Tag Archives: COVID-19

Weddings, all gatherings still prohibited

Weddings, all gatherings still prohibited

“We all understand the desire to celebrate occasions such as weddings with family and friends. However, just as high school seniors had to sacrifice traditional graduation ceremonies, these types of large gatherings simply cannot occur. We are in a pandemic and the potential for not only a large number of guests to become infected but for these individuals to then expose many more people in our community, is enormous. There is simply no way for Public Health to conduct timely contact investigations and limit disease spread when hundreds of people are exposed at one time.”

Arcata council OKs drastically cut budget, adds Open Space tax measure to ballot

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

Week ends with 129 total cases; new COVID-19 dashboard launched

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

Resilient, caring and kind: COVID-19 community response coalition steps up

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.

HumCo supe on county sheltering order: ‘I fear for our children’

​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.”

New health practices at ACV, LAX flight returns in July

County of Humboldt McKINLEYVILLE – Flight service to southern California will return this summer with new health guidelines to ensure the safety of passengers and airport workers during this difficult time. The daily flight directly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is scheduled to resume July 6. The Humboldt County Department of Aviation has experienced