Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis told the Board of Supervisors this week that Marin could move into the less restrictive yellow tier as soon as April 20. “We are emerging into a place of cautious optimism as we see continued declines in case and increasing vaccination rates,” Willis said, noting that continuing increases in California’s vaccine rates have lowered the minimum case rate to less than two cases per 1000,000 residents per day, a mark Marin clears.
“If we stay at less than two (per 100,000), we could move the into yellow tier as early as April 20.”
Willis noted that that the county and its health providers have administered more than 148,000 vaccines administered to date, with an expected uptick in demand starting Thursday since the state opened up vaccines to anyone over 16 years on April 15.
All of the requisite caveats remain: wear a mask, maintain social distance, avoid indoor gatherings and get the vaccine as soon as it’s your turn.