The Humboldt County Data Dashboard includes hospitalization rates by age group, death rates by age group and case totals by ZIP code, the latter of which are reported in "a range of 0 to 5 for case count until the area surpasses 5 total cases," according to the county. After that threshold has been reached in a ZIP code, the exact number will be included.
Basics of COVID-19
The California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, state that symptoms of novel coronavirus include cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell.
Emergency warning signs needing immediate medical attention include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to awaken, and bluish lips or face.
In an emergency situation:
Call ahead to the emergency room or inform the 911 operator of the possibility of a COVID-19 infection and, if possible, put on a face mask.
Symptoms or possible exposure:
In the case of a possible exposure with symptoms — fever and cough or shortness of breath — contact your doctor’s office or the county Department of Health and Human Services, which has a hotline that can be reached during business hours at email@example.com or at (707) 441-5000. Residents seeking medical advice or questions about testing are asked to contact Public Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (707) 445-6200.
St. Joseph Health has also set up a virtual assessment tool as an aid to assessing risk factors for contracting the illness, which can be found here.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has started a rumor-control webpage that can be found here. For the Journal's latest COVID stories, updates and information resources, click here.
May 11, 2021 - Only 4 New Cases Reported Today; Humboldt Remains in ‘Orange’ Tier
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Only four new cases of COVID-19 were reported today in Humboldt County, bringing to 3,984 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus.
Humboldt County Public Health officials say low case numbers are always good news but point out that only 84 tests were resulted in this reporting period. They went on to urge community residents, especially those who are unvaccinated, to continue to wear a face covering and avoid large gatherings, adding that getting vaccinated is the best way to protect oneself and the community from the virus.
A Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic is scheduled for Friday, May 14, at the Samoa Women’s Club. The club is located at 115 Rideout Ave. in Samoa, and hours are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. This one-dose vaccine is authorized for county residents age 18 and older. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is strongly encouraged and helps to prevent wasted doses. Sign up in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. Read more about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/JnJ_factsheet.pdf.
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 15. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet Wednesday to review the data, and health officials expect ACIP to authorize Pfizer for this age group by the end of this week or early next week. If authorized, this will be the only vaccine available for people ages 12 to 18.
In preparation for this expansion, Public Health is planning to hold a Pfizer vaccine clinic in the coming weeks, which will be posted to My Turn when details are finalized. Community residents who would prefer to get vaccinated sooner can schedule with their health care provider or go to vaccines.gov to check availability at local pharmacies.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that Humboldt County will remain in the “Orange” or Moderate tier under the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” with an adjusted case rate of 7.9 and a positivity rate of 4.2%.
View the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data.
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 707-441-5000.
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