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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (707) 441-5000. Residents seeking medical advice or questions about testing are asked to contact Public Health at email@example.com 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.
June 11, 2021 - 7 New Cases Reported Today; Workplace Masking to Remain in Effect after June 15
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Seven new cases of COVID-19 and one hospitalization were reported today in Humboldt County. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus stands at 4,415.
The person who was hospitalized is in their 50s. A total of 195 people have been hospitalized in Humboldt County since the beginning of the pandemic. None of them were vaccinated.
As vaccination rates rise throughout the state, California is preparing to end the Blueprint for a Safer Economy on June 15. At this time, employees and customers in all businesses must continue to mask and socially distance regardless of vaccination status.
On June 9, California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) withdrew its proposed revisions to facial covering guidance for the workplace. Currently, workplace regulations adopted in November of 2020 remain in effect. However, Cal/OSHA stated it plans to present new revisions as early as June 17.
“Getting more people vaccinated will bring us closer to ending this pandemic,” said California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a recent news conference. Vaccinations are readily available in Humboldt County, through Public Health vaccination clinics, health care providers and participating pharmacies.
A family vaccination clinic is planned for Sunday, June 13, in partnership with the True North Organizing Network. Spanish-speaking staff will be on hand to assist community members as they go through the vaccination process. Walk-ins are welcome at this and all Public Health clinics, or people may schedule in advance through MyTurn.ca.gov. See below for details.
Eureka – Sunday, June 13 – 2 to 5 p.m.
College of the Redwoods Gym (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson
The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people age 12 and older, and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for people 18 and older. A parent or guardian must accompany minor children to the clinic. Minor consent forms are available online in English and Spanish and may be printed and filled out for each minor child before coming to the clinic.
COVID-19 vaccine is also available at many local pharmacies. Check availability at vaccines.gov, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to find a participating pharmacy nearby. Most pharmacies allow walk-ins.
The Humboldt County Joint Information Center will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 14, as it moves to a new location. Please call 707-441-5000 after 1 p.m. for COVID-19 information.
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@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.
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Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
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