Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Arcata getting Tesla battery backup, developing ‘social host’ ordinance

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – At its Sept. 2 meeting, the City Council approved development of a “social host” ordinance. During normal times, such an ordinance would help prevent underage drinking at parties by holding the host accountable for providing those under age 21 access to alcohol. Now, during the coronavirus crisis, a

Frankovich explains resignation amid ‘vitriol’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As dealing with COVID-19 becomes increasingly wearisome, the county’s alternately lauded and reviled health officer, Dr. Teresa Frankovich, will take a lesser role to “make good on some promises to my family.” ​ Frankovich announced her resignation as health officer on September 2, in a letter to county

25 new COVID-19 cases reported since Friday

Sept 8, 2020 – 25 New Cases Reported Since Friday Twenty-five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, bringing to 434 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus. The daily, weekly and monthly datasets have been updated. Some highlights include the following: Of the 1,723 residents tested

COVID strikes at CR with first student victim

The positive case was detected through proactive testing of residence hall students upon their arrival on campus. Humboldt County Public Health, working with college administration and staff, has determined the risk of exposure to other individuals on campus was low, meaning the risk to other students, staff and faculty was no greater than the risk for contracting the virus in the general public.