Tag Archives: COVID-19

Arcata getting Tesla battery backup, developing ‘social host’ ordinance

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – At its Sept. 2 meeting, the City Council approved development of a “social host” ordinance. During normal times, such an ordinance would help prevent underage drinking at parties by holding the host accountable for providing those under age 21 access to alcohol. Now, during the coronavirus crisis, a

Frankovich explains resignation amid ‘vitriol’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As dealing with COVID-19 becomes increasingly wearisome, the county’s alternately lauded and reviled health officer, Dr. Teresa Frankovich, will take a lesser role to “make good on some promises to my family.” ​ Frankovich announced her resignation as health officer on September 2, in a letter to county

25 new COVID-19 cases reported since Friday

Sept 8, 2020 – 25 New Cases Reported Since Friday Twenty-five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, bringing to 434 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus. The daily, weekly and monthly datasets have been updated. Some highlights include the following: Of the 1,723 residents tested

Health Officer Frankovich steps down

I believe a candidate with the leadership skills and expertise needed to continue this work, will step forward to help navigate Humboldt through the next phase of response. The plan is for me to continue to serve Humboldt County in a part-time capacity under the new Health Officer and the Deputy Health Officer, Dr. Ennis, to provide whatever assistance I can for the community going forward. Humboldt is my home.