Tag Archives: COVID-19

COVID scourge steeply surging

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – COVID-19 is surging and what Humboldt’s health officer has described as a “steep climb in cases” has moved the county into the state’s highest risk category, effecting new restrictions and a curfew.  Disease is spreading at an unprecedented pace nationally, statewide and now, locally. Humboldt saw 122 cases

Arcata restaurants adapting to pandemic

Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata restaurants are coping with COVID-19 as best they can, adopting streetside dining and new takeout options. Some, learning of infections among their staff, have closed to take corrective measures.  Northtown’s popular hamburger restaurant Stars Arcata sent out this notice on Saturday:  “Dear Humboldt, we have just learned that a

ICU capacity now driving regional restrictions

The “Regional Stay Home Order” takes effect for at least three weeks if a region’s cumulative ICU capacity falls below 15%. The order is lifted when ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%, at which time each county is reassigned to a tier based on its local COVID-19 data under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.”

COVID explosion at Eureka nursing home

Humboldt County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Josh Ennis said this outbreak demonstrates the difficulty in keeping the vulnerable safe from COVID infection once community transmission is so widespread. “We have a level of disease circulating right now that compromises our ability to conserve our hospital beds and ultimately protect the vulnerable,” he said.

Frankovich’s last day as health officer sees 21 new cases

Dr. Frankovich expressed gratitude to colleagues and the entire community for their tireless efforts in navigating this pandemic. “I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to serve this community in this incredibly challenging time,” she said. “At this point, we have the knowledge and tools to help us navigate forward.  It will take the effort of each and every one of us to do so.  I am happy to continue serving in a new, supporting role.”