Tag Archives: Purple Tier – Widespread

COVID tier-hopping never seems to end

COVID tier-hopping never seems to end

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​​The receding and resurging behavior of coronavirus continues as the county’s health officer warns that restrictions may intensify again. ​Late last month, the county’s state-assigned COVID-19 risk status was downgraded from the purple or widespread risk category to the red or substantial risk tier. ​At the time, Health

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

48 new cases – ‘act as if you may have been exposed’

Nov. 30, 2020 – 48 New Cases Reported Since Friday Forty-eight additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday. A total of 898 county residents have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began, with more than 300 cases reported in November alone. Residents who participated in high-risk activities over the holidays are

County swept up in ‘alarming’ infection trend

Note: this story was published just before Humboldt County entered the Purple Tier indicating “widespread” coronavirus cases. – Ed. Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County had been “luckier than most” with spread of COVID-19, Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich has said, but luck has run out – the  county’s case  rate has