the “moderate” or yellow level of the CDC’s Community Transmission Tracker. Currently, Marin County is the only county in California with the yellow classification.  

This was earned by our community through high vaccination rates and strict adherence to other non-pharmaceutical interventions such as wearing masks indoors.  We see a direct correlation between high vaccination rates and decreasing case rates, and this is an example of what we can do together as a community.

Because Marin County is on the margin of the orange (“substantial”) and yellow levels, we anticipate some fluctuation in rates, meaning Marin may move back to orange temporarily until our data stabilizes at a consistently lower rate.”