Tag Archives: COVID-19

18 new cases, testing expands

18 new cases, testing expands

Nov. 25, 2020 – 18 New Cases Reported Today; OptumServe Testing Expanding to Seven Days a Week Eighteen additional cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing to 819 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus. Today, Humboldt County’s local case rate stands at 8.6 per 100,000 residents, well over

COVID spread has ‘taken off’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Coronavirus is now doing in Humboldt County what it has done in many other places in the state, the country and the world – accelerating sharply. ​The county’s daily number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was often in the single digits and sometimes at zero during October, allowing a loosening of

Red Alert: COVID surge demotes Humboldt, tightens restrictions

State Reassigns Counties Due to Case Surge; Humboldt Assigned to Red Tier The State of California today moved a number of counties into more restrictive tiers in response to the fastest increase in cases and hospitalizations seen since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Humboldt County has been reassigned to the “red” or substantial tier.

It’s extra important to get your flu vaccine this year

Humboldt DHHS HUMBOLDT – Flu season has officially begun, and health officials say this year with COVID-19 already circulating around the community, it is more important than ever to get a vaccine. A flu vaccine is needed every year to maintain existing immunity because flu viruses are constantly changing. The flu vaccine is formulated annually

COVID restrictions ease, but status is fragile

Indoor attendance at places of worship, movie theaters, restaurants, wineries and family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys is increased to 50 percent of capacity. ​Bars, breweries and distilleries can now operate indoors with modifications and at 50 percent of capacity. Gyms and fitness centers, including those in hotels, can also operate at 50 percent of capacity.