COVID-19 Status Update for 01/10/2022 | Marin County Coronavirus Information – Marin County Coronavirus Information

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 10, 2022 includes Antigen Tests: An Important Testing Resource; School Sports and Performance Spectators Clarification; Public Health Update for School Community; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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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.  

 

Antigen Tests: An Important Testing Resource 

Recent news coverage about rapid antigen tests has created confusion about the use and validity of rapid antigen tests. Marin County Public Health views rapid antigen tests as an important diagnostic tool for COVID-19.  

Since the over the counter COVID-19 testing option became available in mid-2021, antigen tests have become a primary resource for detecting and preventing the spread of COVID-19. They can accurately detect the presence of the virus when someone is infectious and have the benefit of immediate results.  

A positive rapid antigen test IS a positive test. It does not require an additional PCR test to confirm result.  Anyone who tests positive using an antigen test should isolate immediately to help stop the spread of COVID in their household and community.  

National testing supply shortages and limited availability of PCR tests support the widespread use of rapid antigen tests. At this phase of Marin’s pandemic response, rapid antigen tests help us expand testing resources where we need an immediate answer.  

Looking to purchase an at-home antigen test from an online retailer? Use FindATest.org to search available inventory. 
 

School Sports & Performance Spectators Clarification 

Marin County Public Health and Marin County Office of Education have received several questions regarding recent changes to COVID-19 policies for school sports and performance spectators. This was clarified by Dr. Willis and Santora at a recent public health update, but here is a summary: 

Due to the Omicron variant’s high infectivity rate, spectator attendance of school indoor sports games and performances will be limited to 50 people. Spectators can only be parents and/or legal guardians who are fully vaccinated and boosted (if booster eligible).  Face coverings must be worn while indoors, …….

Source: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/covid-19-status-update-01102022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 10, 2022 includes Antigen Tests: An Important Testing Resource; School Sports and Performance Spectators Clarification; Public Health Update for School Community; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for January 10, 2022 includes Antigen Tests: An Important Testing Resource; School Sports and Performance Spectators Clarification; Public Health Update for School Community; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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