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Arcata Fire picks up the pieces and carries on, but reductions loom

Arcata Fire picks up the pieces and carries on, but reductions loom

The reduced staffing means that only two of the district’s three stations will be staffed and open at any given time. Fire Chief Justin McDonald told directors that the station closures will rotate week to week, so no single station is permanently closed.

City of Arcata Coronavirus update, Thursday, March 19

Essential services and sectors include, but are not limited to, government functions, agriculture, construction, garbage collection, food processing, restaurants providing take-out services, grocery stores, household goods, convenience stores, home repair, hardware stores, auto repair, pharmacy and other medical facilities, healthcare, post offices, shipping outlets, banks, gas stations, laundromats, veterinary clinics, pet stores, public transportation and hotel lodging.

Shelter in Place order issued for Humboldt

Exceptions will be made for people to seek or provide essential services such as obtaining medical care or supplies, grocery shopping, refilling prescriptions and caring for an ill family member in another household. Individuals who leave their homes for any reason are expected to maintain social distancing requirements of six feet. Read a full copy of the order here.

The HUM: Viral cancellation – musicians unemployed; businesses struggle as world shuts down

Excuse me if the Hum is a bit different this week, we’re living through different, difficult times. Normally I spend the first part of the week gathering information about things coming up in the week ahead so that you make plans. Last week, instead, I was fielding notices of canceled events, one after another.  Pretty