There was support for continuing to allow call-in commenting and McKinleyville resident Brian Mitchell, another member of the Planning Commission, related that his vaccinated family was recently exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Alarmingly, the county’s testing positivity rate increased to 11.83 percent, which the county describes as “the highest rate at any point in the last 12 months.”
Local, state and federal health officials continue to urge residents to get fully vaccinated to protect against severe illness and death from COVID-19. Most local pharmacies offer the vaccines. Vaccine is also available by appointment and to walk-ins at Public Health vaccination clinics located throughout the county.
As vaccination runs strong in older age groups, a recent trend of infections among younger people is widespread and seen locally.
In a July 7 press release, the county advised that “with new cases on the rise across the state and the presence of the more contagious Delta variant in the community, public health officials continue to advise all eligible residents to get fully vaccinated.”
The availability of vaccines has changed the scope of infection control. “Really, where we’re at in the pandemic is a place of personal choice,” said county Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman.
In a final 3-2 vote, supervisors voted to continue holding their meetings online until September 30 pending state or other direction. Again, Bohn and Bushnell were in the minority voting against it.
I love mankind. It’s people I can’t stand. –Linus Van Pelt, 1959 We can all understand Linus’s feelings, and never more so after enduring a pandemic. The disease has brought out the best and worst of humanity, and continues to do so. The reason that the recent, insane D Street Neighborhood Center meeting regarding…
The rising case rate and hospitalizations were flagged by Supervisor Mike Wilson, who warned residents against going unvaccinated.
Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Marking what Humboldt County’s health officer calls a “milestone,” the state’s coronavirus stay at home order, risk tier system and almost all restrictions have been lifted, leaving infection control up to individuals and businesses that choose to require it. The shift from away from public health mandates began…