A fifth county resident has tested positive for COVID-19, local health officials confirmed this afternoon. Details about the case will be available tomorrow, March 25, along with information about integrating commercial laboratory testing data into daily lab reports.
A multistate investigation of possible contacts is currently under way. Symptomatic contacts will be tested and isolated while results are pending. Asymptomatic contacts will be quarantined.
Three recent flights may represent a possible exposure for COVID-19 infection, either because an individual on board has become a confirmed case or because a close contact whose test is pending was on board.
3/16/20: United Flight #5827 from Los Angeles Airport to Arcata
3/18/20: DeltaFlight #4124 from Seattle to Medford
3/18/20: United Flight #5555 from San Francisco Airport to Arcata
March 24, 2020: Third Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Humboldt County Local health officials confirmed today a third resident has tested positive for novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said the individual had recently traveled internationally but not to a country that had been flagged as high risk.…
We are currently limiting patient visitors and have restricted access to the facility, to the main hospital entrance and one entrance to the Shaw Medical Pavilion. To receive care at the Emergency Room or Birth Center, please use the respective entrances accessible via intercom.
Many sites are also catering their efforts to meet the needs of their particular families and community, such as collaborating with local family resource centers, churches, and tribes to support distribution. In many cases, this is also allowing staff to check in with students and families in regards to their wellness and determine if further supports are needed.
Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Nordic Aquafarms company has advanced its plans to build a major aquaculture facility on Humboldt Bay and has released designs of its proposed project. The company’s managers have also said that the preferred species to be raised at this point is Atlantic salmon, which concerns the fishing…
“This proclamation, which cities across the nation are issuing, is an important administrative step required to accomplish the City’s mission to reduce the risks and effects of COVID-19.”
North Coast SBDC is maintaining a COVID-19 web page that provides links to business resources, FAQs, and the most recent information on local, state and federal programs to help business owners and entrepreneurs respond to the pandemic. It is located at https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/covid19.
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.