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.
Six New Cases Reported; Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Supply to Increase Following State Incentive
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Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County today, bringing the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 4,285.
In light of the “Vax for the Win” campaign announced yesterday by the California Department of Public Health, Humboldt County Public Health is anticipating increased demand for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and will be making more doses of it available locally. Learn more about “Vax for the Win” at covid19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win or by calling 833-993-3873.
COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in Humboldt County. Public Health has two mass-vaccination clinics scheduled in Eureka over the next two weeks. Go to MyTurn.ca.gov to sign up. Appointments are encouraged but not required. See the schedule and which vaccines are offered below.
Wednesday, June 2 — 2 to 6 p.m. — College of the Redwoods — Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
Saturday, June 5 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Eureka High School — Pfizer
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for people 18 years and up. All county residents age 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Residents are encouraged to call the Joint Information Center with questions at 707-441-5000.
Many local pharmacies are also offering the COVID-19 vaccine, and all that do allow walk-ins. Go to vaccines.gov to check availability at participating pharmacies.
The Joint Information Center will be closed Monday, May 31, in observation of Memorial Day and will reopen for regular business hours Tuesday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone with COVID-19-related questions is encouraged to call 707-441-5000.
Redwood Acres OptumServe testing site in Eureka and the Arcata OptumServe testing site will also be closed for Memorial Day. Testing for COVID-19 will resume Tuesday through OptumServe, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Redwood Acres site. A testing site will also be in Garberville Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SoHum Health Sprowl Creek Campus, at 286 Sprowl Creek Road.
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.
Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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