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Health officer: Yearly COVID shots ‘likely’

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

Humboldt’s back in the red tier, with reduced COVID restrictions

Businesses are still encouraged to offer services outdoors as much as possible, and some activities remain limited under the Red tier due to higher risk of virus transmission. Live theatrical and musical performances, for example, are not allowed by the state. Gatherings of up to three households are allowed if everyone is wearing facial coverings and maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet.

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

​‘Feverish’ online spending hikes county sales tax income

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Despite predictions of reduced county unincorporated area sales tax revenue, the tax income has actually increased compared to last year due to “at-home spending” and online buying. ​The county’s sales tax scenario was outlined during a mid-year budget review at the January 26 Board of Supervisors meeting. ​A