Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Economy treading water amid coronavirus cross-currents

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – As 2020 and civilization itself wound down amid a transformative pandemic, the City of Arcata is closely tracking economic conditions and trends, and what is shaping them. With the economy reverberating from all kinds of impacts, and adaptation a daily challenge for individuals and businesses alike, forecasting

31 new cases and a ‘substantial’ red shift

The California Department of Public Health today reassigned Humboldt County to the “Red” or Substantial tier under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” a surprise decision based almost exclusively on the county’s Health Equity Metric, which is intended to ensure that no population group within a county is disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. 

Vaccine arrives as infections, deaths spike

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Last week saw 156 more COVID-19 cases and five more deaths in the county as well as what’s said to be the means of quelling the coronavirus pandemic – vaccine doses. ​Deployment of the county’s initial share of 975 doses began last week, with health care workers and

MRCH rushes COVID vax to hundreds of frontliners

Mad River Community Hospital ARCATA – It has been nothing short of an extraordinary effort of cooperation between Mad River Community Hospital (MRCH) and multiple agencies in Humboldt County to administer over 300 vaccines to Hospital Tier 1A staff, with an additional 250-plus vaccines to 13 front line agencies staff to date.  “This has been