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Arcata issues comprehensive COVID-19 update – Tuesday, March 24

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

Third COVID-19 case confirmed in Humboldt

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.

Schools delivering meals for children throughout Humboldt

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.

Fish farmers advance aquaculture design

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