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Nasty COVID variant arrives in Humboldt

Nasty COVID variant arrives in Humboldt

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Even as vaccine-induced optimism grows, Humboldt County’s health officer has said that “we’re not out of the woods yet” with COVID-19, which could spread and sicken people more severely if a newly-detected variant takes hold. ​At an April 28 news conference, Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman followed up

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. 

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