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 protected] or at (707) 441-5000. Residents seeking medical advice or questions about testing are asked to contact Public Health at [email protected] 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.
1 Death, 17 New Cases Reported Today; CalOSHA Revises COVID-19 Safety Measures for Workplaces
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A Humboldt County resident in their 60s has died with COVID-19. Seventeen new cases of the virus were reported today, and one previously reported case was removed from the local count after it was determined to be a false positive. The total number of county residents who have tested positive now stands at 4,355
Today’s report marks the county’s 45th COVID-related death. Staff in Humboldt County Public Health and the Emergency Operations Center extend their condolences to all who have lost friends and loved ones to the virus.
California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as CalOSHA, yesterday approved revisions to its COVID-19 workplace safety regulations, which apply to most workers in the state. Some of the revisions include:
Workers who are fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms of the virus do not need to wear face coverings if everyone else in the workspace is fully vaccinated and symptom-free.
Requirements for physical distancing in indoor settings will be eliminated after July 31, but employers will be required to provide N95 masks to unvaccinated employees for voluntary use.
Fully vaccinated employees do not have to stay home from work after a close contact with someone known to have COVID-19.
The agency says these measures begin to take effect on June 15 and will continue to be refined over the coming weeks and months. Read more at dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2021/2021-58.html.
Humboldt County Public Health will host mass-vaccination clinics in Eureka and Petrolia for walk-ins and by appointment. To schedule in advance, visit MyTurn.ca.gov.
Scheduled clinics will offer both the two-dose Pfizer and one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines. See the full schedule below:
Saturday, June 5 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eureka High School cafeteria (1915 J St., Eureka)
Wednesday, June 9 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mattole Grange (36512 Mattole Road, Petrolia)
Johnson & Johnson is authorized for people 18 and older. Residents age 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany minor children to the clinic and provide written consent in person.
County residents can fill out the consent form in advance. Access the form in English or Spanish at the links below. Print the form then fill one out for each child under 18, and bring it to the clinic.
Many local pharmacies also offer COVID-19 vaccine, and most allow walk-ins. Check availability at vaccines.gov. Residents can also text their ZIP code to 438829 to find a vaccination site nearby.
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 [email protected] 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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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert