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County: Timing, scale of COVID-19 peak unknown

County: Timing, scale of COVID-19 peak unknown

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt’s curve of COVID-19 cases begins its climb, the county’s Public Health Branch is uncertain about when it will peak and how many cases it could involve.   During a March 30 virtual town hall meeting, county Public Health Officer Teresa Frankovich said that county hospitals can

14 Humboldt cases as of Friday, March 27

March 27, 2020 – Two Additional COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Humboldt County Public Health HUMBOLDT – Two additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today, bringing the total to 14 local cases since the outbreak began. Cases 11 through 14 are currently under investigation, with additional information expected next week. Case number five, confirmed on March 24,

HSU joins with Public Health to produce COVID-19 test kits

The first 1,250 collection tubes were produced in the microbiology and biotechnology facilities on HSU’s campus by a team that included Microbiology Laboratory Preparator Benjamin Schafer, Core Facility Coordinator Dr. David Baston, Biological Sciences Faculty members Jianmin Zhong and Amy Sprowles, Chemistry Associate Professor Jenny Cappuccio and Wildlife Associate Professor Daniel Barton. 

Arcata sets up $250,000 emergency business loan program, and its name is BRELP

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata businesses that are running on fumes during the present Coronavirus lockdown have a new glimmer of hope thanks to the City of Arcata and its City Council. The council Thursday night unanimously approved Resolution No. 190-63, which creates a Business Resiliency Emergency Loan Program (BRELP). The

MRCH using locally 3D printed protective gear

In addition to the 3D printing community, Humboldt County’s sewers and seamstress community has banned together creating a Humboldt Coronavirus Mask Makers group on Facebook to help connect makers with facilities in need of homemade PPE masks. Mad River Community Hospital has requested a donation to outfit their staff in an effort to extend the life of the N95 masks which can be worn until soiled per CDC guidelines.

Trinidad tackles COVID-19 – community survey and business update

We need to consider each other at every step of the way. We need to take that extra step to make sure our neighbors are well cared for and this can come in many forms.  Whether it is something simple like asking how they are doing, or something more tangible like offering to get groceries and supplies for those who are deemed higher risk of contracting the virus.

Arcata council to consider eviction moratorium, business assistance

PUBLIC ADVISORY: THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER IN CITY HALL WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC COVID-19 NOTICE Consistent with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 from the Executive Department of the State of California and the Humboldt County Public Health Officer’s March 19, 2020, Shelter- in-Place Order, the City Council meeting location will not be