The Humboldt-Del Norte Medical Society presented three "Outstanding Contribution" awards to local physicians recognizing their contributions to the area including former Humboldt County Public Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich.
Frankovich was awarded the "Outstanding Service to Our Community" award for "her tireless work in coordinating efforts to deal with the COVID pandemic in Humboldt County, educating the public on COVID, advocating for safety measures to mitigate the spread of COVID, as well as her seamless work to build a fantastic team of local physicians at public health."
Frankovich began as Humboldt County's part-time Public Health Officer
last January and on her 41st day on the job she declared a local health emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The part-time position began demanding more as Frankovich spent most of her time answering questions of local news outlets weekly to updating local officials and the community on where the county stands.
In September, Frankovich announced her resignation
as Public Health Officer and said that her decision didn't come lightly and that she needed to make good on some promises to her family.
On her last day
as Humboldt's Public Health Officer, Frankovich said she was grateful for having the opportunity to serve as the county health officer.
Read the full press release below.
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