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Vaccination urged as variants lurk about reopening

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As coronavirus variants take hold and the state readies for lifting restrictions, Humboldt County’s health officer is imploring residents to get vaccinated ASAP. ​A mixture of relief and urgency was expressed as Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman updated local COVID-19 status at the May 18 Board of Supervisors

Get used to dealing with COVID & company

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt’s top public health official has called attention to the need for long-term funding for managing COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. ​The likelihood of the lingering presence of coronavirus was highlighted by Michele Stephens, director of the county’s Public Health Branch, during a May 4 Board of Supervisors

Nasty COVID variant arrives in Humboldt

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Even as vaccine-induced optimism grows, Humboldt County’s health officer has said that “we’re not out of the woods yet” with COVID-19, which could spread and sicken people more severely if a newly-detected variant takes hold. ​At an April 28 news conference, Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman followed up

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