Tag Archives: COVID-19 Vaccine

Rate drop lags, cases plateau, more doses arrive

Rate drop lags, cases plateau, more doses arrive

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – As the state tells counties to submit vaccination expansion plans, Humboldt has been described as a county whose COVID-19 testing positivity rate is “lagging” others. ​A renowned infectious disease specialist commented on Humboldt’s situation during a March 18 “coronavirus response” town hall forum hosted by Senator Mike McGuire.

High schools may soon reopen under ‘hybrid’ plan

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA/McKINLEYVILLE – Students in the Northern Humboldt Union High School District may have the option of returning to their campuses for face-to-face instruction on Monday, April 5, following spring break. Under the hybrid plan, students would alternate between distance learning and face-to-face instruction, working one week from their homes, and

‘Palpable change’ seen in COVID pandemic

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County’s public health officer has told the Board of Supervisors that COVID-19 case rates have stabilized and pandemic recovery is in sight. ​Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman’s March 9 update to the board was guardedly optimistic. He said recent county COVID-19 case rates have ranged from six

Health officer: Yearly COVID shots ‘likely’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​As coronavirus diversifies into more robust strains, Humboldt County’s health officer has said that vaccination will likely become a yearly necessity. ​That prediction comes as a new variant unique to Humboldt County has emerged from a recent outbreak at the Granada Rehabilitation & Wellness Center in Eureka. ​The

COVID variants complicate planning

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​COVID-19 cases are down statewide and Humboldt County is expected to follow that trend but its public health officer advises to be on guard for the pandemic’s next phase – another big surge. ​The county’s COVID-19 situation was updated at the February 9 Board of Supervisors meeting, where

Huffman: federal vaccination centers on way

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman has said the recent change of national leadership is ushering new pandemic response action, including a plan to open federally-run community vaccination centers. ​Huffman outlined new federal pandemic responses and co-hosted a panel of the North Coast region’s health officials with Assemblymember Jim

Supply uncertainty plagues vaccine rollout

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County supervisors have described an atmosphere of anger, fear and panic as vaccination rollout lurches due to supply issues. ​Uncertainty and confusion over which groups of county residents and workers are eligible for vaccinations and when was discussed as the county’s Board of Supervisors fielded a January