Tag Archives: Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Nurse’s COVID ‘confessions’ spark county probe

Nurse’s COVID ‘confessions’ spark county probe

“We’ve received a number of questions about the Bloomberg article,” began a message from Department of Health and Human Services Director Connie Beck. “In response to those I’d like to say that the Department of Health and Human Services takes confidentiality seriously and is investigating. Information about personnel matters is and will remain confidential.”

Humboldt’s restaurant inspection records are now online

Department of Health & Human Services Inspection reports for local food facilities are now available online. Inspection reports have always been available to the public in paper form.  Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) Director Melissa Martel said going electronic will make the reports more accessible. “Posting inspection

Humboldt’s children and babies are coming down with pertussis – vaccinate now!

Health officials urge pertussis vaccine as local cases rise Local public health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated for pertussis after a local infant who tested positive for the disease was hospitalized in an intensive care unit earlier this month. Since July, nine county residents, including the infant, have been diagnosed with the highly

New pertussis case identified, many exposed – vaccinate now

Humboldt DHHS Health & Human Services officials urge vaccination in wake of new pertussis case Public Health officials were notified late Wednesday that a Eureka teen has tested positive for pertussis, also known as whooping cough, which is a highly contagious respiratory disease. In a follow-up investigation, communicable disease staff identified 40 possible contacts during the

HUD grants help local homeless programs

County of Humboldt HUMBOLDT – More than $860,000 has been distributed to eight Humboldt County homeless assistance programs to help keep people off the streets. The funds are part of more than $415 million in Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance grants awarded this month to programs across the state by the U.S. Department of Housing