Alder Bay Administrator Did Not Know Possible Source of Facility's COVID Cases Before Bloomberg Column, T-S reports


The administrator of Alder Bay Assisted Living did not know how the COVID-19 virus might have been brought into the facility, leading to the deaths of four residents, before reading about a Bloomberg column on a local news site, according to a Times-Standard story. 

The column “Confessions of a California COVID Nurse” by well-known author Michael Lewis quotes Humboldt County Public Health nurse Erica Dykehouse, who was conducting contact tracing, reportedly tying the Alder Bay infections back to a methamphetamine dealer who refused to isolate himself and spread the virus, among other observations about the local situation.

Read more about the column here and the full Times-Standard story here.

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