Tag Archives: Humboldt County Public Health

It’s extra important to get your flu vaccine this year

Humboldt DHHS HUMBOLDT – Flu season has officially begun, and health officials say this year with COVID-19 already circulating around the community, it is more important than ever to get a vaccine. A flu vaccine is needed every year to maintain existing immunity because flu viruses are constantly changing. The flu vaccine is formulated annually

Frankovich explains resignation amid ‘vitriol’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As dealing with COVID-19 becomes increasingly wearisome, the county’s alternately lauded and reviled health officer, Dr. Teresa Frankovich, will take a lesser role to “make good on some promises to my family.” ​ Frankovich announced her resignation as health officer on September 2, in a letter to county

Cautious reopening as C-19 cases slowly rise

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s emergence from sheltering in place continues, with previously banned activities like dining in restaurants and hair cutting now cleared for opening.  But not all businesses that are eligible for reopening are choosing to do so.  During a May 28 “media availability” video session, Sheriff Billy Honsal said