“We are being over-run, literally, by hundreds and hundreds if not thousands of people that are coming into the community from out of Humboldt County to recreate,” he said. “They are not masking, they are not distancing, they are arrogant – people try to ask them to mask and they get in your face.”
Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In what’s been described as a tentative Humboldt County budget, spending is downscaled due to the unpredictability of COVID-19 impacts. The county budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 was reviewed by the Board of Supervisors in two June 15 hearings. Public comment was minimal during the…
Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council has approved a $48 million city budget deeply impacted by the global crisis. Sheltering in place and business closures have drastically reduced sales, use and bed tax revenue, forcing across-the-board cuts in city departments. The council assumed the worst about revenues in the year…
“Everybody’s frustrated, because we’ve never been through this before I think it’s reasonable for folks to feel this, to feel like your civil liberties have been violated because you have to wear a facial covering for the protection of vulnerable people in the community,” she said.
Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center The Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center today launched a data dashboard at humboldtgov.org to provide up-to-date information about COVID-19 in a format that is easier to access and understand. This new tool will allow residents to visualize and track virus trends, including the number of confirmed cases over time, the…
Many Trinidad businesses are open, taking distancing precautions, presently. The Chamber has obtained a grant to give opening Trinidad businesses supplies (masks, hand and surface sanitizers, etc.).
Humboldt County’s COVID-19 case count rose to 122, as nine additional cases were reported today. This marks the largest single-day increase in cases since April 2, when nine cases were also reported.
Since early March, our member organizations have been delivering supplies and running errands for our high-risk neighbors, making and distributing DIY cleaning products and masks, ensuring community service organizations are stocked with food and other necessities, and helping one another to continue defending and supporting the people of Humboldt County.
The county’s number of businesses certified to reopen is about 1,400. As state and county campgrounds wait on the reopening runway, so do hotels – and Supervisor Mike Wilson warned that virus circulation can be introduced as travel into the county increases.
The effects of the county’s shelter-in-place order, which has been in effect since March 20, include school shutdowns and lack of social contact between children. “We’ve shocked and awed them like they’ve never seen before,” Bohn said. “We’ve got to tell kids what we’re doing, why we’re doing this and what we’re going to do for them – because I worry about the children.”